Es Torrent is one the quietest and least frequented coves in the island of Ibiza. It is an untouched small pebbly beach surrounded by resplendent cliffs and an excellent relaxing spot located in the area of Es Cubells, San José.
The unique restaurant that takes the same name as the beach is very renowned. To disconnect and to have an Ibizan quality food are the main reasons to set foot in this hidden and pristine place.
Type: Pebbles Beach
Es Torrent is a cove in San José, municipality, in the middle of the beautiful green nature that identifies Ibiza and the area Es Cubells. Even though the proportions are small, 75 meters in length and has a very small strip of sand, in Es torrent you will find peace, serene time and spiritual calmness. This beach is made up of pebbles into and out of the sea. That is the reason why locals and tourists don’t usually fantasize being here. But the good thing about this beach is, there is a wooden walkway to the water. An untamed beach and one of a kind. Although, it might not be as beautiful as the other beaches in the island, Es Torrent has something wonderful to offer too, like its peaceful surroundings, translucent clear depthless water which is perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
How to get there:
Geo: 38º874882N / 1º299111E
Es Torrent is 18 kilometers or about 15 minutes away from Ibiza town. If you take a cab from there, it can cost you over 20 euros.
By car, the way is well marked, take the road to E-20 to the airport, after five kilometers take the exit to San José. Continue five kilometers more by the road to San Jose, take the detour on the left signed as Es Cubells, Es Porroig. Continue straight on towards Es Porroig. At the next intersection, follow through the signs for Es Torrent. At the end of the same road, there is a car park and the entrance to the cove.
Did you know?
Es Torrent is located in the mouth of a torrent and that’s how it got its name.
Es Torrent belongs to Es Cubells, in San José municipality. Don’t confuse it with the beach Port des Torrent, which is in Cala de Bou bay. In 2017, a storm ravaged the beach and the restaurant. A flood washed away everything and shattered the beach including the restaurant’s terrace and the owner’s van.
Few days after the chaos, the San José municipality and volunteers gathered together to rebuild the beach and the restaurant. In less than a week, everything was ready to open to the public again. Thanks to the kind hearted volunteers and the municipality of San Jose.
What to see:
All the shades of the blue of the sea and the sky. This beach is a chance to escape from everything for a day. Watch the yacht crowd in the middle of the ocean.
What to do:
Treat yourself like a king or queen for a day in this hidden pebbly cove with an amazingly clean restaurant. Enjoy the tranquility of the beach in the restaurant beds, listen to the soft sound of the sea, eat excellent fresh fish accompanied with quality wine. Immerse yourself in Ibiza’s perfect sea, connect with the unspoiled landscape.
Where to eat:
Es Torrent is a local restaurant that offers the best of the Mediterranean and Ibizan cuisine. The owner Xico Sala grew up in this land. His restaurant opened 25 years ago, not knowing that it would become one of the most recognized on the island, thanks to the high-quality menu created by the chef José Tur. Among the specialties, you can delight is the lobster and baked fish, bullit de peix, black rice, grilled mussels, Galician-style octopus, sautéed squid, among others.
Address: Cala Es Torrent, 07839 Eivissa, Illes Balears, Spain
Opening Hours: every day from 13:00 to 22:00
Phone: +34 971 80 21 60
What about drinks and hotels?
The Es Torrent Restaurant offers all the amenities that you need in this hidden paradise. A great selection of wine in the list is waiting for you as well as the cocktails and the typical Spanish drinks. There is also a boutique with beautiful clothes for summer, sandals, accessories, jewelry for the perfect Ibiza shopping.
This beach is in between San José and San Antonio. For accommodation, you can find private houses and flats to rent in the countryside area or all range hotels in Playa d’en Bossa, Figueretas beach or San Antonio.
Don’t forget your water shoes to protect those precious feet from the boulders, goggles to dive and water to hydrate because this beach is a bit far from other towns. But, we guarantee you that it is worth the visit!
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