Cala Benirras

Benirras is probably best known for the drummers that descend on the beach to celebrate the sunset but there is much more to this gem. A ten-minute picturesque drive from San Miguel through some breathtaking hills and valleys brings you to a small car park, at the height of the season it can be very busy so getting there early is always advisable, to prevent a long walk to the beach.

The beach itself is made up of gravelly sand and pebbles, covering the walk into the crystal clear sea, which makes it is another popular spot for snorkelling. The view from the sheltered bay is dramatic, with unusual rock formations piercing the bright blue skyline. Small motorboats and private yachts anchor in the bay, all vying for the best spot to enjoy the setting of the sun.

As sunset approaches the legendary bongo drummers of Benirras assemble and begin their homage to another sun soaked day on the island, reaching a crescendo as the sun finally disappears beneath the horizon. If you have a vehicle then Benirras is an Ibiza must.