Visit the Necropolis
which is just a few minutes walk from the villa and is fascinating. The site is made up of 14 different caves, some with carvings, pillars and intricately decorated doorways.
Go to the beach
It`s just a short walk from the villa and although it`s not a tradtional sandy beach, it is beautiful. Don`t forget to take a mask and snorkel.
Go hunting for tortoises..
in the garden. There are lots to be found, but you must look carefully as they are well hidden!
Is just a short drive from Toroelleta. 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.
Explore Ciutadella on foot
Forget the time and soak up the atmosphere. Enjoy stunning views of the harbour from the Plaça des Born and take time to visit the Cathedral.
Walk to Punta Nati
along the Cami de Cavalls. The start of the path is just up the road from the Necropolis and the walk takes just a few hours. Look out for the monument to the "General Chanzy", which was a mail ship that sank off the coast there in 1910.
Watch the sun go down
at Punta Nati. The locals say that this is the best place on the Island to see the sun set.
Walk along the clifftops to the Punta de S`Escullar
where you will find one of the largest colonies of Cory's Shearwater in the western Mediterranean.
The Castell de Sant Nicolau
is situated at the entrance to the old port (Port Antic). The castle is a defense tower built in the eighteenth century and was used by soldiers, and also to store supplies and armaments.
Instead of using the supermarket, buy local produce from the "Rural Market" which is held in the Plaza del Mercat, every Saturday from 7:00 am until 1:00 pm.
Hire a Bike
and cycle into Ciutadella instead of taking the car. There are also clearly marked cycle routes all over the Island and maps are available from the Tourist information offices.
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 farmers' market.
but relax around the villa, enjoy the stunning views out to see and find a shady spot in the garden to catch a quiet couple of hours and get lost in a good book.
Go shopping for leather goods
in the factory outlet of Calzados Jaime Mascaró. Menorca has some fantastic leather goods so pick up a bargain with some great quality footwear or a handbag or two. Situated on the industrial estate just outside of Ferreries.
Go horse riding
and see the Menorcan countryside from a different angle. The Son Angel stables are just a short drive from the villa and they offer routes to suit everyone, even if you are a complete beginner.
Sample the Xoriguer gin and liqueurs
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
is the highest point on the Island and home to a charming Sanctuary as well as an excellent cafe. The panoramic views are breathtaking and on a clear day it is possible to see as far a Mallorca.
Port de Maó
Take a trip around the harbour on the glass bottomed boat and discover the harbour`s rich history. Also take time to explore the harbour on foot. No visit to Menorca is complete until you have spent a lazy afternoon or balmy evening on the waterfront, admiring million pound yachts with good food and a local drink or two.
Lloc de Menorca
The Menorca Zoo situated on the Alaior to Mahon road, at L`Argentina, has a good variety of animals including goats, cows, horses, deer, tortoises, emus, snakes, parrots, monkeys, giant tortoises, lemurs and a wide variety of birds. There is also a play area, picnic tables and shop.
Explore Es Grau
a small fishing village just north of Mahon. The sheltered beach and shallow waters make this an ideal beach for relaxing with children. Nature trails lead from the back of the beach around the fresh water lake which is home to many species of birds.
Discover the hidden beaches on the south coast
This isn`t an easy walk but it is very beautiful and the path is the only access to the majority of the beaches that you will pass. Drive to Santo Tomas and leave your car in the car park behind the restaurant at San Adeodato. Take the path in front of the restaurant and follow it along the coast (do not follow the arrows to the Cami de Cavalls) until you reach Trebaluger having passed through Cala Fustam, Cala Escorxada and Binigaus.
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