In 1993 UNESCO declared the island of Minorca Biosphere Reserve. This declaration has been conferred on 411 places on the planet where there exists an important natural and cultural heritage and where society has accepted an economic development compatible with the conservation of nature. A Biosphere Reserve is an agreement of man with his natural surroundings.
UNESCO considered Minorca worthy of this declaration for the diversity of its Mediterranean landscape and the species of animals and plants found exclusively on the island, some of which are in danger of extinction. Also valued is the traditional rural countryside present over a large part of the island and highly appreciated for the beauty of the scenery. The existence of an important archaeological and ethnological heritage was another important factor.
One of the features of the island of Menorca is its small size, another important feature, which may seem contradictory with the previous one, is its great diversity of landscape and environment. In fact, in the 700 km2 of island have a place rich in environments that normally you would not think to find in an area so low.
We are delighted that you are visiting our island and meet us. We would like you to participate in our hope for the future, that the island will be better looked after as time passes and our quality of life will continue to improve.
We want you to feel at home and we ask you to behave as if you really were at home.