A laid-back seaside retreat
Cala Llonga may be only a 10-minute drive from Ibiza Town, but this chilled-out place feels a world away from the island’s famous club scene. It’s a small, compact town surrounded by pine-covered hills that seem to melt into the sandy cove below. And it’s also blessed with a fine selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Of course if you do want the likes of Pacha and Privilege, the capital is right at hand.
Blue Flag beach
Cala Llonga’s beach is what everyone comes for. It’s set in a sheltered, horseshoe-shaped bay with soft, cream-coloured sands that slope gently into the sea. The water stays shallow a long way out, which suits swimmers and watersports fans alike. There are plenty of sunloungers and the beachside hotel restaurants keep up a steady supply of drinks and snacks. Plus, pine trees provide some very welcome shade.
Daytrips to Ibiza Town
The narrow streets and chic restaurants of the island’s capital are an easy bus ride from Cala Llonga. The historic Dalt Villa – High Town – is the best place to start. A climb up the steep cobbled hill takes you to the imposing city walls, the Medieval cathedral and the Moorish castle – not to mention spectacular views across the harbour. And back down at the marina, waterfront cafés and stylish boutiques await you.