The South of Ibiza is home to some of the most stunning beaches on the island, each with its own unique charm and character. Ses Salines, for instance, located in the Natural Park of Cap des Falco, is less of a beach and more of an exceptional location to watch the sun set while savoring a delicious drink or a bite at the Beach restaurant. A long, white stretch of sand and a choice of decent places to eat make it a must-visit spot.
Es Cavallet is another long stretch of fine sand surrounded by protected land and is also part of the Nature Reserve of Ses Salines. The sea on this side is often choppy due to eastern winds and ferry traffic. La Escollera, one of the very few seaside restaurants open all year, is located here and offers a wide variety of menu items ranging from meat and fish to vegetarian dishes.
Cala Jonda, with its trendy chiringuitos such as Casa Jondal and the well-known Blue Marlin, sets the tone for the typical "southern" vibe and crowd to be expected on the beach. Sa Caleta, on the other hand, is a lovely sandy beach not far from Ibiza airport. The Sa Caleta restaurant is an excellent option for lunch, as most of their veggies are sourced locally from organic farms. Cala Bonita is a beautifully preserved sandy beach with a rather "sophisticated" chiringuito, perfect for when you're near Ibiza town and feel like escaping for a swim in crystal-clear waters. In the pursuit of discovering the hidden gems of the south, The Cala Llentrisca lies beyond the last urbanization on the Es Cubells route. While a barrier may block your way, a simple declaration of your destination to the vigilant guard will allow you to pass and receive directions to park at the very end of the road. From there, a trail beckons, promising a descent of 10 to 15 minutes, but with suitable footwear, the reward is a direct path to paradise. Beyond its obvious beauty and striking hues, Cala Llentrisca is renowned for its remarkable snorkeling and diving opportunities. Beneath the pristine waters of this secluded cove, a world of wonders awaits those willing to venture beneath the surface. Cala Es Niu de S'Aguila, nestled beside a tranquil stretch of turquoise waters, is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. One of the most distinguishing features of this captivating cove are the four rugged rocks that emerge almost in parallel from the depths below
The West of Ibiza with Es Cuco, One of our favorites beaches, coincidentally, happens to be situated near our preferred boutique hotel in Ibiza, "Es Cucons” . The beach is alluring rocky bay boasting an array of mesmerizing blue tones, is no easy destination to reach. With no signposts marking the way, and Google Maps providing little guidance, discovering this hidden gem requires more than just a keen sense of direction.
The real challenge lies in pinpointing the exact spot where one must park their vehicle, and in this regard, allow me to offer my assistance. Approximately 800 meters before reaching Cala Porroig, take a sharp right turn onto an unpaved track, demarcated by a small sign that reads 'Cana Sylvia.' Soon after, you'll discover a small clearing that serves as the perfect spot for parking. After taking in the breathtaking views from the cliff-top, a narrow path leading sharply downwards towards the cove will reveal itself.
Once you arrive at the cove, it's only a 10-minute stroll to the beachfront. The path is not especially challenging, but it is steep, and covered in loose stones, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear. In the event that you struggle to locate the path, I suggest venturing towards Cala Porroig, and asking for directions. Surely, someone will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.
Cala Salada and Saladeta, offers greats sunset, but parking nearby can be challenging during high season. Cala Gracióneta, a small, beautiful beach near San Antonio, is worth the drive from the North to enjoy its nicely decorated Chiringuito and tasty food. Facing the enchanting rock of Es Vedrà, Cala D’hort has a magical vibe, but during the tourist season, it can be crowded with limited parking during peak times. However, reservations are recommended for lunch at either Es Boldado or El Carmen restaurants, both offering an incredible view for fish lovers.
Least but not last is Calla Tarida, the beach is surrounded by cliffs covered with green pine trees, providing a picturesque backdrop for sunbathers and beachgoers, is considered a family-friendly beach with shallow waters, making it a safe option for children to play and swimming.
The North of Ibiza is home to some stunning beaches, such as Cala Xarraca, a family beach with stunning views and perfect for snorkeling. S’illot Des Rencli is a preserved spot with crystal-clear water and a small sandy stretch surrounded by rocks, and the local restaurant serves fabulous traditional Spanish cuisine and bocadillos to take away. Cala Xucla is a tiny but exceptional sandy cove with a cozy chiringuito right on the beach, serving amazing fish and cocktails during the summer season.
The East of Ibiza is home to some of the island's most charming and secluded beaches, such as Cala Mastella, a small cove with a little stretch of sand and crystal-clear waters. Crossing the rocks on the left-hand side of the bay leads you to the legendary restaurant El Bigotes, famous for its local fish dish called Bullit de Peix. Reservations are essential, as this spot is a must-visit for any seafood lover.
Cala Nova, on the other hand, is a sandy beach with shallow and clear waters that offer a perfect spot for swimming and sunbathing. It features a couple of excellent restaurants, such as Restaurante Cala Nova, which boasts incredible views and fresh fish, Aiyanna, great for drinks, and Amorigen, known for its homemade pizzas occasionally accompanied by live music. On a windy day, Cala Nova becomes a surfer's paradise, with its big waves attracting surf enthusiasts from all over the island.
Cala Olivera is a tiny, beautiful, and hidden yet popular sandy beach, offering a peaceful escape from the busier beaches. A traditional chiringuito serves up delicious fresh sardines that perfectly complement the beautiful surroundings. So if you're looking for a quiet spot to unwind and indulge in some of the island's best seafood, Cala Olivera is a must-visit destination on your East Ibiza itinerary.