Ibiza, one of the Balearic Islands in Spain, is a dreamy Mediterranean destination, a place where you can let your hair down and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere next to the sea or watch the sunset surrounded by beautiful scenery. Ibiza is so original that it combines the world’s most exciting nightlife with outstanding beaches and natural beauty.
Top Beaches In Ibiza
Just 30 minutes from Ibiza city, in a secluded cove northeast of the town of Santa Eulalia, Pou des Lleo beach is idyllic for those seeking tranquility. It still has the feel of a small fishing port due to the fishermen’s boat houses on each side of the beach. Its crystalline, turquoise water makes it perfect for swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling.
Cala Pada, just 3 km from Santa Eularia, is very popular with families from the surrounding resort towns. With sparkling, crystal clear waters surrounded by pine trees and soft golden sand, Cala Pada is a great spot to enjoy windsurfing and water-skiing.
The small resort of Talamanca is just 2 km from the center of Ibiza town, featuring a truly international character and a more adult-oriented tourism. Talamanca is a long, curved beach with soft sand and shallow, calm waters making it perfect for safe bathing.
The small resort Portinatx is a popular spot for families that offers impressive panoramic views, crystalline water and fine, white sand. There are three great beaches in this area, all safe for children and offering an array of activities for the whole family. It is a great place to escape to during the summer months when other Ibiza beaches are noisy and overcrowded.
Charming Towns In Ibiza
Sant Miquel de Balasant is one of the island’s largest inland villages and offers a low-key, traditionally Ibizan lifestyle for those wanting to explore the north of the island and get away from the hustle and bustle of the typical beach resorts.
Every Sunday, the center of the charming white-washed town of Sant Joan de Labritja in the north of Ibiza, turns into a welcoming place with the best hippy market of the island. Tourists and residents gather around live music in an eclectic atmosphere where you can buy handmade jewelry, clothes, soap and all type of organic produce.
Es Cubells is one of the most hidden villages of the island, located in the southwest it is far enough to create a wonderful feeling of seclusion. It seems like time stands still in this tiny, picturesque village. It is perfect for those who want to connect with nature, enjoy almost exclusive beaches and find the tranquility and peace that other parts of the island can’t provide, specially in the peak summer season.
Any sightseeing route through the eastern part of Ibiza should include the tiny village of Sant Carles de Peralta, which became famous as a hippy village in the 60s and 70s and it still keeps part of the old vibe. For example, old wooden mailboxes cover an entire wall in Anita’s Bar, because even today, there is no postal delivery service to every house in the San Carlos countryside, so many people still pick up their post there while enjoying a drink and a chat with the neighbors.
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