In Minorca, the urban development associated with tourism has been controlled and limited. Thanks to this, the environmental integrity of the island remains in superb condition, so much so, that in 1993 it was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. They have conserved natural, pristine spaces and some fascinating coves.
Even though Minorca is quite small, only 47n Km long from end to end, the very fact of being an island means that our coastline is very extensive. We are talking about a coastline a full 217 Kms long, where over fifty beaches and coves can be found.
Our Minorcan maps have been specially designed to help make your visit easier and more complete, so that you don't miss anything and can enjoy the island to the full. You will find maps in the Guide in the trade entries and also maps in JPG and PDF formats.
The 'avarca' was the footwear always used by farmworkers in Minorca, principally the shepherds ('pastors') and dayworkers ('missagers'). The sole was cut out from old car tyres with a wide leather strip over the instep leaving the toes open and held on by a leather heel strap.
To talk about the Mahon-Menorca cheese is dealing with a part of the culture and customs of the island of Menorca, so it has been, and still is, a key element for the maintenance of its present appearance.
Menorca Popular Festivities are a centuries-old tradition that have their origin in Sant Juan Festivals, that are celebrated in Ciutadella since the 14th century.