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8 caves and coves to know in Ibiza

Written on : 31 January 2019

For years, Ibiza has been known for its vibrant nightlife. Indeed, thousands of clubbers crowd every year on the White Isle to party in its many bars and discotheques. Yet the island of Ibiza has much more to offer. Far from commonly-held ideas, Ibiza turns out to be a mysterious and fascinating island. This destination, ideal for family holidays, mixes tradition and modernity. Between natural landscapes and lush nature, we offer a selection of coves and secret caves not to be missed during your trip to Ibiza.

Atlantis, the secret cove of Ibiza

Atlantis, the secret cove of Ibiza

Atlantis is nicknamed by locals "Secret Beach". And for good reason! This small cove, located in the southeast of Ibiza, does not appear on any maps. Preserved from mass tourism, it offers a true haven of peace and tranquility to all travelers in search of tranquility. Discover the natural Atlantis pools, shaped and carved in the Mediterranean Sea. This creek, unknown to tourists, also has a special story since it was there that stones were extracted to build the old town of Ibiza. Formerly known as Sa Pedrera, it was renamed Atlantis by the hippie community that landed on the island of Ibiza in the 1960s. Today, it has become an iconic place for spiritual gatherings. In this secret cove, go in search of the thousand and one treasures of Ibiza. In particular, you will find sculptures and paintings that are traces of the passage of the hippie community on the creek. Let yourself be captivated by the fascinating story of Atlantis and try to unravel all its secrets...

Cala Tarideta to find calm in Ibiza

Cala Tarideta to find calm in Ibiza

Away from the tourists, just a few steps from Cala Tarida, this small hidden cove is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Ideal for a family outing, Cala Tarideta offers a sandy beach for sunbathing in privacy. Surrounded by steep cliffs where nature abounds, this cove is one of the secret wonders of Ibiza. Admire these surreal crystalline waters in a dreamlike environment. To find the authentic side of Ibiza, the Cala Tarideta is the creek not to be missed during your trip to Ibiza. Nature lovers will not be disappointed since here abounds with lush vegetation. Easily accessible by foot, the Cala Tarideta can be perfectly visited with your children.

La Cova de Can Marça, an enchanting place preserved from mass tourism

La Cova de Can Marça, an enchanting place preserved from mass tourism

You want to visit the wonders of Ibiza without going to the very touristy sites of the island? We have what you need! Lose yourself in the many caves of the White Isle that hold secrets to discover with family or friends. In particular, we recommend La Cova de Can Marça, which will offer you a real show. Although it once served as a haven for bandits on the island, this cave was recently opened to tourism. Located on a limestone cliff of Sant Miquel, 10 metres above the Mediterranean sea in the north of Ibiza, the Cova de Can Marça is a must. This cave has a rich history of more than 100,000 years. Perceive the secrets of this spectacular place that will delight young and old alike. The Cova de Can Marça will also fascinate all geology lovers, thanks to the succession of stalactites, stalagmites and fossils. We also recommend that you lose yourself in the Lakes Gallery where you will be able to contemplate dazzling emerald green lakes.

The Cueva de Es Cuieram, the magical cave of Ibiza

The Cueva de Es Cuieram, the magical cave of Ibiza

The Punic Sanctuary Cave of Es Cuieram is a show all by itself. Nestled 150 metres above the sea, in the middle of the forest and rocky cliffs, this cave is a little piece of paradise not to be missed during your trip to Ibiza. In Sant Joan de Labritja, take the small stony path that leads to this enchanting place. Under the sun of Ibiza, lulled by the song of the cicadas, you will enjoy these sublime natural landscapes. At the end of the steep path is the Cueva de Es Cuieram, which dominates the sea and the surrounding mountains. In a dream environment, discover this cave which served as a refuge in prehistory. Soak up the fascinating history of the Cueva de Es Cuieram and enjoy your getaway outside of the hotspots of Ibiza.

Platja Xarraca: the surreal bay of Ibiza

Platja Xarraca: the surreal bay of Ibiza

Located in the northwest of Ibiza, in a wild and unspoiled area of ​​mass tourism, Platja Xarraca is a small beautiful cove, ideal for a walk with family or friends. Let yourself be seduced by this cove with red rocks and waters of a flamboyant emerald green. The Platja Xarraca is easily accessible by car despite some sensational turns! If you want to keep fit even during your vacation, this spot is also perfect for diving. In the evening, stay in this magical place to admire the majestic sunset. In the heart of impressive natural landscapes, the Platja Xarraca will undoubtedly make your trip to Ibiza incredible.

The Calanque d'Albarca, the paradise for adventurers

The Calanque d'Albarca, the paradise for adventurers

15 km from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Calanque d'Albarca, also known as Cala d'Aubarca, offers a haven of peace. In a peaceful setting, away from tourists, the Calanque d'Albarca is made up of pebbles. Take a dip in the turquoise waters of this creek, protected from the wind and swell of the White Isle. In every corner of this secret beach, you will be dazzled by the lush nature and spectacular scenery. Between steep cliffs and reddish rocks, the Calanque d'Albarca will offer you a spectacle not to be missed during your getaway in Ibiza.

The rock paintings of the Cova de Ví in Ibiza

The rock paintings of the Cova de Ví in Ibiza

The Cova de Ví is the kind of secret place we like to discover when visiting Ibiza with family or friends. Located north of San Antonio, after Cala Salada, do not miss this sublime cave that is famous for its rock paintings. If the conditions to access Cova de Ví are difficult, the walk is worth the detour! More than a hidden corner, the getaway to the Cova de Ví is a real adventure. Cross these typical landscapes of the White Isle where the green of the landscapes mixes with the blue of the sky. For the more adventurous, climb to the cliffs that offer incredible views of the entire island of Ibiza. The Cova de Ví itself is a treasure trove of rock art from the pre-Romanesque era. Perfect for a cultural visit off the beaten track, the Cova de Ví will enchant the whole family.

Ibiza and the wild beach of Cala Mastella

Ibiza and the wild beach of Cala Mastella

Surrounded by rocky cliffs, Cala Mastella is located in Sant Carles de Peralta. This beach is a must-see secret address in Ibiza. An abundant and majestic nature floods this place where reigns an immense tranquility. In the wild, in a peaceful and intimate setting, the beach of Cala Mastella is ideal if you want to visit Ibiza off the beaten track. Take a dip in the pristine waters of this secluded and unspoiled creek of mass tourism. This authentic beach is ideal for discovering the authentic side of the White Isle. Accessible by car, Cala Mastella is surrounded by two hills teeming with lush pine forest. Spend some time in this magical place of Ibiza.