May is going to be wet in Menorca – that’s the promise from the organisers of La Fiesta del Mar 2012 who, during the whole month of May, plan to publicise the island’s many and varied forms of watersports and activities, with the hope of getting as many people as possible to try them out.
Among the activities being promoted are windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and scuba diving, and if those sound a little too energetic for you there will be some more passive activities, like boating trips around Menorca.
“We want people to know about and try the different nautical sports and activities the water sport centre of Menorca can offer,” says the organising committee. During May the island’s watersporting companies have come together to offer special introductory prices, and have set up a special Fiesta del Mar website, though which activities can be booked.
These include windsurfing and sailing off Fornells, kayaking at Es Grau, Cala en Porter, Santo Tomas and Cala Galdana, and diving at S’Algar, Fornells and Cala en Busquets. Boat trips are on offer from Cala en Bosch, Ciutadella and Mahon.
There are plenty of dry-land sporting activities on offer in May also, including the Cami de Cavalls trail, a 158km marathon running race from Ciutadella, which gets underway on 18 May. A week later (26/27 May) the island’s first non-stop mountain bike race, the Cavalls de Ferro, will take place. Equestrian lovers can enjoy May’s sporting feel also thanks to the Menorca-breed horse fair on 12/13 May.
Full details of all the activities can be found at the Fiesta del Mar website.