[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
Many people wonder why some enormous tower blocks on the coast line such as for the hotels of Son Bou were authorized to be built. To the thinking of those days must be added the curious procedure of this case. GOB has consulted the original file and found interesting points. Continue reading The curious report on the hotels of 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
GOB considers it an error of historic proportions to allow the continued existence of the huge hotels at Son Bou for some decades more. For this reason they have filed a written list of the alleged defects of the project to the Alaior Town Council. Continue reading A written list of defects regarding the hotels of Son Bou
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
The excursion which was being prepared for this coming Sunday filled very rapidly for the return by boat. Now there is the option to return by bus for those who do not have a place on the boat. Continue reading Excursion to Virgin Beaches, Sunday 8 October
Sunday 24 September, was the restart of the series of talayotic excursions which are organized jointly by the Department of Culture of the Consell Insular and GOB. After two months of seasonal rest, a hundred people replied to the announcement for a walk and a visit to an archaeological site. Continue reading A walk along the south east of the Island
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 local Island Government (Consell Insular) has in its hands the power to take back the decision on the two hotels of Son Bou or let them carry on for a further 50 years or more. In GOB’s opinion there are tools available for not accepting the proposal of the company to maintain the current sizes. Continue reading Son Bou Hotels: a feasible opportunity
Each time there is a serious accident on a road in Menorca there is reasoned controversy on how to minimize these sad events. Families who have lost someone in an accident have difficulty in finding consolation, and, as a society we are obliged to analyse the ways in which to make roads safer. Continue reading The Main Road. Theory and Facts