Fauna and flora
Menorca is an island committed to its surroundings. Five natural reserves, a marine reserve and nineteen areas of special natural interest perfectly exemplify the Menorcan devotion to the environment.
In the northwest area is the S’Albufera des Grau Nature Park, the largest wetland area in Menorca. This is an exceptional home to more than one hundred species of migratory birds, reptiles and fish. The island also has numerous underwater caves, grottoes and ravines that add to its wonderful environmental heritage.
Menorcan cuisine features influences from the various civilisations that have settled on the island over the centuries. There’s no shortage of fish and seafood, with lobster stew being the signature dish of the island. The internationally renowned Mahon cheese, from the capital city, is made from cow milk and has a protected designation of origin.
A typical spirit from the island is gin, made traditionally from grape wine flavoured with juniper berries.
History and culture
Menorca is home to a multitude of megalithic constructions, typical of the Bronze Age. The characteristic ‘taulas’, exclusive to the island, are formed by two large T-shaped blocks of stone that can exceed four metres. Navetas, galleries, caves and burial places are other important prehistoric vestiges that are in a perfect state of repair.
Other must-visits include the Tower of Fornells, the Fort of Marlborough, the Monte Toro and the Cova d’en Xoroi. The Camí de Cavalls, 185 kilometres long and divided into twenty stages, is a recently restored walking trails that encircles the entire island.
Recreation and leisure
Hiking lovers will be in heaven in Menorca. Dozens of routes follow ancient pathways and snake through stunning landscapes. The short distances and flat land are also perfect for horse riding or cycling along a great network of signposted trails.
Menorca is also a great spot for water sports. And inland, the island boasts dozens of sports facilities for golf, tennis, padel tennis, football or basketball. What’s more, Menorca also has a cricket ground.
Beach and surroundings
Every single corner of the island offers the possibility of breathing nature in its purest form. The environmental diversity and natural wealth of Menorca have been recognised by UNESCO, which declared the island a Biosphere Reserve in 1993.
Located on the west coast of Menorca, the beach of Cala de’n Bosch is one of the closest to Ciutadella. It boasts calm waters, fine white sand, and a very family-friendly atmosphere with an extensive range of services.
Alcudia Garden Aparthotel ***
Hotel in Playa de Alcudia, Mallorca, just 80 metres from the beach, specially designed for families and sports enthusiasts who want to make the most of their holiday.
Palm Garden Apartments
Family apartments in Playa de Alcudia with access to the services at Alcudia Garden Hotel. Ideal for enjoying at your own pace, with pool, gym, miniclub and more.
Garden Holiday Village ****
An oasis of relaxation for adults only in Playa de Muro, just a stone’s throw from the beach. The perfect refuge to enjoy every moment of the summer, in the best surroundings and with 4-star service.
Green Garden Aparthotel ****
Family holiday apartment complex by the beach in Cala Ratjada, Mallorca. With wellness area, all-inclusive service, entertainment, miniclub and more.
Cala Millor Garden Hotel ****
Right by the beach in Cala Millor, this spectacular adults-only hotel in Mallorca is your best option for a relaxing and fun island getaway.
HYB Eurocalas ****
Ideal for family holidays, this 4-star hotel in Calas de Mallorca has everything you need for a good time: sports facilities, swimming pool, children’s water park, entertainment and more.
Marinda Garden Aparthotel ***
Family apartment complex in Cala d’en Bosch. Decorated in a Mediterranean style, this complex has a children’s playground, mini golf, swimming pool, all-inclusive package, water park, entertainment and more.
Tropic Garden Hotel Apartments ****
Family apartments in Santa Eulària des Riu with more than 6000 m2 of gardens, just 350 metres from the Ibiza Conference Centre. Ideal for holidays and business trips.
Hotel Garden Playanatural Hotel & Spa ****
Hotel recommended for adults in El Rompido, Huelva. Enjoy 4-star services including swimming pool, sun terrace, restaurant, snack bar, just a stone’s throw from the spectacular unspoilt beach of La Flecha.
Playa Coral Apartments
Exclusive 1 to 3 bedroom apartments to rent on the spectacular Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana, surrounded by nature and ideal for couples, family or friends.
Nivia Born Boutique Hotel *****
This 5-star boutique hotel in Palma’s old town combines design and luxury facilities in a prime location on the Paseo del Borne.
Playa Garden Selection Hotel & Spa ****
Right on the beachfront, this hotel with spa in Playa de Muro, Mallorca, offers the perfect accommodation for families. Views of the Mediterranean, swimming pools, miniclub and much more!
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