Orange sunset with boat in San Antonio, Ibiza

Best Places to View the Sunset in Ibiza

05 Apr 2022 By Matt French
Orange sunset with boat in San Antonio, Ibiza

Watching the sun disappear into the ocean is a highlight of any holiday, but in Ibiza, it’s a truly magical experience. Whether you’re with family or friends, witnessing the sun go down on the White Isle is a picture that lingers long in the memory.

And while nature’s nightly show can be appreciated all over the island, there are some vantage points that make the whole thing extra-special.

That’s why we’ve put together our guide on where to catch the best sunsets in Ibiza. We’ve covered different areas of the island, so you won’t have to go too far for that awesome sundown experience.

Plus, your Ibiza holiday is covered with our amazing deals for all the best island hotspots, including San Antonio and Playa D’en Bossa – there’s no better time to visit!

Ses Portes Tower

Ses Portes Tower at sunset, Ibiza

This enticing viewpoint on the island’s southeast tip is a prime spot for watching the Ibizan sunset. Standing nearly 13m high, Ses Portes was built as a watchtower to look out for invading pirates, occupying far-reaching views across the Aegean.

The circular fortress features two floors and turrets for large cannons. The impressive height, combined with the tower’s  location made it an effective deterrent against pirates looking to pillage from nearby islands.

Today, the tower makes an excellent place to watch the sun go down, with clear, uninterrupted views of the horizon. Arrive in the early afternoon, and you can make the most of the nearby beaches for a few hours of sun-soaking, too.

Las Salinas is one of the island’s up and coming beach hotspots, just a 20 minute walk from Ses Portes Tower and a short drive from both Ibiza Town and Playa D’en Bossa. You’ll get an idyllic view of the bobbing boats as you sip on a coconut at one of the beach bars – there’s a cool vibe on this stretch of sand.

A short way back up the east coast, you’ll find Es Cavallet, a long stretch of golden sand backed by  dunes. There’s plenty of space here to lay down your towel in peace, with a handy beach bar for refreshments. The gentle, rolling waves make this an attractive spot to sit and gaze out at the ocean.

Benniras

Nestled in the north of the island, Benniras Beach has been attracting sunworshippers for decades. This iconic bay is one of the best places to watch the sunset in Ibiza, and on Sundays, hippies gather to drum as the sun goes down, creating a unique island experience.

The beach is a lovely place to while away an afternoon, and the water is perfectly clear for snorkelling sessions. There are paddle boards and kayaks to explore the rocky coast, and sun loungers to top up your tan. A few steps away, you’ll find a beach club and restaurants dishing up local cuisine.

Work your way east to Aguas Blancas for a less crowded day on the sand. This locals’ favourite features rugged surroundings and crashing waves for a bit of bodyboarding. When the wind is elsewhere, the beach makes a great place for a swim and snorkel.

Nearby, the Can Marca caves are ideal for escaping the Ibizan heat. Once used as a hiding place for smuggled contraband, the caves are home to some outstanding formations and lakes. Your ticket includes a light and music spectacle with an impressive 10 metre cascade at the centre.

Another highlight of the area is the bohemian market at Las Dalias. This eclectic bazaar features over 300 stalls showcasing everything from dreamcatchers to handmade shoes. There are a bunch of eateries here serving up Moroccan dishes and woodfired pizza, and the market comes alive at night with reggae bands and flamenco dancers.

Sunset Strip

San Antonio, Ibiza at sunset

Wherever you are in San Antonio – as long as it’s on the coast –  you’ll get to see an amazing display of colour as the sun makes its journey below the horizon. And while there’s no doubting San Antonio’s credentials as a mecca for partying, there’s a chilled out atmosphere at sundown, when holiday-goers of all ages gather at the bars and cafes dotted along the shoreline.

The promenade gets busy in the summer months, so we recommend walking north away from the crowds for the best sunset experience. A golden Buddha marks the end of the strip, and here you’ll find a few relaxed bars for cocktails, or you can just sit and admire the view from the steps leading down to the beach.

In the San Antonio area, you’re spoiled for beaches. Just around the corner from the strip lies Calo des Moro, a small cove with inviting azure water. The soft sand is the perfect launch pad for a sunset swim, and you’ve got restaurants and shops a few yards away.

Drive 20 minutes north, and you’ll find yourself on the wonderful soft sands of Cala Saladeta. Backed by forested cliffs, with clear aquamarine water, the beach is breathtaking. You could easily spend a whole day here, although the beach is free from facilities, so you might want to plan ahead for water and shade.

Head a little south of San Antonio to Cala Conta, Ibiza’s most famous cove. The deep turquoise of the sea here is remarkable, and the surroundings are idyllic. It also happens to be one of the best places to see the sunset in Ibiza, with crowds gathering at the beachside bars each evening – a top holiday highlight.

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