4 routes for discovering the island
The island of Ibiza is 45 kilometres long and 25 kilometres wide. It’s small, but it has several corners you can’t miss out on. In order for you to enjoy your holidays to the fullest, in this post we show you 4 routes that you can do by car at your own pace. Ideal for discovering the island!
1. Western Route
We recommend the western route by car if you’re staying in San Antonio. It consists of a circular itinerary that goes from San Antonio to San Rafael. To reach the latter, take the main road that leaves Sant Antoni, turn left to access the village from the access road on the right of the new tunnel. San Rafael is the cradle of pottery, ideal for buying gifts and souvenirs. There’s a wide offer of tapas bars where you can have an ice cold beer with your friends.
Afterwards, follow down Santa Gertrudis and San Miguel. Following this road, you’ll reach the towns of Sant Mateu and Santa Inés. On your way back you can visit Salada cove, known as one of the best beaches on all of the island according to several global rankings. This route will show you the most unknown Ibiza so you can disconnect with your friends.
2. North Route
In this itinerary we suggest you visit Ibiza town all the way to Santa Eulalia. In order to get started, take the old main road and turn to the right on Llonga cove and Santa Eulalia. Park your car near the beach and enjoy the sun and Miretti’s ice creams on the promenade. Finger-lickin’!
Only 6 minutes away you can reach Sant Carles by car, with a great diversity of bars and restaurants where you can have a drink or some food with your friends. Afterwards, take the first exit on the left and carry on until you see the signs that point you towards Aigües Blanques beach, formed by steep cliffs, white sand and shallow turquoise waters, ideal for bathing and taking tons of photos. This cove is very popular amongst tourists! From Aguas Blancas you’ll be able to take the road up to San Vicente cove, bordering the coast and soaking in incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea.
3. Southeastern Route
This itinerary begins in Ibiza town and reaches the town of San José. Soon after passing Ibiza town you’ll find Sa Caleta, one of the island’s most famous beaches. It consists of a fisherman cove surrounded by boathouses and made out of crystal clear waters and reddish sand. If you and your friends are looking for something slightly more intimate, you’ll be able to find it a short distance away in Es Bol Nou cove, or travel up to Jondal cove. There’s a very attractive path filled with mediterranean vegetation that leads you to the small town of Cubells, where you’ll find unforgettable views for taking your photographs.
4. South Route
to finish, we suggest you take the south route. The first stop is Bassa cove, a small, sandy cove surrounded by pines, rocks and crystal clear waters. We recommend you take the chance to walk along the shore until you reach Torre del Comte, a defense tower from which you can devise the entire area. Along this road you’ll get to visit Comte beach; Tarida cove, if you want to enjoy a relaxing time with your friends; or Molí cove, if you’re a diving lover. This itinerary ends in the town of San Agustín, a very chilled out town that perfectly reflects the Ibizan spirit. Are you sure you want to miss out?