Category: Balearics

Vista de Fornells, Menorca

A guide to Fornells (Menorca) (and its 87-year-old king)

It’s easy to imagine that Fornells, the whitewashed fishing village on Menorca’s Northern coast, has always been as quiet as it is today.  But you would be wrong.  This little town 30km from this island’s old capial, Ciutadella, and the new, Mahon, has a history…

playa de Barceloneta

Spanish honeymoon ideas

A couple of weeks back, a friend of Gusto‘s asked us for a few words of advice.  Not only was she planning her first-ever trip to Spain, she was going to be taking her new hubby along for the ride….

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Restaurant S’Ancora, Fornells: hot water for lobsters

Stepping into the back room at S’Ancora is like finding yourself in the kitchen on board the Nautilus, the submarine that famously accompanied Captain Nemo on his adventures in Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.  But instead of Nemo…

Queso de Mahón, Menorca

Cheese heaven: Menorca

What is it with Menorca and cheese? If there isn’t a cow within a hundred yards of you, there is a good chance that either someone is trying to feed you some of the good stuff or that you are…

Hotel Tres Sants, Menorca

Hotel Tres Sants: Balearic charm in Ciutadella (Menorca)

Here at Gusto Guides we love Menorca, and especially the island’s old capital Ciutadella.  We try to spend at least a few days in this beautiful sandstone town each year to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, friendly welcome and lovely 16th-…

Berenjenas con miel

Market Square Tapas at C’an Rafa (Ciutadella, Menorca)

The ancient capital of Menorca, Ciutadella is one of our favourite places in the Mediterranean.  This was the island’s most important settlement right the way through from the 13th century up until the English invasion of 1714, and Ciutadella’s narrow…

Menorca beaches Algaiarens

Menorca’s best beaches: our top 10

Menorca is blessed with some of the best beaches in the Med (and the world, if we’re being honest).  From swathes of white sand to rocky swimming spots, much of Menorca’s unspoilt coastline is given over to nature reserves and accessible…

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Majorca – a quick guide to family holidays

Majorca (that’s the dreamy, mountainous Balearic floating mid-Mediterranean between Ibiza and Menorca) has continued to grow as a destination for family holidays over the past few years, thanks to its beaches, warm climate and authentic Spanish flavour. A logical starting…

Cala Morell

Baristiu, Cala Morell, Menorca

      Ah, the chiringuito. That particularly Spanish type of beach bar that will happily serve you a plato combinado in less time than it takes to boil an egg (how do they do that?), and all while you…