Discover the finest unspoiled beaches in Menorca
There’s so much to do in Menorca and today Bini Hotels recommends an activity where you can combine a lovely walk along the Camí de Cavalls old bridle path with a great swim in one of the most beautiful unspoiled beaches on the island. You have some of the very best views of the Mediterranean between Cala Galdana and Cala Macarella.
There’ll be sunlight on a lot of the walk, but there are some tree-shaded areas which you’ll appreciate. The track is about 2 km long and flat with the exception of one part where there is a wooden stairway. You’ll come across several lookout points which are signposted on wooden markers with a design of the sun. Don’t miss out these lookouts, they’re a perfect way to stop for a break and enjoy the stunning scenery.
Have you ever seen a sea as blue as Menorca’s?
The Camí de Cavalls goes right round Menorca and was used by British soldiers over 8 centuries ago to guard the island’s inhabitants from invasions. If you are in Cala Galdana, start your excursion by heading to the right of the beach.
You will never before have experienced the sight of such incredibly clear and blue water. The vegetation clings to the rocks on the cliff face, blending verdant green into the bone white of the rock. The path is well marked and all along the way to Cala Macarella you will hear birds singing and smell the intense aroma of wild rosemary.
Cala Macarella: a beach by the woods
Right between the small wooded area and the sea lies the most charming beach with fine white sand. Although this beach is remote, there’s a restaurant in among the trees where you can eat and have a shower. Have you decided to have a go in a kayak? You can rent one on the beach and explore all the little caves and inlets under the soaring cliffs.
Or would you rather go snorkelling? This beach is perfect for it, with a sandy bottom by the cliff where you will see a variety of fish, octopus, sea sponges and starfish.
Are you going to Cala Macarelleta?
It’s worth the extra walk from Cala Macarella to Cala Macarelleta. Another 200 metres of walking takes you through a slightly rocky path down to a stunning and unspoiled little bay. Simply perfect to chill out and swim in its clear turquoise water.
All of this area that lies south of Ciutadella is vibrant and full of light. Don’t forget to wear sensible shoes and take food and drink on your walk on the Camí de Cavalls and always be respectful of the environment, remembering that we should all be able to enjoy this wonderful natural area. Which of Menorca’s bays is your favourite?