Cala de Boix
If you want to learn the real natural nature of the island of Ibiza, you should discover Cala de Boix, one of the most beautiful quieter sandy coves. It is located north-east in the municipality of Santa Eulalia del Rio, under the cliffs between Pou des Lleo and Cala Mastella. This cove is so special because usually, the water is calm and clean, as well as the atmosphere.
Type: Dark Sandy Cove
Once you get to the parking lot of Cala Boix, you will instantly recognize its charming scenery. There is a steep staircase that leads you to a soft dark sand cove with clear sea water that makes you see the bottom and the fishes swimming around.
The beach is a bit long with fine soft sand; it is 150 meters long, and 20 meters wide.
As for services, there is a chiringuito, restaurant-bar, toilet, lifeguard, sunbeds and umbrellas. The street that leads to the entrance of this cove has parking and a couple of restaurants.
How to get there:
Geo: 39°029984 N / 1°606506 E
Cala Boix can only be reached by taxi, car or scooter from Ibiza Town.
By taxi it is around 35 euros.
By bus, you can take the bus number L13 going to Santa Eulària and from there, take a taxi for another 10 kilometers.
By car or scooter, take the road E-10 to Santa Eulalia town, it’s 16 kilometres away. Once you arrive at Santa Eulalia del Río follow the road sign to Sant Carles town then to Cala Boix; it’s 4 kilometres from Sant Carles.
Did you know?
When the tide rises during the full moon, the sea eats up a large part of this cove, mainly at night. It happens because this cove is very shallow many meters from the shore.
What to see:
The Torre d’en Valls is an ancient tower located between Cala de Boix and Pou des Lleó; it is also known as Campanitx tower. It is part of the defensive system of the Ibiza coast promoted by the Spanish Crown in the 18th century. From it, you can marvel at the magnificent Tagomago private islet.
Why not take an excursion to this tower after spending the day in Cala Boix? All you have to do is drive one and a half kilometers to the Pou des Lleó cove and then take a short twenty-minute hike through the Balearic countryside.
What to do:
You can have a beach picnic, bring your drinks, sandwiches, an umbrella, sunbathe the day, dive in the water, snorkel, take a nap. There is no other activity here than enjoying yourself. Don’t forget to pick up your trash on your way out; you can’t leave even one cigarette butt in such a unique paradise.
Where to eat:
The traditional chiringuito is in Cala de Boix, a beach bar where you can eat snacks, salads, sandwiches and have drinks.
There are also two restaurants in this beach, one is La Noria, where the Cala de Boix car park is located. It is a really well-known restaurant to taste the traditional Spanish rice like black rice, paella, Arroz a la banda. It has been open since 1986 and continues to be one of the restaurants selected for the locals, not only because of the gastronomy but the views of the beach are inspiring.
Address: Cala Boix 07850. Santa Eulalia del Río, Illes Balears
Opening Hours: Every day from 11:00 to 23:00
Phone: +34 971 33 53 97
What about drinks, shops and hotels?
Cala Boix has the chiringuito that saves you from dehydration much like other beaches and coves in Ibiza. Nevertheless, if you’re trying to chill out with your partner or friends, have a beer and sunbathe after a swim in the sea, head back to Sant Carlos.
There’s the legendary Anita bar that is easy to find and it is one of the oldest in Ibiza, also known as Can Anneta or Can Anita. Ask for the Hierbas Ibicencas, the Ibiza herbs liquor; they sell it made of the traditional recipe.
To stay near Cala de Boix, the best option is book a room in an Agrotourism as Sa Marina, an old farmhouse refurbished in 1856 known by the Arabic name Zait Ben. It is located in the natural environment around Pou des Lleó and Cala Boix. Every room is equipped with a television, private bathroom and a beautiful terrace surrounded by mountains and forests.
This cove is not suitable for the elderly or people with reduced mobility because of the long, steep stairs to access it.