Address: S’Estanyol, Ibiza, Spain

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Ibiza Town’s best kept secret - perfect for snorkeling, sunbathing and sleeping it off!

It’s hard to believe such a beautiful, unspoilt cove like S’Estanyol actually exists just ten minutes away from Ibiza Town. It's so far removed from the scores of tourists peppering other nearby beaches that it’s a firm favourite with locals, myself included.

You’ll need to find your way there first, of course, about two kilometres down a long, bumpy, rocky and dusty dirt track found just behind the small village of Jesus. Once you arrive, it’s nothing but clear, calm water and a small patch of golden sand, and a few soft techno beats floating on the airwaves courtesy of the bar on the sand. Heaven…

Value for money

Expert tips

The water’s edge is quite rocky so use the wooden plank leading into the sea.

If the beach is busy, head to the left of the restaurant and over by the boat sheds, where the locals like to sunbathe and access the cove from the boat ramps.

Pack your snorkel – the rocky cove is rich with Mediterranean marine life.

There’s only one small, reasonably pricey chiringuito (beach restaurant) here, so bring your own food and drink unless you plan on dining in.

Keep your ear to the ground for secret parties and special events – Groove Armada, Cocoon’s Sven Vath and many more have been known to put on amazing parties here.

Only accessible by car. It’s difficult to get taxis to come down the long and bumpy dirt track to take you home, so it’s best if you have your own transport.

Recommended for

  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Travellers with pets
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Nature / wildlife