Playa Den Bossa - Out & about.
Ibiza day time attractions.
The island has many lovely beaches, most of the holiday resorts offer good quality sandy beaches with the usual tourist facilities. Below is a number of bays and beaches that you may wish to visit while on holiday in Ibiza. Many of these beaches will require you to hire your own transport. Some bays are connected by water taxis which is a good way to clear the cobwebs from the night before.
Las Salinas - The beach for the Ibiza people, soft powder sand clear aquamarine seas. Good beach bars/restaurants playing latest sounds, some with afternoon party atmosphere.
Es Cavalett - Just round the corner from Salinas. Another beautiful strip of pale soft sand with dunes at the rear. Quality beach restaurants with offering fresh fish and seafood. Also popular with nudists and the Ibiza gay scene.
Cala Bassa - Lovely curve of golden sand with good beach facilities including some water sports and a number of beach bars offering snacks. Get there early as the San Antonio young and lively crowd arrive by the boats after mid day.
Cala Conta - Lovely clear sea and soft powder sand. The two bays are broken by a small headland that has a Bar/snack looking out across the clear blue Mediterranean. This is a beautiful part of Ibiza but can get over crowded in high summer. Go early and enjoy before the crowds arrive.
Cala Salada - Just to the north of San Antonio, there are two bays. The first with a good quality restaurant, popular with locals at weekend. The bay is beautiful and the beach a mix of sand and shingle. However to the right of this bay after a scramble over very large rocks you will come to one of the best beaches on the Island. Its a real delight, with a couple of tiny inlets the a crescent of soft sand. Worth the effort, but do be careful.
Cala Vadella - In the south of Ibiza, this small holiday resort has good facilities, a few shops and a couple of good standard restaurants. Popular with families and with a lovely sandy beach and safe swimming.
Cala D'Hort - In the south of the Island with the rock of Es Vedra sitting out in the bay. This is a popular beach with the Ibiza town people and regular Ibiza visitors. The beach is good, mix of sand and pebbles. Lovely for swimming in the clear seas. Quality fish restaurant above the beach, however the prices are not cheap.
Cala Tarida - A lovely stretch of sand with all the normal facilities. Safe swimming and a few nice restaurants for a sack or lunch. Can get busy in high summer as a fair amount of development has taken place in this area.
Aguas Blanca - This is further up the Island on the east coast, just to the north of the holiday town of Es Cana. Good beach bar/chiringuito with lively atmosphere in high summer. Popular with nudists at one end of the beach. Lovely clear clean sea for most of the year, making swimming a pleasure.
There are a number of other good bays around the Island, but we believe that this offers a good balance of beaches to visit.
This has to have a special mention. The island sits just across the water from the Island of Ibiza and takes about half an hour by ferry. If sitting on beautiful beach and swimming in clear blue seas is your idea of heaven then this is the place for you. Very popular with young Italians during the month of August and you will see why they make the journey if you hop over from Ibiza. Truly fantastic beaches, check out Illetas which is an unbelievable strip of beach with shallow warm sea. A couple of beach bars/restaurants including Juan Y Andrea sit on the sands, perfect location for lunch but very high prices. Mitjon or Arenal on the other side of the Island are also worth considering, soft powder sand and the restaurants here are more realistic with there pricing. Some parts of this area popular with nude bathing. This whole Island is a beach lovers paradise.
Activities and Sports.
Many of the Hotels have tennis courts for there guests use and from various beaches in the area it is possible to arrange various water sports including sailing, windsurfing, cannoes, small boats and hobie cats all are available for rent. A few of places offer Jet Skis for hire from designated parts of the beach and coast. There's also horse riding stables that offer lovely treks through the local countryside and go-karts are also available on the Ibiza to Santa Eularia road.
There are a number of Dive centres avaiilable on Ibiza and the Island of Formentera. Most are found in the popular resorts and at the Marinas or Club Nautico. Most accommodations will help with all the arrangments. Beginners to experienced divers are well catered for.
On Ibiza there is a good course situated at Roca Lisa which is half way between Jesus and Santa Eularia. This is a private club and can sometimes be hard to arrange a game unless you are friends with a member. However few come to Ibiza just to play golf.
Evening and Night life
Restaurants and evening entertainment
The area has a great selection of restaurants for all tastes and budgets. Ibiza Town Hotels have visited a number of restaurants in and around the area that have a good reputation and offer value plus quality. However, there are many to choose from and many new establishments that open every year that once in the resort just ask the locals for recommendations.
Ushuaia - Beach bar and Hotel - Playa Den Bossa
Ushuaia has become one of the hot spots on the Island of Ibiza. Great music and lively atmosphere. Very popular with people now coming from all over the Island to join in the fun, get there early as once the place is full that's it. Goes on every day until midnight throughout the summer season, open from the end of may until late summer.
Bora Bora - Playa Den Bossa.
Bora Bora has been having wild beach parties for many years now. People from all over Ibiza flock to the beach late afternoon to enjoy the wild beach parties that go on throughout the summer months. Dancing on tables, great music and lots of boy meets girl. Ibiza at its best!
Nassau Beach Club - Playa Den Bossa
Lovely location on the sands at the far end of Playa Den Bossa Beach. Stylish beach club with fancy sun beds for day time use with waiter service, so need need to move of the beach. Quality menu for daytime light lunches and snacks. The restaurant has an attractive chill-out lounge and a classy bar serving a great selection of cocktails. Regular party nights, popular with a more mature and relaxed crowd. Top end prices but worth it.
La Plage De Lelephant Playa Den Bossa
New beach restaurant open daily from 4pm till midnight. Lovely chilled out atmosphere, offering high quality service and food. The menu offers a varied selection of pasta/risottos, seafood and and good quality meat. Good wine list Children's menu available. Top end restaurant - expensive.
Pastis - Ibiza Town
One of the top restaurants in Ibiza with good reputation and popular with the people in the know. This small intimate french restaurant has gained a big following over the last few years. Tucked away around the back from Vara de Rey. Quality food at sensible prices for Ibiza. Book in advance.
S'Ametller - Ibiza town
Lovely restaurant in Ibiza town offering top quality food with friendly and helpful service. Varied a la carte menu, also features a set sampling menu which is very popular. Daily changing specials. Good wine list. Great Value.
Blue Marlin - Beach restaurant Cala Jondal.
Blue Marlin has now gained a good reputation on the Island for its stylish atmosphere. Lovely location on the beach at Cala Jondal. Top quality food and fun to visit during the day or night. Resident DJ with good mix of music. Chilled out ambience for the young and young at heart. Beautiful place for the beautiful people. Top end Ibiza prices.
Civet - Ibiza Town
Attractive restaurant offering good quality food. Close to the centre of Ibiza town, varied menu with daily specials at reasonable price. Good wine list and friendly service. Value.
Comidas San Juan - Ibiza Town
Just a few minutes from the port. This place is used mainly by the locals and regular visitors to the Island, it offers good quality no nonsense food. At this establishment you don't have your own table, if people come in and there's a spare seat they join you. Spanish food served in large portions. If you have wine with your meal you pay for what you drink. If you drink half the bottle that's all you pay for. Very reasonable for lunch or dinner.
When it comes to nightlife the island of Ibiza is hard to beat. Ibiza town has a great selection of bars and the port area is the place to head for as the evening rolls on. Zoo bar has been going for many years and still gets a full house. Rock bar along the front of the port plays good sounds and has agreat atmosphere. This area is the place to people watch and you will see some people worth watching! San Antonio has many a lively bar and the area to head for early evening is by Cafe Mambo and Cafe Del Mar. Great sounds, cool drinks, boy meets girl and terrific sun sets. Then into the night the Island has some of the bestclubs in the Med. Pacha in Ibiza town maybe the most famous, but followed closely by the like of Es Paradis, Eden, El Divino, Amnesia, Privalage and of course Space. People travel from all over the world to visit the Island for its Club Scence which is unique to this small Mediterranean Island. You will love it.