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Cala Viola de Ponent, a beautiful sunset accompanied by nature!


This cove is located at the cape of the Cavalleria lighthouse, more or less halfway to the lighthouse. Facing west, we will find in the surroundings loose animals in their natural habitat (mostly goats). A cove divided into three sandy areas separated by some rocky areas.

To access it, as it is part of the Cavalleria lighthouse grounds, it is important to comply with the regulations of the area and mainly to close the barriers where there are loose animals in the area. This cove is part of the natural reserve of the north of Minorca. It is a protected area from fishing, but very rich for surface snorkelling.

Virgin and isolated cove, with absence of any shade because the vegetation is very austere and reduced, it is an ideal place to see a wonderful sunset and enjoy its transparent waters and rocky bottoms. There is no service here, it is totally wild.


To reach this spectacular enclave, you can go from Es Mercadal or Mahon (as if you were going to the Cavalleria beaches) towards the lighthouse of the same name, going up the road, you will find the beach on the left about halfway. I remind you, again, that it is very important to comply with the rules of the area (do not leave your mark wherever you go, nature and the environment will thank you). By the way, we highly recommend that you take advantage of the opportunity to visit the Cavalleria lighthouse (a small interpretation centre with a cafeteria), the ancient ruins of the Roman port of Sanitja, the defence tower (founded by the English approximately at the end of the 18th century and now being restored), and without doubt, spectacular places for their views and surroundings. A beautiful natural area of our island of Minorca.


To discover these beautiful places, come to Ca s'Arader - and book through our website or our e.mail -, we will tell you more about this beautiful place that will not leave you indifferent.


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.