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The hidden secret of the Balearic Islands

Menorca

Menorca is the hidden secret of the Balearic Islands. Being Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera such touristic places, Menorca remains an oasis of peace in the Mediterranean Sea. Its natural parks, rich cultural heritage and delicious cuisine make Menorca an idyllic destination for those who want to avoid crowds and enjoy an authentic Mediterranean atmosphere.

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There are so many ways to enjoy Menorca. Not only it has a marvelous coastline, but it also preserves a stunning countryside. You can walk in so many beautiful spots where the natural habitat is unspoiled: lanes, valleys and country tracks where you feel at one with nature. Menorca’s key position in the Mediterranean has been the envy of many different cultures – the Arabs, Romans, British and French all fell in love with the island and left their mark. The fascinating talayotic monuments, the legacy of the British, its cuisine and so much more…
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The SLOW movement, which by the name of our blog you can guess that we love, has become a way of life in Menorca, which happens to be an excellent destination to put it into practice. The island invites to a healthy relaxed living. Here you can taste different natural products from all over the island and get to know the local lifestyle.
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One of the highlights of Menorca’s landscape is the Camí de Cavalls. Years ago Menorca had a beautiful coastal path that went right round the island, crossing remote bays, gullies, woods and fields. It was known as the Camí de Cavalls, and used by the British soldiers on horseback to guard the coast when they occupied Menorca. This wonderful circuit has been lovingly restored so that nowadays everyone can enjoy it. It is well worth walking right round the island over a few days (although you are not allowed to camp on the beaches), or do it in stages. One way or the other, it is a remarkable way to truly appreciate both the countryside and the coastline.

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This traditional farm turned into a luxury hotel seems the perfect headquarter for a great vacation in Menorca. Hotel Torralbenc is located close to Alaior in Menorca, on a privileged small hill surrounded by vineyards and with commanding views of the Mediterranean. It sits between Mahón and Ciudadela, close to some of the most extensive sandy beaches on the island. The restaurant reflects the gastronomic roots of the island, offering the finest seasonal produce from local suppliers. Established family recipes using new culinary techniques prepared to enjoy in the pleasant open aire terrace or in the cosy dining room. All of this under the guidance of the renowned chef Paco Morales, awarded a Michelin Star in his homonymous restaurant in Ontinyent.

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We think that Menorca can be one of our next destinations… It has everything we need! Here you have our other options for the perfect Mediterranean vacation, if you’d like to see:
Kastelorizo, in Greece…
Brac, Rab and Losinj in Croatia…
Djerba, in Tunisia…
and Stromboli, in Italy.
Have you ever been to one or more of this islands? Recommendations are welcome!

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6 Comments

  1. Fui a Menorca el verano pasado, es increíble! Tenéis que ir. Os recomiendo ver la puesta de sol en Cavalleries, ir a calitas pequenas donde hay que andar bastante hasta llegar e ir en las fechas que celebran el jaleo!

    • Ay, es que tenemos pendientes tantos viajes!! Pero Menorca nos atrae muchísimo, si. Por cierto… pensando ya en viaje a Londres para Septiembre, a ver si nos vemos!!!!

  2. What a great post! I so want to visit now. And the slow movement is a great reminder. I’m adding you to my link love page! xo Caroline

  3. Pingback: The strongest charachter of the Mediterranean sea | theslowpace

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