An idyllic holiday in Ibiza features sunny days on the beach, swimming in the refreshing sea, walks and good food. Cala Tarida is a very special part of the island where you can enjoy all of these. It is located to the west and offers one of the most beautiful and spectacular coastal landscapes on the island.
Here are our 5 top tips to make the most of the area.
Cala Tarida has several beach bars, called chiringuitos, and restaurants offering magnificent views of the Mediterranean.
The restaurants here have something to suit all tastes and budgets. You can choose from the most traditional dishes featuring local produce or go for something a little more exotic.
This unique place has many interesting spots to explore. A stroll along its long sandy beach can be an excellent way to get to know Cala Tarida’s unique coastline dotted with its distinctive rock formations. One of the hidden surprises Cala Tarida has to offer, however, is the possibility of exploring the surrounding countryside.
At the eastern end of the bay there are large cliffs offering incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea and on a clear day you can even see the highest point of the small rocky island of Es Vedrà alongside its little sister Es Vedranell.
Nestled under these cliffs is Es Pujolets: a hidden cove with traditional fishermen’s huts dotted along the rocks. A little further ahead (towards Cala Tarida) is a tiny but beautiful and peaceful beach. It is quite tricky to get down to it from the cliff, but swimming from the huts is easy.
Opposite the sandy beach of Cala Tarida lies a small jetty hidden in a bay of calm and transparent waters called Es Calonet. The fisherman’s huts here are the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the main beaches.
A MAGICAL MOMENT
It’s not just the spectacular beauty of the coastline that makes Cala Tarida so magical, it also boasts one of the most beautiful sunsets on the island. Enjoying the warm colours of the sunset with the sound of the sea in the background with a refreshing mojito in hand makes for a perfect end to a day at the beach in Cala Tarida.
Getting to Cala Tarida by boat is a unique experience that allows visitors to really explore the coastline. This is possible thanks to the various excursions offered by different boat companies in Sant Antoni. The clear waters here also make it a perfect place to snorkel, while those who prefer more action can rent a jet ski to explore the area. The varied coastline of Cala Tarida is also a perfect place for a long kayak or paddle surf trip to explore every hideout. Cala Tarida is not just a summer destination – families can often be seen enjoying long walks along its shore in winter.
Finally, visitors can take a walk around the surrounding area. Before arriving at the car park located in a small square there is a tarmacked road that descends between pines and housing estates. Following the signs for Cala Corral you arrive at a small rocky cove with dry dock huts and a small marina called Coralmar. There are usually only a few people here and the clear, clean waters invite you to jump straight in.