Secluded and exotic, Son Saura is a beach straight out of the brochures. The waves here are gentle, although it's completely open to the sea, and there's the chance of a close encounter with a turtle or waterfowl in the wetlands near the beach. This former refuge for pirates is part of one of the best preserved sections of the Spanish coastline, the section that stretches between Son Saura and Son Bou. Today this is the chosen destination for those who want to enjoy the tranquillity of the gentle waves, Mediterranean light and vegetation. It's picture postcard perfect, and if you take a boat trip from between the coves of En Bosc and Galdana the view is unforgettable.
In the Eighties, the Macarella cove was the subject of a campaign to prevent urban development in the area. It has become a symbol of nature conservation on the island and a visit is almost obligatory. It's just as well the development was stopped: today the beautiful sandy beach and clear clean waters remain unspoiled. We recommend approaching on foot, especially in August, via a half hour walk from Galdana. Surrounded by a dense pine forest and rocky cliffs, it is linked by a small, almost secret, path with Macarelleta, charming, secluded and washed by clear turquoise waters. The attraction of this tiny cove - barely 20 metres in length - lies in the perfection of the image: holm oaks and pines sway above the crystal waters.
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