MENORCA

MENORCA

A MEDITERRANEAN PARADISE

The island of Menorca is definitively the most preserved of the Balearic Islands. Human activities are integrated almost seamlessly with amazing postcard landscapes. It is not difficult therefore, to understand why the island has been declared a Biosphere Reserve.

THE ISLAND

Menorca is an island of harmony: its landscapes are a superb mix of colours, highlights and tonalities in a privileged natural setting. Perhaps it is the slow pace of development that has left this island unspoilt. Menorca is reigned by nature  and just dotted with beautiful and laid back quiet fishing villages and bustling seaside towns.

The northern coast is marked by centuries of beating sea and of strong north winds in the winter, called tramuntana wind. This savagely beautiful north coast has dramatic cliffs and harbours numerous virgin islands and orginal beaches with sands of soft red tones.

Green, blue and white are the colours of the southern coast. Fine white sand beaches surrounded by pine trees that grow down to the shore impress and welcome the visitors. The boats, often the only trace of humanity, seems suspended over the sea since the water is incredibly transparent.

There is something about Menorca that is hard to explain,  it has to be experienced!

THE ISLAND

Menorca is an island of harmony: its landscapes are a superb mix of colours, highlights and tonalities in a privileged natural setting. Perhaps it is the slow pace of development that has left this island unspoilt reigned by nature and just dotted with beautiful and laid back quiet fishing villages and bustling seaside towns.

The north coast is marked by centuries of beating by the sea and the strong north winds in winter, called tramuntana wind . This savagely beautiful north coast has dramatic cliffs and harbours numerous virgin islands and orginal beaches with sands of soft red tones.

Green, blue and white are the colours of the southern coast. Fine white sand beaches surrounded by pine trees that grow down to the shore. The boats, the only trace of humanity, really seem suspended over the water because it is so transparent.

There is something about Menorca that is hard to explain,  it has to be experienced!

MENORCA, UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE

UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is an area where man’s role is crucial in the sustainable transformation of the landscape. This is not virgin countryside. Here, man and nature live side by side, harmoniously and responsibly.

Menorca has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1993 in order to preserve the great diversity of habitats that coexist on this small island – the richness of flora and fauna, the quality of the rural landscape and archaeological heritage. The island of Menorca is less than 50km long and 22km wide and offers a great variety of landscapes including beaches, valleys, caves, wetlands, sand dunes, hills, ponds and streams.

MENORCA, UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE

A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is an area where man’s role is crucial in the sustainable transformation of the landscape. This is not virgin countryside. Here, man and nature live side by side, harmoniously and responsibly.

Menorca was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1993 because of the need to preserve the great diversity of habitats that coexist on this small island – the richness of flora and fauna, the quality of the rural landscape and archaeological heritage. The island of Menorca is less than 50km long and 22km wide, but we can find beaches, valleys, caves, wetlands, sand dunes, hills, ponds and streams.

ECO TOURISM

We love Menorca’s natural and well-preserved environment and is from this deep love and respect that we propose a way of travelling consciously and wholefully. Our retreats create a positive impact in the community, support local businesses, and help preserve and protect the stunning natural environment of the island.

The fact of choosing Menorca as a destination it’s already supporting a type of responsible eco tourism. Sustainable travel is all about making simple choices in order to lessen your negative impact on a given destination. Individually, each one of these choices makes only a small difference in the big picture. But collectively, becoming more conscious about these little things can have a huge cumulative impact.

Sailing Souls makes constant conscious decisions to be an eco-friendly company and to protect this beautiful island and all of its inhabitants.

ECO TOURISM

We love our natural environment and we love Menorca and is from this deep love and respect we want to propose a way of travelling consciously and wholefully creating a positive impact in the community, supporting the local businesses, and preserving and protecting the stunning natural environment of the island.

The simple fact of choosing Menorca as a destination it’s already supporting a type of responsible eco tourism. Eco tourism and sustainable travel is all about making simple choices in order to lessen your negative impact on a given destination. Individually, each one of these choices makes only a small difference in the big picture. But collectively, becoming more conscious about these little things can have a huge cumulative impact.

CONSCIOUS TRAVELLING

Through travelling with us we welcome you to join us and be part of these conscious choices. As an eco-friendly  company these values come across everything we do:

  • We move from spot to spot with energy of the wind whenever possible.
  • We respect the limitations and rules of the natural reserve always anchoring off the poseidonia area.
  • We try to enjoy the wildlife of the island without disturbing it.
  • We buy from local farmers and small producers from the island.
  • We propose a plant –based menu based in local products and traditional recipes, giving value and sharing the local food culture.
  • We limit the use of plastic and discardable packaging onboard as much as we can.
  • We ask to use the potable water responsibly.
  • We collaborate with local and sustainable businesses.

CONSCIOUS TRAVELLING

Through travelling with us we welcome you to join us and be part of these conscious choices.

We are an eco-friendly  company and these values come across everything we do.

  • Move from spot to spot with energy of the wind whenever possible.
  • Respect the limitations and rules of the natural reserve always anchoring off the poseidonia area.
  • Enjoy the wildlife of the island without disturbing it.
  • Buy from local farmers and small producers from the island.
  • Enjoy a plant –based menu based in local products and traditional recipies, giving value and sharing the local food culture.
  • Limit the use of plastic and discardable packaging onboard as much as we can.
  • Use the potable water responsibly.
  • Collaborate with local and sustainable businesses.

HOW TO GET TO MENORCA

BY AIR

From May to October there are various regular airlines flying from different airports in Europe to Menorca on a daily basis: Vueling, Ryanair, AirEuropa, British Airways, EasyJet, Thomas Cook, Tui, Jet2, Iberia.

From Barcelona there are several flights every day with Vueling and Ryanair that take only 50 minutes. 

The airport is very close to Maó (where the Sailing Souls yacht will be anchored) and a taxi from the airport to Mahón takes around 15 minutes.

BY SEA  

There is a fast ferry from Barcelona everyday that takes 3,5 hours and 2 slow ferries that take between 7 to 9 hours and run at night on the way from Barcelona to Menorca and during the day from Menorca to Barcelona.

The ferry companies go to the 2 main towns in Menorca:

BARCELONA – MAÓ: Transmediterranea: www.trasmediterranea.es

BARCELONA – CIUTADELLA: Balearia: www.balearia.com

Sailing Souls yacht departs from Maó’s port but if you arrive to Ciutadella there are regular buses that take around 50 minutes to go to Maó.

THE ISLAND

Menorca is an island of harmony: its landscapes are a superb mix of colours, highlights and tonalities in a privileged natural setting. Perhaps it is the slow pace of development that has left this island unspoilt reigned by nature and just dotted with beautiful and laid back quiet fishing villages and bustling seaside towns.
The north coast is marked by centuries of beating by the sea and the strong north winds in winter, called tramuntana wind . This savagely beautiful north coast has dramatic cliffs and harbours numerous virgin islands and orginal beaches with sands of soft red tones.
Green, blue and white are the colours of the southern coast. Fine white sand beaches surrounded by pine trees that grow down to the shore. The boats, the only trace of humanity, really seem suspended over the water because it is so transparent.
There is something about Menorca that is hard to explain,  it has to be experienced!

MENORCA, UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE

A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is an area where man’s role is crucial in the sustainable transformation of the landscape. This is not virgin countryside. Here, man and nature live side by side, harmoniously and responsibly.
Menorca was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1993 because of the need to preserve the great diversity of habitats that coexist on this small island – the richness of flora and fauna, the quality of the rural landscape and archaeological heritage. The island of Menorca is less than 50km long and 22km wide, but we can find beaches, valleys, caves, wetlands, sand dunes, hills, ponds and streams.

ECO TOURISM

We love our natural environment and we love Menorca and is from this deep love and respect we want to propose a way of travelling consciously and wholefully creating a positive impact in the community, supporting the local businesses, and preserving and protecting the stunning natural environment of the island.
The simple fact of choosing Menorca as a destination it’s already supporting a type of responsible eco tourism. Eco tourism and sustainable travel is all about making simple choices in order to lessen your negative impact on a given destination. Individually, each one of these choices makes only a small difference in the big picture. But collectively, becoming more conscious about these little things can have a huge cumulative impact.

CONSCIOUS TRAVELLING

Through travelling with us we welcome you to join us and be part of these conscious choices.
We are an eco-friendly  company and these values come across everything we do.

  • Move from spot to spot with energy of the wind whenever possible.
  • Respect the limitations and rules of the natural reserve always anchoring off the poseidonia area.
  • Enjoy the wildlife of the island without disturbing it.
  • Buy from local farmers and small producers from the island.
  • Enjoy a plant –based menu based in local products and traditional recipies, giving value and sharing the local food culture.
  • Limit the use of plastic and discardable packaging onboard as much as we can.
  • Use the potable water responsibly.
  • Collaborate with local and sustainable businesses.

HOW TO GET TO MENORCA

BY AIR
From May to October there are various regular airlines flying from different airports in Europe to Menorca on a daily basis:
Vueling, Ryanair, AirEuropa, British Airways, EasyJet, Thomas Cook, Tui, Jet2 and Iberia.
From Barcelona there are several flights every day with Vueling and Ryanair that take only 50 minutes.
The airport is very close to Maó (where the Sailing Souls yacht will be anchored) andtaxi from the airport to Mahón takes around 15 minutes.

BY SEA
There is a fast ferry from Barcelona everyday that takes 3,5 hours and 2 slow ferries that take between 7 to 9 hours and run at night on the way from Barcelona to Menorca and during the day from Menorca to Barcelona.
The ferry companies go to the 2 main towns in Menorca:
BARCELONA – MAÓ: Transmediterranea: www.trasmediterranea.es
BARCELONA – CIUTADELLA: Balearia: www.balearia.com
Sailing Souls yacht departs from Maó’s port but if you arrive to Ciutadella there are regular buses that take around 50 minutes to go to Maó.