This site is dedicated to my personal view of the island ("personal" is used throughout for

convenience but in fact is the experience of myself and my wonderful wife Pam who has shared

every Ibiza trip with me ) and is only a reflection of the places and people that I have considered

worthy of inclusion from about 45 visits over the last 25 years. It contains pages of photographs of

bars, beaches, restaurants and hotels that I have visited over the years but you should always

consider that the joy of the island is exploring it and finding your own special places. I have listed

very few in each category which I have found to suit myself but always remember that there are

hundreds of bars and restaurants that may be equally good that I have either not visited or not

wished to visit.This then is a flavour of Ibiza, an island only 45kms long by 25kms wide which

makes searching out your own favourites very easy - just try.


Es Cana


Es Cana is situated on the coast on the eastern side of the island approximately 5 km north of

Santa Eulalia del Rio. It is well served by hotels, bars, restaurants and shops and has a safe

sandy, gently shelving beach approximately 200 mtrs long running from the town centre to the

Miami Hotel and has several beach bars available for drinks and meals nestling in amongst the

pine trees which fringe the beach and are ideal for those who prefer a little shade. The beach is

normally VERY British and is enjoyed generally by families although all age groups and

nationalities are catered for.

Sunbeds and umbrellas are available at 3 / 3.5euros each per day and waterskiing,

parascending, pedalos and other watersports are available.


In the centre of town there is a bus terminus, a taxi rank and there is a ferry point in the harbour
where you can take ferries anywhere down the coast to for example Sta.Eulalia, Cala LLonga
and Ibiza Town together with glass boat trips towards the north of the island.
Half a kilometre outside Es Cana is Punta Arabi where the weekly "Hippy Market" is held and is
ok for leather goods, jewellery and curios. You should be aware of the pickpockets and
bagsnatchers that always frequent the market together with the "shell and card sharks" on the
pavements who will happily take all your holiday money. Also be aware if you are travelling from
south of Es Cana as you may be caught in a 4km traffic queue !
Evenings are limited to local tourist shopping that normally close about 10.00pm and to hotel
entertainment or one of the many bars that front the small harbour which are obliged to stop
"public" music at midnight.
There are also a couple of small clubs* and British pubs serving "known brands" of beer and
local stallholders selling jewellery.
* Kancela and Grannys on the hill below the Ereso and Toff Toff beneath Popeyes.
You may be lucky enough to chance upon one of the local fiestas (usually July 10 / 11) with
locals dressing up and parading through the town, having a paella cooking competition in the
woods culminating in the inevitable firework display starting at around midnight, or soon after,
on the beach.
The area is well served by hotels and apartments, generally within 200mtrs of the beach.


You can use the Google Street View link below to start a "walk" from the turning for the

Cala Nova Hotel on your left, to go down into the town of Es Cana.

To return to my site, click on the blue arrow top left.,1.579113&spn=0.000033,0.022724&t=m&layer=c&cbll=39.006237,1.579172&panoid=y0HzgjE9duQ6j0Xl416XHA&cbp=12,132.16,,0,14.28&z=16


Es Cana pre-developement 





Es Cana - safe for kids and very British, well served by beach bars/restaurants and water sports.

Also good hub for taxis, buses, ferries and road train.






Es Cana beach from Bar Mar Bella area



Bar Es Cana from mini harbour



Es Cana beach from Bar Es Cana



Bar Apache from mini fairground site



Las Arenas Hostal from harbour



Granny's Bar from mini fair area



Kansela "Disco"/bar from fair area


Local trotting cabs on fiesta day - 10th July - each year



Paella competition in local woods behind Es Cana beach 10th July each year


Hippy Market at Punta Arabi every Wednesday