Cala Gracio Introduction
Cala Gracio lies very close to San Antonio on the south west coast of Ibiza and benefits from a short transfer time from the airport. Cala Gracio is a peaceful resort, very unlike its noisy neighbour. It offers holidaymakers relaxation by day with the opportunity of enjoying San Antonio’s party atmosphere in the evening. Cala Gracio has a soft sandy beach surrounded by pine trees and washed by clear Mediterranean waters. A Cala Gracio holiday offers a relaxing seaside break on a sun-drenched beach, in an area of great natural beauty.
Why Go To Cala Gracio?
Cala Gracio is well placed, being only one kilometre north of San Antonio, to enjoy the tranquillity of your chosen base, as well as participating in the vibrant nightlife of your gregarious neighbour. Although the resort itself has a small number of shops and restaurants it matters little, being so close to San Antonio and Ibiza Town with their wealth of amenities.
Who Is Cala Gracio Popular With?
Cala Gracio is very popular with families and those looking for a relaxing break in the sun. It also appeals to those who want to be based near the evening action but not living within it.
When To Go To Cala Gracio
The holiday season in Cala Gracio begins in late April and lasts until October with temperatures ranging from the twenties to the mid thirties.
Cala Gracio - The Place
Cala Gracio is a peaceful resort close to San Antonio on the south-west coast of Ibiza. This relaxed resort offers a welcome retreat from the pressures of twenty-first century living. Pine trees surround its white sandy beach which shelves very gently into the clear blue sea providing very safe bathing for children and less confident swimmers. The rocky headlands of the cove are ideal for snorkelling. Pedaloes are available from the beach. Those looking for water sports do not have far to travel as San Antonio provides a wide variety of exhilarating aqua sports. Cala Gracio has a beach bar and restaurant serving day long refreshments. There is also a smaller cove a few hundred yards away at Cala des Moro.
As Cala Gracio is so small, it has a limited number of restaurants and shops. Those wishing for a wider choice of menus, and of goods, can take a short walk, or a bus, to San Antonio.
Cala Gracio has an interesting aquarium, Cap Blanc, which exhibits many species of Mediterranean fish.
Ibiza Town is only a twenty minute ride away and should not be missed with its old fortifications, impressive cathedral, fine restaurants and a variety of excellent shops.
If you are looking for a relaxing break on a soft sandy beach where life is lived in the slow lane, book a Cala Gracio holiday and you will not be disappointed.
Cala Gracio Nightlife
Cala Gracio nightlife is very low –key reflecting the family nature of the resort. There are a few bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a quiet drink and a meal under the stars. San Antonio however has bars and clubs where you can party through the night. The two largest and most famous clubs are the Eden and the Es Paradis which are open from June until the end of September. The Es Paradis hosts a very popular water party every Wednesday and Saturday night.
Cala Gracio shopping is limited to mini-markets supplying essential provisions and gift and souvenir shops selling the usual holiday mementoes. There are many more shops in San Antonio and an interesting market in Es Cana. Popular purchases include leather goods, ceramics, embroidered linens and jewellery.
Cala Gracio Eating
Cala Gracio has only a few restaurants and therefore the choice of food is limited. This is of little consequence as within one kilometre, in San Antonio, there are eateries catering for all tastes, including the most pernickety of palates. A good way to try island food is to order a plate of tapas which consists of a medley of bite-sized dishes. Tapas are also ideal for filling the sometimes long gap between lunch and dinner, which is served later in Menorca than at home. Children are always made welcome in restaurants and their tastes and portion sizes are usually accommodated.