Menorca is the island of the easternmost part of the archipelago of the Balearic Islands. It is known for its wonderful coasts, for preserving the tradition of its culture and for the beauty of its beaches and coves. .In another article we talked about where to stay in Menorca, but in this we will talk about the island in general terms.
Called by many the ‘island of the wind’, by the constancy with which it blows from the north, this island is a natural paradise, full of experiences to discover. A true paradise bathed by the Mediterranean Sea that will seduce you for the harmony and diversity you will find.
The island has a very varied coast, coastal and reddish beaches on the north, and soft relief, with golden sand coves on the south. Whether in large sandy areas or in small coves surrounded by pine trees, you will find many options to enjoy the sun and the sea. But always with the same common denominator: clean and crystal clear waters. In them you can practice many water activities: sailing, windsurfing, water skiing and, of course, diving. The spectacular seabed of Menorca is, for decades, one of the favorite ones for diving lovers.
This island transmits calm, in good due to its almost intact nature, which is in very good condition because it is the least urbanized island of the entire Balearic archipelago. Menorca has a great ecological and landscape richness.The visitor will be able to mount a horse, go on foot or by bicycle along the roads and routes. This is a good and healthy way to approach such a beautiful environment.
Among its landscapes, it highlights, above all, the Natural Park of s’Albufera d’Es Grau, a refuge area for a large number of waterfowl and migratory birds. Ademñas is one of the most important wetlands in southern Europe. If you are a bird lover, this is an opportunity you should not miss.
The best way to travel around the island is to rent a car, since the maximum distance between two points does not exceed 47 kilometers. You can get to Menorca by plane, to the international airport located five kilometers from the capital, Mahón; or also by sea, to the port of Mahón or Ciudadela.
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Maó is located on the shores of one of the best and most extensive natural ports of the Mediterranean Sea. The capital of Menorca preserves in its streets, of deep Mediterranean flavor, a set of churches, noble buildings and palaces.
On the north coast of Menorca is Fornells, a quiet fishing village whose bay is one of the largest natural harbors of this island of the Balearics. At the end of July, the festivities of San Antonio are celebrated, with the traditional “noise” of the horses jumping to the rhythm of the music.
In the center of Menorca is Es Mercadal. Located at the foot of Mount Toro, the highest point of the island, it is worth going to the sanctuary of the Virgen del Toro, patron saint of the Menorcans. Surprising for its white houses and quiet streets.