Na Macaret is the urban beach of the village with the same name, the buildings of which reach the coastline, located between Cala Molí and Punta des Nous Corns (it has excellent panoramic views).
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.
This small coastal corner belongs to Port d'Addaia, and it is located at 12 kilometres from Alaior, so that it is very frequented by its residents, and at 17 kilometres from es Mercadal.
This u-shaped sea inlet is quite small, the beach is sandy with no vegetation in the surroundings, the orientation is toward north, with calm water, because it is sheltered from the wind (gentle breeze), and it is surrounded by residential houses.
In front of the coast of na Macaret you can see Punta de sa Torre, on the top of which rises Torre d'Addaia (an eight metres high defence tower, with octagonal form and divided into three floors, with an artillery platform on the last one).
The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are excellent in Port d'Addaia during the whole year, because it is located in a deep sheltered cove, although there are many small islands (Illa Petita d'Addaia, Illa Gran d'Addaia, Illa de ses Àguiles, Illes Carbó), flagstones, sandbanks (Seca d'Enmig), quite dangerous, so that the navigator is recommended to follow the buoys and to enter during the day.
These characteristics explain that the beach is not too crowded by local visitors and tourists.
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Tourist Information - Es Mercadal
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Tourist Information - 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.
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