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Ibiza Beach of the Week: Sa Caleta

Beautifully picturesque, Sa Caleta is great for snorkelling, nudists and historically rich

On the south coast of Ibiza, situated between the airport and Cala Jondal, and just a fifteen minute drive away from Ibiza Town, can be found the horse-shoe shaped bay of Sa Caleta.

Surrounded by dramatic, red cliffs which keep the bay protected from the wind, Sa Caleta beach consists of soft golden sand and pebbles, about 100 metres long and 15 metres wide, sloping down gently to the sparkling, clear sea, which is safe for children and great for snorkelling.

Due to its sheltered position, Sa Caleta is an ideal spot for sunbathing and is a firm favourite with local families and nudists alike. Sunbeds and parasols are available to hire, there is a beach boutique, and during the summer months, there is even a masseur on hand for the ultimate pampering experience in the sun!

This picturesque cove, lined with rustic fishermen's sheds, is also home to the ruins of the first Phoenician settlement on Ibiza dating back to 654 BC. Declared a world heritage site in 1999, it is free to look around with plenty of historical information available.

A little-known fact is that this beach is actually called Playa Es Bol Nou… Sa Caleta being the name of the restaurant on its cliff top, which is now commonly used to describe the entire cove. This restaurant, open all year round, is extremely popular, especially with the locals, and specialises in traditional Ibiza fish and rice dishes.

Sa Caleta...the perfect place for swimming, snorkelling, exploring and, of course, relaxing in beautiful, natural surroundings!

Words| Jinny Throup

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