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Menorca by Fernanda de la Puente

Asana Groove's founder gives us her tips to a nature filled adventure on the untouched Balearic island

Menorca by Fernanda de la Puente

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Jivamukti Yoga teacher, eating psychology coach, and actress Fernanda de la Puente is no stranger to the beautiful Balearic island of Menorca. She made it her life’s mission to uplift others, instigating the opening of Asana Groove, a holistic studio and yoga practice based in Madrid. It is also known for organizing retreats in unique locations around the world; Menorca being the latest location for Asana Groove’s retreat hosted in a country house in the heart of the island, between the towns of Alaior and Es Migjorn. 

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What is your first memory of Menorca?
Getting to Ciutadella after two weeks of being on a boat, and I remember it being a magical city by night. Romantic restaurants by the water smelling of fresh summer nights.

How would you describe Menorca to someone that’s never been?
Genuine people, untouched, wild, classy.

Es Bec d'Aguilar where Asana Groove hosted its retreat
Es Bec d'Aguilar where Asana Groove hosted its retreat
The relaxed interiors at Es Bec d'Aguilar
The relaxed interiors at Es Bec d'Aguilar

Describe a perfect day in Menorca.
Yoga class in the morning, hike to the beach, and horse ride in the Camí de Cavalls for sunset!

How does Menorca inspire your work and your creativity?
Menorca definitely inspires work and creativity because it’s the most “untouched” and natural Balearic island. There are kilometers of unconstructed land with amazing forests and hikes all around.

Hauser and Wirth in Menorca
Hauser and Wirth in Menorca

When dreaming up Menorca, we should keep in mind…

  • The best time to go is May, June, September, or October. Avoid July and August to avoid the crowds.
  • Eat ortiguillas.
  • Must visit Hauser & Wirth satellite gallery in Illa del Rei.
One of the 43 guestrooms at Experimental Menorca
Spa at Santa Ponsa Fontenille in Menorca
Spa at Santa Ponsa Fontenille in Menorca

The must do, see, eat and enjoy…

  • The Spa at Santa Ponsa Fontenille Menorca.
  • Experimental Menorca for any meal and to stay!
  • Sa Llagosta is the best restaurant for dinner.
  • Definitely visit the town of Fornells (where Sa Llagosta is), with its beautiful and charming Menorqui architecture and incredible restaurants in front of the sea. 
  • Do a horse ride in Cami de Cavalls which means ‘Way of Horses,’ a 185-kilometer dirt track that circles the entire coast of Menorca.
  • Do the Jeep Safari!
  • Go in a Menorquin boat around the island.

Here’s a playlist to get your grooves on

Read Mark Wheelan’s review of Experimental Menorca on A Hotel Life.

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