Figueretas is a popular spot for all the right reasons. Its lively beach has family friendly credentials drawn in the sands. A palm-lined promenade scored with restaurants, bars and craft stalls give it a blast of proper seasidery, too. Perhaps best of all, though, is its location. It nudges right up to the edges of Ibiza Town – away from the thick of the action, but close enough to walk to the island capital on a whim.
Figueretas has the closest sands to Ibiza Town. The crescent-shaped beach is no more than 100 metres long, but it’s got the works. There always seems to be plenty of room for sunbathers ready to flop on the parasol-shaded loungers. Plus, there are showers and lifeguards, and a hoard of bars and shops behind the shorefront. For the more energetically inclined, activities range from kayaking and pedalos to the more surprising clown school and martial arts demonstrations.
The palm-lined promenade running parallel to the beach is the resort’s main artery. It’s barnacled by restaurants and bars with views both to the sea and to Ibiza Town’s old walled quarter. There are plenty of craft stalls and gift shops, too, no more so than in the evenings when local artisans set out stalls laden with one-of-a-kind handicrafts, sarongs, jewellery, and glo sticks.
Figueretas is really well-placed for getting out and about. It’s only a 15-minute stroll north to Ibiza Town’s bars, clubs and restaurants, and 10 minutes on foot to Playa d’en Bossa’s long beach and cavalry of watersports and kids’ entertainment. The beach is also the jumping-off point for day trips. Boats run from the jetty to Es Cana’s Wednesday hippy market, for example, where hundreds of locals sell jewellery, tie-dye clothes, and leather goods.