Menorca is an island in the Balearic archipelago of which also include Majorca
, located in the Mediterranean Sea in front of the Costa Brava, famous tourist destination due to the presence of cities like Barcelona
The island presents itself as the greenest of the archipelago, was declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 1993, in fact, is home to a natural park, the Parc Naturel des Grau de S'Abufera
a natural lagoon consisting of islands and sandy dunes inhabited by many species of waterfowl and birds of prey.
But Menorca is not only made of Mediterranean nature but also of beautiful beaches with crystallin clear waters, on the island there are 75 beaches and 140 coves, equipped with every service or still wild. Can be divided into beaches of the south, with fine white sand, light blue sea and pine woods, and those in the north less urbanized, with reddish sand and green sea.
Among the beaches in the south there are: Son Bou
a beach of white sand almost 2.5 km long in the southern part of the island, near the village of the same name, Cala en Bosch
with clear waters and white sand, Cala Escorxada
that is located between point Sant Antoni and point de s'Avi with turquoise waters and fine white sand, it is not well equipped being very small and can be reached by a dirt track. Cala en Turqueta
is a small beach 10 kilometers from Ciutadella with crystal blue waters and white sand, has a picturesque landscape being surrounded by dense vegetation and having a really beautiful sea.
is located 7 kilometers far from the town of Ferreries and has fine white sand and crystalline clear sea, surrounded by cliffs that protect it from the winds and near there is another very small cove called Mitjaneta. Head also to Platja de Macarella
a small beach in the southern part of the island, to get there you have to walk about 1.5 km on foot on a dirt path but you have to see this beach because it is one of the most beautiful beaches of Menorca both for sea and landscape.
The beaches of the north that we recommend are: Cala Pregonda
with its coarse golden sand beach and transparent sea water, the golden sandy beach of Arenal d'en Castel
almost circular in shape, is equipped with umbrellas and sun beds, nearby there are restaurants and bars. The beach of Cala Tirant
is definitely not to be missed for its shoreline of fine golden sand and green clear sea water and the facilities that allow you to practice water sports such as surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. The beach of Cavalleria
is far from the tourist facilities but offers a unique, soft red sandy and green sea with clear transparent water, near the beach there are pools of red mud used for beauty treatments which you can make use of.
To find the typical products of Menorca you have to go in the markets organized in different villages of the island during the week, during these events they sell pottery, beaded jewelry, leather accessories and footwear. A handmade product of the island are the footwear Avarcas
sandals designed for fishermen, made of soft leather and rubber sole, there are of each color and size you will find them everywhere, Inaki Sampedro's
creations inspired by the traditions and culture Minorcan are colored leather accessories such as wallets, purses and key chains.
Other typical products, this time of the food industry, are craft beer "Illa"
, wine, gin made from juniper berries and ethyl alcohol of agricultural origin, the cheese Queso de Mahon-Menorca produced with unpasteurized cow's milk and with the addition of sheep's milk, honey, the ensaimadas
a typical dessert of the island made with potatoes and the typical salami, the Embutidos
To stay on this beautiful island we recommend you these hotels on offer with very affordable prices for double room, such as:
- Hotel Agamenon Menorca
, 4 stars, seaside
- Hotel La Noria de Son Bon Menorca
, 3 stars, in the countryside
- Hotel Apartamentos Annabel I & II Menorca
, 3 stars, seaside
- Hotel Apartamentos Fiesta Park Menorca
, 1 star, seaside