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Ibiza’s hidden luxury: locals’ secret spots

Written on : 03 July 2018
By : Jeanne Ulhaq

Festive island with stupendous reputation, Ibiza is nevertheless a little paradise with great elegance and incontestable charm when one gets to know it. Secret beaches, evening outdoor shows and private shopping, here are some locals’ precious tips gathered for you only.

Secret beaches

Secret beaches

Well known for its parties, Ibiza also gained in popularity thanks to its incredible beaches. Ranging from fine sand to pebbles, the island pleases all tastes as it offers over 60 beaches. If some are very festive like the Playa d’en Bossa, one can also find quiet places which are perfect to relax. Check out our selection of the best beaches to enjoy privacy and intimate moments.

Es Torrent

This unique beach where silence is golden mixes both fine sand and pebbles. Surrounded by cliffs, Es Torrent is the perfect place to appreciate the natural calm of the beach. Here, radios and beach balls are forbidden to the delight of the ones who enjoy restful vacations away from general touristic buzz.

Location : 07830 Sant Josep de sa Talaia

Cala Llentrisica

While its exact location is still being discussed for many, Llentrusica beach is still unknown to general public. And yet, at the edge of a pine forest, this small beach is a real haven of peace away from city nuisances. Accessible by foot since the end of Urbanizació Es Cubells road, you will only need to walk 700 meters to reach it.  

Location : 07839 Sant Josep de sa Talaia

Cala Benirras

Desire for entertainment? Enjoy Benirras beach in North Ibiza: In addition to a spectacular view, you will get the opportunity to attend a night of extraordinary outdoor artistic performances. Each sunday, at the approach of the sunset, dance, concerts and others festivities create a magical show much valued by its visitors.

Location : 07815 Sant Joan de Labritja

Cala d'Albarca

Located in the north of the island as well, this intimate creek combines both pristine nature and vast agricultural plateau to offer you a panoramic view from the top of the cliffs. Visited for its grandiose landscape, the agricultural site is however not adapted to bathing because of its unprotected steep coast. It is nevertheless possible to benefit from the sea in the central area of the bay. There, you will find a cove full of history where pirates used to land. You may also want to visit Torres d’en Luc, archaeological remains of former fortifications built for that purpose around the bay.  

Location : 07816 Sant Antoni de Portmany

Cala Xarraca

Pine forests, rocks and turquoise waters… Let yourself be amazed by Cala Xarraca, a must-do throughout your stay in Ibiza. The water transparency as well as the charm of former fishermen’s huts along the seaside will let you speechless and make you want to stay. Moreover, an excellent restaurant of fresh fish beside the sea will fulfill your appetite thanks to a local lunch to savour on the beach.

Location : Lugar Venda de Xarraco, 52, 07810 Sant Joan de Labritja

3 breathtaking panoramic views

3 breathtaking panoramic views

Eivissa, the citadel of Dalt Vila :

Listed as World heritage by Unesco, the old city of Eivissa invites you to discover its history with a cultural walk in the heights. The boldest will have the courage to rise up to the castle and enjoy an incredible view over the island. Don’t forget to have a look at Santo Domingo Church and have a casual stroll through the narrowed streets to taste local specialties, an experience that will awaken your taste buds!

Es Vedra rock island :

For a stunning view 385 meters above sea level, meet the marvellous Es Vedra Island at sunset time. Known as one of the most magnificent views of the Balearic Islands, the rock is also loaded with great history and myths! Indeed, Es Vedra is acknowledged as one of the most mysterious places on earth. According to legend, the rock would have one of the most magnetic powers on earth, after the Bermuda Triangle... Keen to solve the mystery? Don’t wait any longer and explore this exceptional site only few visited because of its one maritime access, hence reserving you all the intimacy you wish for.

Sa Taiala :

Hiking enthusiasts, this place is for you ! Although its access can be quite tricky, the site qualified as Ibiza’s green lung is made of a verdant flora: pines as far as your eyes can see, hills and almond trees, the vegetation is luxuriant and will seduce without a doubt all nature lovers. The highest hill’s point of view is phenomenal and proves once again that Ibiza does not simply consist in his festive spirit but overflows with abundant green spaces.

A unique shopping

A unique shopping

If Spain is known for its popular brands in the entire world, the authenticity of Ibiza’s talented designers’ shops will give you a new perspective on Spanish sense of fashion. While the 2018 Fashion week took place in the Island only two month agos, in Ibiza, fashion breaks new ground! Here are some of the shops with original concepts, approved by Vogue itself.

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Galeria Elefante

Shopping addicts, you will find your heart’s desire in this pretty gallery with unconventional style. Gathering a collection of unique pieces coming from all over the world, Galeria Elefante offers clothing, paintings and decorative items to adorn your lovely home with an elegant and original travel souvenir. Yet not known from tourists, the setting is intimate and cozy. In sum, fashion lovers won’t be disappointed !

Location : Carretera San Miguel, 07814 Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera

The Rose

At last, located in the same area, The Rose presents as well sumptuous paintings from artists such as Aldo Kolzac. Isabel Marant collection, silk dresses and magnificent home accessories will enchant your shopping day. We guarantee you won’t leave empty-handed! And, icing on the cake, the shop also acts as a restaurant of delicious fresh pastas… Gourmets, if you are willing to find out more about where to eat in town, have a look at our selection of the best traditional beach restaurants!

Location : Carrer Venda de Fruitera, 07814 Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera

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