Only 11 kilometres from Ciutadella and east of Punta de sa Guarda opens Son Xoriguer. With a length of 180 meters and an average width of 45 meters, it has the double size of its neighbouring Cala’n Bosch.
This sandy beach is exposed to the open sea and concentrates mainly family tourism. It's known for its clear waters which is occasionally marred by remnants of Posidonia, a plant endemic to the Mediterranean Sea. It's known as the best sign of good water health. Son Xoriguer is a small beach near a large resort centered on a marina south of Ciutadella. This beach of fine white sand has the grace to be in an area where, although urbanized, surrounding buildings are mostly low in height. Behind the sand is a large urban area where many services are provided to tourists, especially hotels, apartments and restaurants. The landscaped chalets have left enough space to draw a nice boardwalk through the dunes. Another feature is that the western shore is dotted with coves. These boast lots of untouched beaches separated by small rocks, where you can find your special private corner. This beach counts with an easy access, ample parking, beach bars and restaurants, lifeguards, showers and more. Water sports are a specialty in this area, which goes from diving or windsurfing to kayak or paddle surfing.
Besides being the name of one of the tourist beach with the greatest concentration of vacationers on the island, Xoriguer is the name of the Menorcan gin. In Menorca you cannot leave without tasting the island gin mixed with tonic or lemonade in its light variant, called 'pomada'.