Tag Archives: Tourism

A difficult future for the large scale hotels at Son Bou

The technical and legal services of the Alaior Town Hall have confirmed the version that GOB has been putting forward for some months. There is no record that the two enormous hotels on the front line of Son Bou had a licence for them to be constructed to the size that they became. Therefore, it is not possible to accept plans that aim to strengthen and enlarge these buildings even more and which would last for some decades to come and have a huge detrimental impact on one of the largest landscapes along the coast of Menorca. Continue reading A difficult future for the large scale hotels at Son Bou

GOB notes the stagnation of politics in environmental protection of the land and sea

The different island sections of GOB came together over the days of 15 and 16 June, in Mallorca, for the meeting of the Inter Island Board of Directors. This reunion happens annually, rotating between the various Balearic Islands. On this occasion a résumé of their activities and the interisland accounts were given for 2017, audited externally. In addition the budget for 2018 was approved. Continue reading GOB notes the stagnation of politics in environmental protection of the land and sea

Urban growth and a limit on tourist accommodation

Little by little new urban growth along the coast of Menorca is being announced. It concerns the amount of coastal building for summer use adding extra pressure on an already saturated high season with its overstretched services and supplies. There are the means for confronting the problem but it is up to the public to ask for it to be done. Continue reading Urban growth and a limit on tourist accommodation

A chat with Carlos Coll Pons, Chairman of GOB

[Translation of the post in isoladiminorca.com by Gloria Vanni]

When chance becomes necessity.

My connection with Carlos Coll Pons happened by chance, when I felt the need to delve into some of the reasons behind my choice to live in Menorca. Nature, climate, sea, quality of life, sustainability, protected environment are the factors that made me love it at first sight. My love then increased but you get to a point where you need other confirmations and answers. Continue reading A chat with Carlos Coll Pons, Chairman of GOB

Add your signature to a letter to the Meliá Hotels to reduce their impact on Son Bou

As we mentioned in the last post, there is a project to refurbish the two hotels in Son Bou maintaining their height of 12 floors each.

We have started a campaign to ask Melia Hotels to reconsider the project. You may sign a letter to Meliá Hotels International SA, Department of Corporate Management to request it: Continue reading Add your signature to a letter to the Meliá Hotels to reduce their impact on Son Bou

Sunday 19 November, a walk to Calescoves

The Consell Insular and GOB have organised an excursion on foot for Sunday 19 November. It will go by different paths to Calescoves and area of great landscape beauty, where there is a talayotic necropolis composed of more than ninety caves and underground burial vaults excavated in the cliffs of the cove; a jetty also dating from the prehistoric time; a coastal establishment defined by a prehistoric wall; and a Roman shrine. Continue reading Sunday 19 November, a walk to Calescoves