To discover this hidden paradise, enter along a wooden walkway between two rustic, red cliffs – it literally feels like stepping into another world. The soft golden sand, clear blue skies, sparkling sea and a rocky headland (where you’ll find plenty of nudists!) keeping Sa Caleta protected from the wind await your arrival. The clear waters are very shallow and great for both snorkelers and safe for children. There are ancient Phoenician ruins on the same property, one of the first ever settlements that have been world heritage listed and well worth a look.
Location: Just past the airport, between Es Codolar and Cala Jondal on the island’s south side.
Who goes there: Very popular with Spanish families, young European couples and nudists.
When to go: Due to Sa Caleta’s protected position, it can get pretty hot and steamy with no breeze between 2pm and 5pm. Try hitting the beach either before or after. It is often overcrowded in August, when Italian tourists make it their second home.
White Ibiza loves: Scraping the healing red clay from the base of the cliff, mixing it with water and creating a DIY mud mask… crisp up on the sand then dive in for silky smooth skin.
How to get there:
Drive towards the airport and then follow the clearly marked signs as you reach the San Jose road.
From Ibiza Town: 15-minute drive. From San Antonio: 25-minute drive.