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Es Pou des Lleo beach

Santa Eulalia, Ibiza. One of Ibiza's smallest and most peaceful beach coves.


Location: 10 minutes drive from the village San Carlos
Facilities: Loungers, parasols, beach bar, restaurants, toilet, access for the disabled, no lifeguards (though the sheltered bay is normally safe for swimming),
Activities: kayaks
Size: 60 metres long, 10 metres wide
Getting there: Reached only by car, follow signposts from San Carlos. There is ample, signposted parking on the left as you descend towards the beach.

Popular with the locals, this small and sheltered beach cove is idyllic for those seeking tranquillity as, even in the high season, it remains relatively quiet. Pou des Lleo, with its mixture of fine, soft sand and pebbles, still has the feel of a tiny fishing port due to the typical wooden fishermen's huts on each side of the beach. 

Translating as "Well of the Lion", Pou des Lleo boasts spectacular views of the private islet of Tagomago, situated some two kilometres offshore. From the beach, it's a half hour's walk to Torre d'en Valls, one of the towers built to protect Ibiza against pirate attacks in the past. Although it's not possible to go up, the area around it affords marvellous views of the sea and Tagomago. 

The picturesque countryside surrounding the cove is popular with walkers while its crystalline, turquoise water and unusual rock formations make it perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

Beach bars and restaurants

There are three restaurants at Pou Des Lleo. The first, a hostel, is located on the left as you approach the beach. It is a fully-fledged country-style restaurant with several terraces, offering fresh fish and meat dishes along with paella.

The second is found directly at the beach. A colourful beach shack that is popular with locals and holidaymakers, especially at weekends, it offers light meals and snacks.

The third is found by continuing along the dirt track past the beach for a few minutes. It specialises in fish and seafood.

Nearest resorts: Es CanáSanta Eulalia

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