We all like to travel and get in touch with new cultures, new lifestyles and, in this way, increase our vital experience. What we neglect on each trip is the environment. On the island of Menorca, if it weren't for the environment, nothing would be the same. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind the fact that a trip can remain spectacular even if we are aware of the way we do it.
Here you will find 6 useful tips to take care of the island while you are discovering it and, even more so, if you want it to become your new summer residence or, perhaps, your new home.
Turn off the tap
Water is a very scarce natural resource in Menorca. In fact, most of the water for human consumption must be bottled and brought from the continent. That's why you should not use more water than necessary when you shower, wash your hands or face. Among all, the goal is to try to consume what is necessary.
Say "no, thanks" to plastic
Although today it is very difficult to live without plastic, the easy thing is to prevent it from reaching the sea. Simply pick up everything you take with you to the beach (or anywhere else). And, if you can, choose reusable plastics, or replace plastic bags with cloth bags, for example.
The cigarette butts
While we talk about not leaving trash on the beach ... We have prepared something for smokers that will help you eliminate one of the worst types of waste: cigarette butts. A beach ashtray with a lid is the perfect companion to help you take your trash to the hotel or throw it in the first container you see.
Have you heard the urban legend that mud on beaches like Cavallería works miracles if you cover yourself with it? The large number of people who have taken mud baths in recent years has caused premature erosion of the land that affects the beach ecosystem. Imagine you return to Menorca in 20 years and everyone else has done the same as you did. It is likely that the magical beach you remember will be completely different. And not necessarily for the better.
Piles of stones
The tendency to upload a photo to social networks with this type of construction has caused an avalanche of spontaneous artists. However, moving the stones from their proper place causes soil erosion and destroys the mini ecosystems. How? Because many native plants and small animals are left without any place to grow or hide. Virtue is in the details.
Are you going to take a boat trip? Renting a small boat is one of the best ways to discover the coast of Menorca. However, remember that you cannot dock in the meadows of Posidonia. They are the lungs of the Mediterranean, and their survival is vital so that we can enjoy beaches with crystal clear waters.
Our commitment to the environment
At Venalis Farms we are very committed to everything that involves taking care of the environment since if what we do is find homes, summer residences or investment possibilities for our clients, we are also aware of the fact that all this has to happen in a healthy environment, which ensures the persistence of the island's microecosystem.
As we mentioned on previous occasions, Menorca is a Biosphere Reserve. And in recent years, its area has expanded several kilometers offshore, making it the largest reserve in the Mediterranean. Another reason why you should enjoy the most ecological holidays possible.
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