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The cove of Son Vell, a perfect unknown!

The cove of Son Vell is a tiny cove in the southern part of the municipality of Ciutadella de Menorca where it is difficult to find anyone. It is located halfway (along the Camí de Cavalls) - always walking westwards - between the beaches of Son Saura and the tourist area of Son Xoriguer (famous urbanisation where we find the famous Cala'n Bosch Lake).

This small cove is very sheltered from storms (except those from the south), so you will normally find anchored boats. 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 good shade. 

Its waters are spectacularly clean and transparent, with a bottom of extraordinary fine white sand and shallow. The only drawback we can find in this paradisiacal place is that, depending on the season (but almost always), it is covered by the famous posidonia. It has the same defect as the beach of Es Banyul. If you are lucky enough to find it clean of posidonia, it is a cove that you will remember for a long time. It will not leave you indifferent.

To get to this cove, I recommend you to go from the Son Xoriguer car park (about 2.5 kms and about 20 minutes walking along the Camí de Cavalls - on the way you will pass by Cala Perejals, which we will tell you about in the next blog). To get to this car park, you have to take the Ciutadella South ring road until you see 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 next to each other, 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.

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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.