Ibiza, also known as the White Isle, is famous for its nightlife, yet there is another side to the island that many visitors never discover. From secret beaches to boho boutiques and seafood restaurants, there are lots of Ibiza hidden gems for you to explore. The island has a special energy and Ibiza living is increasingly popular with digital nomads.

Ibiza Hidden Gems

If you’re seeking quiet resorts in Ibiza, head to the North or Eastern side of the island for an altogether more relaxing experience. The lively resorts of San Antonio and Eivissa, aka Ibiza Town can get very hectic in Summertime.

It’s definitely worth considering a quiet alternative. Portinatx, Santa Eulalia, Puerto de San Miguel and Port des Torrent are all good places to stay in Ibiza.

There are many Ibiza secret places, from beaches to restaurants, luxury boutiques and sunset viewpoints. Here’s our pick of the best Ibiza hidden spots.

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Hidden gems in Ibiza

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Ibiza Hidden Beaches

Whilst there are some very busy beaches like Playa d’en Bossa, it’s not hard to find hidden Ibiza beaches if you know where to look. Here are some of the best ones:

  • Aguas Blancas is close to the village Sant Carles de Peralta and very unspoiled.
  • Cala Llentrisca in San Josep is pebbly but extremely tranquil, being surrounded by pine trees.
  • Cala San Vicente beach has golden sand and very clear water.
  • Cala Xuclar is a tiny cove close to Portinatx that is known for snorkelling.
  • Portixol Beach takes about a 30 minute walk down to the bay. It is rather rocky but the water is a lovely shade of turquoise.
  • Las Salinas is popular in the afternoon, but great for an early morning swim.
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Ibiza hidden beaches

Beach Clubs in Ibiza

You may already have heard of famous Ibiza beach clubs like Nikki Beach, Pasha and Ushuaia. They can get a bit full on at times, so seek out some Ibiza secret spots instead for a more chilled out vibe.

  • Amante at Sol d’en Serra is set in its own private cove. It has outdoor yoga and cinema screenings.
  • Babylon Beach in Santa Eulalia has a laid back ambiance and is popular with families.
  • Beachhouse is a casual Mediterranean restaurant on Playa d’en Bossa, known for its DJ sets and complimentary beach yoga classes.
  • Cotton Beach Club is a hotspot decorated in white, with a Mediterranean fusion restaurant and great coastal views.
  • El Chiringuito is a relaxed Ibiza beach club with a kids’ club and stylish boutique.
  • Elements Ibiza has a Heal In massage room, a juice bar, restaurant and boutique.
  • Experimental Beach Ibiza oozes Balearic cool, from the stylish design by Dorothee Meilichzon to the delicious cocktails.

If you can’t resist the party atmosphere, check out Ibiza Secret Sessions at El Patio each Thursday. This daytime rave was originally created for Ibiza locals, but has become popular with visitors in the know. 

Ushaia Ibiza Beach Club and Hotel
Ushuaia Ibiza

Ibiza Hidden Restaurants

If you want a change from the party restaurants such as STK Ibiza, these off the beaten path Ibiza places are fantastic. While you’re there, try a glass of Hierbas Ibicencas, an Ibiza spirit flavoured with aniseed.

  • Aiyanna Ibiza in Cala Nova is the sister restaurant of Amante. It has a laidback luxury vibe and serves organic produce.
  • Aubergine Ibiza is a farm to table restaurant with a gorgeous terrace.
  • Bar Costa in Santa Gertrudis is good for a simple bocadillo and beer.
  • Cala Bonita is hidden in a small cove and is great for seafood.
  • Can Balafia does the island’s best chicken and tomato salad, and you dine under the lemon trees.
  • Can Mussonet has a charming outdoor terrace and specializes in Mediterranean dishes with a modern twist.
  • Can Pilot is an unpretentious local grill in San Rafael, known for its barbecued meat.
  • Finca La Plaza has a romantic courtyard and serves tasty Mediterranean food  from its Josper grill in Santa Gertrudis.
  • La Huerta Organic Food Market is held on Sundays and features music sessions as well as children’s activities.
  • La Oliva in Ibiza Town has a creative menu inspired by Asia and the Mediterranean.
  • Restaurante la Paloma in Sant Llorenç de Balafia specializes in Italian food and has a boho-chic vibe.
  • The Giri Cafe is located within a 300 year old townhouse garden in San Juan.
  • The Jockey Club is good for early morning coffee as you’ll have the whole beach to yourself.
  • Macao Cafe in Santa Gertrudis is ideal for a relaxing dinner in the bamboo garden.
La Oliva restaurant in Ibiza Old Town
La Oliva restaurant

Ibiza Shopping

  • Charo Ruiz has been going strong since 1989. Their shop in Eivissa has beautiful cotton clothing in vibrant colors.
  • Code on the way from Ibiza town to Santa Eularia is also worth a look.
  • Forada Market is a fun destination on a Saturday for local food suppliers with all kinds of delicious snacks.
  • Las Dalias Night Market is a popular “hippy market” in Sant Carles de Peralta.
  • Oliver is a stylish design store in Ibiza old town that’s good for gifts and furniture.
  • There’s an eclectic mix of ceramics, clothing and jewelry at Los Enamorados boutique hotel in Portinatx.
  • Handmade shoes and soaps can be bought from the street market in San Juan on Sundays.
  • Sluiz is a lifestyle store, bar and restaurant spread over 6000 m2 in Santa Gertrudis.
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A shop selling signs in Ibiza Old Town

Ibiza Secret Sunsets

  • If you like hiking, do a sunset walk to Cala D’Albarca cove. This is one of the best Ibiza hidden gems.
  • Cone Club within Seven Pines Resort Ibiza is a comfy and chic spot to catch the setting sun.
  • The plateau looking towards Es Vedra is a great viewing spot.
  • Experimental Beach Club on Playa des Codolar Salina is another good spot to watch the sunset in Ibiza.
  • Kumharas is a casual beach bar on San Antonio bay with DJs and fire dancers.
  • Punta Galera has distinctive stone formations jutting into the water.
  • Sunset Ashram is a cool bar in Sant Josep where you can admire the sunset with a cocktail in hand.
A beautiful sunset on the beach in Ibiza, Spain
Sunsets in Ibiza

Ibiza Style

The style of dress in Ibiza is hard to sum up. It is very eclectic, and people here are incredibly free in their expression of personal style. If you feel like wearing a feather headdress or go out on stilts that is fine. No one will take a second glance.

In general of course the style is more bohemian, loose, natural fabrics like cotton, silks. fringing and tribal elements are seen more then city suits. What is very noticeable is that you see more tattoos in Ibiza then in London for example. But the community here is pretty diverse and there are all sorts of styles.

The best Ibiza hidden gems

Where to Stay in Ibiza

There are some amazing Ibiza villas for rent, if you would like to experience the White Isle like a local.

You can also find many stylish and cool Ibiza hotels. These are some of the best places to stay in Ibiza:

  • Agroturismo Atzaro has traditional Ibicenco architecture, a spa and La Veranda restaurant.
  • Ca Na Xica in San Miquel de Balansat has a luxurious in-house spa using natural Ibiza products.
  • Los Enamorados is a quirky hotel in Portinatx with a cool restaurant serving locally caught fish.
  • Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay has a great location close to Ibiza town and two spectacular pools.
  • Pure House Ibiza is located in a former farmhouse in Carrer del Llobarro.
  • The Giri Residence in San Juan is beautifully decorated and the restaurant specializes in slow food.
  • Wi-Ki-Woo in San Antonio could well be the most Instagrammable Ibiza hotel, with its pastel decor and picture perfect pool.
A tranquil bay in Ibiza
A tranquil bay in Ibiza

Have you ever been to the White Isle and if so, are there any luxury Ibiza boutiques, restaurants or places to stay that you would recommend? We’d love to hear your tips about other Ibiza hidden gems. Don’t forget to check out our guides to hidden gems in London, Paris, Rome and Venice too.

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19 thoughts on “40+ Ibiza Hidden Gems That You Shouldn’t Miss”

  1. Miriam - londonkitchendiaries

    What a fantastic destination, great to get tips from an insider! The Cala D’abaca sunset hike sounds amazing so does dining under lemon trees!

    Miriam xx

  2. I think many people have missed out on the lesser known parts of the island! Hope you get to return and to see the sunset on a hike there

  3. Thank you for shining the spotlight onto a different side of Ibiza. It’s great to see that there’s so much more to do than party. (I’m the type of person that is fine with going out once or twice, but I love exploring nature).

  4. Thank you for sharing. I do love going off the beaten tracks and hate touristic spots. I always try to mingle with locals to get to know the country and it´s culture. Honestly, I only know Ibiza as a party island, glad I found your post to get to know the other side of the island.

  5. What a great list there chick, I am definitely adding a couple of these to my list for next time I am in Ibiza. I am all for the hidden gems but don’t tell to me people 🙂

    1. It’s funny that such a party island has a really serene aspect to it! Hope you get to experience that soon

  6. Ibiza definitely has a different side to its reputation, the swim wear designs by Nina are beautiful Lucy x

  7. Meggie Francisco

    Oh I love this! Thanks so much for sharing. The Balearic islands are on the top of my list for whenever it’s finally safe to travel. Can’t wait to explore some of these hidden gems.

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