Cala Gracioneta

Address: Cala Gracioneta, Ibiza, Spain

- Free


A quaint, intimate inlet just minutes from San Antonio, but worlds away in terms of beauty.

Shrouded by thick, leafy trees on either side of the rocky bay, Cala Gracioneta is the perfect escape from the madness of San Antonio. It's also a great place for young families thanks to its intimate size and shallow waters.

It’s one of my favourite places to act like a first-time Ibiza tourist, grabbing a lilo (something locals consider tacky but hey, it’s all in good fun!) and just floating the day away on the calm, cool water, stopping for a quick burger and beer break on the beach then floating the afternoon away until sunset.

Value for money

Price advice

Sunbeds are 6 euros and umbrellas 4 euros.

Expert tips

If you feel like exploring, take a walk over the rocks to the left to big sister Cala Gracio – or if you’re like me and don’t want to get out of the water, paddle there on your lilo!

Bring a snorkel, as there are loads of tiny fish and other marine life in the bay and around the rocky perimeter.

Takeaway food is available from the chiringuito (beach restaurant), but if you feel like splurging, it’s actually one of the island’s most authentic Mediterranean seafood restaurants.

Arrive early if you want to score a good position right by the water, as the sandy area is quite small and fills up early.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with younger children
  • First-time travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation
  • Nature / wildlife