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Cala'n Tusqueta, a labyrinth of underwater menhirs to reach paradise!


Cala'n Tusqueta is a small cove with calm waters, well protected from the north winds. Its exceptionally clean and transparent waters, sandy seabeds, posidonia meadows and the occasional rocky area, make this place another paradise for surface snorkelling. From its shore, looking out to sea, you can see the islet of en Tusqueta, while, looking inland, to your right you can see the Mola de Fornells (an enormous expanse of virgin nature with an infinite number of paths and hard and resistant vegetation, apart from some small pine woods that are well protected from the winds by this immense mass of stone that is this peninsula).


This small cove, very little frequented and without any kind of service, is a beautiful place to get lost and forget about stress, either for bathing or walking to discover incredible places. In summer, at most we can find a small boat that anchors in this particular place and some brave explorer who has had our same idea.


To get to this inhospitable place, we have to go from Es Mercadal or Mahon to Son Parc (the only golf course on the island of Menorca) and park in the car park on Son Saura beach (in the north, there is also an area called Son Saura in the south, which we will talk about in a future blog). On the left, we will find a path, passing through a typical Menorcan barrier, that goes from this very beach of Son Saura, passing through (Cala Pudent, a cove that we will talk about in the next blog). The return journey is approximately 9 km long, along easily recognisable paths, although there is no type of shade (there are no trees in the area, only in the interior of this peninsula), I recommend you do not leave the marked paths, since doing cross-country in this area is complicated, the vegetation is low but very hard and resistant.


One last piece of advice, it is not recommended to go in July and August (we have to think that it is a route that can take you an hour to get there) since it is very hot and there are no places to take shelter from the sun, it is a route to do in April, May, even June and September or in winter. You have to be well equipped with water and, if possible, something that can provide shade.


As always, if you stay overnight at Ca s'Arader - or book through our e.mail -, do not doubt that it will be a pleasure for us to recommend you this inhospitable place so that you can forget about everything and get to know this idyllic and remote 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.