There are a lot of hidden paradise on the white island but it is not easy to find a beach that isn’t so crowded during the summer. As difficult as it may seem, asking the locals for recommendations is always a great idea if you don’t know where to go to escape the busy areas of the island.
Be careful not to confuse it with Platja des Codolar as both of them bear the same name because of their pebbly coastline. Nevertheless, Platja des Codolar is a large beach in the south of the island, and Cala Codolar is a narrow cove in the southwest and one of the calmest places in Ibiza. Although this charming enclosed beach is small, it is wide enough to find a piece of sand for sunbathing.
Getting there is quite an adventure, but the beautiful emerald green ocean and crystal clear water makes it all worth it.
Type: Sandy Beach, pebbles on the sidelines and the inside.
Cala Codolar is considered the youngest sister of the beach Platges de Comte. Both of which display the same appealing hue of the sea, crystal clear shallow water and Mediterranean scenery. This masterpiece of nature has a quiet and relaxed atmosphere surrounded by cliffs, juniper and pine trees and the flora of Ibiza.
It is 70 meters long and 40 meters wide of golden sand, somewhat pebbly hence the name “codol” which means “pebble” in Ibizan dialect.
How to get there:
Geo: 38º950462, N / 1º227988, E
Cala Codolar is located 25 kilometers from Ibiza town and the best way to get there is by car. Taxi is another option, but going back might be too difficult to find one.
From the town of Ibiza, take the EI-700 to Sant Josep and after a few kilometers turn right to the sign of Sant Agustí des Vedrà then follow the path to Platges de Comte and Cala Bassa. Turn left after one kilometer before reaching Cala Conte and follow the dirt path down to the beach of Cala Codolar.
Did you know?
Between Cala Codolar and Cala Tarida, there is a small cove called Cala Llentia. You can reach this location by walking one kilometer from Cala Codolar.
On the cliff is a sculpture by the artist Andrew Rogers, called Time and Space, created in 2014. It is composed of thirteen strong basalt columns forming the Fibonacci sequence, collected in Turkey and transported 4,400 kilometers to Ibiza.
The definition is a view of time and space as the interconnectedness of humanity. It’s an allusion to the movements of the planets moving around the sun. The highest column is ten meters high and is illuminated with 23-carat gold representing the setting sun of the Winter Solstice. It’s in an open space for anyone who wants to know, appreciate, and feel it.
What to see:
One of the most beautiful things to see here is the mystical sunset as you walk to the cliffs on the right side of the beach where you can enjoy Es Vedra.
What to do:
To appreciate the sculpture of Time and Space in Cala Llentia, you have to trek one kilometer to the cliffs.
Sunbathing and snorkeling is for sure something that you can not miss in Ibiza.
Have a nice picnic with your loved ones by bringing your own food and drinks. But always remember to only leave your footprints and take your trash with you.
Where to eat:
Chiringuito Cala Codolar
The only restaurant in Cala Codolar is the Chiringuito Cala Codolar. Chiringuito means a typical beach bar-restaurant in Spanish. It’s an oasis in this hidden paradise. This restaurant has a very relaxed atmosphere and a beautiful surroundings. You can satisfy your hunger with snacks, a Spanish sandwich called bocata, Spanish tapas like ham, cheese, octopus and of course a fresh beer. Also, rent a parasol because there’s no natural shade, and rent a sunbed if you can’t bring a sunbathing mat.
Address: Cala Codolar, 07829, Eivissa, Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Illes Balears, Spain.
Opening Hours: Every day from 11.00 to 21.00
Phone: +34 672 24 31 63
What about drinks, shops, and hotels?
Bringing your own beverages when coming to this beach is permitted, but if you choose not to be hustled and want to try local beer or drink wine, Chiringuito Cala Codolar is the best place to get them. There are also other choices in the next beach Platges de Comte, where there are well-known restaurants such as Sunset Ashram or Ses Roques.
Shopping is difficult here, but there’s a nice shop in the Sunset Ashram in Platges de Comte.
7Pines resort Ibiza is just one kilometer away from Cala Codolar. For those who love luxury, comfort and exclusivity with a view of the Mediterranean Sea from the outdoor pool on a cliff, Ibizadvisor invites you to stay at this property.
There are a couple of bars too to complete your VIP-like vacation.
You need to wear water boots to get into the sea. Bring your gear for an awesome snorkeling experience and in the month of July and August, sunburn can be severe. To prevent dehydration, bring water for safe drinking.
This beach is not recommended for people using wheelchairs.