Talamanca - Popular with the locals of the island‘s capital
A beach of fine sand stretches 800 metres along Talamanca bay just outside Ibiza town. The beach is one of the longer ones on the island and has plenty room for locals as well as the tourists of the town. The bay of Talamanca is situated around three kilometres from the centre of the island’s capital, separated from it only by the harbour. The beach can be easily reached on foot or by car and there are plenty car parking spaces on the road leading to it.
In contrast to Playa Figueretas in the south-west of Ibiza town, Talamanca's skyline is not dominated by large hotels. In spite of its central location, the beach makes a nice impression as there are not many buildings behind the wide sandy area. On the eastern side of the bay of Talamanca are hills with lots of trees and in the west you can see the old town of Ibiza town dominated by its cathedral.
For a town beach Talamanca is relatively quiet and is not known for its partying or mass tourism, which is especially appreciated by the inhabitants of Ibiza town. Both young and old enjoy coming to Talamanca for relaxation. Families like to come here with children who can safely play at the water's edge and in the shallow water. It does get busy here in summer, but it never feels overcrowded as there is plenty of room on this large beach for everybody to spread out. Talamanca has everything you need for an enjoyable day at the beach with its lifeguards, showers, toilets and lockers. Also you can have a go here on a banana boat or try out stand-up paddling.
Along the wooden promenade you will find a few hotels and many different kinds of restaurants offering everything from paella to pizza in all price ranges. There is also a beach club with comfortable beach beds here.
Especially in the winter months the bay of Talamanca is suitable for all kinds of water-sports. When the waves produce the right conditions, the beach seems to have been taken over by surfers and kite-surfers.