Head 100 miles off Spain’s east coast and you’ll find yourself among the beautiful Balearic Islands. One of the most famous of these is Ibiza blessed with beautiful beaches, amazing nightlife with a strong dance music slant, and vibrant bars, and yet the island has a tranquil side.
Ibiza features the full range of accommodations, but given that at the peak of the tourist season, the island receives 2.3 million visitors, many opt for a secluded and private villa. The better operators such as eivillas.com offer private pools and gardens which are perfect for couples, families, groups of friends, or indeed solo travelers. This allows you to enjoy the delights of the island’s beaches and have somewhere home from home to go back to.
So now you have accommodation arranged what beaches are worth your time?
1. Cala Benirrás
Situated near San Miguel the beach is set into a small cove and many come here to watch the sunset, the bohemian vibe, and the rugged yet spectacular scenery. As well as having places to explore, it is a ‘working beach’ in that it is home to shacks that belong to native fishermen who use the shacks to clean their nets after a day’s work on the sea.
The beach unlike many others on the island is unspoiled by big developments, although there are places to buy drinks and hire deck chairs. The sea is clear blue and contrasts the coarse sand beautifully.
The beach is famous for possessing rugged beauty and holding a Sunday drum circle. Many come here for something different than the typical beach that you find in Spain.
2. Ses Salines
In contrast to Cala Benirrás, Ses Salines is a beach that seems to run at a hundred miles per hour. It is named after the salt marches that are close by and the beach which is highly popular in the summer, has restaurants, bars, music venues, and shops that line the beachfront. It is well known for dance music and every hour of every day during the tourist season you’ll find DJs spinning electronic dance music tunes.
The salt marsh gives the ocean a high saline content and so floating around in the clear waters is highly appealing. It is nice to feel the soft white sand beneath your feet.
Even if you don’t like dance music it is worth coming by here just to experience the sheer conundrum of colors and sounds that come from this funky gem in Ibiza.
3. Playa de Talamanca
The long and curved beach that is Talamanca is only a mile from Ibiza Town the capital of the island. Moreover, the beach is aimed at those that like active holidays as it is lined with volleyball courts and has plenty of water sports options. Also, the boardwalk that takes you to the beach is lined with shops and cafes so overall, the beach is the perfect place to come to after a visit to Ibiza Town.
Ibiza is an amazing destination and as well as the beaches it has cultural wonders and other attractions. Make sure you visit the island as soon as you can.
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