Favaritx lighthouse in Menorca

S’Albufera d'Es Grau Nature Reserve


A haven for birds

Not only is this a privileged area having become a habitat par excellence for multiple bird species, its morphology also makes it easy for visitors to spot them.

Cap de Favàritx is an enclave that boasts singular beauty, located to the north of the city of Mahón (Menorca, Balearic Islands), with Illa d'en Colomi just a short distance away. Together, they form a coastline of soft beaches with stretches of low-lying rocks. Bird watching and the appeal of its surroundings make this one of the favourite destinations for visitors to the island.

S’Albufera d'Es Grau Nature Reserve

Maó, Minorca  (Balearic Islands)

Type of area:Natural Park Area:5,066 hectares Tel.:+34 609 601 249 Tel.:+34 971 177 705 (Centro de recepción-interpretación Rodríguez Femenias) Website:S’Albufera des Grau Nature Reserve Website:S’Albufera des Grau Nature Reserve

Minorca (Balearic Islands):

Useful information

What you need to know

  • Cultural information

    It is located just a few kilometres away from the city of Mahón and its excellent Museum of Fine Arts and in the surrounding area there are various archaeological samples of the culture of the taulas and the talayots.

  • Environmental information

    Its main biological attraction is the presence of more than 100 bird species. The complex is made up of particularly old geological materials (Devonian) and having been subject to the effects of erosion, they are not permeable. On the coast, beaches alternate with rocky stretches, with no significant structures forming.

  • Information for visits

    Visits are free of charge, with the best access being from Mahón, heading north through Albufera des Grau.