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Cala d'en Serra beach

Portinatx, Ibiza. Hidden small beach with difficult access near Portinatx - for people who like to explore!.


Location: Near the resort of Portinatx
Facilities: Loungers, parasols, snack bar (only in high season)
Size: 50 metres long, 15 metres wide
Getting there: Only reached by car or by foot from Portinatx (ca. 30 minutes) - but you can't walk along the coast, you have to walk along the road through the pine forest. As you enter the resort, look for a sign to Cala d'en Serra on your right. Follow the road for about one km until you see the sign for Cala d'en Serra on your left; from here, it is only about 500m. The dirt track down to the beach has many deep potholes. Although some people choose to drive all the way down, many opt to leave their rented vehicle at the top and walk down. There is space for parking at the bottom around the walls of an unfinished hotel.

Cala d'en Serra beach is a secluded and little known cove, but despite this there are some welcome facilities like sunbeds and even a small snack bar, which is only open at the height of summer and is then completely dismantled again.

There is a small strip of sand, interspersed with pebbles, and an area of higher rocks and picturesque fishermen's huts on the left hand side, where you can sunbath on the flat rocks in front of them. It is also possible to visit the tiny beach on the other side of the cove on the right hand side by following the trails from the rear of the unfinished hotel.

The entrance to the sea is mostly sandy and the water here is generally very clean, though - owing to its somewhat “closed” nature, sometimes the cove can undergo a buildup of debris - marine and man made - depending on the currents. It’s easy enough to enter the water,  the entrance is shallow and there are generally few boats moored up here, so it’s ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Please be aware that there is no lifeguard on this beach.

The surrounding area is popular for hiking. There is a well marked footpath that skirts the coast to the blue and white painted lighthouse known as el faro del Moscarter, the highest in the Balearic Islands. It’s an easy walk (about one hour each way), look out for rocks painted white & yellow that feature the letters PR - they mark the way. To avoid getting scratched by vegetation, wear shin-length socks and/or suitable footwear.

Spotlight tip: At the top of the road you will find the ruins of an unfinished hotel. Its 'lost' air combined with the stunning views and beautiful natural surroundings make it perfect for interesting shots for your Instagram profile. There's a lot of graffiti, some of which is high quality. Please be careful where you step when taking photos!

Beach bars and restaurants

From approximately June to September there is a small chiringuito that serves meat, fish and seafood dishes along with drinks. The restaurant also rents out parasols and sun loungers.

Accommodation nearby

In the popular resort of Portinatx you can find a good choice of hotels and apartments to suit every budget, from 5-star luxury and clubs with a large choice of entertainment for families to budget apartments. The north around the nearby lovely village San Juan also is known for many beautiful holiday villas on offer.

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