The enigmatic island of Colom, is the largest islet of those bordering Menorca, is located northeast of the island just 200 meters away at its shortest point, in total are 59 Hectares of land, among bushes, pine forests and cliffs that will not let your visit pass indifferent.
The island of Colom historically has had much relevance in the history of Menorca, has been used as Lazareto, as a point of cultivation as well as for the exploitation of its blenda mines, a derivative of zinc, iron galvanizer very important in the 1700s .
Lazareto is a place where quarantined patients take refuge, this happened in a preventive way, since when recovering 268 soldiers from Algeria, they ended up being this island since they were infested with Plague, of this was a monolith as a posthumous tribute of three soldiers who They died on the island because of this disease.
Beaches of the Colom Island
This private and paradisiacal Islet has two impressive beaches, which despite being located north of Menorca, its sands are white and its crystalline waters are the best in southern Menorca, the other advantage of these beaches is that they are protected from the tramontana winds and for this reason many boats take refuge there.
Arenal d’ en Moro
This beach although it is smaller than its sister els Tamarells has more surface area of sand to be and is the first destination for those who rent a kayak in Es Grau.
This is the most representative beach of the island of Colom, for its tamarinds, these bushes of African origin abound in this beach, which also has a beautiful pine forest and a wooden cabin furnished just 150 meters.
Colom Island from the air
The nature of Colom Island
This islet is part of S’Albufera des Grau, the main reason why Menorca was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, it is full of all kinds of marine birds, endemic species (unique to the island), such as Pardela Pichoneta , the Daphne rodriguezii plant. This makes the island of Colom a paradise of fauna and flora that can not go unnoticed by anyone.
For all this we recommend you visit the Colom island and visit Menorca, it will always be easier to visit it in our cars, come to Menorca, we are Valls Rent a Car.
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Colom, G. (1978). Biogeografía de las Baleares. Laformación de las islas y el origen de su flora y fauna.