A place to get inspired
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 colors melts 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.
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.
If you close your eyes and imagine an idyllic beach, it’s got to be Macarella in Menorca –but without the palm-trees– even if you’re never set foot on the island. A perfect beach means the finest white sand, clear turquoise water –that’s Macarella.
But then there’s Mitjana, Turqueta, Son Bou, Binidalí, Son Saura and Trebalúger too… pure paradise.
These beaches are not as accessible but they are so varied and spectacular. They lie under rocky outcrops of dark shale or terracotta-coloured clay, and the coarse sand has gold and russet tones. The sea can change color from dark navy to vivid blue to palest green. The sea bed is rocky and perfect for snorkeling and scuba-diving with a fantastic variety of fish and cormorants.
Natural Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO recognized Menorca as a natural biosphere reserve, 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.