Las Salinas beach is an Ibiza institution. The  long, crescent-shaped beach of golden sand and shallow crystal blue waters has attracted people from all walks of life for decades, and perfectly captures the spirit of Ibiza.

Located on the southern tip of Ibiza, 6km from Playa d’en Bossa and signposted clearly from the airport road, Salinas takes its name from the famous local salt lakes. The lakes have been producing salt for over 2,000 years and as such, the pine-clad countryside that rolls towards the beach is a protected Wildlife Conservation Area. The result is a glorious mile long stretch of sand with the backdrop of unspoilt pine woodland.

While it has a reputation as the place to be for the rich and famous and partygoers, Salinas is equally popular with families and those wanting to explore the stunning coastline and there are facilities to cater for all.

There is a large parking area, including covered bays, for €5 per day. The plentiful bars and restaurants, including the legendary Sa Trinxa and Jockey Club, offer loungers on the beach from €7 per day and will even serve you cocktails to your sunbed as you relax to chilled summer tunes. The exclusivity of the bars and restaurants inevitably leads to inflated prices, but the food and service are excellent and the general consensus is that you get what you pay for!

Enjoy a massage, look around the shop and beach boutiques, or put your belongings in a locker and explore the unspoilt surroundings. A walk to the nearby watchtower offers unbeatable panoramic views out to sea , and the opportunity to explore hidden coves and find your own piece of paradise.

The rocky coastline and clear waters mean ideal snorkelling conditions. Pedaloes, catamarans, electro-boats, and a diving schools are available from the beach, and on a windy day big breakers appear, making Salinas the best place in Ibiza to body board.

As the day draws on, families, hippies and celebrities dance on the beach as the DJs in the bars spin Balearic beats. The beauty of Salinas is that if you prefer peace and serenity, a short walk along the beach and you have it, without sacrificing the views or the atmosphere. A great beach for everyone!