Coves of Menorca

Pregonda cove

Our coves of Menorca are one of the great attractions of this island belonging to the Balearics. It is the second largest in the archipelago and the seventh in Spain. It is also the third most populated, after Mallorca and Ibiza.

It has a rich history beginning with the talayotic culture, numerous places of interest, typical towns and natural parks that will fascinate you. For all this, we are going to show you some of the best coves in Menorca. But we are also going to talk to you about what you can visit once in them. In this way, you stay in those wonderful beaches it will be more enriching.

Coves of Menorca: Dreamy landscapes and turquoise blue waters

Such is the variety of the coves of Menorca that you can find them spacious and with all the services. But also other more remote and picturesque that have preserved their semi-wild character.

Most of them are connected by the so-called Camí de Cavalls, a route of almost two hundred and twenty kilometers that runs throughout the island. Its origins date back to the seventeenth century and it had the function of protecting Menorca from maritime attacks. However, it currently forms an ideal route for you to go hiking. But, without further ado, we are going to show you some of the best coves in Menorca.

Cala Macarella

Macarella cove

Cala Macarella

Located in the southeast of the island, it is one of the most popular coves in Menorca. It is also one of the most beautiful. You can appreciate it by seeing its fine white sands, its turquoise blue waters and the pine forests that protect it. But also observing the thirty meter high cliffs that frame it.

Precisely, through the Camí de Cavalls, you can get closer to Macarelleta cove. As the name itself shows, it is even smaller than the previous one, but no less charming. In addition, in this you can practice nudism, if you wish.

On the other hand, near Macarella you have two of the most beautiful places in Menorca. One is the Talayotic village of torrellafuda, one of the most important on the entire island. It belongs to prehistory, when this culture dominated the island. If you visit it, you will be able to appreciate several talayotes or typical buildings, taulas or monuments, burial caves and remains of the houses.

As for the second place is the spectacular Murada cave, further west. It is the largest of all Algendar ravine and, although it is due to natural erosion, it was later retouched by man. Specifically, it added depth and, above all, built cyclopean walls. These also belong to the Talayotic period and the purpose of these cavities, apparently, was to serve as collective burial places.

Cala Morell

The Morell cove

Cala Morell, one of the most attractive coves in Menorca

We now turn to another of the most beautiful coves in Menorca, located in the northeast of the island, very close to the Punta Nati lighthouse. This is one of those that makes up the call Route of the seven lighthouses, a beautiful coastal tour of these buildings that also includes those of Cavallería, Favàritx, Artrutx, San Carles, Ciudadela and Isla del Aire.

Returning to Cala Morell, you may be disappointed by its small size. It is a small beach that barely has sand and platforms have even had to be built on the rocks to facilitate swimming.

However, it has managed to preserve all its natural and scenic charm despite being in a tourist area. In addition, its waters are crystal clear and are surrounded by a spectacular rocky landscape. As if all this were not enough, next to it you will see a talayotic necropolis with numerous prehistoric caves.

Another attraction that makes Morell one of the most interesting coves in Menorca is its proximity to Citadel, the ancient capital and the most populated city on the island. Perhaps that is why it has a stately air and a very beautiful old town.

It is made up of narrow and picturesque streets and includes monuments such as the Menorca cathedral, a Gothic construction from the 1558th century. Very close to it is the Plaza del Borne, where you can see an obelisk that pays tribute to the defense of the island against the Turks in XNUMX.

Next to the previous one is the Plaza de la Esplanada and, very close, the port where the rissaga. This natural phenomenon consists in that the tide makes the water oscillate up to two meters until it overflows and is spectacular. However, you will only be able to see it in summer and under certain atmospheric conditions.

Finally, you can visit in Ciudadela the castle of San Nicolás, built at the end of the XNUMXth century and the Municipal Museum, which displays a large number of prehistoric objects.

Cala Turqueta

The cove of En Turqueta

Cala Turqueta

We return to the southeast of Menorca to visit this other cove, very close to Macarella. In fact, they are joined by the Camí de Cavalls that we have already told you about. Its name refers to the intense turquoise blue color of its waters.

It is surrounded by pine forests where you will find shade on the sunniest days and a rock divides its sands in two. It is a semi-wild beach, but it already has a lifeguard service and even a small beach bar where you can eat.

On the other hand, near it are the Talaier cove and arenal of Son Saura. But it will also be interesting to you to know that a little further is the Cova des Pardals. It was formerly used by fishermen and smugglers, but now you can visit it and enjoy extraordinary views of the Mediterranean. Access is easy, as it even has stairs.

Cala Galdana

The Galdana cove

Cala Galdana

It is also found to the southeast of the island, but, in this case, further west than the previous ones. It is a wide cove that has numerous recreational activities. For example, you can rent motor or pedal boats. Despite having so many services, it is not a large beach. It is barely a few hundred meters long by almost forty wide. In addition, it has a shell shape, which makes it very safe for the bathroom.

You also have a car park next to the beach, although there is a bus line. However, since we are talking about boats, it is a good idea for you to get to this cove aboard one of the boats that run along the Menorcan coast and stop there. Keep in mind that Galdana is the natural exit to the sea from a ravine. For this reason, it is surrounded by spectacular rocks and a lot of vegetation. Consequently, the views from the sea are impressive.

After bathing in its crystal clear waters, we also advise you to go up to the viewpoint that is in one of the rocks that frame the beach. You will have spectacular views of the Menorcan coast.

Cove in Porter

The cove at Porter

Cove in Porter

Perhaps even more impressive is this cove located in the south of Menorca. It is framed by two imposing cliffs and it has hammock service and other amenities. After enjoying its turquoise blue waters, you can have fun going to Cova in Xoroi, a natural cave in which a disco has been installed.

But, in addition, near Cala en Porter you will find Mahon, the other large town on the island and its current capital. Do not forget to visit it, as it has a lot to offer you. As a curiosity, we will tell you that in its municipal term is the easternmost point of all Spain.

But we advise you to go to its natural port, which is very beautiful and also has four islands: those of the King, of Lazareto, of Quarantine and of Pinto. Precisely, at the mouth of the port is the La Mola fortress, built in the mid-nineteenth century to defend the island.

You should also visit in Mahón the Bastion of Saint Roc, a remnant of the old wall that protected the city. But above all, the church of Santa Maria, with its spectacular organ, and the convent of Carmen. For its part, the City Hall building responds to the neoclassical style.

Finally, near Mahón you have the Marlborough fort and the talayotic remains of Talatí of Dalt. And, if you approach the area of ​​the Albufera des Grau, you will see a different landscape from the rest of the island.

Cala Mitjana, one of the most spectacular coves in Menorca

Cala Mitjana

Cala Mitjana

Located in the south of Menorca, it also stands out for its fine white sands and turquoise blue waters. It is considered a virgin cove and offers you a spectacular landscape. However, if it seems a bit wild to you, next to it you have Cala Mitjaneta, still smaller and less visited.

It has a car park very close by and it is the exit to the sea of ​​a ravine. For this reason, it is surrounded by spectacular rocks and a lot of vegetation. However, the accesses to the cove are easy. There is even a bus line. But, if you prefer to make the journey in an even more comfortable way, we recommend that you do it by sea. There are several boats that cross the coast of Menorca and stop there.

On the other hand, this beach is located in the municipality of Ironworks, where is the castle of Santa Águeda, located at the top of the homonymous hill. Built in Arab times on an old Roman fortification, it is believed to have been built in the 1987th century. Since XNUMX it has been an Asset of Cultural Interest.

In conclusion, we have shown you some of the best coves in Menorca, as well as places of interest near them that could even be activities with children. But there are many other sandy areas that are just as beautiful. For instance, Pregonda cove, cove Pilar o Escorxada cove.

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