Organised by the Estación Náutica de Menorca (Water Sports Centre of Menorca), the extensive list of water and land based sports ranges from sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, cycling and trekking for the move active to more leisurely options such as hiring a boat for the day or taking part in group excursions on board a catamaran or sail boat.
Something for everyone
The Fiesta del Mar is all about giving people the opportunity to get to know and enjoy Menorca’s crystal blue waters and spectacular coastline, whether the rugged north or the more tranquil south. And, for those who prefer to stay on dry land, Estación Náutica has put together a special programme of activities including horse riding excursions, mountain bike rides, hire of paddle tennis and tennis courts as well as the opportunity to enjoy a round of golf or to try out some of Menorca’s fitness centres and wellness spas, again all at discounted prices during the promotional period.
Whether you are a resident, regular visitor to the island or a first time holidaymaker, May in Menorca is the time to indulge in the sports activity you may have dreamed about, but never dared to try!
For more information and prices, visit: www.menorcafiestadelmar.es.
Fiesta del Mar 2013 Menorca Sporting Highlights
During the Fiesta del Mar May promotion, a series of annual sporting events will also be taking place, in which visitors to Menorca can participate. Alternatively, everyone is welcome to come along and soak up the atmosphere as a spectator.
Kayaking: V Concentración Popular de Kayak Menorca 2013
Now a popular fixture on the Menorcan sporting calendar, the fifth annual Kayak Meeting for all the family will take place on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June 2013. During the two days, two excursions will be organised enabling participants to paddle while enjoying the scenery and discovering unspoiled cliffs, coves and caves with friends and family. Each six hour trip will include enough time to have lunch, swim and sunbathe, making it a great day out for everyone. For more information and registration, visit: www.kayakmenorca.menorca.es.
Cross Country Trekkiing: II Trail Camí de Cavalls 2013
Now in its second year, the II Camí de Cavalls Trail takes place from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 May 2013. This endurance race around the ancient bridle path that encircles Menorca takes in some breathtaking scenery and covers 185km, setting off from Ciutadella on Friday 18 May at 08.00 hrs. The challenge is to complete the route within 46 hours.
Cycling: X Ruta de los Faros 2013
Now in its tenth year, this well established cycling event around the lighthouses of Menorca takes place on Saturday 4 May. In just one day, participants will cover over 200km, passing by some of Menorca’s most spectacular scenery as they cycle from lighthouse to lighthouse and then make they way to the finishing line at the top of Monte Toro, the island’s highest point. The event is organised by the Asociación Cicloturista de Menorca (Bicycle Touring Association).
For further information and registration, visit: www.menorcacicloturista.com.
Mountain Biking: II CdC Menorca MTB 2013
On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2013, the second 185km mountain bike endurance rally will take place around the Camí de Cavalls, organised by Cavalls de Ferro. Participants will depart at 08.00 hrs from Ciutadella to Es Castell on 25 May, and again at 08.00 from Es Castell to Ciutadella. The challenge is to complete the route within 24 hours.
Horse Fair: XVIII Feria del Caballo de Menorca 2013
The seventeenth Pure Breed Menorcan Horse Fair takes place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May 2013 at the Recinte Firal (Exhibition Centre) in Es Mercadal. Each year, the ‘Raça Menorquina’ Breeders and Owners Association get together to celebrate these magnificent horses, with competitions for best in class as well as all sorts of equestrian activities to enjoy. The highlight of which is the main prize for the best pure bred Menorquina horse, making this an interesting event for all horse lovers.
For further information, visit: www.cavalls-menorca.com.
Find out more
Full details about all Fiesta del Mar activities, dates and prices can be found on the website: www.menorcafiestadelmar.es (select the English version). Please note that the discounted prices published are only valid if booked through the Fiesta del Mar website or direct with the Estación Náutica central office in Mahón, as detailed below.
For further information, you can contact Tere Orfila either by telephone: + 34 971 594 827 or by email: email@example.com. Office hours: Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 14.00 hours.
Menorca Estación Náutica C/Cami des Castell, 28- 07702 Maó, Website: www.menorcafiestadelmar.es.
Estación Náutica de Menorca
Los Estaciones Náuticas de España or Water Sports Centres of Spain are tourist destinations which specialise in offering active holidays where the main focus is on watersports and other maritime pursuits. Until recently, Menorca had three independent nautical resorts at Mahón, Ciutadella and Fornells, out of a total of only six locations accredited in the Balearic Islands by the Nautical Resorts of Spain. This is a great accolade and reflection of the close relationship Menorca has enjoyed with the nautical world long before the arrival of tourism.
These three centres have now joined together as Estación Náutica de Menorca to benefit from a single administrative resource while still offering the same high quality service and advice to ensure you get the most from your holiday in Menorca. This not only includes water sports and other sea-based activities such as boat charters, but also a varied range of land based sports and leisure interests such as golf, horse riding, tennis and ‘wellness’ spas. Estación Náutica also provides information on day excursions, car hire and restaurants and can also help to find the type of accommodation that best suits your needs. The advantage is peace of mind as each member of Estación Náutica de Menorca has been assessed for quality, service and value for money.
In addition, Menorca was awarded Biosphere Reserve status in 1993 by UNESCO,under its program ‘Man and the Biosphere’. This accreditation imposes a level of protection for almost half of the island to create an environmental balance and the Ley de Espacios Naturales (Natural Areas Act) covers nineteen areas. Estación Náutica de Menorca promotes sustainable tourism in accordance with the Biosphere Reserve, helping to keep the island as it is – a paradise for all.