Es Mercadal sits squarely at the centre of the island in the shadow of Monte Toro, the island’s highest peak (a lofty 358 metres). Es Mercadal is famed for having a number of excellent restaurants serving authentic Menorcan food and also for the delicious pastries made here. Don’t leave without trying the pastissets (similar to shortbread) or the amargos (almond macaroons).
The central part of the north coast also falls under Es Mercadal’s control. This stretch of coast is rugged and windswept and there are several undeveloped beaches to explore. The north coast is markedly different from the south coast in appearance with dark reddish brown rocks and cliffs, low-lying shrubby vegetation and ochre coloured sand.
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