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    My experience of Menorca

    by shizzler Written May 8, 2010

    Favorite thing: I went in may 5 years ago, and i'm going again to cala n forcat on the 22nd of may (as long as the volcano doesn't stop me) The weather when i was there before was about 24-28 degrees by day, and 12-15 at night. It was a long sleeve shirt weather at night and cool, but far from cold. The days were lovely and hot, and we had 2 hours of cloud the whole holiday. The sea and pools were quite cold, but after a few mins of getting in you felt ok to swim. Ciutadella is the old capital, cultural and lots of shops, bars and a lovely little harbour with bars etc. Cala Galdana was the most beautiful place i went to on the island, a stunning lagoon with pine trees on the cliffs all the way round. It looked like you were in the caribbean. Cala n Forcat is a livelier place, great for families and couples alike. Theres a water park there and some small nightclubs and loads of lovely restaurants and bars. The beaches are small coves and very beautiful. If you want bigger beaches close by, Cala Galdana, Cala n Bosch are bigger. The great thing about Menorca is it has its own pace of life compared to othewr Spanish destinations. Very friendly, but not too cheap due to exchange rate not being great. I'd book all inclusive if you know you want to drink and eat well.

    Fondest memory: I miss the relaxed way of life, laid back, take life at your pace fast or slow attitude. I miss the way the island has livelier places to go and see, quiet places to chill out in, lovely sunshine early in season and a lovely breeze to keep you cool whilst out and about. The food cooked on Menorca was a cut above any other Spanish destination i'd been to. It's like they have a little bit more time to make sure you get quality, compared to some busier places. All in all i simply miss Menorca. I'm a sun worshiper, and my favourite destination so far is Egypt. It's so hot there, and has great coral reefs, but second to Egypt is Menorca. Beuatiful and picturesque.

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    Website

    by kevin36 Updated Jul 27, 2008

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    Favorite thing: A useful website that tells you events going on in the time period you are there:(Menorca Weekly)
    just put in the relevant information and dates.

    And those people who listened to Kiss Fm like myself, Hopefully this will work (Click Here)
    If it does not start then Click on the play button,if you like the older music 70s to present its good,for me it is a reminder of a great two weeks we had in Menorca.They have in my opinion a very good taste in music.
    YOU WILL NEED WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER11

    Fondest memory: Warm Weather
    Blue Skies
    White sands
    Clear Waters
    And the friendly people.

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    Menorca: UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

    by Belsaita Updated Jul 14, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Menorca is a protected natural area. The whole island was designated as "Biosphere Reserve" in 1993. The UNESCO defines a Biosphere Reserve as a place of important natural and cultural heritage where economic development is compatible with nature conservation.

    Why? even being a small island, Menorca has a diverse range of Mediterranean landscapes and indigenous animals and plants. The cliffs of South of Menorca are the habitat of more than 220 wildlife species (26 of these are indigenous!). These include many marine birds and birds of prey. As well, in Menorca there are more than 50 land caves and many sub-aquatic caves, which house many species.

    The key focus for protection by the Biosphere Reserve is to minimize the negative impact of tourism (focused around the island's beaches with its fragile ecosystems).
    Key problems: accumulation of residues, marine contamination (with its hazard to sea species), damage to flowers and plants in the dune systems.

    Please be aware of these issues, before visiting to the island, and once there respect it as much as possible. At the end of the day, this is the reason of to the beauty you'll enjoy there.

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    CALA MACARELLETA

    by DPando Updated Nov 28, 2004

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    Favorite thing: CALA MACARELLETA
    One of the best beaches of Menorca located in the south of Island

    The best way to arrive is from Ciutadella and take the way to Sant joan de Missa.. its a narrow road so be careful with the other car

    You arrive to Cala Macarella first of all and to the right side there is Macarelleta smaller than first

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    MENORCA

    by DPando Updated Nov 28, 2004

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    Favorite thing: isnt a large island, so its easy to run around in a few days, but its interesting visit all Menorca because there are a lot of hidding laces

    Mahon is the main city, and also Ciutadella would be considered the second main city
    However both cities are very interesting in all their aspects.

    When you visit Menorca you must go to their beaches.
    There are fantastic places and isolated if you go in May, July or September. Its great swim and enjoy inside a small beach all for you, and your partner. Can you believe it???
    Its true i swear you friends!!!!
    Obviously if you go in july or august its so much difficult but not impossible

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    The caracteristical cows

    by maritagnes Written Jun 1, 2004

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    Favorite thing: These Frisian cows were imported to Menorca during under the era of British government, and the white and black-spotted creatures is a caracteristical element contrasting the green landscape when driving throughout the island.
    They are often found as a motive in Menorcan souvenirs.

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    Know when to visit!

    by AndreSTGT Updated May 29, 2004

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    Cala Galdana

    Favorite thing: The most important thing to take into consideration when visiting ANY place in the Mediterranean is the season. Unless you're fond of crowds and chaos, don't even think about visiting in summer. Menorca might be the least spoilt of the Balearics, but that doesn't mean it doesn't get packed in July and August. Spring and fall are the best times to visit, but also try to avoid British and German school holidays. Menorca is a popular destination for families, esp. British.
    BTW, the picture was taken in May, so guess what it is like in August!

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    The odd Pedalo

    by neilward Written Dec 24, 2003

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    Fondest memory: The beach at Arenal De Castell is a lovely places to spend a few hours just chillin' and reading the odd book,mind you with 3 boys it had to be a short book,something like 'The Great Successes of Tottenham Hotspur' or The Alex Ferguson book of Diplomacy'

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    No Swimming Its Too Shallow

    by Nixter01 Written Apr 17, 2003

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    AHHH  !!

    Favorite thing: The sea here was unbelievable, you could walk right out and still be touching the sea floor. Where the water goes drak on this picture is where it started to get slightly deeper.
    It was a Very safe place for families and thats what draws people back time and time again. There was no currant just the gentle lapping of the wave as it slapped up again the shore

    Fondest memory: .

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    Cala'n Porter town and...

    by DPando Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Cala'n Porter town and beach

    Located in the south-east coast is one of the most typical foreign people tourist as Cala Galdana is

    Coves d'en Xoroi so closed to the beach and in fact in this town.

    Excellent disco at night into the caves over the cliff and just terrace in the afternoon for drink something in sunset time

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    Gin

    by Leipzig Updated Sep 9, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Gin was developed on this little island in the Mediterranean Sea. Made from fat, fresh, juicy, juniper berries, and following an 18th Century ‘Celtic’ recipe. This rare clear spirit once tasted, nothing else will ever again quiet compare.

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    Els Alocs beachLocated from...

    by DPando Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Els Alocs beach

    Located from Ferreries ..... its a hidden beach .. and i dont want to tell how can you arrive lol

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    Es GrauPlaces in the...

    by DPando Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Es Grau

    Places in the north-east of Menorca its a small town 'famous' for the island in front of where live an endoghamic small lizard. you can arrive it by boat from the town

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    visit Ciutadela. It is a...

    by buzzz Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: visit Ciutadela. It is a lovely little fishing village on the west coast of the island. There are some great seafood restaurants right on the harbour, and plenty of shops in little cobbled lanes.

    Fondest memory: We were lucky enough to meet Rambo on the beach at Son Bou. (not really it's just my dad)

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    Mahon harbour

    by DPando Updated Jul 11, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This pic was taken from Es Castell next to Mao .. the harbour is a large tongue of water that stops in Mahon city where the ships tie up

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