Out of the city travelling north on the Me-7 you’ll come to the Parc Natural de S’Albufera des Grau, and the island’s only national park. The park is charged with protecting and encouraging the island’s flora and fauna, especially the endemic species, and makes for a refreshingly different trip out of the capital.
Northwest on the Me-1 you’ll pass through several villages and towns including Es Mercadal and Ferreries before arriving at the town of Menorca on the west coast and the white sandy beaches around Cala Blanca. Es Mercadal is almost at the geographical centre of the island and is towered over by the island’s biggest mountain, Mount Toro. At Ferreries, you’ll see signs to the castle of Santa Agueda which crowns a hilltop just outside the town. In existence since Roman times, it’s built on Menorca’s third highest point.