North & Interior Ibiza

Reached by two spectacular serpentine roads, the distant, silvery northern bay of Benirràs has high, forested cliffs, a trio of bar-restaurants and sun loungers with jade-hued umbrellas to rent. It's a dreamy location for sunset, one that Ibiza's boho tribe has favoured for decades. On Sundays, there's always an assembly of drummers banging out a salutation to the sinking sun.

The curiously shaped island at the mouth of the bay is Cap Bernat – it's said to resemble a praying nun, the Carthaginian goddess Tanit, or even the Sphinx. Benirràs is 4km northeast of Port de Sant Miquel. Bus L23 runs to/from Ibiza Town (€2.95, 45 minutes, three to five Monday to Saturday, June to September).

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Nearby North & Interior Ibiza attractions

1. Cova de Can Marçà

0.77 MILES

A signposted turn-off as you enter Port de Sant Miquel from the south loops 1km northeast around a headland to these underground caverns, once a smugglers…

2. Port de Sant Miquel

0.96 MILES

Originally a fishing village, 4km north of Sant Miquel de Balansat, this popular north-coast resort has a fine white-sand beach dominated by the huge…

3. Caló des Moltons

1.04 MILES

This divine little cove lies just 250m west of Port de Sant Miquel – follow the unsigned path west around the bay to reach a small sandy beach with…

4. Església de Sant Miquel

2.38 MILES

Sant Miquel's shimmering-white 14th-century church-fortress sits atop a low-rise hill, on the site of a ruined Moorish-era farmstead. The restored early…

5. Cala Xarraca

2.43 MILES

Just over 3km southwest of Portinatx, a signposted side road loops past a smattering of villas to tiny Cala Xarraca, a thin strip of coarse sand and…

6. S'Illot des Renclí

2.75 MILES

Between Calas Xuclar and Xarraca, just a few metres north of the main coastal road, you'll find the teeny-tiny cove of S'Illot des Renclí. An inviting…

7. Cala Xuclar

3.12 MILES

This protected beach lies at the bottom of a steep, fiddly dirt track, 2km southwest of Portinatx. Once you reach the shore, its turquoise waters,…

8. Es Portitxol

3.15 MILES

Encircled by a necklace of cliffs, this tiny, lonely and very isolated horseshoe-shaped rocky cove is perfect for escaping the Ibiza mayhem. Most of the…