Menorca: colours of nature.
Do you want to feel like you are in the Caribbean without having to fly for hours? If your answer is yes, Menorca: colours of nature is waiting for you!
Welcome to the Island of Calm, where life goes on peacefully, in tune with its nature. A multitude of beaches with turquoise water, trails that run along the Minorcan coast, a vast Talayotic culture… in short, the Mediterranean fantasy about to be discovered.
We got off the plane and Carla was waiting for us. For those of you who do not know her yet, Carla was our driver for the entire trip. She accompanied us to our accommodation, a traditional Menorcan estate converted into a unique enclave surrounded by vineyards. During the day we decided to discover every corner of the estate and in the evening to savour its tasting menu.
The next morning Carla was waiting to take us to the port of Mahon where an incredible sailboat would take us into the fascinating world of the “calas” (as the locals say, that means coves). Our first stop was at Caló Blanc, the smallest beach in Menorca. Few tourists know it, so we were able to enjoy a very private bath while the crew prepared us a typical meal: Mahon cheese, “empanadas”, “tortilla de patatas”…
After lunch we sailed to other spots like Cala en Porter and Cala Mitjaneta.
In the evening we went to discover the old capital of Minorca and its port, Ciudadella, where an authentic lobster stew was waiting for us.
Smells, breeze, lights, walks…
The next day we met Toni, our guide. He made us fall in love with the Talayots through their amazing culture, took us to Fornells, a small fishing village in the north of the island and recommended us places frequented by local people.
At sunset we had a table reserved in the famous Cova d’en Xoroi to enjoy the sunset. We had heard a lot about it, but the truth is that when you are there time stops and your only concern is to enjoy that magical, enriching moment.
Full belly, warm heart
When we thought we could not be more in love with this island, we discovered Binibeca Vell, one of the most beautiful villages we have seen so far. The intense white colour of the facades contrasts with the brown of its doors and makes it the perfect place to take pictures.
At sunset, to our pleasant surprise, the owners of the estate invited us to take a small tour of their vineyards and visit their small winery. A private tasting of wines and local products enriched by their company made our staying even more special.
The holidays were coming to an end and we did not want to leave without visiting the famous Camí de Cavalls. A walk along its paths with constant views of the sea… at that moment we understood the local expression: Menorca, colours of nature.