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Beaches in southern Ibiza: Rutes and recommendations

Most of our guests love to explore the island and visit all the attractions they can, that’s why we wanted to introduce two routes along the coves and beaches on the southern coast of Ibiza, where you’ll get to see some of the most popular ones.

Routes along the southern coves and beaches in Ibiza

Our island is quite small, so you can get from one end to the other in less than an hour. That’s why it’s so easy to get to the farthest beaches from Es Canar and Hotel Ánfora, like the ones on the southern coast of Ibiza. This stretch covers the coastline from Cala Carbó to Playa d’en Bossa and has all types of beaches, from coves hiding under a cliff to wild sandy spots or the longest beach on the island. Follow our routes and lay your towel on the one that most takes your fancy.

The best route for your first time in Ibiza

This itinerary is perfect for a first trip to the White Island, as it boasts the four most popular beaches in Ibiza: Playa d’en Bossa, Ses Salines, Cala Jondal and Cala d´Hort.

Ses Salines

Its crystal-clear waters, lively vibe and influx of celebrities visiting its restaurants have made this one of the most famous beaches in Ibiza. At the southern end, you’ll find Nave Salinas, an old salt warehouse that hosts contemporary art exhibitions during the summer.

Es Bol Nou (Sa Caleta)

This cove is framed by red clay cliffs, which make it uniquely beautiful. It’s best to go there early if you want to find a parking space and then go and visit the Phoenician archaeological dig in Sa Caleta.

A southern beaches bol nouEs Bol Nou / ©

Cala Jondal

This beach on the southern coast of Ibiza is known for its extraordinary landscape and you’ll love it if you don’t mind sand under your feet or you want to spend a day in one of the most exclusive beach clubs in Ibiza: Blue Marlin. To reach the sandy seabed and get past the pebbles on the shore, simply jump in from the footbridges leading down from the beach bars.

Cala d´Hort

The views of the islets of Es Vedrá and Es Vedranell and its row of fishing huts make this cove one of the most beautiful and photographed coves in Ibiza. It has a big free car park at the foot of the track down to the beach and a smaller one by the cove. If you go in the afternoon, it’s worth waiting for the sunset.

Playa d’en Bossa

This long sandy beach is 2.5 km long, the longest on the island and it can be the last stop on the route before heading back to Es Canar. Alternatively, make it the first one if you want to end the route at Cala d´Hort. It’s famous for its beach clubs and its nightlife.

A southern beaches cala dhortCala d'Hort.

Route of the southern beaches in Ibiza for treks and peace and quiet

If you’re looking for quiet, unspoilt shores that you can combine with walks or treks, then this is the route for you. Take note of all the stops and adapt it to your plans.

Es Cavallet

This unspoilt beach is flanked by dunes and is a favourite among nudists and gay people. The shore usually gathers dead stems of posidonia and it’s exposed to the winds from Levante, but if you’re looking for a quiet place, this is a great choice. If you like to walk, you can reach this beach by a medium to high-difficulty trail that starts at Playa d’en Bossa and then you can head towards Ses Salines, where you can get the bus back to the hotel (only in the summer).

Es Codolar

The longest beach on the island is a pebbled beach but once you go a bit further into the water, the seabed turns to sand. Not many people go there so it’s very peaceful, except for the occasional hum of planes landing or taking off from Ibiza airport, which is next to it.

A southern beaches cala llentriscaCala Llentrisca. ©

Es Xarco, Es Torrent and Ses Boques
Es Xarco is about 100 metres long and is ideal for people looking for a quiet place to read or go snorkelling. We advise you to take water shoes, as the seabed is quite rocky in some areas. Three kilometres away you’ll find Es Torrent, which we only suggest to those who don’t mind a rocky seabed. The same goes for Ses Boques, near the parish church of Es Cubells.

Cala Llentrisca

To get to this beach you’ll need to walk at least 700 metres along a coastline trail which is sometimes quite steep. It’s advisable to take water shoes to get over the rocky seabed and, if you like to snorkel, your diving goggles, as its seabed is covered in posidonia oceanica.

Cala Carbó

This small cove is no more than 50 metres wide and is known for being a quiet, family-friendly beach. The same as for the rest of beaches suggested on this route, take your water shoes and goggles. The car park is small, so it may be better to come to this cove at the end of your route, late afternoon.

A southern beaches cala carboCala Carbó. ©

Recommendations: where to eat and what to see

All these coves and beaches have restaurants, except for Cala Llentrisca. If you fancy paella by the sea or the traditional fish specialities of Ibiza, you’ve got plenty of places to choose from, as many of these are well-known restaurants that have been there for years: Can Vicent (Cala Carbó), Cala d´Hort and El Carmen (both in Cala d´Hort), Es Torrent (Es Torrent), Tropicana (Cala Jondal), Sa Caleta (Es Bolnou), La Escollera (Es Cavallet)…

Things to remember during your route along the southern coastline

  • During the summer, the only beaches that have a bus service are Ses Salines and Playa d’en Bossa.
  • When you go to Ses Salines or Es Cavallet beaches, stop to visit the Visitor’s Centre of the Nature Reserve of Ses Salines.
  • Go to the parish of Es Cubells and don’t miss its views of the cliffs.
  • If you’re interested in history, visit the archaeological digs of the Phoenician village of Sa Caleta and Ses Païses in Cala Hort.
  • Stop at Sant Jordi to visit the only church with battlements on the island. And if you're doing the route on a Saturday and you like flea markets, we suggest going to the Sant Jordi flea market.
  • This route is best by car.

A southern beaches what seeSant Jordi. ©

Main picture: Ses Salines - via Facebook



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