Take a trip to the Punta Nati lighthouse
The locals say that this is the best place on the Island to watch the sun go down.
Walk to Cala Morell
along the Cami de Cavalls. The walk starts from Punta Nati and is very easy underfoot. Be sure to visit the Necropolis in Cala Morell at the end of the path.
Explore Ciutadella on foot
Leave the car parked at the old port (Port Antic) and walk down to the water`s edge. Walk up the other side to the Plaça d`es Borne, where the market is held, and the Ciutadella old quarter is to the left. Be sure to visit the Cathedral.
is just a 15 minute drive from the villa. This area of natural beauty has 2 beaches which are great for swimming and snorkelling and various nature trails through the pine forest. Follow the sign to the `mirador` from the car park for spectacular views.
Go back in time
Visit some of Menorca's archaelogical sites. The Naveta des Tudons, just outside of Ciutadella, is believed to be the oldest roofed building in Europe. Explore the "taula" and "talayots" and remains of Son Catlar, a prehistoric settlement some 8 km south of Ciutadella on the Son Saura road.
See the coast from a different vantage point
by taking a half day cruise from Cala en Bosc or Ciutadella. It is a good way to see some of the less accessible coves. Alternatively, hire a small motor boat yourself in Cala en Bosc.
Hire a bike
and cycle along the Cami de Cavalls where you are sure to find a quiet cove for a refreshing swim. Alternatively, cycle into to Ciutadella instead of taking the car.
where you will find a surprising number of sophisticated boutiques and restaurants. This is the place to go if you want to buy the traditional Menorcan sandals, `abarcas`. Visit the main square on Saturday mornings and buy local produce at the lively farmer`s market.
Visit Cala Pregonda
Drive to Binimel-la and walk along the coast to the stunningly beautiful Cala Pregonda beach. Make sure to take plenty of water and some shade as there are no facilities there.
Sample the Xoriguer gin and liquors
at the 18th century distillery on the port of Mahon. Although it is not possible to tour the factory, it is possible to see enormous copper stills, bubbling to produce the spirit. The gin was first distilled in Mahon to cater for the tastes of the thousands of soldiers and sailors who were stationed in Menorca when it was under British control in the 18th Century.
Watch the Birds
from the shade of the terrace and see how many different species you can see. Red Kites and Booted Eagles are regularly seen hunting in the area.
for a morning out with a difference. Take the guided tour around the vinyards and wine cellars and finish off by trying some of the products. The famous `pink cava` is delicious.
Go horse riding
at the Son Angel stables which are along the road to La Vall. They have picturesque routes along the coast to suit all riders, from complete beginners to those with years experience.
Go to the Races
Trotting races take place every Sunday from 6pm, at the hippodrome which is near to Cala`n Blanes.
Do nothing but relax
and enjoy the peace and quiet that Bella Esperanza offers. Lounge around the pool and soak up the sun or find a shady spot under one of the trees and read.
Ciutadella celebrates its main festival in honour of its Patron Saint, Sant Joan, on the 23 and 24 June. Over the two days, following Minorcan tradition, the town's streets and squares are filled with horses, music, religious ceremonies, hustle and bustle, merry-making and people. Enjoy the lively atmosphere, enjoy a `pomada` or two, dance in the streets and celebrate along with the locals
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