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IBIZA - A STAY IN ES CANA, CALA NOVA & A TRIP TO FORMENETERA

Our friend Terry Soper, has just spent a week in the Northeast of Ibiza at the family-friendly resort of Es Cana. This is the 5th year in a row he has stayed here so it comes highly recommended.


HOTEL ANFORA IBIZA

Carrer des Pou d'en Cardona, 9, 07849, Ibiza 

+34 971 330 176

This is a family hotel, set back from the main strip on a side street, so you are guaranteed a good night's sleep. The hotel is immaculately clean.


Terry is a regular visitor here.

The hotel has two large unheated pools one out front and one out back and also a heated spa pool. The sunbeds are cushioned and extremely comfortable and it is a pleasant place to chill.. 


The resort has many bars and restaurants around the port/beach area and many entertainment venues, some othering live music.


CHARLIE'S BAR

Avinguda Punta Arabí, 07849 Es Cana, Ibiza

+34 971 336 226

This atmospheric family bar is highly recommended for drinks and live music. You can watch live copycat acts like Adele, Elvis, The Four Tops, Elton John, etc. It always seems to be busy.


CASA JUAN

Avinguda Punta Arabí, 166, 07849 Es Cana, Ibiza

+34 971 331 198

A nice traditional, reasonably priced, local place, with good treatment and homemade food. Open all year round. A good choice is the dorada (gilt head seabream with chips and salad).


The beach at Es Cana.


We like two chiringuitos on the Es Cana Beach

 

MAMAJUNA IBIZA

Platja de Es Cana, 07849, Ibiza

+34 971 332 604

Not as mainstream as all the beach bars/clubs on the Island but in the family town of Es Cana.

It is on the beach with good food, atmosphere, facilities, and great sea views.

There is a good range of cocktails and juices.

Corvina asada (which is similar to roasted seabass) patatas bravas y aceitunas (olives).

Sainte Marie A.O.C. Côte de Provence (Coupage).

Paella de Pescado y Mariscos


CHIRINGUITO BUAH

Platja de Es Cana, 07849 Ibiza

+34 682 169 730

This is a perfect little spot right on the Es Cana beach, with a nice selection of dishes on the menu.

The food is plentiful, fresh, and delicious with high-quality ingredients.


Guacamole con nachos

Patatas Buah con alioli y salsa picante.

Langostinos Asian style.

The atmosphere is relaxed and cool with the ubiquitous Ibicencan Balearic chill-out music. 

Also, try their Limonada casera. They also have good choices for vegetarians and vegans.


Just around the bay from Es Cana, you will find the stunning beach of Cala Nova.

There are a few excellent chiringuitos here.


ATZARÓ BEACH CALA NOVA

Platja, Avinguda de Cala Nova, 07849 Ibiza

+34971078228

This is the famous Atzaro’s beachside venture in the beautiful setting of Cala Nova.

They have delicious food, if, somewhat, a little pricey, gambas rojas (10 pieces).

Langostinos Cardenales a la plancha.

Pastel de zanahoria con salsa de caramelo de coco y pistachos picados (carrot cake with coconut caramel sauce and chopped pistachios).

Good music, spectacular views, and service.  


AIYANNA IBIZA

Platja, Avinguda de Cala Nova, 07849 Ibiza

+34971330456

From the people from Amante. oozing a relaxed, laid-back barefoot chic ambience.

They feature a healthy menu of fresh dishes, with a nod to influences from the Eastern Mediterranean.

Organic ingredients sourced from the restaurant’s own garden will dominate along with sharing plates for a modern take on beach dining.


At the far end left side of the beach, you will find


CHIRINGUITO CAN COLOMARET

This is a more basic, old-fashioned traditional chiringuito. You can find a full review by clicking HERE


After your meal and a possible swim or surf! you can walk down to the right end of the beach,

to the stunning Bless Hotel Ibiza for cocktails.

The hotel has a Michelin-starred restaurant Etxeko by the famous Basque chef, Martín Berasategui.


A good day trip from Es Canar is to get the ferry to the neighboring Island of Formentera.

The ferry offers daily trips between May and October with a journey time of around 60 minutes.

The ferry departs from Es Cana, and nearby Cala Pada, Santa Eulària, and Cala Llonga. 

There is an open deck on the upper floor from which you can enjoy incredible views of the coastline of Ibiza and Formentera whilst feeling the breeze and topping up your suntan.

On arrival in the port village of La Savina,

you can hire a car and make your way to 


CHEZZ GERDI

Camí s'Abeuradeta, 40-45, 07860 Es Pujols, Formentera

+34 648 020 106

The establishment is charming and the funky beach tunes give it the feel of a groovy cocktail party.

Excellent but expensive pizzas.

Service can be shaky, and be aware, you pay more to sit in the sun!

Terry with his grandson at Chezz Gerdi.

Formentera is a fantastic trip out with many excellent beach bars and restaurants.


Also nearby in Es Cana is the famous,

PUNTA ARABÍ HIPPY MARKET

It has been here since1973

with many stalls

There is also live music, and bars to eat.

All in all the area is a great place for families, especially those with young children.


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