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Camping on Ibiza: All you need to know

For those who love getting back to nature, Ibiza has some great options.

Picture yourself with family and/or friends holidaying on this island paradise, feasting on a barbecue, surrounded by nature and gazing up at the clear, star-studded Mediterranean night sky. Sounds tempting? Those are the joys of camping in Ibiza!

Ibiza has a selection of great campsites providing a mix of cabins, bungalows, static tents and caravans, including accommodation with air conditioning, kitchens and communal or private conveniences. Plus, campervan hookups and tent pitches if you turn up with your own gear.

Offering a cheaper option for the more adventurous traveller than a traditional hotel holiday, the campsites usually have a pool, restaurant, evening entertainment and a sociable atmosphere.

Before we go further, it is important to point out that wild camping is not allowed on the island. Similarly, it is unlawful to randomly park camper vans in Ibiza. This means fans of camping should focus on booking a pitch at one of the island's official campsites. 

Read on to find out more…

Camping on the west coast

Parco Ibiza by Camping San Antonio

Parco Ibiza by Camping San Antonio situated in the resort of San Antonio has been given a recent makeover. Dutch-run, this glamping site features a large swimming pool with lounge beds, a bar, a fruit juice bar, and a restaurant that serves up a varied buffet breakfast, tasty tapas and scrumptious snacks.

There is a lot to keep you and your family entertained during your stay including live music events, games, and sports fields where you can play football, foot volley, table tennis and pétanque. What's more, the owners organise a wide range of activities in the neighbourhood, such as e-bike and mountain bike tours.

Location-wise, it's perfect what with San Antonio's main beach, the town's legendary nightclubs Eden and Es Paradis and the daytime pool parties at O Beach all within short walking distance. The area is also home to many bars and restaurants, with the town's world-famous Sunset Strip just a 20-minute walk away.

Despite its location close to the vibrant nightlife of Ibiza, Parco Ibiza is a veritable oasis of greenery, peace and quiet.

Camping Cala Bassa

Opened in 1958 and set back 250m behind the stunning beach with its famous Cala Bassa beach club, CBbC, Camping Cala Bassa is a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the big resorts. There are no hotels nearby and campers are surrounded by forest and tranquillity.

The site is also located within easy reach of the lovely beaches and beautiful sunsets at Cala Comte, Port d’es Torrent or Cala Tarida. Plus, there are plenty of walking trails along the coast or beneath the pines to explore.

Camping along the east coast

Over on the east coast, there is a cluster of great campsites close to the amenities of the popular resorts of Es Caná and Santa Eulalia and to the famous Punta Arabi Hippy Market.

Camping Cala Nova

Set behind the dunes, fine sands and turquoise waters of Cala Nova, Camping Cala Nova has been run by the same family ever since 1984. It is welcoming and peaceful and offers 125 camping spaces with plenty of shade-giving vegetation.

The camping site has bungalows, ranging from wooden Deluxe Plus to others that combine wooden roofs with canvas walls or ones made entirely from canvas. For the more boho among you, there are glam caravans and spacious tipis, or shaded 25m plots for your own canvas or caravan.

There is no pool at Camping Cala Nova but the fabulous beach is only 50m away and where you will also find some amazing beach restaurants nearby, such as Aiyanna and Atzarò Beach.

Camping Es Caná

Set back behind Es Caná in 6 hectares of forest, but within easy walking distance of the resort's centre and beach, Camping Es Caná offers some of the quirkiest accommodation on Ibiza. Pine rules in an assortment of colourful cabins, bungalows, wooden barrels, pods and cubes!

The resort has a lovely promenade and clifftop stroll, as well as ample shops and services. 

Camping La Playa

Adjacent to the famous Punta Arabi Hippy Market and close to the sandy beach of Cala Martina, Camping La Playa is a throwback to a bygone age. With an assortment of colourful static caravans, including some impressive aluminium Airstreams from the 1960s, this campsite is dripping in nostalgia.

Also on site is the famous and fun Chirincana beach bar/restaurant, which is a super-popular Hippy hangout for campers and locals alike during the summer months.

Whichever campground you choose, you and your companions are sure to have a fantastic stay on Ibiza. See the island from a different perspective and happy camping!

Hero image photo credit: Parco Ibiza

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