Playa d’en Bossa

Address: Playa d’en Bossa, Ibiza, 07817, Spain

- Free


Ibiza’s answer to Miami’s South Beach, full of cool beach clubs, bars and yes, an outdoor gym!

In my first year on the island, I lived in Playa D’en Bossa, and it was the year it began to experience its rapid development. I’ve enjoyed watching its resurgence over the past five years, as dozens of luxury apartment complexes sprang up along the three km of coastline, and the promenade was given a multi-million dollar revamp and clean up.

Gradually, the tacky tourist bars have been replaced with deluxe, exclusive beach clubs and restaurants, old plastic sunbeds replaced with chic wooden beach furniture, and this year saw the island’s first outdoor gym, Miami style. Of course, a few old favourites remain, and that’s what gives PDB such a charm – VIP bars sit just 500 metres away from simple British cafés, kids play innocently alongside celebrities and their entourages, and early morning after parties take place while elderly residents sip their café con leche next door. Only in Ibiza.

Value for money

Price advice

Sunbed prices vary with each beach bar, but the main beach zone offers beds for 6 euros and umbrellas for 4 euros.

Expert tips

Be prepared to bar hop. It’s hard not to, when there are so many great things going on up and down the beach.

There are plenty of water sports on offer here, from pedaloes for the kids to jet skis and mini-catamarans. Take your pick.

You can do some serious damage to the credit cards along this beach, as prices have skyrocketed to match the ever-growing VIP crowds.

If you’re looking for peace and quiet, the far south end of the beach is pristine and away from all the music and boisterous action of the centre.

Keep your ears peeled for parties – some of the world’s most famous DJs regularly hit the decks at Ushuaia, Sands, La Plage, Bora Bora, Nassau and Delano…

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • First-time travellers
  • Singles
  • Sporty types
  • People watching
  • Shopping
  • Trendiness