Tag Archives: Tourism

Urban speculation disguised for rural tourism

Menorca is seeing an avalanche of projects theoretically orientated towards a new offer of tourist accommodation in the countryside. But some of these enterprises simply seem to be looking for the old economic recipe: speculative property development. There are cases where it is easy to see through their proposals. Continue reading Urban speculation disguised for rural tourism

The hotels of Son Bou and the laws which can cover up confusion

Son Bou is the largest beach in Menorca. The dunes bordering the beach and the water coming from the gullies in the hinterland form a wetlands area that constitutes the second largest one in Menorca. But everyone that has been to Son Bou has a picture engraved on their mind of the two monstrous hotels built on the front line of the coast. Continue reading The hotels of Son Bou and the laws which can cover up confusion

Up to our Necks

Menorca has the luck to be able to foresee, to a large extent, its possible future taking into account what is happening to its neighbouring islands. Mallorca and Ibiza started the metamorphosis, and have suffered the consequences of an unlimited growth in tourism much more than has Menorca. With examples so close by it is not difficult to want to intervene where we possibly can and stop what could happen if we do not take steps. Continue reading Up to our Necks

Saturday 10 June, evening excursion

An evening excursion has been organised to end this course of Talayotic walks. In order not to walk during the heat of the day, this June excursion has been programmed for the evening. We will go and look at the magnificent remains of Torre den Galmés, which has regular ongoing excavations, and an archaeologist will give explanations of the findings and interpretations and their current conclusions. Continue reading Saturday 10 June, evening excursion

Model Tourism

The questionnaire which the Consell Insular recently did on line about tourism in Menorca has had over 1 700 responses which will help us to reflect on where we are and where we are going.
Both the age range and the professions of the people who responded to the questionnaire are diverse. Although we cannot claim the responses to be completely representative of Minorcan society, various things stand out. Continue reading Model Tourism