Menorca, four days between coves
Diario de un mentiroso
After several trips to which it is possibly one of the most beautiful islands not in Spain, but all of Europe, I have decided to set up this tour, establishing our base camp in Ciutadella, for some of the most beautiful paradises in southern Menorca as well as the most impressive sunsets, lighthouses and cliffs in the north. A trip for lovers of crystalline coves, nature and active tourism!
The most idyllic corners of Menorca
Start your route on Turqueta beach. It’s important to arrive early because it is one of the most visited and famous beaches in Menorca. Get ready to be dazzled by its colors!
- Arrive if you can before 10:00 a.m. and remember to bring coins for the parking lot.
Cala des Talaier
From Turqueta, continue along the right side of the cove by the Camí de Cavalls, a beautiful trail that goes around the island and connects with the Cala des Talaier, a swimming pool! We will take the opportunity to have a snack here.
- Don’t forget to bring water, juices and nuts for the Camí de Cavalls.
From Talaier, head back to Turqueta, where the car is, and continue your route to Macarella and Macarelleta, two other wonderful gems, famous for being some of the most idyllic beaches on the island. From here, return to your accommodations to shower, change and continue your route.
- It's best to spend the night in Ciutadella or around Cala Galdana.
Faro de Artrutx
After cleaning up at the hotel/apartment, continue to Faro de Artrutx where, in my opinion, you can enjoy one of the best sunsets in Menorca. The idea is to arrive a little earlier and let time pass without thinking about anything until you see the sun set.
- Wear a coat just in case for sunset at the Artrutx lighthouse.
End day in Ciutadella, lovely for an evening stroll. Especially the area of the port, where I recommend you eat at the S'Amarador restaurant and walk through the streets of the Capllonch market.
- The ideal dinner is at the S’Amarador restaurant with views of the port.
The second day of the route will start off from Cala Mtijana to Mitjaneta. Like Turqueta, you have to arrive earlier to get a parking space. The lookouts are the most beautiful things on this beach.
- Check in before 10:00 a.m., if you can, to ensure you find parking in Cala Mtijana.
- Don’t forget the lookouts that surround it. There are benches for breakfast.
Leaving Mitjana along its left side, walk parallel to the coast until you reach Trebalúger, one of Menorca’s paradises.
- Wear suitable footwear for this route. Flip-flops are not recommended.
Cala Fustam and Escorxada
Continue on your way to Cala Fustam, perfect for snorkeling, and continue on to Escorxada, where you will have lunch. The latter is one of the best kept paradises in Menorca.
- Pack some Tupperwares the day before for a picnic.
Afternoon at the Cova d’en Xoroi
After returning home to bathe and change clothes, head towards the Cova d’en Xoroi, where you can enjoy a wonderful glass of wine while watching the sunset in one of the most famous places in Menorca.
- You can also have dinner at the Cova d’en Xoroi. Otherwise, the Lorengo restaurant is also a good dinner option.
Begin the day on one of the most beautiful unspoiled beaches in northern Menorca: Cala d’Algariens is 100% virgin and, for many, one of the most spectacular beaches on the island.
- You will find parking nearby.
From Cala d’Algariens continue your journey to one of the most unique places in Menorca: the Monte Toro. From here, you will have a 360 degree panoramic view of the entire island of Menorca.
- It’s best to go on a clear day to get the best views.
Cala Presili y Tortuga
After seeing the island from above, continue on your way back north to visit another pair of precious coves where you will have a picnic lunch: the Presili and Tortuga Coves. We will relax here and let time pass until shortly before sunset.
- Pack some Tupperwares the day before for a picnic.
Faro de Favàritx
When sunset approaches, walk to the famous Favàritx Lighthouse. This lighthouse is very close to Presili, so you can even walk there if you like. Watching the sunset here is a pleasure.
- The walk to Favàritx is strongly recommended. Wear sturdy shoes.
Dinner at the Cala Mitjana restaurant
Return to the hotel to change quickly and head to my favorite restaurant on the island (don’t forget to tell them Diario de un Mentiroso sent you!) which is, without a doubt, the Cala Mitjana restaurant, where I recommend you absolutely order the lobster boil. A solid 10! Home run!
- Please call a few days in advance to book a table.
Kayaking + snorkeling route
Start the morning with a kayaking trip with the Katayak company, from the port of Fornells. Travel through a bunch of virgin coves, caves, grottoes... also tell them the Mentiroso sent you. Alberto is a good friend of mine and he will give you a little break on the price.
- Book with Alberto by phone and don’t forget to tell him that I sent you so the excursion comes out cheaper for you.
After giving it your all kayaking in the coves, head to Binibeca, the white village of Menorca, where to have lunch and enjoy a wonderful stroll and lose yourself in its narrow streets.
- I recommend you eat a paella at the Cafeteria Binibeca Vell.
From Binibeca, head out to some natural pools found between rocks at Cala Rafalet. This site is beautiful and you’ll love it. Nature and 100% wild cliffs and you, swimming in the middle of it all.
- Wear water shoes so you can walk over the rocks.
Before you travel
- Winds: when they blow from the south, go to the beaches up north and vice versa.
- Car parks: it is important to get to the most popular coves early and take cash to pay.
- Shoes: wear good shoes, bring water and always avoid overloading yourself. *Travel insurance: get travel insurance that includes kayaking and other adventure sports, such as IATI Getaways.