Wind farm:
Es Milà

This wind farm is located close to Maó on the way to Es Grau.

It was constructed in the years 2003 and 2004 and was the first wind farm on the Balearic Islands. It is supplying 2000 homes with electricity.

The wind in this area has an average speed of 6.7 metres/second and predominantly comes from the north-east and south-west.

Between of the hill of Milà and the natural park S‘Albufera des Grau there is the urbanization of Shangri-La.

This zone of villas was conceived in the middle of the sixties as an up-market golf resort.

It was the subject of years of legal and political argument before finally being halted.

It was an illegal development right from the start, promoted by an English group of investors, yet with the consentment of the lord mayor.

Menorca‘s environmental campaigners held that tourism had to be controlled and nowadays all that is left is a half-built urbanization with an overgrown golf course and abandoned villas.

The name Shangri-La means "an imaginary paradise".

A Natural Paradise


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