Cala Parejals, a whim of nature!
This Cala Parejals, also known as the Cova des Pardals (because many people get confused and end up in this beautiful cave), is a spectacular sandy area in the southern part of the municipality of Ciutadella de Menorca where, at the whim of nature, we may or may not find sand to lie down on. Most years it is an anchorage with crystal-clear, spectacular waters because the water usually covers all the sand up to the small cliff that surrounds it.
We will make particular mention of Sa Cova des Pardals, whose name is similar to Parejals and many people get confused. The Cova des Pardals is a cave just below a small house built on the cliff and which is accessed by a flight of stairs. Formerly used by fishermen to protect their boats, it is a rocky area, spectacular for swimming, but without sand. It can be accessed by steps moulded by man into the rock itself. The Parejals cove is just before reaching this building (from the west and just after from the east) where the Cova des Pardals is located, hence the confusion of many people.
It is located halfway (along the Camí de Cavalls) - always walking towards the west - between the Cala de Son Vell and the tourist area of Son Xoriguer (urbanisation that we have already mentioned in the previous blog). Its waters are spectacularly clean and transparent, with a bottom of extraordinary fine white sand and shallow.
This small bay is very protected from storms (from the west, northwest, north, northeast and east), so you will always find boats at anchor. Without any kind of service, in case you want to spend a fantastic summer day there, you need to be equipped with water, food and a good shade. I recommend you to see it from above and if you can't, make sure you have some shade... going down to this sandy area is complicated from the cliff and not without risk. In short, we only recommend this place from the sea.
To get to this cove, I recommend that you go from the Son Xoriguer car park (about 1 km and a 10-minute walk along the Camí de Cavalls).
To get to this car park, you have to take the southern ring road of Ciutadella until you see the signs Santandria - Cala Blanca - Cala'n Bosch - Son Xoriguer..., when you get to the urbanisation, you will reach a roundabout and you have to turn left towards Cala'n Bosh, at the end of the urbanisation, bordering the lake, you will find the next urbanisation (they are together, they practically look like one). Follow the avenue to the end, where the urbanised area ends, and there you will find the car park.
If you come to Ca s'Arader, we will be happy to show you how to get to this little cove with its shallow, crystalline waters. You should always bear in mind that you may find this place covered with posidonia.
You can contact us through our website - www.casarader.com - or by phone at +34 670 222 115, and also by Whattsapp at the same number.
Ca s’Arader is named after Menorca’s artisan carpenters that used the wood from the indigenous wild olive tree to make all kinds of farming tools. In the olden days it was an essential role for the islands economy that was passed on from fathers to sons. Today, the few artisan carpenters or araders that are left, mostly make gates, tables, benches or stalls amongst other items.