The charm of the Mediterranean
The natural diversity of the Mediterranean island of Minorca is, without a doubt, one of its most outstanding characteristics. With a surface area of 700 square kilometres, visitor will find here a wide variety of typical Mediterranean habitats. These magnificent habitats include a number of rugged ravines, caves, ponds, lakes, marshes, sand dunes, coasts and islets.
The Island of Minorca is divided into two different types of regions. Its rugged northern region, for example, is home of a variety of beautiful reddish sandy beaches, whilst its southern region is home of a less rugged landscape where visitors will find, amongst other things, fine-looking cliffs, pine covered ravines and golden sandy coves. We would mention that the highest point on the island is the 357 metre high Mount Toro.
This beautiful Mediterranean island was declared a World Biosphere Reserve in 1993. The main part of the biosphere reserve area being found in the Parque Natural de s’Albuferades Grau, the Illa d’en Colom and the Cap deFavaritx. Situated in the municipality of Mao, the Minorca World Biosphere Reserve has a surface area of 1.947 hectares and includes a lake with a surface area of 72 hectares, a wetland area known as Es Prat, a number of water pools that include the Morella and Sa Torreta pools and the En Colom Islet with the surface area of 60 hectares.