The lasting popularity of Ibiza makes visitors feel like they know the island before they have even arrived. People have normally heard of the “white island”, as it is popularly known, only for being the home of night-time partying. While Ibiza does offer one of the greatest scenarios for night-life in the world, it is also famous for its white sandy beaches, its friendly local inhabitants and the different activities available for the whole family.
Ibiza and its amazing beaches and coves
Ibiza has some of the most spectacular beaches in the whole world. The sandy beach closest to our complex, the golden Port Des Torrent, with its calm waters that are safe for swimming and also, as they are so transparent, they are ideal for snorkelling. It is officially one of the five best-known beaches of San Antonio. But as it is located below San Antonio, to the west, it is much more peaceful.
Cala Bassa is a beach of fine, golden sand with rocky pools, also surrounded by savin junipers. This beach can be reached either by boat or by bus from San Antonio. It is one of the most visited and busy beaches during the high season.
The famous Cala Conta is made up of three beaches in one. The one furthest from the car park is a small cove frequented by nudists, while the other two are fantastic for all families. Their transparent, turquoise waters are a must to visit at least once during your stay, although their beaches are relatively small, and get very crowded during the high season.
Cala Vadella is a beach of white sand and shallow water, very popular with families. It offers a wide range of activities to keep everyone occupied all day long.
The crystalline, aquamarine waters and the surrounding landscape at Cala d’Hort the have earned it the classification of a National Park. Half of its beach is sand, while the other half is pebbly. On windy days it’s ideal for surf-lovers. Just opposite is the island of Es Vedrà, offering unforgettable views. The path to reach it is not recommended for people who don’t like risks. The beach backs onto infinite cliffs and it is accessed along a steep, narrow road.
Unlimited experiences to discover
Ibiza is full of experiences not to be missed: from day trips surrounded by nature to strolling and shopping in the boutiques, or enjoying the delicious local cuisine.
- Enjoy the famous sunsets from our complex. Some of the best views of the island can be enjoyed from our Miramare Restaurant
- Visit the caves of Can Marçà, in the San Miguel port. Admire the limestone interior, with its stalactites, stalagmites and subterranean lakes
- Sample the traditional Ibiza herbal drink, a local liqueur made from different plants: fennel, thyme, rosemary, lavender, eucalyptus, camomile, juniper berries, lemons, oranges and more
- Try out the well-known typical “sandwich” in the Bar Costa, right in the heart of the island, in Santa Gertrudis
- Take the Ferry to go to the well-known neighbouring island, Formentera. There you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere while strolling along its beaches that remind us of the tropics
- Discover bargains in the hippie markets of Punta Arabí – Es Cana, on Wednesday, and Las Dalias, in San Carlos, on Saturdays
- Enjoy the views from the top of Ibiza at Sa Talaia, the highest point on the island. Ibiza is not only a modern island which is home to the most famous DJs in the world; there is also a long history and heritage to discover
- Explore Dalt Vila, the old streets of the city of Ibiza, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. These streets also house the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Puget Museum and the Madina Yabisa Visitor Centre which helps visitors to learn more about the history of the city through audio-visual technology
- Enjoy the Dalt Vila Fair and Medieval Festival. Every May, Ibiza city travels back to Medieval times with coloured decorations and period costumes, to celebrate over 2,650 years of history
- Put on your walking shoes and head for the Castle of Ibiza. This is a steep walk but well worth the effort, to see the castle that dates from the 12th Century
- Discover more of Ibiza’s past in the Archaeological Museum in the Dalt Vila and in the necropolis of Puig des Molins; they contain artefacts from past centuries and remains found in Ibiza and Formentera
- Visit the Botafoc Lighthouse, the oldest and loveliest lighthouse on Ibiza. This lighthouse, dating from the 19th Century, has fantastic views across the Dalt Vila and the rest of the island
Activities and experiences for living
Ibiza offers the best entertainment in the entire Mediterranean as far as water activities or night-life are concerned. Below you will find some options to inspire you:
- Go to our Miramare Restaurant if you’d like a good cocktail. There are lots to choose from!
- Have a ball in the 60s at Pacha’s most popular party, the Flower Power party. The weekly hippie party during the summer is one of the best-known events amongst the people in the know
- Discover the seagrass meadows. Ibiza is the home of the posidonia oceanica, also known as seagrass, considered a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can visit this by making scuba diving excursions from the beaches of SesFigueretes and Talamanca
- Every Sunday, dance to the rhythm of the hippie drums on the beach of Benirràs, one of the most talked-about places on the island, both for the atmosphere and its landscape. This another popular option for catching the sunset, as the sky turns completely orange behind the Cap Bernat rock
- Go rowing or windsurfing on any of the Ibiza beaches
- Every Saturday you can find vintage articles in the Sant Jordi market
- Every day at Ibiza’s Old Market you can see free musical performances and enjoy the atmosphere. It’s home to the buskers and offers vintage shops, market stands and the Croissant Show, Ibiza’s favourite pastry shop
For further information on activities, coves, beaches and general information about Ibiza, we invite you to visit our blog.