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Reserva La Concepció

Natural Salt of Menorca

Parked the car at the side of the road, cross a wooden doors with an inscription that indicate that there is Reserva La Concepció and beginning a path among the trees in which I am accompanied by the singing of the birds. I am in the Cami de Cavalls and to my left side appears the bay of Fornells and a white houses where Isabel Mayor receive me.

Who in 2012 retrieves the activity of the Salinas of the estate that have their origin in the nineteenth century when they were built by the Greek family Aleixaides and used until 1984.

Of them is where they get their flower of salt known as "Flor de Fornells". During the visit Isabel explains me the process with which they leave to enter the water of the Mediterranean Sea, which through some channels and naturally goes drying with the winds and the sun on the island, getting the flower which is picked manually.

Along the way we will be testing some of the wild plants that we find, as salicornias or sea fennel, and it is like in the rest of the activities that are proposed in the estate as horseback riding, cycling, kayaking, personalized yoga classes or accommodation to enjoy of Menorca in a pure state.

At the same time, they propose a volunteer program to assist in the cleaning, recovery and maintenance of the Salinas, and in the extraction and packaging of the Flor de Sal, in a unique space and protected by the European Union and Unesco under various figures for nature conservation (ANEI, LIC and ZEPA, program Natura 2000).

Currently they sold its excellent salt mainly within the island, but I hope that we will not take long to see their boxes of colors with their salts mixed with other ingredients such as dill, ginger, rosemary or Vera paprika, that serve to enhance the flavors varied recipes.

Address: Reserva La Concepció, Carretera de Mahón Fornells Me 7 Km 20 07740 Fornells (Menorca)
Phone: +34 617 112 861