Menorca is the Balearics' second largest island, but unlike parts of Mallorca, it has remained relatively untouched by tourism. It has also avoided the twenty-four hour club culture that plagues Ibiza. Menorca's charms lie in its relaxed atmosphere, picturesque towns, stunning scenery and deserted beaches with crystal clear waters. There are more than a hundred idyllic beaches on Menorca and although the government here has been trying to improve access to the more remote ones, there are still beaches that can only be reached by foot. There is nothing more satisfying than a scenic hike to your own private beach. Demand is increasing on Menorca as more and more people are attracted to the Island's beauty and tranquility. Expatriates cite such aspects of island life as the minimal crime index, peace and quiet and the friendly familiarity of the locals as the main reasons for choosing Menorca as the location for their second home or full time residence.