As the first place in Spain to see the sunrise, Minorca is like the country’s ambassador to the morning. Beaches here are beautiful and, surprisingly, relatively empty. The jewel-colored water is a magnet for waterskiers, windsurfers and sailors. Playa De Binigaus beach is perfect for families, while Cala Mitjana is an idyllic spot for romance. Head to the town of Alaoir to nibble on some fresh local cheese or turn back time in the charming fishing village of Fornells.
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4.5 based on 583 reviews
These footpaths are well maintained and well-marked. There are stunning views and plenty of wild life and local vegetation to enjoy. Very excited to find tortoises.
4.5 based on 976 reviews
Those who love a walk prior to arriving at such a spectacular beach,then this is the place to go if visiting Menorca. The beach is fantastic, the water is crystal clear (like all menorca), perfect rock formations for recreational divers, perfect Beaches for kids and families, probably one of the best spots on the island.
Would recommend renting a boat for those with licenses, or taking the approximately 1-Hour walk for those who enjoy such. Great location.
4.5 based on 503 reviews
This beach is well worth the visit. Parking is ample and there is a well trodden path down to the beach. The sand is red and very striking against the sun. We went late afternoon and it was busier than other reviews suggested but not too bad. The sea was crystal clear and while there was some seaweed you could see well enough to avoid it. The water conditions changed very rapidly from calm to choppy so weaker swimmers need to take extra care. There are toilets at the car park and there was someone selling fresh fruit on the beach. Several nudists around and lots of people trying out the mud spa.
4.5 based on 115 reviews
4.5 based on 1 reviews
The most amazing beach on the island.
During our stay in Menorca we visited most of the Beaches in Menorca, but this one remained particularly in our mind because we visited it before breakfast (we were there at 7.30) and we were like 6 people on the beach for 1 hour or so.
The parking serves Cala Macarella and Macarelleta, after you park (for free) you need to walk about 1 km on a path (it's a bit wild) and you reach Macarella. Here there is a bar etc, but I advise to walk another 500m or so to Macarelleta - you will find the beach like a small paradise, secluded, clear waters - and the sun shines here first, as it faces East, so it will be warmer sooner than in Macarella.
No sunbeds, no ammenitie (thank god) - it;s like your own private beach, until crowds arrive after 9:00.
The free parking is marked on an electrc board near Ciudadella, to inform whether there are free parking places. When the parking is full, the road to the beach is closed and no car is allowed to pass anymore - which is great for the environment and for not over-overcrowding the beach :)
If you plan to go after 10, forget it, the access is closed, you cannot see the beach as the parking is full (at least this was in August).
4.5 based on 437 reviews
CALA DES TALAIER(cove of the watch-tower) is called after a nearby watch-tower(torre TALAIA D''ARTRUTX).On both my visits the beach at CALA DES TALAIER was much cleaner compared to the smelly posidonia-depostits at the larger PLATJA DE SON SAURER.If you want to do a short easy scenic strech of the CAMI DE CAVALLS I recommend taking a minibus to Turqueta and buy a ticket back in Ciutadella to use from son saurer .
This way you walk 1 hour to es talaier;have a swim and walk one more hour to son saurer parking and take the 17.45 bus to Ciutadella.
4.5 based on 486 reviews
Binifadet wineries are located on the island of Menorca. Since 2004 you can visit the winery, vineyards and taste their wines. Since 2012 there is a restaurant based on local product of high quality.
Took a taxi from Es Castell to the vineyard just in time to join the one hour tour of the vineyard. You are advised to book, especially the restaurant to avoid disappointment. The English speaking tours are from 1130-1230, 1500-1600 & 1800-1900 and 8 euros admission. The lunch was really flavoursome with a varied choice of locally caught fish, pork belly, duck etc. without a hint of fast food normally experienced at such places. This is a definite must for wine lovers and they will ship your wine home for you.
4.5 based on 250 reviews
This beach is very quiet and just past it if you keep walking there are even more secluded spots. The water is lovely and the rocky outcrops make it look stunning. I spent an afternoon picking up rubbish at one of the small Beaches as rubbish does wash up and get stuck. On the walk to the beach there are scores/hundreds of small rocky piles which look epic!
4.5 based on 661 reviews
Binibeca Vell is a must see! It's absolutely lovely! Upon arriving at the main square where there were a few bars and restaurants, I wondered what all the fuss was about, but after finding a little side street which lead to a laberynth of tiny streets, beautiful buildings and eventually a gorgeous harbour, I completely understood! It's only tiny and won't take all day, but definitely worth a couple of hours, for a bite to eat (probably the best Tapas we had in Menorca) and peaceful wander.
4.5 based on 144 reviews
Well, who knew? A tiny island with such a rich historical culture. We went here on a blisteringly hot day, and would probably stayed longer if we hadn't felt we were crisping up, but there really are some amazing facts about who used to live here centuries ago, and the sophistication of the society caught us off guard a bit.
Really amazing, really interesting - if you can get hold of the guide book before you go and read up on what you're looking for, do so, and then if you're driving there, follow your nose, keep going you'll get there eventually - its a bit off the beaten track and at the end of the lane - but its build on a hillside over looking the ocean so the inhabitants could keep an eye on who was sailing to and fro all those years ago...location, location, location!.
There is an information building with parking on your right as you drive towards the Naveta, but dont be tempted to pull in there and walk because its about another half a klick up the road before you turn right into the 'compound' where you'll find free parking, and a manned/womanned kiosk selling guide books - buy one and read it as you go around otherwise it'll all pass you by.
Then go off and explore, its well kept, firm underfoot, and sign posted, our 4 year old had no trouble with the terrain, in fact we had to stop him climbing all over the Naveta, at the top, the very well kept tarmac path turns left and bingo, a view to die for, south towards N Africa.
The inhabitants had running water, reserves of food and water, streets, places of worship, its a proper ancient town - imaginations ran wild.
Please go - and I hope it makes as lasting impression on you as it did me.
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