Secluded, quiet and off great natural beauty, the beach of Es Canar is one of those beautiful corners of Ibiza where to turn to when you seek to disconnect from the world and enjoy the authentic hippie spirit of the island. Located in the municipality of Santa Eularia des Riu, it has calm and shallow waters, surrounded by fine white sand, and over the years it has become one of the most popular beaches for families with children looking to discover the charm of Ibiza, first hand.
Shaped like a horseshoe and sheltered from the winds, the beach of Es Canar has all the necessary services from hammocks and parasols to lifeguards, showers, pedal boats and all kinds of bars. The beach is not too large and during the high season, as with all the beaches in Ibiza, it is difficult to find a spot unless you arrive early.
The beach is located in the village of Es Canar, near the centre of Santa Eulalia des Riu, heading towards the San Carlos area, between Punta Arabi and Cala Llenya. It is a lively place, filled with small shops, restaurants and bars, and small Ibizan style houses.
The town celebrates, on Wednesdays, one of the most famous markets in Ibiza, the market of Punta Arabi, where you can buy all kinds of objects and typical Ibizan clothing, as well as handicrafts and accessories. Nearby, in San Carlos which is roughly 3 Kms, from the beach of Cala Nova, you can find the emblematic market of Las Dalias, where it is very likely to find a celebrity during the summer.
The town has a nice historic wall and a port from where you can rent boats and kayaks, and enjoy a beautiful day sailing near the coast. Many of these boats leave the port of Es Canar and connect directly to the port of Ibiza as well as the nearby beach of Cala Llonga.
There are many hotels in Es Canar, with rooms for couples in Cala Nova and accommodations suitable for the whole family, as well as public transport services that connect to the main attractions of the island.