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Menorca – UNESCO biosphere reserve – presented by Engel & Völkers Menorca

Menorca is of high interest to property buyers because of her UNESCO BIOSPHERE status, Engel & Völkers explains why

The beautiful island of Menorca enjoys mild temperatures throughout the year and together with its virgin beaches and wonderful landscapes it has become a highly desired destination for tourists and house buyers looking for somewhere extra special.

Menorca’s BIOSPHERE status was awarded on the 8 October 1993, as a result of excellent affinity between the expansion of economic business, the use of resources, and the preservation of patrimony and the countryside that it had conserved, and still does today at an extraordinary level. Menorca is an intensely sophisticated territory, with a long tradition of farming land, it has remarkable biodiversity as well as plant and animal species exclusive to the Island, some unfortunately in danger of extinction. Sustainability and preservation matter more and more to new generations of holiday makers and home owners and that is why Menorca is trending. Many a visitor who has fallen in love with the island has decided to invest in their dream and buy a second home or indeed to set up their main home on the island. Engel & Völkers real estate agents invite you to read on and find out more.

Mediterranean landscapes and conscientious development strategies make Menorca a very desirable place in the sun to buy property

Biosphere reserves have existed since 1971 and are characterised by the fact that people live in harmony with the surrounding nature and natural and cultural values are promoted. The focus is also on sustainable development with regard to ecological, economic and social aspects. A total of only 500 places worldwide are recognised as biosphere reserves!

Menorca is among this select group particularly because of its exceptional Mediterranean landscapes, which are impressive. In addition to the S'Albufera des Grau Natural Park, the Illa d'en Colom and the Cap de Favàritx are also included. In S'Albufera des Grau, visitors, homeowners and newcomers will find beautiful nature and numerous bird species, which are an important aspect of Menorca's status as a biosphere reserve. The rocky outcrop of Cap de Favàritx, one of the oldest rock formations on the Balearic Island, is characterised by rugged cliffs and parts of the shale rock of Cap de Favàritx contain fossils of the first creatures to have inhabited the Balearic Islands. The outcrop also plays an important role in protecting the natural beaches of Cala Presili, S'Arenal de Morella and Platja d'en Tortuga, which form part of the Parque Natural de la Albufera from the strong, Tramuntana (north) winds.

Take your high quality lifestyle up a notch – Buy a home to love and you will always have Menorca’s spectacular nature on your doorstep.

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Add protected marine zones to the list of positives for investing in Menorca

As well as Mediterranean landscapes that make the island unique, Menorca has the largest marine reserve in the Mediterranean, the objective protection and recovery of marine biodiversity. For more information see the MAREBI project (Management of Marine Protected Areas in an Insular Biosphere Reserve), launched during 2020 by the Department of Environment and Biosphere Reserve of Menorca, whose intention is to reconcile marine tourism in Menorca with conservation of the marine zones around the island.

Discover this wonderful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for yourself, perhaps it is the perfect location for your new home. This country house in Ciutadella, is one example of the fabulous properties available for sale on island – enjoy a first-class lifestyle on this very special, renovated farming estate. Absolute privacy, 7 bedrooms, a large swimming pool, garden and sun terraces, plenty of arable land and the highly valued holiday rental license with the potential to earn excellent returns.

Start a new way of life in Menorca in your very own property

Experience the beautiful nature of the Menorcan Biosphere Reserves and settle permanently within this unique environment by buying a property! Interested in the country house in Ciutadella? Or would like to see what else is for sale in Menorca? Let the local real estate experts at Engel & Völkers help you professionally from your first idea to the successful purchase.

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