Cala Nova is one of Ibiza’s most popular places for regular surfers. A large sickle-shaped beach with breath taking views, serene and calm far from the urban area. The stunning backdrop is unspoiled and the transparent shallow waters stretch a long way offshore on clean, fine golden sand.
Although the atmosphere is harmonious and free from disturbance, the beach is frequently visited by both locals and tourist as well as frequently subjected to strong currents and winds due to its southwesterly orientation. If you love tanning topless or nude this beach is for you.
Type: Slightly golden fine natural sandy Beach
A wide, long curve of sandy beach with overall dimensions of 250 meters long and 30 meters wide in a dense forest. It has amazingly clear and naturally colored water, sandy seabed with some rugged areas. The water is really lively, blue and light. Good for families with children!
Cala Nova provides various facilities including several small bar and restaurants, sun beds for 10€ each, access for the disabled, parasols, showers and lifeguards displaying the flag as a warning for danger.
- Bus stop
How to get there:
Geo: 39°003643 N / 1°578108 E
Cala Nova is accessible by car only, and you can follow the signs from Es Canar resort town. From Es Canar you can walk along the coast path with some amazing views for 10 to 15 minutes to get here.
Santa Eulàlia is 3 miles away. Car and bicycle rental are both available. Driving a car or riding a taxi for approximately 40 euros from Ibiza airport takes about 26 minutes. There is free private parking on site at the southern end.
Did you know?
If there’s a lot of wind, it is also good to go to Aguas Blancas for surfing.
What to see:
To the left of the bay there is a tiny hill lined with pine trees where you can enjoy a nice stroll along the rocks and cliffs. When the wind is strong, you will see a lot of surfers in the water.
Considering that the region is wild and normal, you will find nudist too in the small coves.
What to do:
Aside from surfing, renting pedalos and doing other water sports, you can also attend yoga classes offered by Aiyanna. Classes are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You can check their website for reservations.
Other things to do is to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities like hiking, horse riding and table tennis at the campsite.
Where to eat:
Atzaro Beach Restaurant
This vegetarian friendly restaurant serves seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish and International cuisine as well as vegan and gluten free options. A great place to stay with a stunning sea view with a tropical and summer design. The music played loosen up the mind and body. The food is pricey but definitely worth it because it is not only an exceptional food, the service is also great. Try the carpacio of gamba, tomato toasts and mussels.
Address: Playa de Cala Nova, 07849 Santa Eulalia Del Río, Islas Baleares, Spain
Opening Hours: Every day from 11:00 to 00:00
Phone: +34 971 07 82 28
On the other hand, Aiyanna Ibiza is more price friendly with laid-back atmosphere where everyone is welcome. It features astonishing sea view, outdoor seating, buffet, Wi-Fi, full bar, parking space and waterfront. The restaurant serves local cuisine, seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish and Healthy options. The place is well decorated with real Ibiza interior with lovely huge colorful umbrellas right on the beach, it has live music as well as a dinner under the most eye-catching full moon making it a perfect beachside chill out.
Address: Avinguda Cala Nova, s/n Cala Nova, San Carlos, 07850, Ibiza Spain
Opening Hours: Every day from 10:00 to 22:00
Phone: +34 971 33 04 56
What about drinks, shops and hotels?
Bless Hotel Ibiza – Set in the quieter side of Ibiza, this exclusive hotel with an awesome rooftop bar offers guests both an exciting and calming atmosphere in front of the magnificent Mediterranean scenery and countryside.
Camping Cala Nova Playa – Just a few steps away from Cala Nova bay is a quiet and a small campsite where guest can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities and can stay in a full-equipped wooden cabins.
Chiringuito Atzaro is a beautiful bar right in front of the beach offering beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea. Aiyanna Ibiza serves fresh and healthy juices as well as a large wine list.
For shops, Hippy Market Punta Arabi in Es Cana is the best place to go when they are open on a Wednesday. It is the oldest, the largest, and one of the most famous markets on the white island.
Stay alert to rocks and other jellyfish that swim around. Several areas of the beach were nudist, if nudity offends you, it is best to avoid this beach.