Nautical sports and activities
Minorca in the Balearic Islands of Spain.
Minorca is the easternmost island of the Spanish Balearic Islands, and has a surface area of 702 square kilometres, and 216 kilometres of coastline. Although Minorca measures only 47 kilometres in length from the capital, Mahon, to Ciutadella, the island has more beaches and coves to offer than Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera together.
Monte Toro is the highest point of Minorca at 346 metres, and at its' peak there is a sanctuary, from which one has a stupendous view over a large proportion of Minorca.
Sant Lluís is the first municipal zone to enjoy the morning sun each day.
The horse is the protagonist of all the festivals which happen in each village of Minorca during the Minorcan summer.
Holidays in Minorca - an agreeable climate.
The climate in Minorca is typically mediterranean, with moderate temperatures of between 16 and 17 degrees on average, around 24 degrees in summer and 11 degrees in winter.
Minorca offers the possibility of experiencing a representation of practically all the different climates to be found in the Mediterranean.
The maximum rainfall tends to be concentrated in autumn, being much more scarce during the spring and summer in Minorca.
Minorca is a Biosphere Reserve.
Minorca: Biosphere Reserve. Minorca was awarded the denomination "Biosphere Reserve" in the year 1995.
This implies that the territory is sustainably developed, with a large proportion of the island being completely protected, and all urbanistic development controlled to a high degree. The Natural Park of "S'Albufera d'Es Grau", the "Illa d'en Colom" and "Cap de Favàritx" are some of these protected spaces.
Minorca boasts around 50 terrestrial routes to explore, as well as about a dozen submarine caves, located to both north and south of the island.