The North Menorca Marine Reserve consists of 5,199 marine hectares between Fornells Bay and Cap Gros Bay. Three areas with different levels of protection are distinguished. An integral reserve where any type of fishing or impact on flora or fauna is prohibited, a special protection area in which only professional fishermen can fish and a third area where it can be fished under special conditions.
Its creation in 1999 to protect the species that inhabit the Menorcan coast and control fishing activity, has favored the proliferation of an extensive and varied marine fauna on the seabed of the north coast of the island, creating a spectacular landscape that is hardly possible to admire on no other coast. Over the years, the northern area of Menorca has become one of the last unspoilt spaces in the Mediterranean.