22/01/2021 by High Standing House 0 Comments
The charm of Menorca a paradise of relaxation bathed by the Mediterranean Sea
Menorca is a paradise of relaxation, bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and full of corners and contrasts to discover. This island transmits peace and tranquillity due, in large part, to its valuable nature. Declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in its own right, Menorca has a wealth of ecological and scenic richness that demonstrates the harmony achieved between man and nature. An example of this is also the traditional agricultural methods it preserves. The great merit of Menorca is that it has managed to avoid the overexploitation of its resources and the excessive urbanisation of its coasts.
An unspoilt island
Known as 'little Mallorca', it is the second largest island in the Balearic archipelago. Located just 34 km from Majorca, it has countless beaches, beautiful unspoilt coves and caves hidden from prying eyes.
When visiting Menorca it is essential to experience the beauty of its flora, fauna and different landscapes. The island has 216 kilometres of varied coastline, with reddish beaches in the north and golden sandy coves in the south. And the northern part of the island is home to quiet little fishing villages, such as Binibeca, an intimate fishing village that dresses its narrow streets in white and fills them with the magic of silence.
Environmental diversity is one of the main characteristics of Menorca. Numerous ravines offer spectacular landscapes and several islets are distributed off the coast. Ponds, marshes and lagoons are scattered with a varied fauna and flora all over the island, where there are also eight dune systems, seven of which are on the north coast (Es Grau, Es Grau, Es Grau, Es Grau, Es Grau, Es Grau, Es Grau, Es Grau, Es Grau, Es Grau, Es Grau and Es Grau).
the north coast (Es Grau, Son Saura, Tirant, Cavalleria, Pregonda, Cala Pilar and La Vall) and only one on the south coast (Son Bou).
Menorca also has around fifty caves on land and a dozen underwater caves that are well worth a visit.
Nature and sport
Minorca is a very interesting destination for practising sports in full contact with nature. With an enviable climate and beaches with crystal-clear water and fine sand, the island offers a wide range of activities and many visitors are captivated by water sports, such as sailing, windsurfing, water skiing and, of course, scuba diving. In fact, Menorca's spectacular seabed is a favourite with scuba diving enthusiasts.
Menorca can also boast of an indescribable natural landscape that offers the opportunity to
offers the opportunity to enjoy cycling, hiking and many other activities. Among them, the island is surrounded by the 'Camí de Cavalls', a path along which you can walk along the coast, which will allow you to discover places of great beauty.
Cultural and historical wealth
In Minorca, in addition to its attractive beaches and coves, its cultural heritage is not to be overlooked. You can combine interesting cultural days with visits to the most characteristic villages. The island of Menorca reveals interesting monumental sites, such as the historic centre of Ciutadella, archaeological sites such as those of Mahón, prehistoric remains such as the Naveta des Tudons, or small fishing villages that still preserve their ancient traditions.
Other interesting places to visit on the island are the Fornells Tower, the Marlborough Fort, the S'Hostal Quarries, Monte Toro, S'Albufera des Grau and the Cova d'en Xoroi, among many other enclaves with spectacular views. And to complete a rich cultural day, Menorca's gastronomic offer is very extensive but, without a doubt, one of the most prized dishes is the lobster stew or the popular 'oliaigo'.
A nearby and charming destination
Menorca is an ideal place for nature lovers, for a romantic getaway and to enjoy with the family. In the summer, the island of Menorca is one of the main options for many Mallorcans and residents of the 'main' island who are looking to enjoy a relaxing holiday in its dream beaches and coves.
Likewise, the attractions that make Menorca a unique destination continue to arouse great interest in different markets in Europe, among them for the German visitor who is looking for natural and cultural routes with warm temperatures for a good part of the year, as well as appreciating the island for being a place of relaxation for all ages, full of beautiful beaches and pleasant landscapes that are a real temptation in summer. And the fact is that Menorca is in a more than privileged location.