Spend a day at Ferreries
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.
Go to a concert at Es Migjorn Gran
Es Migjorn Gran has a very famous orchestra (la Banda de Música de Es Migjorn) and they perform throughout the summer months. Look out for posters locally showing dates and times and enjoy a great evening.
was voted Spain´s best beach by readers of Go Magazine. With its white sands and crystal clear turquoise waters, it really is stunning. Take the road to Cala Gardana and park the car in the car park that you see just before you reach the resort. The beach is about a 10 minute walk from the car park, but it is via shady paths and is easy underfoot. The area is completely unspoilt, so you won´t see any cars or buildings, just a backdrop of trees and pretty Menorcan countryside.
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.
Spend an evening at Son Martorellet
'Somni' is an amazing equestrian show where you'll have a chance to see Menorca's famous black horses. Yet it's not only for horse lovers, it also has acrobats, dancers and music blended together with innovative visual effects to create a stunning performance. You can also visit the stables or watch the horses being trained. Shows are on 2 evenings per week. Son Martorellet is on the road to Cala Galdana from Ferreries. Booking recommended.
Walk to the Cova des Coloms
This is Menorca`s largest cave and can be reached via a picturesque 30 minute walk from Es Migjorn. Pick up the path next to the cemetery and follow the arrows and any signs saying Cave, Cova, Coves. The cave is called the `cathedral` due to its size. After visiting the cave explore the area further to see more caves or continue along the same path to the beautiful Binigaus beach.
Es Migjorn Gran celebrates its main festival in honour of its Patron Saint, San Cristóbal, the fifth weekend in July (if there is a fifth) or the first weekend in August. Ferreries fiesta is on the 24th and 25th of August. Over 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.
Step back in time
and pay a visit to Son Mercer de Baix. Step inside buildings that were inhabited during the bronze age and see how the first Menorcans lived. Son Mercer de Baix can be found by leaving Ca´n Nito and following the road towards Ferreries. Look for the well- signposted left turn after about 2kms.
Grab a bargain at the Es Migjorn markets
The weekly street market is held every Wednesday morning throughout the year. The craft market is held every Tuesday from 19.30 to 23.30 hours. Look out for street acts, music and theatre while the market is on.
The Hort de Sant Partici
is a working farm just north of Ferreries that produces cheese, wine and olive oil. Visitors can stroll through the vineyards, wander through the marble sculptures in the gardens, see the cheese being made and learn about how it was made in the past in the cheese museum, visit the state-of-the-art wine cellar and purchase quality Menorcan products in the shop.
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