Cala Xarraca is a tiny cove that belongs to the municipality of Sant Joan in northern Ibiza where there are more coves than beaches as the orography is large and uneven, but also more cliffs and rugged regions. Small coves such as Xarraca are dreamy. This little paradise is very crowded, mainly by locals on weekends because of its attractive beauty, its crystalline waters, and its nudist area.
Type: Sandy Beach
Cala Xarraca is a short 90 meters long and 15 meters wide cove. The water is crystalline and clear ideal for snorkeling since it is a closed bay, it has little depth at the shores. The surroundings are rocky; on one side there are fishing huts which have long been a nudist location. There is a restaurant with the same name which provides hammocks, parasols, pedalos, toilet and shower service. There is no lifeguard or wheelchair service in this cove.
How to get there:
Geo: 39º097490 N / 1º497426 E
Cala Xarraca can be reached by car or scooter, from Ibiza town it is 28 kilometers.
By taxi, it is over 35 euros.
By bus, you can stop at Portinatx beach, taking the bus number 20 Eivissa-Sant Lorenç-Portinatx, then take a taxi ride for another 6 kilometers.
Driving, follow the E-10 route to Santa Eulalia; after nine kilometers take the roadside to the left with the signs for Sant Lorenç, Sant Joan and Sant Antoni. Immediately there is a roundabout; take the road at the right to Sant Joan. Drive until you find the road sign Cala Xarraca.
Did you know?
Cala Xarraca is situated within the municipality of Sant Joan de Labritja, also known as San Juan. Sant Joan de Labritja Church is situated in the town of Sant Joan, from the 18th century. It’s a wonderful spot where locals use to go hanging out on Sundays because of the hippie market.
What to see:
Bring your diving goggles and fins; the seabed is waiting for you to admire it. Without a doubt, Cala Xarraca has unique waters, with abundant flora and fauna.
What to do:
The Sant Joan hippie market is the most authentic on the island every Sunday; the artisans sell local leather products, feathers, textiles, silver, such as clothing, jewelry, hats, shoes, organic food, craft beer, etc. There’s always live bands there.
Where to eat:
Cala Xarraca restaurant has the idea of Mediterranean cuisine, seafood, fish, Sunday paella, new salads, tapas, and even Ibizan gastronomy. The terrace on the seafront has spectacular views; once you sit down you can not leave the place.
Address: Cala Xarraca Sant Joan de Labritja, Illes Balears, Spain.
Opening Hours: Every day from 12.00 to 00:00
Phone: +34 971 33 31 36
What about drinks, shops and hotels?
Only the restaurant Cala Xarraca is in this beach, if you want to have a couple drinks, they offer what’s popular in Spain, draught beer, wine, cava, summer red and sangria which are all great for the warm season.
The real Ibizan market is the one in Sant Joan; every Sunday, you will find the fashion of the island, between the boho and hippie style. The brands are independent, and there is everything, clothes, shoes, musical instruments, cosmetics, accessories, food. All products are of high quality and very original.
For accommodation near Cala Xarraca, check the agrotourism Ca Sa Vilda Marge, surrounded by gardens, orchards, trees. Most of the rooms also have a private terrace to the magnificent nature. The pool, the common areas and the quiet surroundings bring complete relaxation to your holidays.
In the Sant Joan municipality, you are on the opposite side of the most touristic areas of the island. Here you will find nothing but harmony and nature. There are no night clubs or the party that everyone relates to in Ibiza. If you want to know this particular face, we recommend that you rent a car or a motorcycle to explore it.