Sunday, October 6, 2019

How to spend a Weekend on Menorca

Hello guys, how was your summer? Mine was pretty busy and fun, that's why you haven't heard of me in two months... time flies. Since this blog is just a hobby of mine I sometimes take a break from it, especially when life gets busy. During the summer season I simply don't have time (or any motivation) to stay inside, sit in front of the computer, edit photos and write a new blog post. Since I live on Mallorca I spend my summers working hard, enjoying the beaches and time with my boyfriend, family and friends who come visit me, going out and just living summer to the fullest. 

Anyway, today I finally have a new post for you about a short trip my boyfriend and I took to Menorca, Mallorca's stunning neighbor island. 

How to spend a weekend on Menorca

I adore Menorca, the peace and tranquility of the island, its breathtaking beaches and landscapes, its cozy towns and lovely people. To me Menorca is like a smaller, more intimate and untouched, better maintained, cleaner and less busy version of its bigger sister island Mallorca. Luckily, we have a good friend there who lets us stay at his cute apartment in the tiny town of Es Mercadal. So we can visit him and the island whenever we like. I always love a weekend escape to Menorca to disconnect and let go of stress. This time we explored a few stunning new places we had never been to before that I would like to show you here.

Beaches of Son Saura

On our first day our friends took us to the secluded beaches of Son Saura which are located in a large nature preserve that is also a great starting point for hikes. Once we had parked our car we walked about 10 minutes to the first beach but decided to head to the second, larger one as the water there looked even more beautiful than at the first one. Seriously, the water was just divine! Crystal clear, turquoise and refreshing. We found a nice spot in the shade away from the crowds where we spent all day swimming, snorkelling and relaxing. I love how well preserved Menorca's beaches are. You can't reach them by car but always have to park far away and walk a bit so the cars don't destroy the surrounding nature. And even though the beaches are secluded, there are garbage bins and toilets for more cleanliness. Menorca takes good care of its beautiful nature!

Later at night we went for dinner in Mahón, Menorca's capital. We had yummy Asian food at the beautiful Restaurante Way which I can totally recommend! Scroll down to see what we did on our second day.

Binisafuller and Binidali

My boyfriend and I spent our second and last day on Menorca exploring the south east of the island. Our first stop was the stunning Es Calo Blanc, a simply breathtaking little cove with turquoise water and lots of rocks to jump from. As it is a non-touristy cove there are no stairs, sunbeds or other amenities which I love because it's all natural and virgin. There's a parking just one minute away from the cove and it's really easy to find. Even though the water looked so tempting we didn't jump in but decided to explore the surrounding area a bit. We walked along the beautiful coastline and stopped here and there to take photos of the cute houses and gardens until we reached Cala Binisafuller, another postcard place. That cove is home to a small natural harbour. There are a tiny beach, some small boats and beautiful whitewashed houses as far as the eye can see. How could I not fall in love with this pretty place?

After exploring Binisafuller for a bit we headed to the nearby town of Binidali which was even tinier and less crowded. I wouldn't even call it a town, rather a resort. If you ever visit Binidali make sure to stop by the lovely Som Sis bar that offers yummy snacks and drinks with splendid views over the coast. We stayed here for almost an hour enjoying our drinks, the chill out music, views and a light sea breeze. The bar is located right above Cala Binidali, another stunning cove with crystal clear water that is surrounded by high cliffs from where you have amazing views. Stop for a bath here if you're in Binidali!

I hope you liked this post and that it gives you a reason to visit Menorca some day. It truly is a stunning island perfect for romantics and adventurers!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Fons de Mar Beach Bar and Restaurant

Happy Wednesday, my dear readers. I hope your week is going great so far! Summer is in full swing here on the island and we're enjoying it to the fullest... or as much as our jobs allow us, haha. Last week my boyfriend and I went for lunch by the turquoise sea. Mario, the lovely owner of Fons de Mar, invited us to spend a relaxed afternoon at his hip beach restaurant/bar or 'chiringuito' in Playa de Muro. So last Wednesday we enjoyed some delicious cocktails and great food right on the beach.

About Fons de Mar

The beach restaurant and bar Fons de Mar is located in Playa de Muro right by the sea. You lunch or dine with your feet in the sand while watching people swim and listening to the sounds of the ocean. They also have live music on some evenings, perfect to enjoy a sundowner by the sea. Fons de Mar offers all kinds of tasty dishes from typical Spanish tapas to pizza, burgers and, not to forget, their authentic Mexican food! My boyfriend and I decided to try their nachos, shrimp and veggie fajitas and tacos with pulled pork. We were surely not disappointed, everything was absolutely delicious! The food was accompanied by two refreshing cocktails. I chose a mango ginger mojito while Miguel enjoyed a strawberry caipiroska, both very yummy. 

After indulging in all these delicacies we laid down on one of many comfy sunbeds you find at the beach bar. Enjoying some shade, a light sea breeze and an ice cold frappuccino for dessert we completely relaxed. On days like this I'm especially thankful for living in Mallorca. Mini escapes like these make me feel like I'm on vacation myself. I hope you're all having a great summer, no matter where you are right now, and that you also find some time to escape, disconnect and simply enjoy life. Oh, and if you spend your vacation in Mallorca, don't forget to stop by Fons de Mar :-)

Fons de Mar
Carrer dels Ànecs, 2
07458 Muro, Illes Balears
Tel.: +34 971 20 07 74

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Cala Pi - One of Mallorca's most beautiful Coves

Hello there, everyone! I hope you're all enjoying your summer to the fullest. I simply adore this season, especially because I live on this beautiful island called Mallorca. Simple things like being able to go for a swim every day, having a beach picnic with friends or some yummy ice cream after work make me feel so alive and as if I'm on vacation all the time. I'm very much looking forward to August too because my little sister and mommy are coming to visit. Can't wait to take them to the beach and cook together, have cocktails on our terrace and chat and laugh. This is summer for me!

Cala Pi in Llucmajor

Today you get to discover a new place with me, one of my new favorite spots on the island, the stunning Cala Pi. This charming cove is located near Llucmajor, about a 20 minute drive from Palma. A few days ago my friends Melli, Alina and I went to explore this lovely place and we immediately fell in love with Cala Pi. It looks like a perfect Mediterranean postcard. Hidden between impressive rocks and lush greenery this cove wows with turquoise, crystal clear water and amazing coastal views. Before heading down to the beach you should walk around a bit and soak in the natural beauty of this place and also take some photos. There is a quite Instagram-famous viewpoint from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the cove. Even though we came here at the beginning of July the beach was fortunately not crowded at all. There is lots of space and also some shade from surrounding pine trees. I'm so happy they didn't exploit this place or build any huge hotels around the cove. It's all quiet, natural and simply beautiful. So whenever you come to Mallorca, make sure to stop by this cove. It's totally worth a visit, even if it's just for a beautiful photo, haha.

Once in this area, you should also stop at the lighthouse of Cap Blanc,  which you can see in the last three photos. It's only a five-minute drive away from Cala Pi and I couldn't recommend this visit enough! It's a stunning, wild place with no one around. Huge impressive rocks plunge into the Mediterranean Sea here. Far reaching views and uninhabited, dry land. This magical place really makes you feel tiny. As if you've reached the end of the world. I will definitely come back here someday to enjoy the sunset with my boyfriend or friends!

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