Es Cana Introduction
Es Cana lies five kilometres north of Santa Eulalia on the east coast of Ibiza. Originally a traditional fishing village with a small harbour, Es Cana has retained some of its original charm. It is a family resort with a sandy beach spreading around a crescent shaped bay. Quaint white-washed cottages cluster round the harbour where the local fishermen land their catch. An Es Cana holiday offers relaxation in peaceful surroundings where visitors can enjoy the wonderful combination of sun, sea and sand.
Why go to Es Cana
An Es Cana holiday provides sun, sand sea and water sports in a relaxing setting. It has a range of attractions appealing to families and couples of all ages.
Who Is Es Cana Popular With
An Es Cana holiday is popular with families, particularly those with small children, who enjoy the sea side, and especially when there is also guaranteed sunshine. Es Cana also attracts couples of all ages searching for a place in which to relax by both day and night.
When To Go To Es Cana
The holiday season in Es Cana begins in late April and lasts until October with temperatures ranging from the twenties to the mid thirties. Es Cana is an ideal out of season destination for those wishing to explore the northern coast on foot.
Es Cana - The Place
Es Cana is a very attractive resort in the north east of Ibiza. The white buildings of the village contrast sharply with the pine covered hills. The crescent shaped bay provides shelter from winds leaving the clear blue water flat and calm. The sandy beach shelves very gently into the sea making it very safe for children and non-swimmers. An added safety precaution is the presence of an ever vigilant lifeguard. There are a variety of water sporting facilities available including water skiing and para-sailing. The small harbour operates daily trips to Ibiza Town and to the island of Formentera. The beach hopping ferry is perfect for exploring the island’s stunning coastline. For those who like a change of scene, there are a number of neighbouring beaches within easy walking distance, including Cala Nova and Cala Lena. Cala Martina, also easily reached on foot has a large wind surfing and diving school. The picturesque white washed village of San Carlos, with its pretty little church is certainly worth visiting if only to enjoy a meal in one of its excellent restaurants. Those who enjoy hiking will find that the pre or post season weeks, when the temperatures are cooler, are the ideal times to explore the north of the island along the coastal paths.
Es Cana Nightlife
Nightlife in Es Cana is for the most part hotel based. Entertainment revolves around live shows, displays of traditional dancing and karaoke. There are a number of friendly bars but no night clubs, reflecting the family nature of the resort. Evening entertainment comes to an end shortly after midnight.
Es Cana has a number of small shops supplying holidaymakers with essentials as well as beach, craft and gift shops. Wednesday is the highlight of the week for shoppers when the ‘Hippy Market’ comes to town. It has existed on the island since the hippy days of the sixties and has grown into a very popular event, remaining open for the whole of the day unlike many other Spanish markets. With hundreds of stalls selling all manner of goods it delights those in need of a little retail therapy.
Es Cana Eating
Es Cana has a variety of cafes, bars and restaurants including beach bars which provide a range of menus catering for most tastes and pockets. Fish features widely in the island’s restaurants and is usually a good choice. Dining out is inexpensive with good food and pleasing wine. Children are warmly welcomed in even the most select of restaurants.