The Public Estate of Son Real is located the north-west of Mallorca and it is a protected area covering 395 hectares of land. Due to its ecological and archaeological importance it was acquired by the government in 2002. The Public Estate of Son Real is a great place to spend a few hours hiking or cycling through unspoilt natural glory.
The Public Estate of Son Real has an information centre at the entrance to the Finca. Here you can rent bikes, pick up trail maps and information and stock up on supplies before taking to the trails. Bring plenty of water with you, because the closest commercial area is 3.6km away on the beach of Son Baulo. At the Public Estate of Son Real you will also find an interpretation centre and museum which contains information about traditional and historical rural life in Mallorca. There is a picnic area and small play area for children as well.
The Estate of Son Real has a free entrance and a choice of four walking trails. Cyclists are permitted on all. The trails are easy but in the summer the heat can be difficult and necessary to be well prepared. The shortest one of 0.5 km takes you from farm buildings to Es Figueral, the ruins of a Talayotic settlement. The longer trails starts at the entrance to the Finca and leads all the way through the grounds to the coastline and the archaeologically important sites of the Necropolis de Son Real and Illot des Porros. These two Talayotic cemetery sites are dating back to 7th century BCE. The long trails will lead you towards the coast through a dusty, arid landscape. The ground is carpeted in thick spiky brush and red rocks, so when you will arrive to Playa de Son Real, you can refresh in the sea.
You can easily find the Real Estate of Son Real by car, driving on the Ma12 between Alcudia and Arta. At the entrance you will find ample and free parking zone. For any one travelling on public transport, there are regular buses from Alcudia to Ca’Picafort (stop at Son Baulo). From the coastal side by walking along the beach to the right and into the dunes where you’ll pick up the signs.