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Playa de S'Arenal

San Antonio, Ibiza

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
The biggest and busiest beach of the tourist town of San Antonio attracts mostly young holidaymakers. You are not going to find peace and quiet at Playa de S'Arenal, but the easy-going and exuberant atmosphere is quite infectious. Not far from the beach is the world famous Café del Mar.  This is the right place to come to if you are looking for lots of bars, restaurants and clubs together with sun-bathing on a soft sandy beach.

Playa de S'Arenal - Everything young party animals could want

The thousands of young holidaymakers who come here in summer turn the streets of San Antonio into an entertainment and party hotspot. Around the town beach of Playa de S'Arenal it is almost impossible to escape the lively, easy-going atmosphere. It is mainly British teenagers and young people in their 20s who spend their summer holidays in this tourist town in the west of Ibiza.

As by far the largest and busiest beach in the bay of San Antonio, you really cannot miss Playa de S'Arena. It is right next to the town centre and stretches around 700 metres from there to the southern part of the bay. A promenade lined with palm trees runs parallel to the large sandy area along its entire length.

Boats gently rocking in the sea in the neighbouring harbour and the skyline of basic hotels on both sides of the beach characterise San Antonio. During the day the beach itself with its many sun-loungers is considerably quieter, while the promenade in contrast is the starting point for all the different ways in which the hordes of tourists can spend their time. Punters try to promote the clubs of the island, diving schools offer taster courses and boat owners advertise trips into the sunset. Meanwhile street vendors try to sell colourful sunglasses, while young people on scooters speed through the palm trees. Loud music blasts from the bars and restaurants all day long, while in the background a big wheel goes round and round.

At the southern end of the beach you can let off steam in a water park, or you can try surfing on a flow rider. The artificial waves are part of the beach club of Surf House Ibiza, which has a lot to offer free of charge for young people, for example a bar and pool, volleyball court, shop and sun-loungers on artificial grass. Next to it is the beach club of Ocean Beach Ibiza which is just as busy, but the champagne bottles and the round sofas suggest a more exclusive atmosphere and accordingly higher prices.

The promenade leads north to the bay of Caló des Mort and a highlight on the way there is the Café del Mar. Since 1980 this café has been attracting tourists who can enjoy the sunset over the sea accompanied by soft music. This music has been made into a number of compilations which have made the café famous worldwide.

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Playa de S'Arenal is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 3/10 points
Place 59 of 61
Only a few facilities and services and little atmosphere. This beach is not very good for relaxation.
Family: 3/10 points
Place 48 of 61
Unfortunately this beach has not much to offer for families to spend an enjoyable day here.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 8 of 61
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 6/10 points
Place 4 of 61
The beach is not really a party hotspot, but you can still spend a lively evening here.

Atmosphere at the beach
7/10
Ease
7/10
Beauty
2/10
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2/10
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7/10
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We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
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< 14 Years
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Brits
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Banana boat, Sport boat, Boat, Parasailing, Stand-up paddling, Jetski, Rowboat, Canoe, Sailing, Paddleboat
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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Ocean Beach Club

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Music, Dancing, Drinks, Snacks, Massage

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: High

Clientel: Normal

www.oceanbeachibiza.com/
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Surf House Ibiza

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Massage, Music, Snacks, Dancing, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Low

www.surfhouseibiza.com
Gastronomy at the beach
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Arenal Diving
Offer:
Boat, Diving, Jetski, Parasailing, Sport boat, Snorkeling, sport_angebot_val.Sunset Bootstour

www.arenaldiving.com
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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  • Ocean Beach Club
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    Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Music, Dancing, Drinks, Snacks, Massage

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: High

    Clientel: Normal

    www.oceanbeachibiza.com/
  • Surf House Ibiza
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    Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Massage, Music, Snacks, Dancing, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Low

    www.surfhouseibiza.com
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  • Arenal Diving
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    Offer:
    Boat, Diving, Jetski, Parasailing, Sport boat, Snorkeling, sport_angebot_val.Sunset Bootstour

    www.arenaldiving.com
Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 38.976036, 1.307806
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  • Glass shards