Ibiza Island offers a wide range of beaches of varying sizes and elegance that gets very busy during the summer season. But not all of them are just about overcrowded and busy activities. In the southwest part of the island, there is a small private beach named Cala Carbo.
Type: Coarse Sandy Beach
Cala Carbó is a small charming beach located in Cala d’Hort Natural Reserve in the middle of the forest. This beach is one of the very few that does not get overly crowded during the high season . It’s a perfectly shaped coarse sand cove on the outside and has a rocky seabed. The shallow water is not turquoise like the typical Ibiza beaches due to seaweeds and pebbles, but it is for certainly clean and marvellous.
How to get there:
Geo: 38º896418,N / 1º218019,E
Driving from the town of Ibiza, the main point on the island, take the road to the town of San José and continue one kilometer along the route to San Antoni until you see the signs on the left to Cala Tarida, Cala Vedella, Cala d’Hort and Cala Carbó. Continue towards Cala Carbó, which is well signposted. The taxi can cost more than 30 euros.
Did you know?
Calo carbó was a coal bunker, hence the name “carbó” which means coal in Ibizan language. A lot of years ago, this cove was deserted, nobody visits this beach except for a shepherd, and sometimes some fishermen come to rest.
What to see:
A perfectly shaped cove surrounded by green lush pine trees, and corals when scuba diving.
What to do:
Being in Cala Carbó is a real disconnection experience, focusing on complete relaxation, lying down on sun beds, reading books, listening to music and enjoying the picture perfect view in a tranquil cove that is undoubtedly one of the best places to go to have a quiet time by yourself or with family. Enjoy the refreshing sea, swimming and of course snorkeling.
Where to eat:
There are two restaurants in this beach
The owner Vicent Marí opened this restaurant in 1981 and since then, Can Vicent continues to be a good reference for seafood and fish cuisine. The terrace is close to the sea so practically, you can swim while waiting for food to be served.
Address: Camí Cala Carbó, 07830 Eivissa, Sant Jose de sa Talaia, Illes Balears, Spain
Opening Hours: every day from 13:00 to 21:30
Phone: +34 971 80 81 55
Balneari Cala Carbó
Balneari Cala Carbó is another restaurant owned by the same person as Can Vicent. The food quality is guaranteed to have a high standard. The restaurant Balneari is well-known by locals.
The fishermen provides fresh fish to the restaurant so don’t forget to try the catch of the day in their menu.
Just like the Can Vicent Restaurant, you can also lie down on a sunbed and use a parasol, leaving your stuff safe while swimming .
Address: Cala Carbó, 07830 Eivissa, Sant Jose de sa Talaia, Illes Balears, Spain
Opening Hours: every day from 10:00 to 23:00
Phone: +34 971 80 82 51
What about drinks and hotels?
Cala Carbó is in the middle of nature, but you can only find two excellent restaurants for drinks, wine, cocktails and typical Spanish drinks.
This beach is situated in the municipality of San José; the town is 10 kilometers away where you can find outstanding lodging in the countryside or all the hotels in Playa d’en Bossa, Figueretas beach or San Antonio.
Es Carbó is the typical postcard of the Mediterranean. Please take care of nature and wear water shoes to get to the pool, goggles for swimming to see the bottom and water to hydrate.
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