Coasteering is an exciting and very complete activity of tourism, sport and leisure that brings together several sports that can be done on the cliffs of the coasts; Kayaking, Surfing, Stand up Paddle (SUP), Hiking, Visits to Caves from sea or land, Snorkelling, Climbing, Rappel, Psychoblock or Jumps from different heights into the sea. They do not have to be all at the same time, but a combination of them depending on the possibilities and natural richness of the route, the interest of the participants or their level. Coasteering is getting to know the coast (the border between land and sea) in a deep, close, detailed way, from a perspective that other modalities alone do not reach.
Why do Coasteering in Menorca?
If you are one of those who likes outdoor activities, discovering incredible landscapes, the sea of crystalline waters, diving in the warm Balearic waters and venturing to the little known places where you travel, Menorca is undoubtedly the best place to practice Coasteering.
Menorca is characterized, and known, for its turquoise sea but also for its virgin coasts. Its coastline has an almost infinite richness with multiple types of rocks, colours, sand textures, rich sea beds, flora marked by the force of the winds and a great range of cliffs, which surround the whole island, of different heights, with shapes, caves and many possibilities (…) All this means that there are great differences in the landscape depending on the geography of the island where you are, north, northeast, east, south, west, and that each one has a special charm and charisma.
Menorca has not been the most popular or visited island in the wave of mass tourism unlike its other island sisters, and that is a great positive. This, together with the great zeal, during the last century, of the inhabitants to conserve the beauty of the nature that the island has been endowed with, makes this place preserve the most virgin and beautiful coastal landscapes of Spain.
Is Menorca different in the north, south, east and west?
The north of Minorca is characterized by a harsher, rougher landscape of bushes and small trees twisted and reinforced by the harshest winds. There we also find the highest cliffs up to 100 meters (in the ‘Cavallería’ area) but also areas of softer but almost always rocky topography. In this area we find beaches of reddish sand and rocks (the Codolars and the Macars) and cliffs also of this peculiar shade (pelitas), besides having other more greyish shades of the dolomite rocks. In the north is the natural marine reserve of the island, a deep blue place where fish and large numbers of marine species find their paradise, is the perfect place to dive and play chase these animals as if you were a mischievous dolphin. The north is the wildest place, and also with the beaches farthest from the last stretch of road.
The south, on the other hand, is a more benevolent place for fauna, where pine, oak and wild olive forests have grown in a less “traumatic” way (…) the typical Mediterranean forest. Here the wind and the seas do not blow so hard in the winter months. The cliffs are more numerous although this time they are mainly grey limestone and less steep, although we have places where the cliffs are also quite high in the area of Galdana, Mitjana or Cala en Porter. In the south we will find the most turquoise beaches and also the most popular beaches of the island, although there are numerous beaches much more unknown because you have to walk or kayak to them for more than 45 minutes. For those who 45 minutes of walking or kayaking is blessed glory, double glory to visit those beaches and hidden cliffs. Here the caves are numerous and some of them offer us great geological surprises, entering them by kayak and then on foot or by crawling through small holes is magical.
The West is characterized by having coves (small beaches) between areas of cliffs with an average height of 10 to 20 meters and are usually between residential areas as they are close to Ciutadella. In this area you will find the Pont d’en Gil, a very peculiar and attractive rock bridge over the sea that is worth visiting. From Pont d’en Gil towards Punta Nati, which marks the northern boundary), there are no beaches and hardly any vegetation, and the cliffs are higher, a place that is more difficult to reach both on foot and by kayak. The west has a very interesting Coasteering route jumping from cove to cove with a visit at sunset to the Menorcan rock bridge.
Definitely Menorca, the best place to practice kayaking or Coasteering!In summary and without a doubt, Minorca is the best place to practice Kayak and Coasteering with its nearly 200 beaches of crystalline waters, deep blue and intense turquoise, its many cliffs along its entire coast, its many caves and its great wealth of sea beds and warm waters in summer. Coasteering, from our point of view, is definitely the most intense and complete option to know this island.
Coasteering activities in Menorca
CoasteeringMenorca offers you different experiences with which you can get to know the most beautiful and otherwise unreachable coastal landscapes.
We can start with kayaking and enjoy the freedom of movement of these boats, learn to gently paddle the waters and discover the hidden corners of the Menorcan coast. We can, when the situation allows it, continue with marine speleology and enter some caves that are formed in the cliffs. Some caves are deep, others are round like the vaults of a church, others even have sandy beaches at the bottom, others you have to leave your kayak to visit and others you even have to walk, climb and crawl to find a hidden exit. After visiting the caves or between caves, you can dive in the best sea beds of Menorca and get to know its bio-diversity. And finally if you are daring or just want to try we do jumps from the cliffs and from different heights into the sea 2, 3, 4, 6, 9 meters according to your skills. We have identified the perfect spots on the coast from where you can jump into the sea and feel like a bird without wings, well a cormorant looking for its prey. Our guide will explain the jumping techniques and help you feel confident making it a fun and memorable experience.
We offer tours and experiences all over the island and for all levels and audiences, family or friends, being our main outings in:
1. Cala’n Blanes
2. Cala’n Porter
3. Cala Tomás towards Escorxada
4. Na Macaret
5. Cala Morell
6. Cala Galdana towards Macarella and Macarelleta
7. Cala Galdana towards Escorxada or Santo Tomás
We look forward to enjoying ourselves with you and showing you the hidden treasures of the island!
TUUR Coasteering Menorca
Contact phone and Whatsapp: 34 699 199 158