The Es Cubells area is a jewel to explore. It has a charming town of the same name, an interesting little place with hidden beautiful beaches and three little coves. One of its beaches is Ses Boques, a little quiet paradise with typical wooden huts for boats and a good restaurant surrounded by juniper groves.
Type: Pebbles Beach
Next to Es Torrent cove, Ses Boques is a small pebbly beach under the cliffs surrounded by beautiful pinewoods. Instead of sand, the shore consists of little tiny bits of pebbles and it has a rocky clear water perfect for a snorkeling and swimming.
How to get there:
Geo: 38º876347, N / 1º265152, E
Es Boques is 20 kilometers away from Ibiza town with cab costing around over 20 euros.
By car, take the road to E-20 to the airport then take the exit to San José approximately 5 kilometers away. Take the detour on the left then continue straight on towards Es Cubells. At the next intersection, follow through the signs to Ses Boques until you reach the restaurant of the same name.
Did you know?
Ses Boques cove is well known by the only restaurant there: Ses Boques, probably one of the best in the south of Ibiza.
It was in 1974 when Joan Ribas (Portmany) and his wife Lourdes Tur, discovered this remote place and decided to open a humble restaurant. Locals started to assist and support it. In 1987, the restaurant was build and improved.
Es Cubells’ town has a monument to the Francesc Palau, a Carmelite who at the beginning of the 18th century, stayed in Ibiza. He insisted on the construction of the Es Cubells church, became a hermit, and spent long periods alone on the islet of es Vedrà where he fed on gull eggs and refreshed himself with rainwater stored in a cave in the bowels of the island.
What to see:
A beautiful forest, a small stony cove, blue sea and blue skyline.
What to do:
Have a perfect day away from the hustle and bustle of the city on this side of the island. Have a fresh tinto de verano -summer red wine- and paella.
Admire the views from the hills of Es Cubbels town, have a drink or dinner in one of the two restaurants in front of the church.
Where to eat:
There is only one restaurant in Ses Boques with the same name of the cove. The cuisine is Spanish and Mediterranean, mainly fish, seafood, Spanish kinds of rice and meat. Delight a good wine from their good quality wine menu. Eating right next to the sea is one of the best highlight of this restaurant. The terrace is just a few steps with astonishing views of the Mediterranean Sea.
The restaurant offers the sunbeds and parasols service.
Opened in the seventeens by Joan Ribas and his wife; it continues with the high standard, this is why locals drive here to experience it. Moreover, we assure you that it is well worth it.
Address: Playa Ses Boques, 07839 Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Illes Balears, Spain
Opening Hours: every day from 13:00 to 20:00
Phone: +34 606 08 15 70
What about drinks and hotels?
For accommodation, Es Cubells is between Ibiza town, Platja d’en Bossa and San Antonio town. These places offer variety of hotels of all kinds including touristic apartments.
To have a drink, the restaurant Ses Boques has the perfect wine, cocktail and beer for everyone who visits it. In addition, you can stop in Es Cubells and try the restaurants in the center, at the same time, enjoy a peaceful moment and the calm ocean with a cold beer on the terraces.
Shopping is a bit difficult on this beach and in Es Cubells, but you can find it in Ibiza Town, Platja d’en Bossa and San Antonio town.
Ses Boques only has restaurant services, bring water and snacks to enjoy the day without being hungry or thirsty.
Do not forget your water shoes and the goggles to dive.
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