Calo des Moro, the cove of the town of San Antonio
Caló des Moro (although many people look it up as Cala del Moro Ibiza) is one of the five beaches in San Antonio, and it’s the only cove located in the town itself. Facing west, its urban character and small size make it a good option if you prefer to stay in town one day.
You have probably already included Cala Salada and Cala Saladeta on your list of must-see beaches in Ibiza because of the beauty of their surroundings and the crystal clear waters. It is true that Caló des Moro cannot compete with them, nor does it appear on any top list of Ibiza’s beaches, but that does not mean that you should forget about it if you are staying in the town, as you will also find crystal-clear waters and fabulous panoramic views. Don’t forget that Caló des Moro is a good option if you are travelling with children or if you don’t feel like renting a car one day.
Caló des Moro, a beach from which you can watch the sunset
Located at the end of Santa Rosalía street, this cove is in the neighbourhood of the same name, in the western part of San Antonio. Developed in the 1960s, this area has a wide range of restaurants and terraces around the cove, making it easy to combine a day at the beach with a meal in the surrounding establishments. Caló des Moro has a width of 20 metres and a length of 80 metres, to which you can add some attached wooden platforms where you can also lie down and sunbathe. It has sand on the outside, as well as in the sea, where there are some rocks that do not impede swimming.
Calo des Moro o Cala del Moro, a cove with beautiful views all day long
Caló des Moro overlooks the island of sa Conillera and several of the islets of Poniente, so you will have a good panoramic view over them as well as over the bay. And when the day is over, you will have the famous San Antonio sunset in front of you, which is quieter on this stretch of the promenade than in the neighbouring area of Ses Variades, where you will find Café del Mar, Café Mambo and other lively terraces.
You will like Caló des Moro in San Antonio if…
- You are looking for a safe beach for children in Ibiza.
- You like to swim long distances, as during the high season months there is a 500-metre long swimming lane that runs parallel to the coast.
- You want to go to a beach that is close to your hotel in San Antonio.
- You like panoramic views, because from Caló des Moro you will see the bay, the islets of Ponent and the sunset.
- You like to walk before or after swimming: this cove is located next to San Antonio’s promenade, so you can walk to the other side of the bay or continue along the coast to Cala Gració and Cala Gracioneta, two beaches away from the town centre, about 10 minutes on foot from Caló des Moro.
- If you have a kayak or paddle surf board: from here you can enjoy a nice cruise along the coast.
The other coves and beaches in the town of San Antonio
Within the town centre of San Antonio or on its outskirts, you will find more beaches to go to on the day you don’t want to take your hire car to explore Ibiza. From Caló des Moro you can follow the coast in the direction of Salt d’en Portes (a very small cove with no sand on the outside) and, further along, the group formed by Cala Gració and Cala Gracioneta. If you go towards the other side of the bay following the promenade, you will first find the bend of Ses Coves Blanques, with thick sand on the outside and inside; the beach of S’Arenal, with very little depth and more suitable for water sports; and the beach of Es Pouet, also very suitable for going with small children.
Our recommendations for Caló des Moro
- If you like beaches with a quiet atmosphere, it is best to go in the morning or early afternoon.
- As it is a beach frequented by locals and as it is not very wide, there is no sun lounger or parasol service, so don’t choose it if you don’t like to spread out your towel directly on the sand.
- When it’s time to eat, you’ll find a wide range of food on the promenade itself and in the surrounding streets.
- If you are travelling with small children, you can go to the nearby Cap Blanc aquarium, where you will see a display of regional marine species.
- This cove is usually exposed to the same currents as the coves of Ses Coves Blanques (at the end of the port) and Cala Gració, so if you find jellyfish on either of these two shores, there is a good chance that you will also find them in Caló des Moro.
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