A place for inspiration
Menorca is a small piece of paradise within the western Mediterranean, a pearl bathed by calm seas and sheltered by a gentle climate. An unending range of colours melt into each other: blue skies, turquoise seas, dark green woods, brown rocks, white beaches.
Along the 216 km of coastline there are over 70 beaches and coves, with fine white sand along the south and reddish tones along the wilder north. The geological variety makes it an area of undoubted beauty with stark cliffs and gently sloping beaches. Nautical traditions in the ports still exist as a livelihood for many people, and as leisure for others. Menorca exists turned towards the sea, as the various lighthouses dotted along the coastline remind us.
The whole landscape welcomes visitors with open arms. Families will find ideas and facilities to enjoy holidays with children. Couples and friends can stay in ‘adults only’ accommodation and finish off a day spent on the beach or exploring by making the most of the local nightlife.
In Harmony with Nature
Do you think that Menorca only offers sun, sandy beaches and crystal-clear water? Don’t be deceived – there’s a lot more than that to the island.
This is an exceptional place to actively explore. We have natural parks, a rich cultural heritage, delicious local products and cuisine for you to discover. We have stunning beaches, soaring cliffs, tiny islands and marine reserves teeming with life. There are so many ways to enjoy our coastline so where would you like to start?
And if you can drag yourself away from the clean sea-breeze and gentle waves, you won’t be disappointed by our countryside. You can walk in so many beautiful spots where the natural habitat is unspoiled – there are countless lanes, valleys and country tracks where you feel at one with nature.
There are several Activity Holiday companies on the island who can offer you a great professional service . They’ll help you choose your activity and give you all the relevant guides and information.
Menorca, Natural Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO recognized Menorca as a natural biosphere reserve on 8th of October of 1993, taking into consideration its high degree of compatibility achieved between the development of economic activities, expenditure and the conservation of a heritage and landscape that has maintained, and continues maintaining today, an exceptional quality. Menorca has a very rich and traditional rural countryside. It hosts a remarkable diversity of Mediterranean habitats in which rare animal species and plants live, some of them in threat of extinction.
Around the world it there are more than 400 biosphere reserves where the concept of the sustainable development is being tried and tested. They are places in which human activity is developed alongside the vital conservation of natural resources and cultural heritage. Menorca is a member of the Spanish Network of Biosphere Reserves and maintains contact with other assigned biosphere reserves in Program Man and Biosphere (MaB Program) of UNESCO.
With the collaboration of Menorcan society, some NGOs and local businesses, Menorca is carrying out development strategies to benefit from its natural beauty but also to preserve it. In order to continue making these aims a reality we also need the support of our visitors, as together we can truly help to make development possible with the utmost respect for our environment.
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