Location: 15 minutes drive from San Antonio
Facilities: Loungers, parasols, restaurants, bars, toilets, showers, lifeguards, access for the disabled
Size: 800 metres long, 15-30 metres wide
Getting there: Reached by car, bus or ferry in summer. The ferry departs regularly from San Antonio harbour and various hotels along the Bay. The bus can be caught at the bus station in San Antonio or along the bay road. Parking is good, but can get crowded in peak season.
For many, Cala Conta needs no introduction. For those who’ve not yet experienced her crystal shores, you’re in for a very special treat. Cala Conta has fabulous views of the little islands dotted near Ibiza’s coastline, beautiful turquoise waters and several different areas to explore, making it one of the best beaches on the island.
There are two stretches of sand, one backed by a rocky coastline, the other by sand dunes. A third and smaller cove, used by naturists, is at the far west end and reached by steps hewn into the rock. The shallow water is safe for children and clear as a swimming pool. Be careful when swimming into the open sea; there are very strong currents here – so even more experienced swimmers should avoid aiming for the island offshore.
In the high season the beach is very popular, so come either in the early morning or later in the afternoon. The area of sand is only small, but the waters so inviting you’ll spend most of your time there anyway. The many rocky outcrops also make Cala Conta an interesting place for snorkelling.
Cala Conta is also one of the best beaches to catch the sunset from, with crowds gathering on land and boats dropping anchor further out to see the soothing spectacle.