Some coves – called “calas” in Spanish – are not used to be included in the guides or are not very popular, but it doesn’t mean that these places are less beautiful. There is no doubt that the whole island has gorgeous beaches. No matter where you go, because stunning landscapes will always surprise you! Check out our guide to 5 of the best beaches in Ibiza.
Cala d’en Serra
Near to the town of Sant Joan de Labritja we can find this beautiful cove surrounded by greenery and cliffs. There is a little shack/ bar here and provides drinks to those who are enjoying the sea. The water area is quite rocky and there is a lot of marine vegetation, with excellent scuba conditions. It truly is a magnificent location.
The wind which blow at this beach, due to the absence of protections around, is responsible for moving the waves, creating white foam. That’s the reason what this beach is called “aigües blanques” (white waters). It’s a nudist friendly beach, very mixed. Some people go naked, others don’t. This cove is one of the favourite beaches for Ibiza’s residents. The soft and fine sand make this place perfect to sunbathe. In addition to this, it’s an incredible peaceful because it is not usually very crowded.
It is one of the coves with the best views. Even the islands of Es Vedra and Es Vedranell can be admired from this small beach. Watching the sunset over Es Vedra is a magical experience which you can’t miss. It worths a visit. Both islands are wrapped in mystery and legends. People say it is one of the most magnetic points in the world. The best way to access is by car, although to get parking can be very difficult in high season.
Very close to Sant Joan de Labritja, there is a long and narrow beach surrounded by rocks called Xarraca. It is a beautiful and unique cove because of its dark sand. But this beach is not recommended for children due to its depth. Cala Xarraca is only reached by car and is just off the road to Portinatx.
Fifthly and finally, near to the busy beach called Cala Tarida as well, there is a small cove a little more hidden and quiet. It is located in the municipality of Sant Josep de Sa Talaia and it is approximately 20 km from the city of Ibiza. The sheltered sea is really shallow, and snorkelers love it. Cala Tarida is easy attained by boat. There is an area for anchoring.