Proudly located on the northwest coast of Ibiza, Cala Benirrás is well known as much for the romantic atmosphere as for the breathtaking scenery.
Everyone agrees that this beautiful cove has a powerful energy. That might be the reason why artists, hedonists, and hippies have been meeting here for years to enjoy the sun, dance and drum the day away.
Cala Benirrás, surrounded by pine clad hills, has rocky and grainy sand, and almost unbelievably clear water. The colourful sea bed is rocky which makes it excellent to practice snorkeling, but not so easy to walk into. The beautiful sheltered bay with the striking rock of Cap Bernat, is a popular anchoring spot for private yachts and motor boats who gather in the afternoon.
There is nothing like the iconic Benirras Sunday Sunset Ritual, looking out at the Cap Bernat, as the sun burns orange behind it. The legendary bongo drummers assemble here and begin their own homage to another sun soaked day on the White Island, reaching a crescendo whilst the sun disappears beneath the horizon.
Established in the 90’s by anti-war activists and hippies, this drumming experience is unique. However, the popularity of the event means a fully packed beach on Sundays. I recommend you come early and spend the whole day at the beach since parking is almost impossible at late afternoon.
Next to a picturesque beach bar, locals set up stalls where they sell all kinds of accessories that they make, such as earrings, necklaces, and leather goods. There are also three restaurants which serve fresh fish and seafood taken straight from the sea. I recommend you Elements due to its fabulous fresh menu and good feeling.
Only ten-minute drive from Port de Sant Miguel, one can easily reach Cala Benirrás, probably the most exciting cove in the Balearic Islands.