The south of Minorca is characterized by its deep ravines and the coves that form at the end of them. They are pine-fringed coves with fine, white sand and turquoise depths. These coves are not a myth, they exist and you can find them all along the southern coast of Minorca. They are extraordinary places and one of the major tourist attractions of the Balearic Islands. In the southern zone, you will find, among others, the coves Mitjana, Trabalújer of Biningaus.
At times, the ravines do not end abruptly, but give way to great open spaces. There, instead of forming small coves, you find magnificent beaches like Son Bouo or Sant Tomàs. In the modern tourist neighborhoods, generally well-integrated into the landscape, visitors find a model of tourism that shrinks the buildup and overcrowding. In this way, tourists can enjoy the spectacular landscape and maximum quality in tourist service.
But the south is not all coastline. In the depths of its ravines, the theme of numerous stories and legends, caves, wells and some the most significant archaeological finds of the day are found. Its immaculately white villages preserve all the enchantment of the traditional life. In former times, the Mediterranean pirates destroyed the Minorcan coasts regularly. To protect themselves from these attacks and to allow room to maneuver, the villages of the south moved inland.
Es Migjorn Gran is a very beautiful, small village, while Ferreries and Alaior are medium-sized and have quite the tradition in making typical products. In the south, you can also find a great number of vestiges of the Talaiotic era. Villages, talaiots, basilicas, and the enormous, mysterious and fascinating "taules." These archaeological remains, along with the traditions and festivals, give the visit extra cultural enrichment. This way, magic is added to the beauty of Minorca.