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Portinatx beaches

Portinatx, Ibiza. The small resort of Portinatx offers magnificent panoramic views, crystal clear water, high, rocky shorelines and three beaches with fine, white sand.


Location: Three beaches in the resort of Portinatx, 10 minutes drive from San Juan
Facilities: Loungers, parasols, showers, toilets, restaurants, bars, promenade, shops, massage, lifeguards (only at S'Arenal Gran beach), access for the disabled, Hi Point (interactive information point on solar intensity and adequate protection, information for emergencies such as stings, drowning and cardiac arrest, charging point for mobiles, wheelchairs and other devices), solar panel charging station for electric cars (S'Arenal Petit)
Activities: Pedalos, SUP (stand up paddle), kayaks, water ski, banana boats, diving school (Playa Porto), boat trips, boat hire (also without licence), minigolf
Size: S'Arenal Gros: 170 metres long, 15-80 metres wide
S'Arenal Petit: 60 metres long, 5-75 metres wide
Playa Porto: 40 metres long, 35 metres wide
Getting there: Easiest reached by car, well signposted. Parking facilities are good. Busses connect from Ibiza Town and Santa Eulalia. Small ferries go to and from San Antonio.

Portinatx is located in the far north of the island, at the end of a winding road through the beautiful landscape. It is a small, popular resort for those who want to experience Ibiza in quieter surroundings. Especially families and couples enjoy the familiar atmosphere and good choice of accommodation.

The bay offers magnificent panoramic views, crystalline water that's great for snorkelling, high, rocky shorelines, and seabed of fine sand. There are three beautiful, sandy beaches, all safe for children and offering a variety of activities.

The largest, S'Arenal Gros, in the centre of the resort, is a beautiful wide stretch of white sand with a lively vibe, shallow waters, and a good choice of water sports. 

On the left, a pleasant paved walkway along the rocky promontory connects S'Arenal Gros to the small beach S'Arenal Petit, which is more private.

The third is Playa Porto Beach, set in a little cove at the end of the main road, a 10-minute walk from S'Arenal Gros and the centre of the resort. This is the quietest beach of the three, surrounded by pine-clad hills and with a lighthouse in the distance. 

There are fantastic scenic walks and spectacular photo opportunities around these beaches, so it's worth taking the time to explore.

Spotlight tip: You can't walk along the coast to the lighthouse Faro des Moscarter; you have to take the way through the forest - it is a 40-minute walk, one way. Let yourself be guided by Google maps. 

Beach bars and restaurants

As the beaches are located within the resort there's a good choice of shops, bars and restaurants close by all three.

There are budget eateries as well as some more exclusive options. You also will find good restaurants serving typical local cuisine.

Nearby accommodation

There's a wide range of accommodation in Portinatx, from economically priced apartments to family-friendly hotels with entertainment and lots of facilities as well as adults-only ones.

The landscape in the North of the island is exceptionally beautiful, so renting a holiday villa in this area is something really special.

Find out more about the resort of Portinatx.

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