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Cala Salada in Ibiza

With a length of 200 metres and a width of 25 metres, Cala Salada has become one of the paradises of the Mediterranean. A must on your next visit to Ibiza.

Over the years, it has become one of the best rated and most visited beaches on the island. In fact, it is considered one of the best beaches in Ibiza.

If you are heading towards the northern coast of Ibiza, Cala Salada is waiting for you in San Antonio de Portmany.

Visited by many anchoring boats, Cala Salada beach has a lot to offer to those who come to enjoy its waters, and today, you are going to discover what they are.

Why visit Cala Salada?

Cala Salada offers a calm and serene atmosphere, far from the hustle and bustle of Ibiza’s busiest areas. Its turquoise waters and golden sand create an idyllic landscape that transports you to an oasis of peace and connection with nature. In addition, the cove has basic services such as sun loungers and parasols for hire, as well as restaurants where you can enjoy the local gastronomy.

Do you want a much calmer experience? Walking along a path along the cliff that runs along this beach, you will reach its little sister, Cala Saladera, which is much quieter than its big sister.

How to get to Cala Salada de Ibiza?

Although the cove is a little isolated, it is very easy to get to. If you are travelling by car, from Ibiza town take the C-731 road towards Sant Antoni de Portmany and follow the signs to Cala Salada.

You can also opt for public transport, with buses connecting different towns on the island with this paradisiacal cove.

During the summer months, there is a minibus service (Line L34) that operates from 10:00 to 20:00 h, with a journey time of approximately half an hour each way. This minibus departs from the San Antonio bus station and stops at the car park at the Can Coix sports complex.

What to do in Cala Salada?

Beyond enjoying its crystal clear waters and soaking in the sun after sunbathing, Cala Salada has a lot to offer.

Water activities

The crystal clear waters of Cala Salada are ideal for water activities such as snorkelling and scuba diving. Immerse yourself in its rich marine biodiversity and discover the underwater beauty of this corner of Ibiza. The clarity of the water and the diversity of marine life make Cala Salada a perfect destination for lovers of the underwater world.

You will see a variety of fish such as wrasse, groupers, bream and triggerfish swimming among the rocks and underwater meadows. Also, if you are lucky, you may see the odd octopus and octopus hiding in the crevices of the rocks.

You can also rent kayaks or paddleboards to explore the coast from a different perspective. Kayaking or paddleboarding will allow you to access hidden coves and corners, enjoying a day of adventure and exploration.

Hiking and nature

The surroundings of Cala Salada offer various hiking routes that allow you to get into the unspoilt nature of Ibiza. Enjoy walks among pine trees and cliffs, taking in breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean. The hiking trails vary in difficulty, so there are options for both beginners and experienced hikers.

Don’t miss the viewpoint of sa Torre des Savinar, from where you can admire a spectacular sunset. This viewpoint offers one of the most impressive views of the island, making it a must for nature and photography lovers.

Restaurants in Cala Salada to eat at ease

If you are one of those who like to have lunch or dinner after a relaxing day at the beach and also enjoy the local gastronomy, near Cala Salada you have some restaurants where you can get to know Ibiza through its food. Some of the best known, or recommended, are: 

Restaurante Cala Salada

Restaurant Cala Salada is a cosy family-run establishment with a terrace and sea views in Ibiza. It offers a Mediterranean culinary experience highlighted by rice dishes, fresh fish and regional cuisine. Its warm atmosphere and breathtaking views make it a must for lovers of good food and nature.

Es Tragón

Es Tragón presents a fresh and sober culinary proposal, focused on promoting sustainability and self-sufficiency. Its aim is to achieve culinary excellence and connect with the soul of our diners through its Tasting Menu.

Tips for visiting this Mediterranean jewel

  • Arrive early: Cala Salada is a popular destination, especially in summer. To avoid crowds and find a good spot on the beach, arrive early in the morning. Please note that from approximately the beginning of May until mid-October, the road will be closed from 9:30am to 5:00pm, allowing access only to motorbikes, taxis, people with reduced mobility and those with a reservation at the restaurant.
  • Protect yourself from the sun: Ibiza’s sun can be intense, so don’t forget to apply sunscreen regularly and take a hat and sunglasses with you.
  • Respect the environment: Contribute to preserving the natural beauty of Cala Salada by respecting the rules and avoiding leaving waste on the beach.