16. Son Bou – Cala en Porter

This section is ideal for admiring the beauty of Minorca’s south coast. The path runs between two important gorge areas; Sa Vall and Es Bec in the west and the Cala en Porter gorge in the east. The scenery varies considerably, showing the biodiversity in these kinds of ecosystems. One of the key areas is Prat de Son Bou, which is particularly important because of the extension of it marsh.

A different viewpoint emerges as the path crosses the bottom of the Cala en Porter gorge, where humans have transformed the terrain into agricultural land. On the sheer walls of the gorge, plants and birds compete to achieve the best crack to extend their roots or build their nests wherever they can get the most shelter from harsh weather.

A two kilometer diversion from this path can be made to visit the island’s largest talayotic settlement: Torre d’en Galmés.

Distance: 8 km

Level: medium

Tourist services:

Hotels: Son Bou, Cala en Porter

Bars, restaurants and supermarkets: Son Bou, Cala en Porter.