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Ibiza Beach of the Week: Cala Salada

Cala Salada, just minutes from San Antonio, is an island gem!

Situated on the west coast of Ibiza, just a five minute drive from San Antonio, is the picturesque and unspoiled Cala Salada.

Accessible only by road (there are no tourist ferries here), Cala Salada is a firm favourite of Ibiza locals, nudists and private boat owners alike. It is restricted to traffic during the peak summer months, so a shuttle bus brings tourists to the beach from the sport centre car park at Can Coix. 

Nestled in a crescent-shaped bay, this natural sandy beach is surrounded by steep pine-covered cliffs and dotted with rocks, which are perfect for diving into the beautifully clear turquoise sea. Traditional fishermen's boathouses have been built into the rocks which separate Cala Salada from her smaller sister cove, Cala Saladeta.

At only two hundred metres long, this is a very safe and protected environment for all the family to enjoy. There is a nice, gentle slope into the sea, making it ideal for children, and for swimming and snorkelling. Lifeguards are on duty, there are separate toilets for the disabled and, of course, sun beds, umbrellas and pedaloes are available to hire.

Restaurant Cala Salada serves mouth-watering Paella and traditional Spanish food…and is very popular with the local Ibizan families. The cove is also a sheltered anchorage for yacht owners who prefer to avoid Ibiza's busier waters, so you will see many impressive boats moored in the bay here.

Cala Salada is an idyllic place to simply relax and enjoy the feeling of being a world away from the hustle and bustle of the major tourist resorts...and in particular, the perfect spot to enjoy watching a beautiful sunset over Ibiza.

Words: Jinny Throup



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