Son Saura (or Arenal de Son Saura) is an isolated beach.
It is pretty large (520 metres long and 60 metres wide).
The beach is a W-shaped sheltered bay backed by pine trees which provide some shade.
The cove is separated by a rocky headland in the middle; the two areas are called "ponent" (west) or Platja d'es Banyuls and "llevant (east) or Son Saura.
The beach is about 12 kilometers from Ciutadella.
On the ring road ("Ronda Sur") on the outskirts of Ciutadella, take the roundabout exit for Sant Joan de Missa.
There are large electronic monitors indicating the three parking lots at Son Saura, Cala‘n Turqueta and Cala Macarella.
Follow the narrow country lane straight ahead around all the curves until you get to a distinct signposted fork in the lane.
Veer right towards Son Saura.
There is a free car park near the beach.
You can also access Son Saura by boat, kayak or jet ski.
Besides, there are boat trips from the harbour of Cala'n Bosch stopping there.
In October, 2011, the local government, the Consell Insular had removed 275 cubic metres of posidonia so that the seagrass protect the cove during the winter season.
The material was kept temporarily behind the cove and brought back to its original site later.
This was a pioneer action in Spain, since normally the algae are being removed permanently.
On the way to Son Saura, you will also find the prehistoric site of Son Catlar
The restaurant "Es Banyul"
is close to the beach and also offers showers.
Young mulberry trees were planted on the terrace and will soon provide shade.