Cala Tamarells, the other beautiful cove of Menorca that is not in Menorca!
Cala Tamarells is a cove situated in front of the island of Menorca to the east of the island of En Colom. This islet, of more or less 60 hectares, in front of the village of es Grau, is the biggest islet of Menorca.
It has no services and can only be visited by boat or kayak. If you decide to visit this peculiar islet, we recommend that you bring water, food and good shade, as there is absolutely nothing on this beautiful spot.
Protected from the windstorms, especially from the north, it is a beach of fine sand and crystal-clear waters. A paradisiacal beach that, like so many others, forms part of the ANEI (Natural Area of Special Interest) of the Albufera de Es Grau. If you decide to go a little further into the island, you will be able to see a native lizard that only lives on the islets around Menorca. It is black in colour, usually lies in the sun and often does not get upset in the presence of humans. This species only lives on these islets so we ask you, please, to respect them because they are in their territory and we must respect them so that they continue to maintain the ecological balance of these islets.
You can rent a kayak on the beach des Grau to visit this beautiful place, come to Ca s'Arader and we will tell you more about this islet and its history!
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.