Son Xoriguer beach

A place with a lot to offer

Near the marina located in Cala en Bosch is the urbanization Son Xoriguer and the beach of the same name.

Son Xoriguer beach is one of the most frequented of the island, is located next to Cala en Bosch, separated by a paved road about 10 meters by which you can pass from one to the other. It is formed by sand, rock and abundant vegetation, with a seabed of sand, seaweed and some rock that interrupts an almost perfect turquoise sea. It is about 180 meters long and 45 meters wide, and is the ideal setting for one of those comforting walks along the seashore.

This is a space that can be dedicated to fun and relaxation, but in which we will also find alternatives for those who want a little more activity and, behind the sandy area, there is the urbanization of the same name along with numerous leisure and gastronomic establishments that will allow you to enjoy a full day at the beach without having to go too far away from the area.

The beach is shaped like a shell, and only a quarter of this beach is sandy, the rest are rocks that form small coves where you can find a little more privacy and intimacy if you want to escape from the crowd, or if you are looking for a more exclusive atmosphere for family or friends.

Name: Son Xoriguer beach

Location: Southern Zone III (39°55’29.7 “N 3°50’33.7 “E)

Distance from Mahón: 28’2 MN ; 50’3 km

Time from Mahón: 2h 10 min by boat (average speed: 15 knots); 55 min by car

Type of beach: Sand

Anchoring with boat: Sand

Danger access by boat: Low

Access to land by boat: Swimming areadelimited by buoys.

Posidonia: Yes

Nearest gas station for boats: 1 MN; Cala’n Bosch
















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Son Xoriguer beach in Menorca, how to get there?

You can get to this beach by various means of transportation, with all of them the access is very simple and the path very easy to follow without getting lost.

If you leave from Ciudadela, head towards the southern ring road and follow the road that leads to the Faro del Cap Artrutx, you will know which one it is because there is a sign for Cala en Bosch. Continue along this road and you will see signs to Playa de Son Xoriguer or Cala en Bosch, follow them and they will direct you to the free parking in the area, specifically, there are 3 different parking lots where you can leave your car, which is why it is one of the most crowded beaches in Menorca.

If you want to get here by bus*, use line 65. This line is only active in summer, please check the timetables and stops, as they may vary from one season to another.

For hiking lovers, this beach is on the Camí de Cavalls, you can follow the route from the coast and you will arrive without any problem. Remember that in some sections this route is somewhat complicated, you will have to wear suitable footwear to avoid hurting them.

It is also possible to arrive by boat and, not in vain, boat rentals in Menorca are a success in high season. Beaches like Cala en Bosch and Playa de Son Xoriguer are two paradises where you can anchor to enjoy an excellent day at the beach. You can rent a boat in the marina of Cala en Bosch and sail around the whole area of Calas de Ciutadella, visit at sunset the Cap d’Artrutx and the lighthouse that is there, or maybe you like more the Calas del Sur de Menorca, all of them are a spectacle and will allow you to enjoy a great day as long as the weather and the wind allow it.

Two points you should know and take into account if you are going to rent a boat in Playa de Son Xoriguer. The first is that it is a windsurfing area, as the wind blows frequently. The second is that in the outer part of the mouth of this beach there are reefs known as Cap de Porc.

*The schedules, lines and/or routes indicated here may vary throughout the year. Consult validity.

Services near Son Xoriguer Beach

The restaurants near Playa de Son Xoriguer are the same as those in Cala en Bosch as they are very close to each other. Depending on what you are looking for, we can make both more informal and more formal recommendations.

For tapas with family or friends, Las Tapas, a place for sandwiches, tapas and other dishes, located in front of the port with a terrace that you will love, especially at sunset for the warmth of the atmosphere. Another option for an informal dinner or lunch is 2Rock, with a wide variety of delicious pinchos.

If you want something more serious, a full-fledged restaurant where you can eat a delicious seafood rice, a lobster stew, or grilled meat, you have several options. Aquarium is a classic for fish, seafood and traditional seafood dishes. El Pato, a place with excellent value for money, with a menu full of typical dishes of Menorcan cuisine. Es Tast de na Silvia, a restaurant with organic products and healthy recipes with an exquisite quality of raw materials. On Egin, this place is tradition if you are looking for grilled meats, delicious meats and homemade desserts to lick your fingers.

In any case, these are gastronomic offers with which you will be 100% right for several reasons, but the main one is the quality of the local product, the raw materials, the exquisite processed products (such as Menorcan sobrasada, Mahón cheese, several handmade sausages or pastry specialties) and, above all, the undisputed protagonists of the typical Menorcan dishes: fish and seafood.

Of course, in addition to restaurants, and just as in the nearby Cala en Bosc, there are many other services available: different accommodation options (such as the Grupotel Playa Group, the Apartamentos Princesa Playa hotel, the Entreplayas aparthotel…), car rental companies, parking lots and supermarkets, among others.

RENTAL. Surf & Sail Menorca 971 38 71 05
RESTAURANT. The Duck 971 38 70 44
ACCOMMODATIONS. Grupotel Playa Club 971 38 78 31


Along with all the above mentioned, we must also highlight the presence of numerous companies for the rental of equipment with which to perform numerous water sports.

Paddle surfing, windsurfing, kayaking and catamaran sailing are just some of the activities that we can do at Surf & Sail Menorca.

What to see near Son Xoriguer Beach

You have at your disposal numerous water activities to have fun while you spend the day at Playa de Son Xoriguer. For example, you can FlyBoard, soar over the sea and do the most daring pirouettes, who said fear? You can hire it in areas near the port of Cala Bosch. If you are staying in the area, ask at the hotel for this type of plans, they can surely offer you a good price and inform you of all the options you can have in Playa de Son Xoriguer.

In Menorca snorkeling is always a good option. The transparency of its waters and the presence of oceanic posidonia ensure a very entertaining and fun diving experience due to the wide range of marine life to be discovered. In Playa de Son Xoriguer you can snorkel with the little ones on the sides of the beach, let them investigate and see for themselves, you can be close by watching or accompanying them on the adventure of discovering the marine world.

If you walk along the Camí de Cavalls to Son Xoriguer beach, you will probably pass by Cala Parejals and Copa des Pardals, two obligatory stops.

Located between Cala Mitjana and Cala Mitjaneta is a disused sandstone quarry. A sample of the exploitation of sandstone in the form of blocks used in construction materials.

One of the accesses to Cala Mitjana is the Camí de Cavalls. We have mentioned it before, as it is an access from Cala Gaona, which also connects to the beach of Santo Tomás. Most of this trail is an inland path, through a wooded area, so it is a very pleasant route to practice in summer, as the shade accompanies much of the route.

How to get to Playa de Son Xoriguer by boat?

To reach Son Xoriguer by boat, we must leave the port of Mahón heading SE. We will sail along the coast, leaving Illa del Rei to port.

We will continue out to the open sea, leaving the Punta de Sant Carles lighthouse to starboard.

Following the coastline in a southerly direction we will pass the outcrops of Na Girada and Punta Rafalet. We will continue skirting the island, which will take us in a SW direction and leave Punta Prima and Punta dels Marbres to starboard. At this point we will have the Illa de l’Aire on our port side.

Following the coastline, we will head in a NW direction and ascend past Cape Binibeca, Illot d’en Marçal, Cap d’en Font, Cap de ses Penyes, Illot de Binicodrell, Punta de Macarella, Punta des Tambors… towards Cap d’Artrutx (which is located at the SW end of the island and which we will distinguish by its unmistakable lighthouse).

Before reaching it, we will see the ledge of Punta de Sa Guarda and, between this and the previous one (Punta Titina), stretches the beach of Son Xoriguer.

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