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Cala Pudent
Es Mercadal
Cala Pudent

Cala Pudent is situated at 11 kilometres from Fornells (located in front of the spectacular natural port which continues for four kilometres toward the interior) and one toward Mola de Fornells, located between na Tortuga and es Niu des Xiprès. The name is given by the bad smell from the mud which is characteristic for this coastal stretch. The beach is quite small (50 metres long) and it is the result of a narrow and deep sea inlet. This entrance is divided into two parts, with two very small sheltered coves. This coastal area is only appreciated by the fishers and is not for swimming.

The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring small boats are excellent. This coastal stretch is a good port for boats, although the wind blows from the northwest and east. The navigator is recommended to anchor in the north-western area of this cove, in front of the beach. You can also do this manoeuvre at the end of the cove or next to the place called es Varador d'en Xeca.

The accessibility by car is easy until the nearby Arenal de Son Saura following the signs and the deviations. The last part is in bad conditions. You are recommended to avoid driving through the dunes to park your private car near the water. From Son Saura you have to follow the coast to reach Cala Pudent.
When the beach has a lifeguard service, you must follow the lifeguards? instructions and the warnings on flags. A red flag indicates dangerous swimming conditions and means that swimming is not permitted. A yellow flag indicates that precaution must be taken, but that swimming is permitted. A green flag indicates that swimming is permitted. An orange flag is used to indicate that the lifeguard is absent. Act cautiously when no lifeguard is present or the service is not available and enjoy the beach without taking any unnecessary risks.

For health and safety reasons, the municipal ordinances ban pets on beaches.


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Tourist Information - Es Mercadal
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Municipality information Es Mercadal

The municipality of es Mercadal is situated in the geographic centre of Menorca, it grew next to the mount Toro (358 metres high, it is the highest mountain of the island). On the summit there is a defence tower (1558) and Santuari de la Verge del Toro (1670), patron saint of Menorca.

Once Menorca was conquered to the Moors (the footprint can be seen in the names of the rural fincas that begin with bini or al), by the Christian king Alfons III d'Aragó in 1287, some inhabitants from Girona established next to the mount Toro, raising a chapel for the patron saint of their town, Sant Narcís. King Jaume II established in 1301 the celebration of three menorcan markets around this parish.

The agricultural and farming sectors lead the municipal economy, guaranteeing the production of cheese with denomination of origin, the traditions and the preservation of this particular interior landscape of this island: green in the winter, stone walls and wooden barriers. There is also still a little industry of albarcas, the typical sandals of the farmers that are nowadays very popular for their design and simplicity.

The cultural variety includes the gastronomy, and especially the handcraft pastries (amargos, carquinyolis and guirlache), as well as Església de Sant Martín (Renaissance), the quiet streets with white houses (traditional architecture), the bridges over the torrent and the public water reservoir, still in use, built by the English governor Richard Kane.
The municipality has 17 beaches.
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