Ibiza, so beautiful it takes your breath away. White-sand coves lapped by turquoise waters and framed in the deep greens of the Mediterranean. If you are visiting the island, there is one experience you can’t miss out on: the simple pleasure of contemplating the island’s sunsets, those natural light shows that always evoke a round of applause as the king star exits the stage.
In this post, we are going to suggest four alternative sunset spots to help you discover places you may not have considered for the viewing of this natural phenomenon. Though not as well-known, they will deliver an unforgettable experience, one that is more personal and less crowded.
Picture by Nicola Villa
1. Punta Galera One of the most spectacular! In addition to its wide-angle views of the horizon, Punta Galera possesses an undeniable magic. It is a swimming spot that gets a relatively low number of sunbathers because it has no sand, only flat platforms of stone. Its rocky backdrop is etched with massages and unusual shapes, while several metal figures of the Buddha impassively receive written notes and offerings from visitors. To see this panoramic sunset, you can sit on the rocks at the top or go down to the edge of the sea. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even watch the sunset in the buff, along with the handful of nudists who frequent this special place.
2. Dalt vila Everyone who comes to Ibiza seeks the perfect sunset. And they usually assume they will find it on a beach. Not necessarily. The island’s capital offers an urban sunset with a touch of class. The perfect spot to watch the sun go down is from the heights of Dalt Vila, Ibiza town’s walled city. As you wander through the cobblestone streets and medieval bastions, making your way up to the citadel, you’ll be in a prime position to catch the day’s last rays.
3. Talamanca Talamanca, a mere 15-minute walk from the center of Ibiza, offers a special atmosphere with its diverse beach shacks and restaurants. As the sun sinks down, you could get a bite to eat (calamari, for example) while you wiggle your toes in the sand. Or perhaps walk the length of the beach on the boardwalk as the sky fills with pink and orange hues. In either case, the ambience will enhance the experience.
4. Racó d’en xic A diamond-in-the-rough that is still unknown to many, Racó d’en Xic is the smallest of the beaches at Platges de Comte. Located to the left of the other coves, this all natural setting, with its rocky backdrop and fine sand, is home to a little organic beach bar. In such an unpretentious atmosphere, the sunsets acquire an intimate charm, not just because of the impressive views out to sea, but from the rustic surroundings themselves.