Ibiza Island offers a wide ranges of beaches of varying sizes and elegance that gets very busy during the summer season. But not all of them aren’t just about overcrowded and busy activities. In the southwest part of the island, there is a small private beach named Cala Carbo.
Type: Coarse Sand Beach
Cala Carbó is a small charming beach that does not get overcrowded during the high season located in the Cala d’Hort Natural Reserve in the middle of the forest. It’s a perfectly shaped coarse sand cove on the outside and gravel on the inside of its shallow water. The water is not turquoise like the typical Ibiza beaches due to seaweeds and gravel, but it is for certainly clean and marvelous.
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 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 sunbeds, 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, snorkeling.
Where to eat:
There are two restaurants in this beach
Can Vicent, the owner Vicent Marí opened in 1981, since then, it continues as a good reference for seafood and fish cuisine. The terrace is near the sea; 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, next to the restaurant Can Vicent and has the same owner. The food quality is guaranteed to have a high standard. The restaurant Balneari is well-known by locals, and when a local has a restaurant preference, you can not resist to follow.
Try the catch of the day; the Cala Carbó provided by the fishermen.
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 actually wear water shoes to get to the pool, goggles for swimming to see the bottom and water to hydrate.
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