The White Island is definitely true to its nickname. From its chalky cliffs, to its whitewashed houses, to the pure unspoiled sand of the beaches. But Ibiza is far from monochrome, especially at sunset. In these golden hours, island life – already relatively lethargic – seems to slow to a wonderful crawl. There’s no better time to enjoy a sunset coloured Aperol Spritz, and a catch-up chat with friends. But don’t be fooled, evenings are just the start for Ibiza when the island tips into twilight mode and dancing fills the streets, bars, restaurants and clubs. There’s no excuse not to join the joy!
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Nestled along the western coast of Ibiza, Cala Comte, also known as Platges de Comte, is a mesmerising place to watch the sun go down. The crystal-clear turquoise waters gradually take on an apricot hue and the sandy shores of this idyllic beach become the best seats in the house to witness the natural phenomenon. As the sun continues its descent, its rays catch the nearby rocky islets and cliffs, casting long shadows that add depth and drama to the view, while the silhouettes of bobbing boats lend to the pure tranquillity of the evening vista. The perfect backdrop for an aperitivo picnic.
No visit to Ibiza would be complete without a stop at one of the island's many chiringuitos (outdoor beach bars). Jockey Club is an absolute classic of the genre, offering a tasty Mediterranean menu, as well as sunbeds, DJs and the perfect pre-party treat - Aperol Spritz. It is also located on Ses Salinas, a paradisiacal beach surrounded by dunes and ancient salterns that trace their history back to Phoenician times. And with no buildings or hotels, Salinas embodies the free-spirited essence of Ibiza. Plus its waters are part of a designated World Heritage site, so it is a perfect spot to drink in the orange vibes with your besties and witness some truly unspoilt sunsets.
With its wealth of beaches it can be hard to choose where you want to spend your evenings in Ibiza, but there is a reason so many locals head to Cala Benirrás. Sunsets here are a truly soul-stirring experience, framed by rugged cliffs and lush greenery. The beach is also famous for its sunset drumming sessions, where local musicians and visitors gather to create an immersive rhythmic soundtrack. The beating of the drums reverberates along the coast, infusing the area with a palpable energy. The perfect sound and light show!
This rocky island, which rises dramatically out of the sea, is shrouded in legend and is considered a place of spiritual energy. But you don't have to reach for the divine to find this vista awe-inspiring, particularly at sunset. Visitors can find their own vantage point to witness the spectacle as the sun bathes the rock in orange light, with many admiring it from nearby beaches or boats. But one of the best spots is the Mirador de Es Vedrá – a viewpoint at the top of the cliffs opposite that offers a stunning panoramic view of the iconic rocky island.