If there is a unique and distinct cove in Menorca that is undoubtedly Cala Pregonda. Menorca has always been identified with these coves with white sand and turquoise backgrounds, but Cala Pregonda is something different and very special. We speak of a red cove, as you hear it, with crystalline backgrounds and an unusual beauty, a beauty that has fallen in love with many travelers making it their favorite on the island.
Cala Pregonda, a red cove in a crystalline sea
Looking for coves in Menorca
Looking for the best coves and beaches of Menorca Cala Pregonda appeared from nowhere, a cove that a good friend had identified as her favorite place in Menorca. We knew in advance that it was going to be a different cove from the rest, since we had previously visited coves like Turqueta or Macarella, considered for many the paradise or the most spectacular of the island. Hands on, after eating on a Tuesday in September, even in high season, we set out to discover this peculiar cove.
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Our experience in Cala Pregonda
If you look at Menorca on a map, Cala Pregonda is north and west of Faaro de Cavalleria. We get a rental ticket to the entrance, where you can see that the parking lot is on a long dirt road, where eating dust is very common. This parking is of such size that we recommend going to the bottom, since it usually has spaces especially in the afternoon, if not, the walk will be even greater.
At the end of the parking lot there is a restaurant (with a very nice terrace) and a path that goes to Cala Pregonda, but before passing through the beaches of Mica and Binimel-la.
After about 15 minutes walking along a path of sand and many stones you will reach Cala Pregonda, where there are two very well differentiated areas. The first, which are small coves of stones next to an islet and the second, a long circular beach with red sand.
Welcome to Paradise
We decided to stay at the beginning, in the small coves of red stones, since the feeling was much more wild and to make snorkel It was certainly the best place.
Throughout the afternoon and almost until dusk we could enjoy this paradise corner. The bottoms are spectacular, full of life, and swimming and snorkeling until the small islet What is in front is undoubtedly one of the best. There is like small pools and water blows That makes it look like you're a jacuzzi.
For us, the best cove or beach in all of Menorca. Without a doubt, when we return to Menorca Cala Pregonda we will visit it again.
Before leaving for Menorca
- Search and compare flights to Menorca at the best price
- Car rental in Menorca with a 15% discount
- Guide: Menorca. Biosphere Reserve. Possibly the best guide in Menorca
- Hiking: El Camí de Cavalls. The quintessential hiking trail of the island
How to get?
Cala Pregonda is accessed from the municipality of It's Mercadal. From there you have to take the Camí de Montpala, a narrow and paved road, until you reach the parking of Cala Pregonda. It has no loss, as it is perfectly indicated.
What time do you go?
Menorca is in fashion and unfortunately for this it begins to be overcrowded. At the coves you have to arrive early or in the afternoon. In any case, the coves in the north, having a smaller hotel presence, are much more isolated and quiet than those in the south. In Menorca they say, if it blows a lot of wind to the north, the beaches of the south will be up.
Hotels in the north of Menorca
Here is a good selection of hotels in the north of Menorca.
- Hotel Biniatram Agroturisme. It was our choice and it certainly exceeded our expectations.
- Agroturismo Son Vives Menorca. In the center of the island and in a place close to everything.
- Agroturismo San Torre Blanca. Rural tourism north of Menorca.
- Aparthotel Beach Club. With sea views in a unique enclave.
Tours in the north of Menorca
Boat tour through the north of Menorca
Rent a car in Menorca
In order to rent a car in Menorca we recommend the Sixt company, since they have the most modern and most equipped fleet in all of Menorca. It was our choice and it fully met 🙂