At the end of Avenida 8 de Agosto you stand on the fine white sand in front of the Bar Flotante. On the back of the Illa Grossa behind the harbor basin, just a few meters from the Marina Botafoch, the nice Talamanca beach swings in a semicircle around the bay. The shallow water is extremely child-friendly and although a whole tourist district with hotels, apartments, restaurants and shops has developed here, as on almost all the larger sandy beaches on the island, it is much quieter than in Ses Figueretes or Playa d’en Bossa. Although most of Talamanca is already part of the municipality of Santa Eulalia, we wanted to rank the beach under Ibiza Town because of its proximity to town and accessibility (both bus and water taxi services run across to the centre).
Behind Talamanca rises Cap Martinet, where many celebrities move into their summer villas. The former amusement park Aqualandia is located on the main road high above the beach.
At the other end of Ibiza town to the west is the district of Ses Figueretes. A few meters from the end of Avenida España you reach the pretty beach promenade. The city hotels, which are only open in summer, are stacked here with the associated restaurants. The whole district was created in the boom of the first wave of tourism. The beach, which is quite small for the many hotels, is overcrowded in the high season; the city center is easily accessible on foot.
Belongs to the municipality of San Josef, but is right next to Ibiza town. In general, one already says Playa d’en Bossa, the longest sandy beach on the island with many hotels, restaurants, amusements, nightclubs and small and large discos.
Playa d´en Bossa
Behind Es Viver begins the fine white sand of Playa d’en Bossa, the longest beach on the island, and the border with the municipality of Sant Josep. For a long time, Playa d’en Bossa was considered Ibiza’s most beautiful beach; now the islanders leave the bathing fun in the shallow water behind the almost complete hotel chain to the vacationers who like it lively. The numerous planes that approach the nearby airport over Playa d’en Bossa are perceived as annoying. On some parts of the beach, such as Bora Bora Disco Beach, the droning music drowns out the aircraft noise.
In the area between the usual restaurants, bars and shops there are also a few discotheques, including the former Space, today Hii, which as a daytime disco caused a sensation among those who wanted to dance Ibiza’s nightlife 24 hours in a row. Right next to it is the Aguamar, another amusement park with water slides
At the very end of the beach, on the edge of the Ses Salines nature reserve, rises the Torre de la Sal Rossa, one of the oldest on the island. In the Middle Ages, watchmen kept a lookout for pirates to warn the salt workers with smoke signals in the event of imminent danger.
Small district near Ibiza town. On a hill between the fortress of Dalt Vila with its cathedral and Figueretas