See and be seen at one of Ibiza’s trendiest beaches, where all the glamorous people of the world seem to gather all at once for a party that never stops.
If you had to pick one iconic Ibiza beach, it would be Las Salinas. This long stretch of soft golden sand is backed by a nature reserve filled with pine trees. Las Salinas is unique because of its location adjacent to the large salt flats from which it gets its name. These salt flats are worth a visit in their own right as they have been harvested for salt for hundreds of years. Because of the bay’s proximity, the sea here is particularly salty and makes it delightfully easy for swimmers stay afloat.
Many spend the day at Las Salinas as a prelude to Ibiza’s famous nightlife scene. Here, the swimsuits are small or even optional and the music is always pumping. Las Salinas Beach has always been a magnet for the rich and famous and it’s not uncommon to see the stars that you’ve just read about in the tabloids.
Cheer on the talented DJs, who spin beats at the beachside lounge clubs at all day long. These venues are very exclusive, so be prepared to spend money if you elect to come here. In return, you’ll be treated like a star and get your cocktails delivered to your lounge chair.
Although Las Salinas is famous for its party scene, it also offers more traditional seaside activities. At 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) long, it is a fairly long beach and on windy days the bay is a suitable spot for body surfing and windsurfing. For something different, rent a pedalo or catamaran or go scuba diving. There are several secluded coves and scenic nature walks near the beach and you can trek up to the old watchtower, which once served to spot looting pirates.
Las Salinas Beach is a 10-minute drive south from Ibiza Town and you can get there by taxi and bus. If you have a rental car and are visiting in summer, come early to secure a parking spot. There are parasol and sun lounge rental kiosks at the beach, along with showers to rinse the salt off your skin before you enter a club.