Cala Salada is just a short drive from San Antonio and is a perfect example of one of the beautiful beaches you can find on the western coast of Ibiza. The cove itself is encompassed by hills lined with pine trees, which seem to distance Cala Salada from the rest of the island. The bay is popular with resident boat owners and the beach has become a favourite spot for locals. Cala Salada is less well known to tourists than some of the other beaches on the western coast, which makes it ideal if you are seeking something out of the ordinary during your visit to Ibiza.
Around the cove you can find the typical rocks that line most of Ibizas bays. Boathouses are built into these which have been here for many years. The skyline visible from the water sees an interesting stone tower peering over the bay. You can take a stroll along the paths either side to find even more exclusive areas. It is advised for you to return to Cala Salada for the sunset though. It is an incredible spot to witness it from.
The bay has its own restaurant which is appropriately named: Restaurante Cala Salada. Famous for its lobster, the rest of the menu is predominantly a mixture of simple perfectly prepared dishes. You can expect a traditional Ibicencan dining experience here with some tantalising options on the menu. In the early evening and on Sundays especially, the restaurant is very busy. You can make a reservation by calling 971342867 or 971344119.
A drive to Cala Salada from San Antonio will take you around 15 minutes, it is difficult and time consuming to attempt it by foot. Even within one day you could see numerous Ibiza attractions by hiring a car. Parking is now available at Cala Salada which makes access much easier. For example, just further north you can find the amazing caves of Ses Fontanelles.
Cala Salada has all the usual amenities:
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