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Cala Gracio

Cala Gracio Holidays

Small in size but big in luxury, Cala Gracio is sure to help you reach relaxation as you lounge on the pale sands and take in the natural beauty of the surrounding area. You'll be far enough away from the booming club industry to unwind in peace, but close enough that you can reach the pumping nightlife of San Antonio Town in just a few minutes.

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White sandy shores

Cala Gracio's unspoilt, quiet beach spans a 100-metre deep horseshoe cove. It's located far enough away from San Antonio and the surrounding towns that there'll always be enough room to lay down your beach towel. The enclosed bay means the waves are gentle with few currents. This is one of the perfect chill out spots when it comes to Ibiza holidays. In addition the shallow water makes this location perfect for children to play in, and for adults to take advantage of the fabulous snorkeling opportunities. Parents can enjoy the day out at the beach knowing that their children are safe with a lifeguard nearby.

If you're looking for something to munch on during your trip, there's a supermarket nearby as well as a small beach bar on the sand. Sun loungers and parasols are available for rent and toilets and showers can be found at the entrance to the beach. Cala Gracio's beach also has disabled access.

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Glorious eats

Even though Cala Gracio is a small resort it still has quite a few restaurants that are a treat for your taste buds. The beachfront restaurant El Chiringuito serves a la carte seafood dishes and is known for its freshly grilled sole and, some say, the best paella on the island.

A little further away is Sa Capella, a romantic dining experience with chandeliers and white tablecloths. This ritzy establishment has had some high-flying customers in the past like Bruce Springsteen. Intriguing eats include stone-baked ox steak, suckling pig or strawberry and pepper soup.

Family fun

Children - and adults for that matter - will love a day out at the nearby Aquarium Cap Blanc. Once used to farm lobsters it now houses all sorts of underwater creatures such as turtles, eels, octopus and baby shark.

Legend says this natural cave was once a smuggler's haunt. It's an exciting experience walking underground across wooden footpaths that criss-cross over large pools filled with fish. In the summer this aquarium is open 10am-10pm and they have a little ice-cream stand outside for anyone feeling peckish. Package holidays to Ibiza within the Cala Llonga area offer you a great base to get out and visit these fantastic attractions.

Neighbouring towns

If you're looking for somewhere to dance the night away, or simply for a place selling cheap shots and plenty of cocktails, the small peaceful resort of Cala Gracio is probably not your cup of tea. The nightlife here consists of hotel entertainment and quiet drinks by the beach bar.

Luckily, club-crazy San Antonio Town is close by. You can head down the main strip and do some club hopping, try the bars and pubs in the West End or the cool vibes of the Sunset Strip beach bars with views to die for. There are more than 100 bars in San Antonio and plenty of restaurants and cafes for a more laid-back evening. After a fun-filled evening, peaceful Cala Gracio is just a short taxi ride down the road, where you can spend the next day recovering on the beach.

If you're looking to spend a day shopping and exploring, the busy capital, Ibiza Town, is just 30 minutes away. Parts of the city date back to the 6th century, and here you'll see gothic buildings lining cobblestoned streets. There's also the hilltop castle, plus a cathedral and numerous museums. Ibiza Town has loads of high street shops and small, independent boutiques. In the evening there are plenty of restaurants serving both authentic Mediterranean food and international cuisine on its long sunny marina.