The unique scenery of Cala Llonga’s natural port – a deep inlet almost a kilometre in length, flanked by dramatic hills and cliffs – made it one of Ibiza’s first resorts back in the 1960s. During previous centuries, its calm clear waters had sheltered the boats of local fishermen, who found here both a safe harbour and a source of fresh water thanks to a forest stream that flowed right down to the beach – a veritable sailor’s haven along a stretch of coast that turns rocky from Santa Eulàlia to Jesús. Still hidden along that rocky coast are a few out-of-the-way coves such as Salt d’en Serrà and Cala Olivera.
A Great Destination for Families and Travellers with Reduced Mobility
Cala Llonga has become an ideal spot for visitors travelling with children thanks to its calm beach, a genuine natural pool that guarantees safety for the youngest members of the family. The shallow seabed – it doesn’t get deep until quite far out – also make it ideal for the elderly or for travelers with reduced mobility, who will find Cala Llonga equipped with wooden handrails, handicapped restrooms, shady areas and amphibious beach chairs.
In addition to its many beach services, Cala Llonga offers visitors a wide range of seaside recreations such as restaurants, shops and kiddy attractions. It also has its own hippie market, held every Thursday during the summer season. Moreover, as a natural port, it offers a number of boat trips which set off daily from Cala Llonga to Santa Eulària des Riu, Es Canar, Ibiza Town and Formentera.
What to Do and See in Cala Llonga
In addition to Cala Llonga beach, other points of interest lie within easy reach, such as the coves Cala Olivera – 5 kilometres away – and the nearby Salt d’en Serrà. Both can be accessed on foot thanks to walking route nº 3, a beautiful circular trail almost 10 kilometres long, with a moderate level of difficulty. If you are a cycling enthusiast, you will enjoy bike-touring route nº 8, which takes you through Santa Eulària and Cala Llonga. And, if you like golf, Ibiza’s only golf course is less than four kilometres away.
Calendar Dates for Cala Llonga
– Patron Saint Festivity for Cala Llonga: 15th August. The extensive programme for these celebrations always includes traditional events and fun for the whole family.
– Playing for Change Festival: the Saturday following International Peace Day (celebrated on 21st September). Cala Llonga hosts a music festival featuring over 20 performing artists, while the waterfront buzzes with an international food market, a hippie market and special activities for children.
– Day of the Tourist: on the third Thursday in September, visitors to Cala Llonga can enjoy a wide range of cultural activities, which include traditional island folklore and the chance to purchase local crafts, among other diversions.
– Cala Llonga Hippie Market: every Thursday from May to October, this craft and flea market is held from 6 pm to 11:30 pm. The event also includes kids’ activities and, depending on the week, either open-air cinema on the beach or musical performances.