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Platja des Canar

Platja des Canar

Platja des Canar

Platja Es Canar located in Santa Eulària des Riu municipalities is the primary beach in Es Canar beach resort on the south-eastern seaboard of Ibiza’s Spanish peninsula. It is a small sandy beach in a horseshoe shaped bay. The sand is fine and light in color, the water is crystal clear and clean great for snorkeling.

This beach is handicapped friendly with plenty of very flat ramps as well as a well maintained pavements. A stunning harbor, with plenty of bars from where you can relax and watch the universe flow.

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Type: Natural fine sandy Beach

A small sandy beach with a gentle slope measuring 300 meters long and 30 meters wide. There are a variety of big tourist hotels at the back of the beach, pubs, restaurants and beach shops are all around the harbor. The sand is fine and slightly in color. The water is pure and fresh, the beach is guarded by life guards and fringed with palm trees. There is a small harbor at the southern end of the beach. Loungers are for rent for 12 euros a day, parasols, showers, toilets, shops and bars are available in this beach. Aside from lying down and relaxing the entire day, there are also plenty of thing to do here like water activities and going on boat tours.

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Sunbeds
  • Parasols
  • Showers
  • Toilette
  • Bus stop
  • Hotels

How to get there:

Geo: 39°00’11.4″N / 1°34’41.9″E

Platja des Canar is about 5 Km from the town of Santa Eulalia and can be reached by taking a bus. There is a bus service every 20 minutes and it cost around 1.55 euro each way. The lines are Eivissa-Santa Eulalia-Es Canar bus L-13. You can also take a ferry around the coast, this option costs around 14-15 euro for adult back and forth. There is also a ferry that departs from Ibiza town to Es Canar daily which costs 22 euros return.

Driving from ibiza Town is quite easy as the road is well sign posted. Take the road to Santa Eulalia and at the roundabout in Santa Eulalia town take the way to Es Canar.

Did you know?

In 2003, a Blue Flag was given to Es Canar beach.

And every July, Saint Christopher’s Spanish festival takes place in this town, typically in the first week of the month where a carnival procession passes through the area and on the road to Santa Eulària with a spectacular fireworks show.

What to see:

From Es Canar, you can walk through the beautiful cove of the neighboring beach Cala Nova, a beautiful beach well worth walking to.

The Wednesday Hippy Market is situated only 20 minutes walk away from the beach.

What to do:

There are heaps of water activities in this beach like Parasailing, scuba diving, windsurfing and Stand Up Paddle. You can rent a peddling boats with a slide, snorkel with plenty of fish feeding them with bread, or ride the glass bottom boat which takes you out on the beautiful clear water for an hour trip.

There is a little fun fair for the children, Kentucky Derby for the family at night. And if you want something more different than going to the beach, get a tattoo at Kali tattoos.

Where to eat:

Restaurante Las Arenas

This restaurant serves Mediterranean, European and Spanish Cuisine as well as Vegetarian, Vegan Options and Gluten Free Options. It is a nice and cozy restaurant with outdoor seating, television, high chairs, wheelchair access and a full bar that serves alcohol.  The views over the beach is beautiful and the staff are friendly. For great tapas, smoothies, freshly squeezed juice, excellent coffee and lovely home-made desserts at reasonable price, this is the place to be. Do not forget to book a table as this place is often full.

Address: Av. d’es Canar, 138, 07849 es Canar, Illes Balears, Spain

Opening Hours: Opens at 12:30

Phone: +34 971 33 07 90

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Restaurante Marvent

This restaurant serves local cuisine, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International. And just like the other restaurant mentioned above, they also have Vegetarian and Vegan Options and Gluten Free Options. The restaurant also features, outside seating, wheelchair access, television, full bar that serves alcohol, live music and water front. Don’t forget to try the Cajun chicken and garlic prawns. Table reservation is a must.

Address: Avinguda Punta Arabí, 126, 07849 Santa Eulalia del Río, Illes Balears, Spain

Opening Hours: Every day from 08:30 to 23:00

Phone: +34 971 33 14 55 / +34 971 33 20 12

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What about drinks, shops and hotels?

For drinks, we recommend Bar Tres Esquinas. A very quiet and comfortable Spanish bar promising friendly employees and very reasonable prices. They have the cheapest beverages, and treats with the highest value. Another bar to try is Charlies Bar, not only they serve a wide variety of cocktails, beers and spirits, it is also a number one venue for evening entertainment.

For shopping, we recommend the Hippy Market Punta Arabi, the busiest and biggest hippy market in Ibiza with variety of things to choose from. You will for sure find anything that you are looking for in this market.

For accommodation, if you are looking for a child friendly hotel with its own baby pool and evening entertainment then the Azuline Atlantic Hotel and Alua Miami Ibiza are the best options for you. Fergus Paraiso Beach Hotel is another friendly place to stay.


When the weather is bad, there are lots of seaweed on the beach which need to be cleaned out as well as a lot of jellyfish.

There is a small harbor at the southern end of the beach where you can catch a ferry to Santa Eulària des Riu, Ibiza Town, Formentera or one of the other small resorts on the island’s south-east coast.

If you’re located in another beach and would like to see Es Canar, take the ibiza ferry as it’s a really good trajectory. You get to see the coast from south to east.