We have gathered a list of coves and beaches in Ibiza and Formentera that you should go to if you want to enjoy your stay and discover places where time flies without you noticing.
We also assure you that Ibiza will not leave you indifferent, either for its crystal clear waters and fine sand or for its beautiful rocky coves where you can enjoy moments of pure connection with nature. But there are also a lot of beaches where you can have fun and enjoy a dream vacation.
We have selected for you some of the most attractive coves on the island, but there are many others according to the tastes and preferences of each visitor : among others nude beaches, practicing water sports, people watching , isolated beaches. Prepare yourself for a day of sun and relaxation in a privileged environment and do not hesitate to hire a zodiac to reach beautiful places in total safety and enjoy the best beaches, bars and restaurants on the island.
Coves and famous beaches in Ibiza
1. Ses Salines (Sant Josep de sa Talaia).
This beach is part of the Ses Salines Natural Park, a salt farm that dates back to the time of the Phoenicians, around 600 BC.
There you can find different beach bars where, if you look closely, you will find people in their hammocks or on a boat moored nearby. In front of one of its bars (Sa Trinxa) there are usually bathers who want to practice nudism, this beach club has really good music and atmosphere.
2. Cala Tarida (Cala Tarida).
It is a popular beach for families, with fine white sand, and the color of the sea has very bright colors, turquoise blue and emerald green. The entire site, easily accessible by car, is ideal for families.
3. Playa d’en Bossa (Sant Jordi de Ses Salines).
It is the largest, most famous and liveliest beach in Ibiza. At night, it is an uninterrupted party place, ideal for lovers of electronic music. It has beach clubs with Balinese beds to rest.
Coves and beaches for practicing water sports
1. Cala Conta (Sant Josep de sa Talaia).
In high season this beach is very popular. It has a small area of sand so you will spend most of your time in the water. There are rocky areas on the seabed that make this beach an attractive place for snorkeling.
2. Arenal beach (Sant Antoni de Portmany).
This local beach is easily accessible and is surrounded by tourist establishments. For this reason, it has a very important offer that allows the practice of various water sports since it has sailing and diving schools on the spot.
3. Cala Martina (Santa Eularia des Riu).
This cove offers the possibility of practicing water sports on a protected beach and entertainment for families with children. It is still popular with hippie youth and has a row of beach bars. In addition, next to the rocks there are some trails that are worth walking. When the south wind blows, this is one of the most popular beaches for windsurfers.
Formentera is unique: the smallest of the Balearic Islands is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful islands in Spain and stands out for its wild identity. Compared to its older sister Ibiza, it is characterized by a relaxed atmosphere, with still virgin beaches where you can lay your towel on the white sand: counted among the most spectacular beaches in Spain, they are surrounded by a transparent sea – awarded with the blue flag and covers lanes for bike cletas.
If you do not own you private boat, you must first reach Ibiza and from there take a boat or ferry to Formentera.
This exclusive destination is, as expected, ideal for a holiday in contact with nature, far from the chaos and the pollution. Sustainable tourism is the hallmark of the island: much of the coast has not been urbanized so as not to detract from the beauty of the landscape. This does not mean we should give up the services: much less l os chiringuito s next to the sea or do some shopping at local craft stores. Formentera does not disdain the nightlife: the most famous clubs are concentrated in the center of Es Pujols . We have selected for you some of the most attractive beaches in Formentera.
1. Cala Saona
At 140 meters long and 120 meters wide, Cala Saona is a paradisiacal beach considered the most beautiful cove in Formentera. Surrounded by a very dense forest, formed by pine trees, Cala Saona amazes its visitors with its fine white sand, where the pure and crystalline water breaks with turquoise reflections.
2. Ses Illetes
Located in the Parque Natural de las Salines (Ses Salines Natural Park), north of Formentera, Ses Illetes is one of the most emblematic beaches of the Balearic Islands thanks to its white sand and the clarity of its waters.
Ses Illetes beach is one of the most visited on the island, although to enter the park you have to pay admission . The breathtaking beauty of the landscape is well worth it.
3. Els Arenals
With 3,000 meters in length and 30 meters in width, Els Arenals is a beach of fine sand and transparent waters, located very close to the municipality of El Caló de Sant Agustí.