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Favaritx lighthouse in Menorca

S'Albufera d'Es Grau, Illa den Colom i Cap de Favaritx Nature Reserve


A paradise for birds

Not only is it exceptional because it has become an excellent habitat for many bird species, but also its morphology means visitors can observe them.

In a stunning beautiful setting, to the north of the city of Mahón, stands Cap de Favaritx and, opposite, a short way away, l'Illa d'en Colomi. The ensemble shapes a coastline of gentle beaches, with several low rocky sections. Bird watching and the area's tourist attraction, make it one of the favourite places of visitors to the island.

S'Albufera d'Es Grau, Illa den Colom i Cap de Favaritx Nature Reserve

Centro de Recepción Rodríguez Femenias

Maó, Minorca  (Balearic Islands)

Type of area:Natural Park Area:5.07 hectares Tel.:+34 609 601 249 Tel.:+34 971 177 705 (Centro de recepción-interpretación Rodríguez Femenias) Website:S'Albufera d'Es Grau Website: Illa den Colom i Cap de Favaritx Nature Reserve

Minorca (Balearic Islands):


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What you need to know

  • Cultural information

    A few kilometres farther stands the city of Mahón, that boasts an excellent Fine Art Museum and, nearby, different archaeological remains of the culture of the 'taulas' (megaliths) and talayots.

  • Environmental information

    Their main biological importance is the presence of over 100 bird species. The ensemble is made up of very old geological materials. (Devonian) and highly eroded, that are not permeable. On the coastline the beaches alternate with rocky sections, without them forming significant structures.

  • Information for visits

    Unrestricted access to the Park. The best way to get there is from Mahón heading north, via Albufera des Grau.