Discover the 3 best coves in the south of Menorca
Menorca is an island with more than 200 beaches, and among them, you can find some of the best in the Mediterranean. In the south of the island, we find some of the most impressive beaches, ideal to enjoy a day of sun and sea. Here are the 3 best coves in the south of Menorca.
The first of them is Cala Macarella. It is one of Menorca's most well-known and photographed beaches, famous for its fine white sand in the shape of a "U", surrounded by cliffs with pine trees and crystal clear turquoise waters. It is an ideal place for snorkeling or just relaxing in the sun.
It is located about 17 kilometers from Ciutadella and can be reached using the road to Cala en Bosch. It has services and nearby parking, which makes it one of the most crowded coves during the summer vacations. It is said that it was a refuge for smugglers who used to hide their cargo in caves near the coast. In addition, just 5 minute walk away, is its little sister, Cala Macarelleta, which offers one of the best options to get to know the island.
Another of the unspoiled beaches of southern Menorca is Cala en Turqueta, located 10 kilometers from Ciutadella, this small beach is perfect for those seeking tranquility and natural beauty. Surrounded by pine trees and divided into two semicircles by a tongue of rocks, this beach of turquoise waters and white sands is a natural paradise. In addition, its W-shape and its orientation make the sun goes down earlier, leaving shady areas to rest.
To get to Cala en Turqueta, take the Camí de Sant Joan de Missa from Ciutadella and follow the signs to the parking lot, which is a 10-minute walk from the beach. It is important to bear in mind that during the summer it can be full of cars due to the large influx of tourists.
The next cove we recommend is Cala Mitjana, a beach located very close to Cala Galdana. One of the main features of this beach is its large swimming area and a large amount of sand. Even on the busiest days, you will always find a place to put your towel. It also has shaded picnic areas with benches and tables.
From Cala Mitjana, you can also visit Cala Mitjaneta, a tiny cove located right next to it. It is a very nice cove, but very small, so it is important to arrive early to ensure a space.
In short, the coves in the south of Menorca are a real natural treasure. Cala en Turqueta, Cala Mitjana, and Cala Macarella are just some of the most incredible beaches you can find on this part of the island. In addition to their stunning natural beauty, what makes the coves of southern Menorca so special is their authenticity and tranquility. These beaches offer the opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere surrounded by the purest nature. In these coves, you can enjoy the sun and the sea in a more intimate and peaceful atmosphere than on the more touristy beaches of the island. Additionally, many of these coves are surrounded by pine forests that provide a natural shade, making them an ideal place to enjoy a day with family or friends.
If you are planning to visit Menorca, it is important to find comfortable and cozy accommodation to rest after a day full of adventures. Two popular choices are the Valentin Son Bou and Valentin Star Menorca hotels, which offer quality facilities and services for their guests. Valentin Son Bou is located on Son Bou beach and features spacious rooms, an outdoor pool, and a relaxing spa.
Valentin Star Menorca is located in Cala'n Bosch and offers spacious and comfortable rooms, restaurants and bars, and a swimming pool surrounded by tropical gardens. Both hotels have friendly and helpful staff that will always be ready to help you during your stay.
In short, if you are still not sure where to stay, consider Valentin Son Bou and Valentin Star Menorca as ideal options to enjoy an unforgettable stay on this beautiful Mediterranean island.