Tag: Menorca

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A family affair at Can Tanu (Fornells)

You would think that the market on fresh seafood is covered in Fornells, the idyllic fishing village in the North of Menorca that sits on a crystal-clear sea creek.  The few streets of this little town are lined with restaurants…

jaleo de mahon portada

Mahón fiestas: dancing horses and local pride

Mahón, the largest town on sleepy Menorca, erupts into a frenzy of horses and gin every September for the town’s fiestas, nominally celebrated in the name of the Mare de Deu de Gracia.  While not as big or as famous…

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…

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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…

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-…

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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…

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…

Restaurante Ca'n Bernat, Menorca

Country house tapas at Ca’n Bernat, Menorca

The thing about life is that every now and again, something wonderful will pop up out of nowhere.  That is exactly what happened on the day that Gusto Guides discovered Ca’n Bernat, one of our favorite Menorcan restaurants.  After a…