Menorca is the perfect island for participating in active tourism.
With just over 700km2 of area, you will find a great diversity of land and marine ecosystems, and a large historical and cultural heritage. Along its 216km of coast line, there are endless beaches, many of which are unspoilt, coves, ravines and natural caves. Up and down its 47km length from north to south, it has a unique rural landscape peppered with “llocs” (farms) and “tanques” (typical gates), broken up by almost perfect lines of dry stone wall. You can discover its coastline and its interior with its country lanes, in particular the Cami de Cavalls, a Long-Distance Trail (GR-223) which circles the island and is without a doubt one of the best ways of truly getting to know Menorca, whether on foot, bike, horseback or trekking. As it goes through the north of the island, you will find a landscape beaten by the Tramontane – a cold northerly wind – an abrupt coastline, and reddish beaches. As it wends south, you will see limestone cliffs, pine trees, and coves with white sand.
Menorca is without a doubt an island of contrasts, but sharing a common aspect, clean, crystalline waters that are an absolute pleasure to sail in, go kayaking, scuba dive, or do any sea related sport.
And there is a reason that Menorca was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1993. Among its treasures are the North Reserve of the island, one of the last unspoilt areas in the Mediterranean, the s’Albufera des Grau Natural Park, an area that is protected because of its diversity and richness, and over 1,500 archaeological sites that make the island a real open air museum, which is why it opted to become a World Heritage Site.