Most of the beaches of the Sinis peninsula are undoubtedly pretty, but Is Arutas is surely the most beautiful. Although very popular with tourists, it is slightly less manic in its atmosphere than the more urban beaches and is a very pleasant place to spend the day. Its main attraction is of course its quartz sand, which resembles little grains of rice and sparkles in the sunlight, changing colour over the course of the day. This is a truly unique and special experience. A word of warning though, don’t try to take any of this sand with you, as it is now protected for the sake of conservation and taking it away from the beach carries a fine up to €1,000. Savour it whilst you’re there, then leave it for others to enjoy.