The Fundació Foment del Turisme de Menorca (FFTM) is an entity with the clear mission of promoting tourist development in Menorca, both nationally and internationally.
This foundation, created in 2015 by the Insular Council of Menorca, has representation from both public and private sectors, unanimously collaborating in a wide range of promotional activities.
One of its essential strategies is to make a presence in the most outstanding tourist fairs in the sector each year.
Menorca, the easternmost island of Spain, is a true treasure of natural locations. This jewel of the Mediterranean presents itself as a first-rate natural set.
Not only does it offer astonishing coastal landscapes but also dense Mediterranean forests, impressive lighthouses with sea views, historical enclaves unaltered by time, and caves full of stalactites.
This architectural, archaeological, and cultural wealth comes from its exciting history as a strategic enclave in the center of the western Mediterranean.
During the next edition of Shooting Locations Marketplace, taking place on the 17th and 18th of October, attendees will have the opportunity to get to know Menorca’s proposal as a privileged location thoroughly.
The light, that unique shade of Menorca
Menorca stands out not only for its landscapes but also for its special light, soft yet intense, which is highly valued by professional photographers. Additionally, with more than 300 sunny days a year and an average temperature between 18 and 30 ºC, the island positions itself as a preferred option in Europe for film, television, and advertising productions.
Regarding locations, Menorca offers an impressive range. From its vast wild coast with more than 100 coves and beaches to its 185 km coastal path, the “Camí de Cavalls,” which encircles the island.
Each beach and cove has its essence, from the crystal-clear waters of the south to the unique rocky formations of the north, offering a variety of colors, textures, and environments that enhance its value for any type of shooting.
Also, Menorca’s seven lighthouses serve as historical and visual guides, each with its history and charm, offering spectacular backgrounds for audiovisual productions.
The island’s interior, and history, ready to record
But Menorca is not only coast. Its interior is an emerald green heart, where wild Mediterranean vegetation covers a third of the island’s surface. In Menorca, you can find everything from lush forests with ferns in the shadier areas to pine forests along the coast and oak forests impregnated with the intense aroma of olive trees.
This diversity, combined with rich and varied geology, means that Menorca’s interior can represent a wide range of environments from around the world.
From a historical point of view, Menorca has been coveted by different peoples and civilizations. The remnants of Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs, French, and British are present on the island, leaving a cultural and architectural footprint that endures to this day.
These influences are reflected in its monuments, in the architecture of its cities, and in the numerous archaeological sites scattered throughout the island.
Additionally, to encourage filmmakers, Menorca offers attractive tax incentives. Productions can benefit from a 30% rebate on the first million euros in local expenses and 25% on expenses over a million euros. These incentives, combined with the island’s natural and cultural beauty, make Menorca an ideal destination for any audiovisual production.
Finally, the ease of access to Menorca is also an attraction. Strategically located in the western Mediterranean, it is a short flight away from major European cities, and its proximity to destinations such as Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Paris, London, and Berlin makes it a logistically viable option for productions.