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The best kept secret of the Cova d’en Xoroi
Menorca hides many corners, many idyllic places, those places that you wish to have next to your house to go to every day, all 365 days a year.
The Cova d’en Xoroi is a small cave located on the south coast of the island, where we can now have an aperitif in the morning contemplating the magical views or go out at night and enjoy the best music in a different environment. And it could not be a cave with no more views, the Cova d’en Xoroi hides a legend and we tell you here.
The Cova d’en Xoroi
It has a privileged situation, for the day you can enjoy the wonderful views from the terraces and at night it is a perfect place to have a drink, watch the sunset and listen to music in a totally different environment.
In addition to the views, the natural space surrounding the cave is spectacular, a beautiful cliff on the south coast of the island and a grotto full of small corners that you will want to discover.
And if you want to go out at night on the island, this can also be a good option, because when the summer months start, every night there is a different theme party, you will not want to miss any of them.
The Cova d’en Xoroi is opens from 11.30 am to 10 pm, but depending on the time we go, the price may vary.
In the morning, from 11.30 am to 7 pm you can visit it for € 8.50 and in the afternoon, you can enjoy a beautiful sunset from 7 pm to 10 pm for € 12.50.
And if you want to dance all night you can go after 23pm and the price will depend on the party taking place on that day.
These prices may vary depending on the season and the event.
The legend of the Cova d’en Xoroi
This cave as well as spectacular views also hides a secret, a story that surrounds the Cova d’en Xoroi.
The story tells that a man a long time ago, it is not known if it was a corsair abandoned by his own or a survivor of a shipwreck, came to the cave. He settled in the Cova d’en Xoroi climbing the cliffs to save himself and stayed there.
In order to survive, he stole food from the nearest population but went unnoticed, until one day he saw a girl and fell madly in love with her. He could not stop thinking about her… And the day she married, he abducted her and took her to his cave.
Days, months and years passed without anyone knowing where he was, without anyone knowing who had taken the girl from Alaior. But in the cave it was not the abducted girl, it was a girl in love with the boy who kidnapped her. They had children and formed a small family, but always hiding in the cave.
The robberies to the inhabitants of the near towns were more frequent every time, since not only one person had to eat, now it was a whole family who had to be fed.
One winter day, after the great snow, the man went to look for food but this time it was not only him getting to the cave, because he footsteps in the snow led the people to the cave and there they found the family. When they were cornered, the young man and his eldest son jumped off the cliff, but the woman and the rest of her children were transferred to the city.
Today in Alaior there is a long lineage, which they say has not yet been extinguished.
We have already told you the legend that surrounds the Cova d’en Xoroi now it is only left to see the beautiful views from one of its terraces. You cannot leave Menorca without stepping inside this cave.