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Cala Gracio beach

San Antonio, Ibiza. Una bella e lunga baia della tranquillità, a pochi passi dall'animata zona di San Antonio.


Location: 2 km north of San Antonio
Facilities: Loungers, parasols, showers, lifeguards, access for the disabled, restaurants, bar
Activities: Relaxation!
Size: 80 metres long, 40 metres wide
Getting there: There is no need to stress about bus or boat timetables, since it is only a 15-minute walk (approx 2km) from the centre of San Antonio. Otherwise, there is easy car and bus access and small ferry boats go there from San Antonio. Parking is available near to Cala Gracio, or clients of the restaurant El Chiringuito can park there for free.

Situated far enough outside of San Antonio to keep the masses away, but near enough to walk, you reward is Cala Gracio, a somewhat typical Ibiza beach, whose delicate sand and pristine water mean you're likely to make this one you visit again. The nearby hotels are hidden and don't overlook the beach, allowing a rare sense of privacy and seclusion so close to the activity of San An.

It really is the perfect beach for children, thanks to its safety, being a deep cove there are no extreme waves or currents. The beach itself is a slightly unusual shape, being much deeper than it is wide and sloping gently into the sea. When sea and sand is not enough for the kids, there are some boat houses, shacks, rocky areas and, of course, pine trees for exploring together. For the more adventurous types, the rocky areas also provide a good spot for snorkeling.

Tip: A short walk around the line of the coast from Cala Gracio and you find Cala Gracioneta, a tiny beach with all the same characteristics as its bigger neighbour but with an intimacy many only dream of. Cala Gracioneta is home to El Chiringuito, the beach bar and restaurant, brought to you by the respected Mambo Group. It's a lovely place to enjoy a sundowner cocktail or tasty meal in the evenings. Look out for nights with live music, with everything from flamenco fusion to contemporary Latin pop jazz.

Beach bars and restaurants

There is the Cala Gracio beach bar on the sand at the back of the cove that serves refreshments, drinks and snacks all day. Not as cheap as a kiosk, but a very special spot. Away from the beach, there are also a couple of restaurants nearby. And of course a short walk away there is Cala Gracioneta's fabulous El Chiringuito, mentioned above.

Nearby accommodation

Brand new for summer 2018 you'll find the Cubanito Ibiza Suites, a beautiful Art Deco hotel for adults only, combining Cuban style with modern comfort. Other options are the large, family friendly Fiesta Hotel Tanit and its neighbour, the quieter 'adults only' Fiesta Hotel Cala Gració. Only slightly further afield are the many and varied accommodation options of San Antonio and of course there's the enticing alternative of a private villa.

Nearest resort: Find out more about San Antonio.

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