Cala Tarida is one of the few beaches that will make you think how amazing nature is for having a beautiful natural pool like this one. The captivating colors of turquoise and emerald and the bright sea are stunning. One of the reasons why people, mainly families, gather every day in the summer to have a quality time and refresh when the heat of the Mediterranean sun reigns the island. This beach is usually crowded, but the long extension is enough to find a place. Restaurants, hotels, and touristic apartments are part of the context providing amenities for basic needs.
Type: Sandy Beach
Cala Tarida is in a sheltered bay on west coast of Ibiza. It is one of the most famous beaches in the San Jose municipality not only because it represents a paradise on the earth but also because the shallow waters are perfect for safe bathing.
It is in the municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia near to San San Antonio and San Jose. Locals and tourists come here to spend the day lying down on the wide sandy beach which is 300 meters in length and 60 meters in width. There are coves beside the main beach, islets, cliffs and rocks separate it. Plenty of spot to wander and plenty of water activities to do as well as beach volleyball net, dive centers, pedalos and jet ski for rent. If you want to rest on a sunbed, there are a lot of parasols.
- Access for the disables
- Bus stop
How to get there:
Geo: 38º941962, N / 1º234989, E
The breathtaking Cala Tarida is about 25 kilometers from the town of Ibiza, you can get there by driving a car and taking a cab for 35 euros. Other option is to take the bus. Take the line L38 Cala Tarida-Sant Josep-Eivissa and get off in Cala Tarida bus stop. Last but not the least is, navigate on a ferry from the Sant Antoni port or the Ibiza port.
From Ibiza town, take the way EI-700 to Sant Josep. Pass the Sant Josep town, after the last traffic light, continue one kilometer by the route to San Antoni until you see the signs on the left to Cala Vedella, Cala Tarida, Cala d’Hort. Continue towards Cala Tarida which is 15-minute drive from San Jose.
Did you know?
At the right side of the beach is the islet Sa Sabata, it is called “the shoe” due to its shaped like a shoe. You can reach it by swimming, like many other people does. And for what? To jump into the water! Wink!
What to see:
The west side on Ibiza possesses a marvelous sunset moment, wait for it, it is going to be worth it.
What to do:
Scuba diving is just one of the best things to do in Cala Tarida. There are scuba diving centers that offer classes for both beginner and professional divers to explore the lively underwater world. It is something that you will definitely want to experience in Ibiza. Another exciting activity to discover the ocean floor is snorkeling and free diving swimming with the fishes. There is nothing more amusing seeing different kinds of fish in a shallow water swimming just right before you. Aside from spending the day in the beach doing activities, one thing you can do in Cala Tarida is partying in the famous Cotton Beach Club. And of course, we can’t miss trekking, a great way to explore the bay. You will stumble on a few charming coves and on the right side just like any other beaches, some fishermen hut housing boats.
If you are not into those activities, the last option is rent pedalos or play volleyball by the beach.
Where to eat:
Ca’s Milà is a restaurant from the tradition of the Ibiza Milà family. The concept is Mediterranean creative cuisine, fishes, seafood and Spanish rice. The specialties are Fritura (fried little fish, prawns, and cuttlefish), Arroz a banda (sort of squid paella), fish and seafood paella and angler fish with prawns and clams. The covered areas and the terrace have seducing panoramic views. Open all year, in summer every day and only during the weekends in winter.
Address: Carrer sa Morena, Cala Tarida, 07829, Eivissa, Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Illes Balears, Spain.
Opening Hours: Every day from 13.00 to 16:00, and from 19.00 to 00.00
Phone: +34 971 80 61 93
Cotton Beach Club
Cotton Beach Club – a popular first-class restaurant in Cala Tarida. This place best fit those who wants to experience luxury on the island. The Mediterranean fusion and the mixology menus have proven quality. Enjoy a white wine sitting on the poolside and dance with the electronic music resident DJs and the famous artist Gregory Porter, who has been part of the summer line-up.
Address: Carrer Posta de Sol, 21, Cala Tarida, 07829, Eivissa, Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Illes Balears, Spain.
Opening Hours: Every day from 12.00 to 00.00
Phone: +34 971 80 61 80
Can Yucas has both beach and boat service. Whether you want to have a private luxurious time in your yacht or just want to have a great time in the restaurant, Can Yucas has your back. In most Ibiza beach restaurants, you will normally find meat, fish, seafood and paellas. This restaurant has the same menu but adding a touch of Asian fusion cuisine. Sitting in the astonishing terrace, lying down on a sunbed. Or enjoy your time in your yacht while waiting for cocktails and delighting dishes to be served from restaurant. During July and August, Can Yucas has live music in the evening.
Address: Playa Cala Tarida Bajo, 07829, Eivissa, Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Illes Balears, Spain.
Opening Hours: Every day from 12.00 to 00.00
Phone: +34 971 80 64 61
What about drinks and hotels?
There plenty of accommodations to choose from here. The beach is surrounded by hotels and touristic flats, like the all-inclusive Hotel Playa Sol Cala Tarida or Ses Pitreras exclusive hotel.
Just like the accommodation, there are also a good number of shops in Cala Tarida and a few shops are part of the beach. For more exclusive shopping try the Cotton Beach Club or drive to San Antoni, Playa d’en Bossa and Ibiza town.
Bars or pubs are also not a problem as there are many options here including the famous Cotton Beach Club, Can Yucas and Ca’s Milà among the others.
Don’t forget to bring necessary things for snorkeling, you don’t want to miss the amazing feeling of swimming with the fishes. Also, make sure to have high energy to keep up with the extensive list of activities in Cala Tarida.