Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Playa es Cana - Ibiza Travel Guide

Family friendly Ibiza, idyllic beaches and loads of watersports.

Fun in the sun, with great value hotels and restaurants.

•Playa es Canawith its idyllic beaches is the family friendly face of this trendy and picturesque island.

•Pine forests provide a stunning backdrop to the white golden sands and sparkling azure waters of Playa es Cana. The main promenade runs along the beach and has cafes, bars, clubs, restaurants and watersports.

•Popular with Brits, there are some lovely hotels in Playa es Cana which is a great spot for a traditional beach holiday. It also make a perfect base for exploring the rest of the island by boat.

•Ideal for families, singles, couples, sun worshippers.

•The best beaches in Playa es Cana? There are two small beaches with fine pale golden sands and they both have lifeguards in the high season.

•The main and larger beach is sheltered and has beach bars and watersports

•The smaller beach at Cala Nova is picture perfect but sometimes has a red flag for strong currents. It also has watersports.

•For more real reviews of beaches in Es Cana, please see our beaches reviews.

•Watersports in Playa es Cana: banana boats, pedaloes, boat cruises, parasailing, windsurfing, water skiing, snorkelling, glass bottom boats and fishing.

•Diving in Es Cana, Ibiza.Cala Martina, nearby, has a large windsurf school and an excellent diving school.

•Excursions in Playa es Cana: Don't miss the Hippy market every Wednesday that has been here since the 1960s. They sell artefacts from all around the world; from weird to wonderful, including beads, hats, t-shirts, bangles, leather and lace. And the music is pretty funky too.

•Explore the stunning coastline on a relaxing boat cruise and stop off at secluded bays, enjoy snorkelling in the big blue, or just kicking back with a tasty lunch and incredible scenery.

•Take a boat to Ibiza town and get a taste of why this cosmopolitan shopper's and clubber's paradise is so hip.

•Visit the beautiful island of Formentera; or the Es Cana's pretty neighbouring resort of Santa Eulalia.

•Head inland to explore the countryside, the local villages and traditional Ibizan cuisine.

•Visit the hippy market at San Carlos, just north of Es Cana, every Saturday.

•How child friendly is Playa es Cana? "Cala Martini is a good family beach with 3 bars on and watersports. Have to walk or drive to it but not far from hippy market side of Es Cana." - "Charlie's bar a must for bingo and quizzes, Popeye's was a great family bar as well with last orders at 3p.m approx. Simpson's bar was very friendly, the train trip is a must especially with kids!!!"

•The best family pub in Playa es Cana? According to our holidaymakers, Bev and Chris, "The best family bar is Fat Moes Tavern, where you will be guaranteed a warm welcome and great time."

•Plus there is a Water Park nearby.

•When is the best time to visit Playa es Cana? May - October

•Eating out in Playa es Cana There is a good choice of good value British food, international cuisine, local tapas, seafood specialities, Tex Mex and Chinese restaurants.

•The best restaurants in Playa es Cana? The votes are in, and without doubt, the best restaurant in Playa es Cana is "The restaurant, Marvent, next door to Charlie's Bar. It serves great food and provides fantastic service!"

•The nightlife in Playa es Cana Dinner under the stars, a cocktail at sunset, a quiz at the local British pub, live music at your hotel or at one of the beachside bars. That's pretty much the nightlife here; low key, good fun, very relaxing and with stunning views wherever you look. As one happy holidaymaker writes: "Go the bar on the headland for a front row seat of dramatic sunsets, all with a chilled beer!"

•Holidays to Playa es Cana: We have an excellent choice of holidays in Playa es Cana.

•Hotels in Playa es Cana: We have excellent hotels in Playa es Cana, all with our lowest prices guaranteed.

•Cheap Flights to Playa es Cana: We have cheap flights to Playa es Cana. The flight takes just under 2 hours 30 minutes from UK airports.

•Car hire in Playa es Cana: There's so much to explore, you would be wise to hire a car. We can offer great deals on car hire in Playa es Cana so check us out when completing your holiday booking.

•Transfers to your hotel in Playa es Cana: We can book your transfers from the airport to your hotel in Playa es Cana. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.

•Playa es Cana Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.

Did you know? Sofrit Pages is a local speciality. The dish includes spiced pork, lamb & chicken, plus 2 types of local sausages 'Sobresada' and 'Butifarra'. Perhaps it should be renamed the meat feast!

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