AGROTOURISM AND RURAL TOURISM IN MENORCA
“There exits a small number of places strategically situated which offer the best welcome to guests, allowing them to be at one with the landscape, and discover it from the inside the same way as a permanent inhabitant of the island.”
Rural hotel & restaurant
Rural hotel & restaurant
Turmadèn des Capità
Rural tourism in Menorca from inside
Since its beginnings Menorca is an island which has always preserved its origins and one of its most precious gifts: its beauty.
Menorca’s status as a RESERVE OF THE BIOSPHERE recognizes the perseverance of its inhabitants in maintaining its environment and the partnership of man and the landscape.
There exits a small number of places strategically situated which offer the best welcome to guests, allowing them to be at one with the landscape, and discover it from the inside the same way as a permanent inhabitant of the island.
By means of “agroturism” those who wish may enjoy a spectacular scenery such as bushes leaning south due to the wind or idyllic views of cows in the pastures.
The traveller who chooses to visit Menorca, will not have to go far to discover the beautiful temperamental Menorcan horses, which are the focal point of the festivals held all around the island. One can also discover rural paths that the passage of time has drawn round the island since the first inhabitants from the Bronze Age built the mysterious T-shaped megalithic monuments known as Taulas and more than 200 Talaiots, magnificent towers built stone upon stone in the North and middle of the island.
Thanks to “agroturism” Menorca tries to open itself up from the inside and reveal its countryside, history and charms.Menorca was firstly named Nura by the Phoenicians, Melousa by the Greeks, until finally Menorca (the smaller) a name given by the Romans in contrast with Majorca.
From the inside one can also appreciate the richness of its traditions and Menorcan cuisine, the excellent Mahón;n-Menorca cheese stands out for its quality among those who taste it as do the delicious Caldereta de Langosta (lobster stew) or the aromatic gin passed down from the English.
Menorca, the smaller the most tranquil, she of wild beaches, caves, island of fishermen and horses, full of history and treasures, but also cosmopolitan. She of the Port of Mahón, the hospitable, the warm and gentle climate, the guardian of Ciutadella. Menorca from the inside opens up through these eight agrotouristic locations and shows itself to the traveller as a place in which one may appreciate nature and take shelter from the world.