Aguas Blancas, one of Ibiza’s best beaches, has a reputation amongst island residents as being the last true ‘hippy’ beach on Ibiza, unspoiled by tourism or an overkill of visitors. Here you feel as if you have been transported back to a more bohemian age, the vibe is carefree, laidback and cool.
Sun and Swim
The sandy beach is 300m long and there are sunbeds and parasols available for hire. To the right of the beach as you enter, there is an area which is popular with nudists, so don’t be alarmed to see many people letting it all hang out! It is also a favourite spot for people playing ‘palas’, Spanish for the beach game of bat and ball.
The waters of Aguas Blancas are calm and clear on a day with no wind, but when the wind does blow, the sea can be choppy and wavy, great fun for jumping and splashing, but not ideal for smaller children or non confident swimmers. In winter, the beach is a favourite spot for surfers, who flock here to enjoy the breakers at one of the few spots in Ibiza where the waves are high enough to surf. On a calm day, why not grab a snorkel and swim out to the rocks off shore, where you can observe the beautiful marine life.
Wine and Dine
There are only two places on the beach to find food and drink. The first is the chiringuito, on the right hand side as you approach the sand, and is quite simply an Ibiza institution. Unchanged for several years, the simple wooden shack is famous for its legendary ‘bocadilloes’, simple but delicious sandwiches served in the traditional Spanish style, with pureed tomato instead of butter, and tasty local ham and cheese. The drinks are inexpensive and the atmosphere is fun and free spirited.
Further along to the left, you will find Can Yucas, a family friendly restaurant which offers great views over the bay. The menu is varied and has a great selection of seafood, meat dishes and excellent pizzas. The cocktails list is extensive, and we can highly recommend the strawberry mojitos! A great spot to stop and watch the world go by.
Head towards the village of San Carlos and then follow the signposted road to the beach. Be warned, the descent to the sand is steep and long, with limited parking at the bottom, so you will most likely need to park at the top and walk down the hill. The end result though, is most certainly worth the trek!