S’Argamassa is a group of wonderful coves with a dock area on the side where fishermen and boat owners leave their boats sheltered during low current. This area has always been very familiar, but, little by little, it has become more touristy because of the hotels around it. And it has become more popular due to the glamorous night clubs that have been established here over the years.
Type: Sandy Beach
It is a sandy cove with calm and clear waters. In some areas, the bottom has the millenary algae Posidonia. The cove is long measuring 250 meters long and 10 meters wide, but divided by a long concrete pier on one side and a concrete platform on the other side of a beach club terrace.
You can swim in each of the artificially made coves, however, people are fonder of the main one, most especially families. It has a beach bar that usually cooks paella some days of the week and a rental place for stand-up paddles, kayak, jet-ski and pedal boats.
This cove has sunbeds, parasols, lifeguard, restaurants and parking.
- Bus stop
How to get there:
Geo: 38°991545 N / 1°569730 E
S’Argamassa is 17 kilometers away from Ibiza Town and can be reached by bus, taxi, car or scooter. Taxi costs around 30 euros. By bus, take the bus number L13 Eivissa-Santa Eulària. Once you to get to Santa Eulalia town take the bus number L18B Santa Eulària-Cala Martina-Es Canar and ask the driver to stop in S’Argamassa.
By car or scooter, you can take the road E-10 to Santa Eulalia town, it is 16 kilometres away. Once you get to Santa Eulalia del Río follow the road sign to Es Canar, after 2 kilometers, you will see a roundabout with three exits, take the one that says S’Argamassa.
Did you know?
For archaeology lovers, this may be of interest. In S’Argamassa there is a Roman aqueduct from the first century, made to transport fresh water to a fish farm on the coast. It is approximately 300 meters long and is perpendicular to the beach. According to researchers, the large tuna was kept alive in the fish farm and then exported using a fishing technique that is only conserved in the south of the Iberian Peninsula. Unfortunately, the municipality permitted the Hotel Melià Me Ibiza (Melià S’Argamassa) to build next to the aqueduct. So, whenever the guests look down from their balconies, they can see the aqueduct next to the hotel.
What to see:
To get to Cala S’Argamassa, you have to pass through the village of Santa Eulalia. Although it is relatively small, it has a bit of everything; culture, beautiful beaches, restaurants and bars, a beautiful promenade, shops and the historic church Puig de Missa. The church is built on a hill, to which belongs to the Ethnological Museum where you can see old photographs of the area, its inhabitants, landscapes and customs, as well as old artifacts found by archaeologists since the Roman period. Simply walking to the church is breathtaking, it preserves the original architecture, and you have lovely views of the village, the sea and the river. You can get there by walking in an area that is surrounded by trees.
What to do:
On the beach of S’Argamassa, you will find Cesar’s Water Sports bar which was initially just a place to rent kayaks, pedalos, paddleboards and jet skis. Over time they have taken advantage of the space to cook and sell soft drinks and beer too. Now it is a small restaurant-bar, and they continue to rent out everything for water activities.
Where to eat:
Cesar’s Water Sports Bar
As almost every beach and cove in Ibiza, S’Argamassa also has a chiringuito that provides the essential services such as parasols and beach beds, as well as drinks, snacks, and some dishes like the traditional Spanish paella, seafood and fish. The place called Cesar’s Water Sports Bar has everything you need. Its name is due to the diverse activities that you can book, such as kayak, pedalos, and other things for water activities.
Address: S’Argamassa, 07849. Santa Eulalia del Río, Illes Balears
Opening Hours: Every day from 10:00 to 20:00
Phone: +34 603 46 95 71
Donde Marian y Miguel
If you have a good appetite and prefer several good choices on the menu such as a grilled meal, Mediterranean food, Iberian meat, a large range of cocktails and bar drinks, the Donde Marian y Miguel Restaurant is the best choice. Enjoy dining on the terrace until late, and if you are lucky you might witness a live band or a flamenco musician creating a great bohemian atmosphere.
Address: Carretera Es Canar, Km. 2, 07849. Santa Eulalia del Río, Illes Balears
Opening Hours: Every day from 12:30 to 00:00
Phone: +34 971 33 92 71
What about drinks, shops and hotels?
If you want to book a hotel in this area because you have fallen in love with it, there are two hotels that are overlooking the S’Argamassa cove.
One is the Hotel Me, part of the Melia group. Melia is a Spanish hotel chain with a very fashionable concept. They usually have DJs on the terraces and in the swimming pool as well as exhibitions of important artists, interesting decoration, excellent restaurants, bars and above all cozy and elegant rooms. The Hotel Me S’Argamassa has all these features plus spectacular views of the sea from its rooms, terraces and swimming pools.
Another hotel that connects with the cove is S’Argamassa Palace. Ibizadvisor is sure that it has everything for you and your companions. In addition to comfortable rooms and common space as well as a buffet restaurant, they also offer the services of car rental, luxury car rental with driver, yachts and sailboats, excursions, reservations in the best restaurants of the island, diving lessons, tennis, golf and many more.
The world-famous beach club brand Nikki Beach is a multi-faceted venue consisting of a restaurant, a pool, an octagon bar and a lifestyle boutique. People gather here every day to drink, party and enjoy the pool. Whether you are looking for a drink or a shopping trip, this is the place.
The Me hotel is an excellent option for cocktails, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to chill with your folks. You can enjoy the green area, the sun loungers and the pool.
Among other things you can do near S’Argamassa is a 15-minute walk to Es Canar, a small tourist town with mostly English and German atmosphere. It has a more active nightlife than Santa Eulalia.