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The beauty and nature of Ibiza is magnificent. The turquoise, shimmering sea, the lush green plants, the white sand and blue sky are creating a stunning picture that leaves you in awe. Ibiza offers many hidden treasures apart from the popular beach clubs and ‘packed like sardines’ bays, that you may have in mind when thinking about this charming Meditarraneane island. Some of the beaches need a short hike to get there, but the reward afterwards is pure beauty, peace and a fantastic energy. More on where to find those gorgeous beaches with crystal clear waters here!
Little insider tip: the best beaches can only be reached by car or even better by Jeep.
Located in the West of the island and located on pine-wooded hills with a beautiful white sandy sea bed, Cala Salada is one of the most enchanting places on the island. The clear, turquoise water invites you to dive in and it creates a fascinating picture with the colors of the surrounding nature. I could have stayed here for days!
Benirrás is one of the more popular beaches. The reason why I added it to the list, is that it truly embodies the Hippie culture of Ibiza. You may think: busy restaurants, lots of umbrellas, why would I bother to go there?
Reason #1: the sunset! Until mid-September you get the chance to admire one of the most spectacular sunsets!
Reason #2: the Hippies who are drumming to the sunset every Sunday evening. A magical happening!
Countless smaller beaches can be found near Portinatx, in the North of the island. These beaches are perfect for beach hopping, as they are located right next to each other, i.e. Cala Xuclar, Cala Xarraca, S'Illot des Renclí. Locals and fishermen alike call this place their home. And who would not like to call them home?
If you are an adventurer Atlantis should definitely be on your list. It is one of the more secret beaches and relatively isolated and therefore a bit hard to find (it took me twice to get there). Park your car at the lot of Es Vedrà and follow the first path on your left. Watch out for small signs or small pieces of cotton that are indicating directions. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes, as it takes about 20-30 minutes to get there. The name suggest already that this rocky beach offers spectacular hidden tresures. In the former Sa Pedrera stone quarry, stones were sawn from the rock for the fortress wall of Ibiza town. The hippies of the 60s interpreted them as walls and towers and called it Atlantis, reminding of the mystical, sunken city.
Insider Tip: after a day at Atlantis you should finish off the day watching the sunset on the platform facing towards Es Vedrà. Trust me, it will leave you stunned!
If you are staying on Ibiza for more than 5 days, I strongly recommend renting a boat and visiting the countless white beaches of Formentera, the smallest of the Balearic islands located south of Ibiza. Es Palmador for example is a quite narrow and long beach with beautiful white sand. The perfect spot for long walks and enjoy the quiet...