One of the most breathtaking sights to behold in Ibiza, Punta Galera is an amazing bay surrounded by stone formations jutting out from the cliffs like large, flat shelves. Beneath the rocks, the sparkling azure Mediterranean Sea glistens, beckoning sunbathers to cool off by diving off the rocks, while surrounding rock pools prove popular with snorkelers. A truly unique Ibiza experience and one that shouldn’t be missed.
Location: Just north of San Antonio, in between Cala Gracioneta and Cala Salada.
Who goes there: Those lucky travelers who have discovered Punta Galera’s beauty come back season after season, while Ibiza residents (who dub it the ‘flat rocks’ make the most of the sun-drenched protected location all year round. Yoga gurus, alternative types and meditation groups also practice on the flat rocky platforms and it’s also extremely popular with nudists.
When to go: Due to the lack of shade, it’s best to visit Punta Galera either early in the morning or late in the afternoon – it’s not very easy to balance an umbrella in the rocks! Sunsets are simply spectacular from this vantage point.
White Ibiza loves: Buying refreshments from the infamous naked hippy, selling drinks (and even beer) from a strategically placed cool box between his legs!
How to get there:
From San Antonio, head up on the Santa Agnes highway then turn left towards Cala Salada. Bypass the gated entry and veer left, following the winding path down the hill until you reach a rocky patch perfect for parking.
From Ibiza Town: 30-minute drive. From San Antonio: 10-minute drive.