Hidden beaches bathed by soft Mediterranean light and where the breeze whispers tales from the past, the coves of Menorca are the perfect setting to enjoy this paradise of unspoiled nature.
The Island of Menorca is home to the mysterious talayots - rough stone towers dating from prehistoric times - green pine forests and clear waters with a wealth of marine life. It has been a haven for pirates and hippies and is the place to witness some of the most spectacular sunsets you will ever see.
The naming of this, the most easterly of the Balearic Islands, as a Biosphere Reserve is a clue to what lies waiting to be discovered by the visitor who ventures away from the touristic bustle of Mallorca and Ibiza. Here, we offer a small selection from the long list of "calas" - the coves that scallop the island's coast; they are the best possible introduction to the island, to its Mediterranean character and the exceptional natural world to be found here.
Wherever you visit on Menorca, you should try the local produce: each town and area has its own specialities which may not be available elsewhere.The cheese and deli meats of Ciutadela are typical, as are coques de tomatiga (tomato tarts), pestiños (fritters) and ensaimadas (sweet buns). You should also get yourself a pair of the traditional local sandals.
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