Winter in Menorca

The first entry in our blog…We are very excited to be opening up this imaginary window onto the island, and look forward to sharing moments, experiences, memories, stories and places with you – our clients and friends from around the world. But we want to share more than just Menorca with you, we also want to talk about the things that we are passionate about: travelling, gastronomy, cinema, art, music, literature, photography, interior design , nature…Life!

Winter in Menorca: the island closes down. Days are shorter, and people stop carrying out their usual activities. Many of our favourite restaurants are closed during the low season. It becomes dark early, the sea smacks against the cliffs with unusual violence, whilst also smashing the decks of the boats moored in the harbour.

The freezing cold Tramontana wind crosses through this virtually flat island, having arrived from Siberia, through the Rhône Valley and the Gulf of Lion in France. Did you know that there are 8 other types of wind that blow through this incredible Air Island?: Gregal, Llevant, Xaloc, Migjorn, Llebeig, Ponent and Mestral !

Throughout all of this, the sun peeks out timidly through the clouds. Walking over to Cap de Favaritx, we are enchanted with the ever-changing scene in front of us: the colours and sounds, which permeate the air with a mystical aura. Back in Mahón, we can entertain ourselves by shopping at the Claustre del Carme stalls, buying fresh fish at the Mercat del Peix, followed by some wine and tapas with friendly people who enjoy good conversation and who are in no hurry. It is at this time, that Menorca regains its identity and slow pace, far from the high season stress (for the particular parameters of this island always calm, even in August). And there is all the time in the world for exploring it differently, without any cars, nor fixed timetables.

And the day ends. Music to relax with while we watch the storm brewing in the distance, as well as a majestic sunset over the sea, while tasting an aromatic Matcha tea, surrounded by the absolute calm of this small corner of the Mediterranean: Jack Brymer & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s rendition of Clarinet Concerto in A Major K 622 Adagio by WA Mozart.

Photo by Joan Mercadal, Menorcafoto

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