Geocaching is a great outdoor activity that can be enjoyed by all the family. It’s an outdoor real-world treasure hunt that involves finding or hiding containers called “caches” or “geocaches”. There are 2,638,50 active geocaches and over 6 million geocachers.
Using a GPS device or your smartphone you hunt down the caches and once found you can either trade the items you find in the container or just log your visit in the logbook. You can also log your visit online. The geocache craze has certainly hit Menorca and there are currently over a 100 geocaches around the island, many of which can find nearby coastal resorts, and along the ancient path Cami de Cavalls.
To find out more about the caches in Menorca log on the international geocaching website – www.geocaching.com. Registration is free, so sign up then download the app to your smartphone to start geocaching. Menorca was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve zone back in 1993, to ensure its cultural heritage remains unspoilt and caches must be positioned so as not to disturb sensitive wildlife or placed within archaeological sites.