Ibiza. Wonderful island that every year attracts thousands of tourists of all ages. Young people, adults, honeymoon couples, a group of friends, and solo travellers. Too often we make the mistake of associating Ibiza with pure and simple entertainment. If it is true that the island hosts some of the most famous clubs in the world, where internationally renowned DJs play, it is also true that it preserves some of the most beautiful treasures in the world. And many of them are located on its beaches.

 

Did you know that in the Cala de Sant Vicent beach there are caves that were once used by the Carthaginians to worship Gods? Or that Sa Caleta hosts the ruins of the first Phoenician settlement of Ibiza, dating back as far as 654 BC and declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1999? Well, Ibiza is not just an island where you can have fun and enjoy luxurious aperitifs on the beach, but it is also a place where you can breathe in the past thousand years.

 

Ibiza is characterised by the crystalline sea, the white beaches and the vast number of bars and restaurants that crowd the various places of the island. And yet, it is not a place suitable only for young and festive tourism. Ibiza is also ideal for families. There are many bays where you can enjoy the sun and the sea in total relaxation and let the children play safely. The slope of the seabed is generally very mild and therefore also suitable for children.

 

We, at Costa Cruises, have selected the most beautiful beaches of Ibiza that are not to be missed:

  • Talamanca
  • Playa d’en Bossa
  • Cala Salada
  • Cala Vadella
  • Cala de San Vicent
  • Cala Gracioneta
  • Playa de las Salinas
  • Cala Bassa
  • Sa Caleta
  • Cala Llonga
  • Cala Portinatx
  • Cala d’Hort

Talamanca Beach

It is true that Ibiza is a destination often chosen by youngsters, but on this island, even the adults can spend a relaxing holiday enjoying the crystal-clear sea and the fresh, temperate climate.

 

Talamanca beach is a perfect example. Just two kilometres away from Ibiza City, it is loved by couples and families because of its orientation towards mature tourism, compared to other coves on the island. There are several bars, but the music volume is not disturbing, and it is not often frequented by the PRs offering disco evenings.

 

Cala Talamanca is a curved beach 900 meters long and 25 meters wide, the sand is smooth, and the sea is turquoise, suitable for those who want to snorkel. Along the way, there are bars and restaurants, and many activities for those who don't want to be alone getting tanned.

 

Sports lovers can rent pedal boats, kayaks, and water scooters to spend a different day, while those who want to spend a relaxing holiday can lie down on the sand or swim in the calm and crystal-clear waters of the sea in front of Cala Talamanca.

Playa d'en Bossa

Playa d’en Bossa is one of those beaches that is frequented by young tourism par excellence. It is in the municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia and is one of the main holiday resorts of the island, about three kilometres from Ibiza City. It is one of the most crowded beaches and is full of restaurants, hotels, and shops, and with its 2.7 kilometres in length, it is the longest beach on Ibiza Island.

 

As mentioned above, Playa d’en Bossa is one of the favourite destinations for the youngsters and groups of friends who want to enjoy the spectacular sea and the pristine Ibiza beaches, but also its entertainment. And it is precisely here that there is a high concentration of clubs for all tastes.

 

The most famous DJs in the world choose Playa d’en Bossa to play and make people dance with their music. Don't believe it? Here are some examples: Carl Cox, Groove Armada, Robbie Rivera, Erick Morillo, are just a few of the artists who have shaken the foundations of Playa d’en Bossa. Here, day and night, the party never stops.

 

Like many other beaches in Ibiza, Playa d’en Bossa is also characterised by white sand and a crystal-clear blue sea. Other than entertainment, you can also enjoy the beauty of one of the most beautiful coves in the world.

Cala Salada

Cala Salada is considered one of the most beautiful and wild beaches of Ibiza Island. It is located north of the municipality of St. Antoni de Portmany, in a protected U-shaped cove between two cliffs.

 

The main feature of this strip of sand is that measures were taken to prevent it from succumbing to mass tourism. For this reason, four-wheel vehicles were prohibited in 2016 near the beach, with Cala Salada only accessible by buses or bikes.

 

Golden sand and turquoise waters are the business card of Cala Salada, which extends for about 80 meters in length and 25 meters in width. At one end of the beach is Cala Saladeta, a small bay 35 meters long and 25 meters wide which has the same characteristics.

 

Cala Saladeta, less frequented but no less spectacular, is a little gem for travellers who love discovering the most hidden and uncontaminated soul of the places they visit.

 

From Cala Salada, you can enjoy both the view of a beautiful and crystalline stretch of water and the marvellous Isla Conejera, which was said to be a place frequented by witches to gather herbs and create their magical essences.

 

Nature, a trip to the past, turquoise waters and a touch of esotericism: Cala Salada is the perfect beach for those who want to spend a day away from the clubs of Ibiza and enjoy a unique and unmatched atmosphere, which brings the mind back to a past that is worth knowing.

Cala Vadella

Cala Salada is considered one of the most beautiful and wild beaches of Ibiza Island. It is located north of the municipality of St. Antoni de Portmany, in a protected U-shaped cove between two cliffs.

 

The main feature of this strip of sand is that measures were taken to prevent it from succumbing to mass tourism. For this reason, four-wheel vehicles were prohibited in 2016 near the beach, with Cala Salada only accessible by buses or bikes.

 

Golden sand and turquoise waters are the business card of Cala Salada, which extends for about 80 meters in length and 25 meters in width. At one end of the beach is Cala Saladeta, a small bay 35 meters long and 25 meters wide which has the same characteristics.

 

Cala Saladeta, less frequented but no less spectacular, is a little gem for travellers who love discovering the most hidden and uncontaminated soul of the places they visit.

 

From Cala Salada, you can enjoy both the view of a beautiful and crystalline stretch of water and the marvellous Isla Conejera, which was said to be a place frequented by witches to gather herbs and create their magical essences.

 

Nature, a trip to the past, turquoise waters and a touch of esotericism: Cala Salada is the perfect beach for those who want to spend a day away from the clubs of Ibiza and enjoy a unique and unmatched atmosphere, which brings the mind back to a past that is worth knowing.

Cala de Sant Vicent

Surrounded and protected by hills, Cala de Sant Vincent is one of the most popular beaches in Ibiza. Unlike other windy places, the main feature of this strip of sand is the absence of strong winds, blocked by the pine trees on the hills. If you are not looking to surf or kite, but want to enjoy a day at the beach in total relaxation, this is the right beach for you.

 

Cala de Sant Vincent is a 400-meter-long and 30-meter-wide beach, with facilities, bars and restaurants. It is located thirty kilometres away from Ibiza City and is the cradle of the island's oldest history.

 

On the hills above the resorts, there are a series of caves that, two thousand years ago, were the centre of the city's religious life. Around the 500 BC, they were transformed into sanctuaries by the Carthaginians and became the object of the cult of the divinities Reshef, Melkart, and Tanit. The caves were discovered in 1907. Archaeological ruins were found during the excavation and are now in the Archaeological Museum of Dalt Vila in Ibiza City.

Cala Gracioneta

Cala Gracioneta is a beautiful wild beach characterized by the transparent sea, perfect for snorkelling. It is very small and extends for about 30 meters with a width of 60 meters. It is connected to Cala Graciò by a small, very suggestive panoramic path that allows you to enjoy - especially at sunset - a breath-taking landscape.

 

Like so many other beaches on Ibiza Island, Cala Gracioneta also boasts crystal clear waters. The seabed is mainly sandy, and the water is shallow, encouraging the presence of families with children.

 

Even if small, in Cala Gracioneta, there is a restaurant where you can rest and have a peaceful lunch. The greatest value? The spectacular sea view! It is no coincidence that Cala Gracioneta is a popular place to enjoy an aperitif and the sunset over the sea.

Playa de las Salinas

Playa de las Salinas is not only famous for the dunes and a long stretch of sand, about two kilometres long, but because every year, its bars host actors and celebrities from the entertainment world. Crystal clear waters, perfect for snorkelling, are particularly suitable for children to play because of their gentle slope - you can walk tens of meters before the depth increases.

 

The beach is very well equipped. It has restaurants, bars, sailboat rentals and places to dance and have an aperitif. From the Playa de las Salinas, it is possible to see the other big Spanish Island, the destination of thousands of tourists every year, Formentera.

 

The Playa of las Salinas hides a pleasant surprise for those who decide to take a walk a few hundred meters away from the road. As you walk you will notice that the landscape changes little by little, showing what gives the name to the beach. These are the only existing railway tracks in Ibiza, used once by freight trains full of salt, heading for the island's pier. In the area, there are the old fishermen's huts that offer a glimpse of a landscape that seems to have remained untouched by time.

Cala Bassa

Let's turn to a festive atmosphere, where youngsters can enjoy themselves dancing at the bars and memorable aperitifs on the beach, along with some water sports. Cala Bassa is a beach of about 300 meters. It has restaurants, clubs, shops, and boutiques where you can buy the latest fashion clothes to always look your best, even on the beach.

 

It is a suitable place for families if they agree to live with a bit of chaos. As in many other beaches of Ibiza, the seabed has a very slight slope, and therefore, it is possible to let the children play in tranquillity and safety.

 

The beach of Cala Bassa is also fascinating from a naturalistic point of view. Woods rich in ancient juniper trees surround it, and golden sand and crystal-clear waters characterise it. A breath-taking landscape that, combined with the music played all day by the DJs, gives the place a magical and unique atmosphere.

Sa Caleta

Sa Caleta is probably the most unique beach of Ibiza Island. The reason? It is surrounded by beautiful red horseshoe cliffs and fishermen's huts, which gives the place a highly magical and evocative atmosphere. It is a very small beach, barely 100 meters long and six meters wide, so not very suitable for those who want to spend the whole day sunbathing.

 

However, it is important to visit Sa Caleta for one simple reason: it hosts the ruins of the first Phoenician settlement of Ibiza, dating back to 654 BC, and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

 

Here, as in many other places on the island, there are bars and restaurants where you can have fun and have a chat with friends. It would be ideal to go to Sa Caleta to visit the Phoenician ruins, admire the red cliffs, take a bath, and then relax in a bar before returning. A different day from any other that must be a part of your Ibiza itinerary.

Cala Llonga

The Cala Llonga beach is located ten minutes away from Ibiza City. 180 meters long and 100 meters wide, it is one of the most famous and popular bays on the island. For this reason, despite being small, the beach is exceptionally well equipped with deckchairs, umbrellas, and public bathrooms. Cala Llonga is also equipped with disability access so that anyone can enjoy the beauty of the Ibiza sea.

 

The beach is always crowded, and it is possible to enjoy any activity, not only the classics such as pedal boat rental or beach volleyball. In fact, in Cala Llonga, there is also an area entirely dedicated to fitness where you can train. It is surrounded by hills rich in pines and characterised by turquoise, shallow waters, perfect for entertaining the children.

Cala Portinatx

Cala Portinatx is located 30 kilometres away from Ibiza City. It is a square beach about 40 meters wide with both natural sand and some rocks, which contributes to making the landscape diverse. The sea is characterised by a turquoise colour and varied marine fauna. This is why it is recommended to bring a mask and go snorkelling.

 

Sports lovers can visit the various windsurfing facilities, while those who want to get lost in the crystal-clear waters can opt for a pedal boat. Additionally, this area is full of bars, restaurants, shops, and boutiques of all kinds.

Cala d'Hort

It is one of the beaches with the best view. Cala d’Hort, a wonderful place awarded with the blue flag in 2012, hosts a nature reserve worth visiting if you are around the area. This location presents a large variety of interesting plants and birds, making this place a site to protect and respect. Additionally, it is a tourist destination among the most sought-after, especially in summer.

 

Cala d’Hort is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful coves in Ibiza. The sea is turquoise, and the beach is made of both sand and rocks. From here, you can see Es Vedrà, a smaller island part of the Balearic Islands, which is completely uninhabited, and part of a nature reserve instituted in 2002. When is the best time to enjoy Cala d’Hort? Clearly during sunset.

Travel to Ibiza with Costa Cruises

 

Take advantage of a Costa Cruises to admire some of the most beautiful beaches in Ibiza, such as Talamanca beach and Playa d’en Bossa. Stunning natural landscapes, sandy seabeds, crystal clear waters, and lots of relaxation and fun are waiting for you!

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