Ibiza is legendary.
Week on week during the summer months, the masses flock to the infamous white isle to indulge in a holiday of hedonism and debauchery under the scorching Spanish sun. But although it is undoubtedly the party capital of the world, Ibiza is also famous for it’s beautiful beaches, sparkling blue sea and unique energy.
In the height of summer however, beaches packed with an assortment of the oiled and obnoxious, fat and frustrating, loud and lairy tourists who will almost certainly set up their tinny portable speakers right next to your beach mat and blast out happy hardcore EDM noise (I refuse to acknowledge this genre as music). Not relaxing. Not fun. Very offensive.
The alternative might be to find a quiet beach club to laze away at – however spending €200 on a sunbed per day is as ludicrous as it is lavish.
On my trip to Ibiza this year, I was dying to discover the island’s charms which were off the beaten track and so, as with any holiday destination, your best best is to ask the locals for a secret beach recommendation. Lucky for me, the locals I was able to ask are actually two good friends of mine who live in Ibiza over the summer months and we decided to take a trip to their favourite secret beach on the island – Cala Llentrisca.
The epitome of a picture perfect postcard, Cala Llentrisca’s hidden, eastern location complete with rickety jetty and colourful fishing boats, make it one of the most romantic and humbling beaches I have ever visited.
Although Cala Llentrisca’s pebble beach is not as exotic as the white sands of its neighbours and Caribbean or south-east Asian rivals, it is an absolute paradise of charm and unspoilt tranquility.
The 30 minute cliff-side drive and 10 minute scramble down the hillside towards the very isolated Cala Llentrisca are probably the main factors as to how this beautiful beach has managed to remain so peaceful. When a couple of explorers arrived an hour after we had, we exchanged knowing smiles of humbled satisfaction for the privilege of enjoying this beach as nature intended.
Making our own chicken kebab skewers and burgers to cook on disposable barbacues (that we’d somehow managed to find after many failed stops at various petrol stations and supermarkets around the island – pro tip, if you want a disposable barbacue head to a hardware shop) was the absolute highlight to an already perfect day – proving that all you really need in life, is good food and good friends.
How To Get There
As you near Es Cubells, just after the speed bumps, take the left turn signposted
What’s your favourite beach in Ibiza? Leave me a comment below! I’d love to find out more amazing beaches on this beautiful island.
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