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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 south-west coast of Ibiza, just a fifteen minute drive from San Antonio, is the picturesque and unspoiled Cala Salada.

Accessible only by road - there is no public transport or tourist ferries here - Cala Salada is a firm favourite of Ibiza locals, nudists and private boat owners alike.

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 Saladita.

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 Ibicenco families.

Cala Salada is a favoured spot for yacht owners who prefer to avoid Ibiza's busier waters, so you will see many impressive yachts moored in the bay here.

The more adventurous amongst you may like to follow the well-trodden paths leading into the hills for a walk along the cliffs. Well worth visiting are the Caves at Ses Fontanelles, famed for their archaeological significance, as they contain paintings dating back to the Bronze Age. It is quite a long walk, but the views from the cliffs are breathtaking, so don't forget your camera!

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.

Recommended Accommodation Nearby

Ibiza Spotlight is pleased to recommend Tres Yucas Holiday Villa

Recommended hotel - Stella Maris Holiday Club

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