Tag Archives: Tourism

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

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