Whatever I say from now onwards could be classed as very biased, but what can you expect from someone who first touched down in Menorca at the oblivious age of only 3 months, and has never failed to return ‘home’ every year to date, recently just returning a week ago.
Yes, Menorca is known as the ‘quieter’ island out of the Balearic Islands, compared to its furthest neighbour being the homeland of dance music and it’s bigger sister next door, however it doesn’t fail to disappoint in beauty. Even though Menorca is the smallest of the Balearic Islands, it actually has more beaches crammed along its coastline than Eivissa and Mallorca put together. With roughly 112 beaches on this tiny isle, you’re never far from the crystal clear waters, and the odd jellyfish. (If you ever hear ‘medusa’ mumbled around the beach, watch out.). The beaches vary from the tiniest spits of sand, roughly 2 meters wide, such as Es Caló Blanc to the more spacious and beautiful horse shoe bay of Santa Cala Galdana, where a vast amount of activities await, from kayaking to boat trips, to biking to hiking, and from spa treatments to pure relaxation in the company of you, yourself and a book.
Santa Cala Galdana.
Playa de Fornells.
Es Calo Blanc.
If you seek a more active pace of life on the little island, then the ‘Cami de Cavalls’ is definitely something for you. An ancient pathway, dating back to the 14th Century, that runs around the entire coastline of Menorca, a total of 186km. Divided into 20 different stages, each between 5 and 14 km. Along your journey you will discover very different terrains, the south being field-like whilst the north looks baron and moon like. Along the route, there are ample opportunities to embrace Menorca’s wildlife, from red kites to tortoises and herds of donkeys.
Es Cauntells. Halfway beach of stage 17 (Cala’n Porter to Binisafuller).
To be continued…