The 3 best viewpoints in Menorca
Menorca offers many singular spots to enjoy magnificent views of the Mediterranean and the very best sunsets in summer. But there are also highly recommended viewpoints from which to gaze over the wonderful natural and inland landscapes. A complete list of recommended spots would be virtually never-ending, so we'll just suggest three of our favourites from around the Island.
1. El Toro. It's not exactly a secret, but it is certainly worth a visit, as it is the highest peak on the island of Menorca, located in the municipal area of Es Mercadal, at the very heart of the island. El Toro is 358 metres high and has a sanctuary devoted to Holy Mary at the very top. From this point, you can admire the port of Fornells and follow the coastline, the northern beaches and islets, in addition to inland villages. On a clear day, you can see virtually the entire coastline of Menorca.
2. Lighthouse of Cavalleria. The northernmost point of the island is also located in the municipal area of Es Mercadal: the Cap de Cavalleria. On this rocky peninsula about three kilometres long and with cliffs about 90 metres high, we find one of the seven lighthouses that dot the Menorcan coastline. Apart from enjoying the view, the Information Centre inside the lighthouse is open to visitors from May to October and you can visit the natural port of Sanitja and the Roman archaeological site of Sanisera year round.
3. Son Fideu. One of the most interesting and less known natural balconies on the island, overlooking the ravine of Son Fideu. A great option for discovering new inland routes and the island’s natural and landscape heritage. This route takes about 3 hours starting from the village of Ferreries, heading south to Es Migjorn Gran and finally going up to Son Mercer de Dalt, and ending at the Cova des Moro, one of the most interesting archaeological sites on the island. The last stretch will reveal an awesome viewpoint overlooking the ravine of Albranca or Son Fideu, with the usual steep walls on either side of these amazing grooves eroded into the calcareous rocks of the southern part of Menorca.