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Ibiza Virgins' Guide: Sunsets

The best places to enjoy the beautiful Ibiza sunsets.

Ibiza's iconic sunsets are a thing of legend. As the sky turns a million hues of pink, orange and gold every night, thousands of visitors flock to Ibiza's west coast to be there as the sun drops away over the horizon. Which is, as we all know, when the party really starts!

As the beginning to an unforgettable night out, the sunset show is the best and there are monumental spots all over the island from which to view it, and to match your mood.

Here's our definitive guide to the ultimate places from which to watch Ibiza's incomparable, free and natural show…

Tip: While you browse our recommended sunset spots, to get into the right mood, listen to our dreamy Ibiza Spotlight's sunset playlist, chosen by our followers and staff. 

Sunset Strip San Antonio - Café Mambo, Café Del Mar, Savannah, Mint

Where else would you head if you want to combine the sunset with a soundtrack provided by the best pre-party DJs that the island has to offer?

All of the bars along the Sunset Strip are totally equipped to make yours the greatest experience they can possibly provide. Think lovingly crafted cocktails, and tunes timed to perfection to reach a crescendo when the sun disappears for another day.

Top Tip: Get there early or reserve a front line table so you get the best possible view. Make an evening of it with some food too! And if you're really in the mood to party afterwards, then stick around as the highest echelons of headline DJs play for free most nights before setting off to the super clubs.


See also our article Where to go on Ibiza's famous Sunset Strip in San Antonio and browse sunset bars here.

Hostal La Torre

Hostal La Torre is a super-chilled alternative to the madness of the Sunset Strip in San An, yet only minutes away from it. The team behind Mambo have given this traditional Spanish hostel a stylish makeover and employ the cream of Ibiza's Balearic DJ set to accompany your sundowner.

Top Tip: Why not get deeper into the Ibiza spirit (pardon the pun!) by trying the Frankie Knuckles cocktail to whet your whistle as the sun goes down!?

Es Vedrà

Behold the magical rock of Es Vedrà!

For a spiritual sunset experience, drive across to the cliff top that rises above, and witness the almost supernatural phenomenon of the sun setting behind this gargantuan and mystical rock formation. A truly breathtaking event. The closest beach to Es Vedrà is Cala d'Hort, where you can also watch the sunset, from the beach or nearby restaurants.

Top Tip: Take something comfortable to sit on and stop at the convenience store in San José on the way to pick up a little picnic. Get there early and try to find a more secluded spot (it can get busy in the peak season), then sit back and let nature do its thing!


Situated right in the north of the island, Benirrás beach is now synonymous with hippie drummers who congregate to provide a hypnotic acoustic backdrop, making for a pretty unique experience. As you approach the beach through the hills, you'll get a feeling of calm and the sun sets right behind the awe-inspiring rock of Cap Bernat, or Finger Of God.

Top Tip: It's definitely worth climbing the rocks to the sides of the cove for the best view and in order to avoid the crowds. Take care!

Las puertas del Cielo

Heaven's Gates. This spot, high on the clifftops just outside Santa Agnes, was where the hippies would gather in the 1960s to watch the sunset. And we can see why! A traditional Spanish restaurant and bar, this is a no-frills adventure where, on a clear day, you can see all the way to the Spanish mainland!

The surrounding cliffs and pine forests are great for hiking too, so find yourself a spot and look on…

Top Tip: The paella and sangria here are to die for! The food and drinks are cheap. You'll be sure to get a real ‘Ibiza-feeling' from this basic little family-run joint.

Cala Comte (conta)

About as close as you can get to the sunset - at Ibiza's most westerly beach!

The spectacle here is framed by the pretty little islands that surround the beaches. Best viewed from on the sand, the bars and restaurants on the sea front, such as S'illa des Bosc and Sunset Ashram, or even from the nearby 'Rave Cave'!

Close by, the deluxe 7Pines resort holds a nightly sunset ritual, with a mighty gong.

Top Tip: If you're thinking of eating while the sun goes down, be sure to book well in advance. 

On a boat

As far as sunsets go, watching it from a boat off the coast of Ibiza is something quite spectacular. With a whole host of charter companies to choose from, you can create a bespoke day out, whether it be a romantic cruise, or a party boat for you and your friends. Just make sure that the skipper is perfectly poised in the right spot for sunset!

Dedicated sunset cruises, departing from San Antonio, can be found in our activity section.

Top Tip: A lot of charter companies will throw in food and drink packages at highly affordable prices so you can make a proper day out it, culminating in sunset drinks from the comfort of your own boat!


Just around San Antonio bay, nestled in between all the high-rise apartments, lays Kumharas.

Often referred to as one of San An's best kept secrets, this beach bar and restaurant has a wonderfully Bohemian feel, with the tables strewn out in front on the beach for a fabulous sunset view.

Top Tip: Kumharas also boasts a charming little hippy market where you can pick up some local trinkets for excellent prices and food trucks selling simple street food, some with Asian influences.

Sa Talaia

The highest point of the island lies just past San José. On a clear day you can see the entire coastline of Ibiza and right across to the mainland. Super-stunning views and even more stunning sunsets. Prepare to be floored!

Top Tip: There are a number of ways to reach Sa Talaria - a very long steep walk, a tough and challenging bike ride, or (recommended!) hire or borrow a 4x4!


Read our article Winter Ibiza: Days Out - Sa Talaia - the excursion of course is as stunning in summer!


Browse also our choice of Sunset restaurants.

WORDS | Leena Sharma

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