Ets Alocs, we continue to the East of Menorca and I show you an special place in the North!
Hello everyone, today I would like to talk to you about Ets Alocs, a natural corner located to the east of Cala del Pilar, now in the municipality of Ferreries. It’s part of the marine reserve in the north of Menorca, a natural area very rich in marine species, with very clean and transparent sea. Unlike El Pilar, it is an small beach of grey pebbles rounded off by the ravages of the sea. A corner of northern Minorca and a paradise for snorkeling lovers. Its rocky bottom (it’s a beach that has no sand) makes it ideal for this sport - hobby.
Ets Alocs is one of those corners of Menorca that, either because of its location or its access is usually a very quiet beach with few people.
How to get to Ets Alocs:
On the General road (ME-1) from Mahon - direction Ciutadella, once you have passed the village of Ferreries you will reach what is known in Menorca as Es Pla Verd (after the descent from Ferreries, you will find an extensive plain and more or less in the middle of this plain you will find a detour to the right (known as the Tramuntana path). It is a detour with a small island in the middle of the ME-1 towards Ciutadella or Mahon (you can't loose yourselves). Coming from Ciutadella is accessed by the islet mentioned above. This detour is indicated and through it you can reach BINISUES (a manor house museum and restaurant), you can also reach the path of Santa Agueda (old castle from the Muslim period, access to which is via an old Roman-type road but from the medieval period. It is currently being restored and we will talk about it in a blog later on). You can go with the car until the end of the asphalt (where I recommend parking) from this point, its access involves some difficulty for motorized vehicles, since you pass through a fairly complex path that, in winter is modulated by a stream that makes access an adventure. I recommend leaving the car in an "enabled" area as parking and continue walking approximately 20 minutes down.
This unique corner is at the expense of all the northern winds, Mestral, Tamuntana and Gregal, but it is very protected from all the others.
If you come with us to Ca s'Arader - www.casarader.com - we will be happy to tell you more about this natural spot called "Ets Alocs", you will feel in a different place!
Pedro Pons Casasnovas
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.