|Area Calas south of Ciudatella|
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Virgin bays in the south of the island
Beach Son Saura, Cala des Talaier, Calan Turqueta and Macarella, Macarelleta.
Cala Mitjana and Mitjaneta
Es Migjorn Gran:
Cala Trebalúger, Fustam, Cala Escorxada y Binigaus.
The citizens of Menorca have a very strong environmental conscience and well entrenched, surely this fact has been increased by having comparative elements in areas near the island of Menorca, this makes the sites spatial unspoilt beaches in Virgin, is hard to defend by the vast majority of Minorcan and much of the whole of society and its institutions.
While some very beautiful bays and beaches of the island of Menorca have been urbanized, we will say that we can not speak of a massive exaggeration, but it is also, for those who enjoy natural areas and the practice of naturism, also known as naturism, you can enjoy this practice without any problems, almost always, there is a very unspoiled beach or cove near the cove where our urbanized hotel or apartment and from which we can move every day even walk.
The small bays and beaches of this group, Son Saura, Cala d'es Talai, and Calan Turqueta Macarella, Macarelleta, all pristine beaches or coves in the broadest sense, and if there is some element will be as much as an old stand of fishermen or some element built by man, was sure of smaller dimensions and almost mimic the natural landscape.
The pristine beaches south of Menorca are:
Son Saura, Cala d'es Talaier, Cala'n Turqueta y Macarella, Macarelleta.
Cala Mitjana y Mitjaneta
Es Migjorn Gran:
Cala Trebaluger, Fustam, Cala Escorxada y Binigaus.
Arenal de Son Saura:
Son Saura the beach or in Arenal de Son Saura Ciutadella, a private beach is split into two by a promontory in the center and a view from the air appears the profile of a bird which is the center hole and two beaches, shaped like a bow , The wings, the beaches of the name "Ponent and Llevant" (west and lift). Like most of the coves of the island is in the bottom of the ravine and ending giving rise to the coastal feature, in this case, is emerging more and more as you approach the coast finishing in a vast area of sand dunes , Takes you along on their journey a stream that forms a large wetland area and behind the beach "Llevant" separated from the sea by a narrow strip of woodland, the other on the beach "Ponent" we see the first to arrive at the area, has a mass tree much more dense and separates the entire length of the beach from the fields behind
In these beaches much appreciated by the local visitors, aware of the quality of the place, but especially the vericuetos and diversions from the path of access or because they have a boat to arrive by sea.
Cala d'es Talaier:
Cala d'Talai is within walking distance of Son Saura has an area of beach about 80 meters a large forest behind the beach and we must go through a lateral to arrive, has an entrance from the sea very open to nearly 90 degrees, in the vicinity there are remnants excavations and fencing for military defenses.
Cala'n Turqueta is another virgin cove in the south and also emblematic for the environmentalist sentiment surely gets its name by the ringing tones of turquoise water when you walk by the cliffs is not very high and that vegetation has colonized almost to the edge the ledge for the most part, the features of this scenic cove are virtually identical to those of Cala Macarella, has good views from both sides of the gorge. Beach of fine golden sand.
Cala Macarella y Macarelleta
Macarella Macarelleta and 500 meters distant from each other are in the same bay, pristine beaches and are very protected by the legislation, but mostly by popular pressure, this cove belongs to a group of idyllic places on the island and It advocated a cape and sword for the whole society to understand and Minorcan there is only one way: visit
The area is densely forested even to the very edge of the not-too-high cliffs in sight, leaving only the space of the sand and this is precisely what gives it more the feeling of being in a real virginal landscape, though with some minor mundane touches, in Macarella there is a "beach bar" bar or beach picnic and Macarelleta usually get more boats and the rampant nudity which is drawing even more isolated.
Can be viewed as a curiosity about caves, now some of them occupied, but that in prehistoric times were necropolis, there are also several caves in and out of the bay at the entrance to the cove at sea level the more impressive: " Es Castell of Macarella"
Beach Macarella, much bigger than the Macarelleta found on arriving directly from the front at the end of the gorge through which runs the access road, and ending next to the wetland where the gorge as a great way pot and collecting the clear the forest that leads to the beach and has become parking for cars within a few meters from the sand, for Macarelleta must take the path that there is right at the beginning of the beach on the right side and in the direction of the upper cliff, rising above the caves.
Son Saura, can be reached from the urbanization of Son Xoriguer, passing the lighthouse Artrutx and urbanization of Calan Bosch, from here, walking along a cenadero which runs mainly along the coast, another option is to take the road from Citadel the hermitage of San Joan de Missa and passing near the house of Torre Saura can reach the beach of Son Saura, from that a little walk or continuing the same path leads to cala d'Talai is to Macarella if it is walking it is recommended to do so from Cala Galdana.
By car, the same route is also for Cala'n Turqueta take Sant Joan de Missa and then diverted to Nova i Sa Marjal Vella, have recently been purchased for owners of coastal land access roads to several beaches on the island, why are occurring changes and improvements in access roads and replacing signals, so you should be careful and check the map if you will arrive at their destination.
On-line access to the map of this area sting HERE
Map view with the profile of the coast of Menorca where the virgin beaches described in this tourist itinerary around the island
Picar en la imagen para ampliar el mapa donde se le ha insertado los puntos correspondientes a las playas.
Description of the items inserted into the map of the beaches in the south of Menorca
Son Xoriguer and Calan Bosch and corresponding to the names of the beaches where the neighborhoods, from Son Xoriguer till Cala Galdana all beaches that are in between, are pristine beaches, if it is decided to conduct the hearing on foot, remember that from this point, Son Xoriguer, the last urban beach of this area, next to the unspoiled beach there are several kilometers, so we recommend for bakery excursion before launch.
Note 2: Because Menorca, does not have a highway that encircles the coastal car, only the "Cami de Cavalls" path of horses, encircles the island in most close to the coast, this trail is very mainly used by hikers in summer, so if you do tourism in the vehicle, and given that most of the pristine beaches, are not interconnected, it is necessary to make a specific route for each of them and in many cases, even so, if it seeks to access by car, was found with restricted areas of vehicles and limited hours of entry and exit of the protected natural areas, in general these areas have parking lots, so it is advisable to plan and informs before coming to the sites , And to do so before 11 hours later I could be full the parking lot and just let you walk.
Whenever it is the appeal of the "Cami de Cavalls" Way of Horses, is an old trail Perimeter to the island of Menorca, usually along the coast, linking the monitoring posts, especially Torres or Bunker and their corresponding trenches to defend the strategic points of the landing of troops.
This road, now in the process of recovery for public use and entertaining, giving access to most of the pristine beaches, but can only be done on foot, horseback or by bike as much, of course it also can be accessed by boat.
1 - ) Lighthouse Point Artrutx more to the west of the south coast of Menorca in the town of Ciutadella.
2 -) Calan Bosch and the area of Lake Calan Bosc
3 -) Son Xoriguer end of the urbanized beaches of this part of the coast of Menorca
4 -) Punta de `s Alzina Dols
5 -) Cala perejals
6 -) Son Xoriguer broad and soft in a sandy flat area.
7 -) Cala Talai medium in size, with a pine forest behind, the area is very quiet and very beautiful.
8 -) Turqueta Calan, one of the emblems of Menorca beaches, beautiful as few
9 -) and Cala Macarella Macarelleta, within walking distance of each other, of extraordinary beauty and appropriate to spend a full day.
10 -) Cala Santa Galdana, is a very beautiful bay with a spectacular view of its extraordinary beach, even now that this urbanized has not lost charm, and has three large hotels and some other not so great and a good number of tourist apartments , Or houses even Apartotel individual, so that the supply of housing includes all modes.
11 -) and Cala Mitjana Mitjaneta, otherwise you're on the beaches pristine, only interrupted by cove Galdana, both now and Tomas, all the bays are beaches Virgin
12 -) Cala Trebaluger, great beaches, virgin to rage, with a creek or stream that goes to sea Meander along the imposing ravine Trebaluger, the visit to the beach from the cliffs are beautiful and deserve the impressive outing .
This beach is wide and deep is also the beach, which provides much privacy for those who like the nudity, despite what most practices with ease and naturalness.
13 -) and the following Fustam Cala Cala Escorxador, are two lesser-known coves and visited, by being more remote and because of unspoilt beaches just after it exceeded in beauty and breadth, and Fustam Escorxador are among Trebaluger and Cala Beach Binigaus
14 -) and the previous Escorxador Cala Cala Fustam, are two lesser-known coves and visited, by being more remote and because of unspoilt beaches just after it exceeded in beauty and breadth, and Fustam Escorxador are among Trebaluger and Cala Beach Binigaus
15 -) Binigaus Beach, a beach is very accessed by those who practice nudism, its beauty is spectacular and is that a strip of sand is cornered between the clay cliffs and the sea, creating meanders and arias with corners of the more varied, it's very common to see swimmers sunbathing naked and covered with a thick layer of red clay taken from the walls of the cliff.
16 -) San Adeodato beach located as if it were a beach, with that of Santo Tomas and very accessible since it is just at the point of arrival of the access road to the urbanization of Santo Tomas, and where there is a of the parking areas in front of the roundabout that mimics a nest.
17 -) Urbanization and Playa de Santo Tomas, we returned to the beaches urbanized, here are also big hotels and an important set of apartment and residential complexes for tourist accommodation.
Like the next Son Bou beach and a few distant three km walk along the Coast.
This area of the coast is flat and little or no trip to the difficulty of doing that likes walks along the sea.
Translation automatic digital photos: Omar Mauro Banquero
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