Chosen year after year by hundreds of thousands of tourists to spend the summer, the coasts of Ibiza continue to preserve their charms and mysteries. If you want to enjoy unique places, come and discover Es Canaret, one of the secret beaches of Ibiza.
Es Canaret, like a select group of Ibiza beaches, is not usually found on any traditional map. There are also no signs to guide you to get there; to access its coast, you must overcome some unpredictable obstacles.
The charm of the unknown
This beach is ideal for navigating, due to the difficult nature of its access; but this peculiarity adds even more charm. Its serene and transparent waters rest in this remote Ibizan north, away from the tourist crowd of each season.
If you like diving, here you will have an exceptional opportunity to practice it. Es Canaret has a seabed rich in biodiversity; a lush vegetation of Posidonia and a large amount of fish can be found in its rock and sand bottoms.
The varadero huts are the only thing that the visitor finds in these short coasts. No trade, no market interrupts the sound of birds and the sea breeze. Only one thing lament those who have a predilection for this beach: the serious fire of 2010 that stalked the entire coast of Benirrás.
The fire consumed much of the majestic pine forest that was once seen in Es Canaret. However, little by little, the area is being reforested. In commemoration of this recovery, a monument stands on the path on the way to the beach.
Brief history of Es Canaret
Among the reasons for the mystery of Es Canaret is that for many years access to the coast was for the exclusive use of a German upper class family. Finally, the Coastal Law recovered the beach for public use. From that moment, the owners of the coastal mansion had to create a path that extends to facilitate access for visitors.
In front of the coast, you can see an islet. Before being a tourist place of public use, that rock served the owners of the German mansion as a corral. An enigmatic farmer liked to concentrate the chickens and rabbits on the island, separated from the rest of the world by ocean walls. After the death of that one, the house happened to be property of Siegdried Otto, a high-ranking industralist in the industry of the German currency.
Where is Es Canaret?
Es Canaret is located north of Ibiza, integrating the municipality of Sant Joan de Labritja. This town is the smallest of the whole island. From this urban center, you reach the beach in about half an hour’s walk, along the road to Portinatx.
Following from the village, walk to the first sharp curve. There, on the right, you will find Casa Vilda Marge. An asphalt road will take you to Cala Xarraca, from where you will have to turn right again. You will find three dirt roads. The third, on the left, leads you to Es Caló de s’Illa.
When you reach the end, you must continue on the path. Finally, when locating the boathouses on the shore, this will mean that you found Es Canaret. In any case, most people access private boats and ferries.