CALA D'EN TORTUGA, THE OTHER PROTECTED COVE, ALWAYS WATCHED OVER BY THE FAVARITX LIGHTHOUSE!
Continuing along the Camí de Cavalls and heading towards Mahón, less than 1 km away we find Cala Tortuga (we will have previously passed Cala Presili, which we talked about in the previous blog).
A virgin beach with no services of any kind, it has the same characteristics as Cala Presili, except that you need 10 minutes more to get there because it is right next to it. An area of great richness in flora and fauna, it is also within the limits of the Natural Area of Special Interest of the natural park of s'Albufera des Grau.
The second beach in the east of Menorca from the Favaritx lighthouse, at the mercy of the Levante and Gregal (north-easterly) winds, it is a beautiful sandy area whose terrain is geologically very interesting and its vegetation, although very austere (low and treeless thanks to the winds from the north quadrant), is very resistant and serves as a refuge for the important fauna that inhabits the area. Thanks to its location on the edge of the Albufera des Grau, behind it are the Morella ponds, rich in waterfowl.
Its sandy seabed makes this beach an ideal place for anchoring boats in good weather (being aware of the winds from the Llevant, Gregal and Xaloc (southeast). It is also an ideal area for snorkelling, especially on the small headlands that protrude from the sides of the beach.
The access by road is easy at the beginning of summer because, following the road signs and detours, private vehicles can park free of charge in the surrounding area. The last stretch has to be done on foot, as it belongs to the natural park of S'Albufera des Grau, and vehicle access is limited. In summer (June, July and August) the access is closed and can only be reached by bus from Mahón.
A beautiful place to spend a spectacular day at the beach, at Ca s'Arader, www.casarader.comor firstname.lastname@example.org, we will be happy to explain how to get to this beautiful place. We are waiting for you!
Ca s’Arader is named after Menorca’s artisan carpenters that used the wood from the indigenous wild olive tree to make all kinds of farming tools. In the olden days it was an essential role for the islands economy that was passed on from fathers to sons. Today, the few artisan carpenters or araders that are left, mostly make gates, tables, benches or stalls amongst other items.