The public farmstead of Son Real is a natural and historical treasure. It is located at the northeast coast of Mallorca, right next to the road that goes from Ca’n Picafort to Arta. In its 395 hectares we find an antique house, archaeological sites, and a set of ecosystems with dunes and pine forests, old quarries of sand, sighting towers, 4 routes for walking and 3 for bicycle riding, an information desk and free rental of bicycles and binoculars.
Its location and hotel offer make of Ca’n Picafort the chosen place to stay by a lot of professional cyclist. Our JS Hotels are the best option if you are interested in visiting the farmstead: JS Sol de Ca’n Picafort Hotel, JS Ca’n Picafort Hotel, JS Miramar Hotel, JS Horitzó Hotel and JS Yate Hotel.
Here you have the most common route if you want to go to Son Real. It passes through the Torrent de Son Bauló:
The route starts in the last beach of Son Bauló (Ca’n Picafort). You will find a public parking right next to the beach where you can park your car. The route starts from there towards Son Serra de Marina, crossing the Torrent de Son Bauló so as to get to the Son Real farmstead. It will just take us 20 minutes walking along the seaside to reach the farmstead itself.
You will encounter yourselves in a very unique place since the ruins of this talayotic necropolis comprises 110 graves dating from the century VII BC until the century I AD. There are 300 buried people. At a distance of 70 metres offshore there is the Illa de’s Porros and in the summer you can reach it by swimming. In this small island there are also many prehistoric archeological remains.
The route continues from the necropolis inland following the signs that will lead you to the routes 3 and 4, which will take you directly to the interpreting centre and the farmstead museum. This course (30 minutes) will lead you through farms exploited by local farmers. You will have the chance to see typical farm animals such as pigs, among others. The interpreting centre and the museum of the farmstead are located in an antique Mallorcan house. It is opened from 10:00am until 05:00pm from October to March, and until 07:00pm the rest of the months.
From here, the route continues along the path and passes next to the farms again taking you directly to the Son Real refugee and to the beach of Son Real. From here, you will continue through the coast. You will encounter again the Necropolis and the Illa d’es Porros at the right hand side. Continuing along the same direction you will arrive to Son Bauló.