Menorca, the virgin Paradise you cannot imagine
The natural surroundings of Malbuger Nou
Natural sites, historical and cultural heritage of great richness.
Mahón and its Natural Port
Malbuger Nou is located in Mahon, the capital of Menorca. This city is known for its natural port, one of the largest in the world. It has always been valued for its strategic location in the Mediterranean.
Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans have left their mark in Mahon. Furthermore, it has been an English as well as a French colony.
In the middle of the port, there are two islands. Lazareto, which was used to quarantine the boats that arrived in the port in the 19th century, and Isla del Rey (The King’s Island), thus called because it was the place where King Alfonso III disembarked in 1287 when he arrived to conquer Menorca from the Moors.
Isla del rey
On Isla del Rey, there is an old navy hospital constructed by the English in the 18th century. It was used to attend to those who were sick in the English navy. It has now been renovated. There are also the ruins of a Paleo-Christian basilica from the 6th century AD which have been declared historical, archaeological monuments of national importance.
Today, Isla del Rey is more relevant than ever. In the spring of 2021, the prestigious modern art gallery "Hauser & Wirth" plans to open the doors on its first public exhibition in Menorca. The Swiss gallery is carrying out an ambitious Project, renovating the Langara building on the islet, to convert it into a contemporary art centre. This will doubtless be another reason to visit Menorca.
Talaiot And Taula de Trepucó
The historic settlement of Trepucó, one of the biggest on the island, is just 600 metres from the country hotel. It belongs to the megalithic culture of the Meditterranean region.
Here, you will be able to admire Talayotic monuments of worldwide importance. In fact, it is one of 32 prehistoric Menorcan sites which form part of the Megalithic Menorca candidacy presented to UNESCO as a world heritage site.
In the megalithic enclosure, there are two Talayots dating from 1500 to 1450 BC and the Taula and its enclosure which date from 850 to 450 BC.
Albufera d’es Grau
This is a protected, natural area and a place for lots of aquatic birds to stay and rest. It is the nucleus of the Biosphere Reserve of Menorca.
You can go on beautiful walks there. There are many different routes:
-Sa Gola: this route follows Sa Gola canal and the dunes on Grao beach.
-Santa Madrona: this skirts the southeast shore of the coastal lagoon from where you can observe the aquatic birds as they are very close to the lagoon. There are various viewpoints and observatories.
-Llimpa Cove Viewpoint: this traverses the southeast part of the lagoon.
The island has a coast full of beautiful coves and beaches, the majority of which are virgin beaches.
There are two different geological zones. The beaches on the north coast have golden pink sand, due to the clay nature of the land and the slate stone. The beaches on the south coast on the other hand, have soft white sand as a result of the presence of limestone, which is called white "Marès" in Menorca.
Many of these virgin beaches are just a few minutes from the hotel.
Because of Malbuger Nou’s location, you have access to a wide variety of charming trails for hiking or simply to go for a lovely walk.
In addition, there is a range of options to do sport such as tennis, (including clay courts) a few minutes from the hotel, padel, cycling routes and mountain biking.