Cala Llenya is a charming long and spacious sandy beach surrounded by pine trees that awaits you in the northeast of the island, whether you with family, with friends, alone or with your partner. Its features make it an excellent beach in the summer, many residents frequent it and appreciate its shallow and calm seas and the natural landscape.
Type: Sandy Beach
Cala Llenya is a long beach of soft sand inside and outside the sea with emerald clean water; it is 200 meters long and 60 meters wide. It has all the services that a beach in Ibiza can offer, lifeguard, sunbeds, parasols, wheelchair ramp, parking, hotels, few restaurants and bars nearby.
There is a volleyball net at the beach for everyone to use as well as pedalos for rent.
How to get there:
Geo: 39°014972 N / 1°584400 E
Cala Llenya is 24 kilometers away from Ibiza Town and it can be reached by bus, taxi, car or scooter. Taking the taxi costs around 40 euros. Meanwhile, if you prefer taking the bus, take the L13 bus bound for Santa Eulària and then take another bus L16A bound for Sant Carles-Cala Llenya.
If you are driving, take the road E-10 to Santa Eulalia town, it is a 16 kilometres drive. Once you arrive at Santa Eulalia del Río follow the road sign to Sant Carles town. And from there, follow the road sign to Cala Llenya which is 3 kilometres from Sant Carles. It’s very well signposted.
Did you know?
A few years ago a flea market started in Cala Llenya, where locals gather to sell what they no longer need like records, clothes, furniture, shoes, toys, books and antiques. It works more in winter like all the local markets. Usually, there is paella, live music like flamenco, rumba and rock. It’s exciting because people from all over the world live in Ibiza, so the things you find were probably bought in Switzerland, Vietnam, Chile, England, Morocco; everyone finds something interesting!
For a couple of years, it was cancelled because of permit problems with the town hall. But it came back in 2018 and is slowly coming to life.
What to see:
On the way to Cala Llenya, you will pass by the village of San Carlos which has a lovely white church next to a green area and it has bars and restaurants. So, you can park your car or get off the bus to explore this picturesque corner of the island.
Why not try a delicious ice cream in Viccio? It is an ice cream shop in the bars terrace area. Enjoy it while taking a stroll or sitting on the lawn next to the church.
What to do:
These activities are only for those who like hiking, cycling and exploring. From Cala Llenya you can reach Cala Nova cove. It is a four-kilometer path that begins at the southernmost point of the beach, it passes through the coast, crosses the countryside and reaches the northernmost point of Cala Nova. You will pass the pine tree forest, the farmer’s fields, and have a stunning view of the sea. Hiking is an activity little explored by tourists on the island, so bring your hiking shoes and experience other facets of the island.
Where to eat:
In Cala Llenya there is a typical chiringuito, the bar where you can quench your thirst with a beer, satisfy your cravings for ice cream, or eat snacks when you feel hungry. But if you are looking for a good meal in San Carlos, there are several restaurants, from pizzerias to sushi, Mediterranean, Spanish and Ibizan food. One of the most popular is the restaurant S’Argentera, the smell of the grilled meat is irresistible; you will surely want to eat here. It is in front of the church on the road and they have a big terrace where they grill.
Address: Calle Sant Carles, 07850. Santa Eulalia del Río, Illes Balears
Opening Hours: Every day from 07:00 to 00:00
Phone: +34 971 33 51 40
For many locals and tourists, the Enfarinarte pizzeria is considered one of the best. Its owner Rocco has a secret formula for the dough, which makes them unique, plus the fresh ingredients, options for vegans, vegetarians, carnivores. It has a small terrace but most people order to go. Also, they have artisanal bread and desserts.
Address: Carrer de oliveres de peralta local 5, 07850. Santa Eulalia del Río, Illes Balears
Opening Hours: Every day from 18:00 to 23:00
Phone: +34 971 33 57 79
What about drinks, shops and hotels?
The Cala Llenya chiringuito is your closest option for a beer, maybe a cocktail. If you want to spend the afternoon having a drink with your folks, there are many options in San Carlos, take a walk around the town or continue on the road to Santa Eulalia and stop in Las Dalias.
Shopping in the area of Cala Llenya is not typical of known fashion brands. Instead, you can find special kinds of things, not only clothes, jewelry and shoes. Cala Llenya Flea Market is open every Sunday all year roud and Las Dalias Ibiza is open every Saturday and Monday during the summer only.
What makes the island of Ibiza magical are its many faces. For some years now it has sold itself as a party island. However, it offers other activities not only in this northern area but in all its corners. We recommend that you get lost in its beaches, its villages, its small bars and local shops; whether you explore it by car or by public transport.