Sunday November 29, 2020

A protected hideaway

Menorca is not your average Spanish island: its beautifully unspoiled terrain is a Unesco site, ensuring it will never be overrun by beery tourists and tacky nightclubs. Isabel Conway samples its rugged charms

12th August, 2018
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Favaritx, with its lighthouse and protected coastline

A grim-faced guard emerges from the checkpoint and approaches our minibus, only waving us through after giving our driver a grilling. “He’s done a headcount and timed our visit, allowing us 15 minutes here and no longer,” says our guide with a chuckle.

It’s easy to imagine strict security measures aimed at combatting over-tourism at world-famous sites such as Machu Picchu in Peru, Angkor Wat’s temples of Cambodia, or cities like Dubrovnik...

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