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Holidays in Menorca by Spain Villas Resort

Menorca is a small piece of paradise within the western Mediterranean, a pearl bathed by calm seas and sheltered by a gentle climate. An unending range of colors melt into each other: blue skies, turquoise seas, dark green woods, brown rocks, white beaches.

Declared Biosphere Reserve, the island is a haven of peace; a place to find oneself, in which to listen to the silence

Menorca has a very rich and traditional rural countryside. It hosts a remarkable diversity of Mediterranean habitats in which rare animal species and plants live, some of them in threat of extinction.

Time in Menorca has a different meaning: it has its own pace,, in harmony with the setting. It has been so long before the term was coined, relating as it does to the way of life here, asserting the island’s philosophy.

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The whole landscape welcomes visitors with open arms Families will find ideas and facilities to enjoy holidays with children.

Find out for yourself by trying the local cuisine, by staying in accommodation in rural areas, by using the range of health and beauty treatments on offer or by spending time on your hobbies in the open air.

 

Menorca has a longstanding tradition of craftsmanship with a variety of ancient crafts which have been preserved and passed down through its families over generations.

There are up to sixteen different artisan guilds on the island, the most famous: Food and Beverage (cheese-making, liqueurs), Leatherwear, Shoe-manufacture (embroidery, designers, shoe-makers, albarca-makers), and other crafts such as Jewelry and Costume Jewelry

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In Menorca people still value traditional food and they love preparing dishes using seasonal produce. For some years now, the island’s own cooking style has been experiencing something of a comeback, a new golden era, with product-focused gastronomy events, quality guarantee marks, innovative techniques and brand new ingredients.


Menorcan cooking has recovered its prestige and its apparent humility hides touches of genius, a legacy of the many civilizations that have inhabited the island.

 

Our holiday villas in Menorca are perennial favourites with our clients. As this is the Balearic Island with everything, this is not at all surprising.

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Horses are the common factor in all the local fiestas on Menorca, they are held throughout the summer months and are a perfect showcase for the longstanding island traditions.

The first major date on the calendar is in June, with the famous Sant Joan fiestas in Ciutadella which attract visitors from near and far.

The final fiestas of the summer are in September, these are the Sant Nicolau fiestas in Es Mercadal which are held immediately after the Virgen de Gracia fiestas in Maó.
 

 

Activities

Years ago Menorca had a beautiful coastal path that went right round the island, crossing remote bays, gullies, woods and fields. It was known as the Camí de Cavalls (Bridle Path), and used by the British soldiers on horseback to guard the coast when they occupied Menorca. This wonderful circuit has been lovingly restored and signposted so that nowadays everyone can enjoy it. It is well worth walking right round the island over a few days (although you are not allowed to camp on the beaches), or do it in stages. One way or the other, it is a remarkable way to truly appreciate both the countryside and the coastline.

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Menorca  most important resource is its natural beauty.

Villas, apartments or charming hotel… our huge variety of establishments and categories of accommodation means that this privileged destination is ideal for everyone searching for that special place to spend their holidays.

 

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