Photo of Es Canar

Visit Es Canar

Es Canar is a resort on the island of Ibiza in the Balearic Islands. It is about 5kms north of Santa Eularia on the north-east of Ibiza.

Explore Es Canar

Es Canar, also called Es Cana, is a family resort with good beaches and a reasonable selection of accommodation and restaurants. It does not have the high quality restaurants and shops of nearby Santa Eularia but it is a good value resort.

The white sandy beaches are good not just for lazing and sun-bathing but a wide variety of water sports are offered including diving, water-skiing, surfing and wind-surfing.  The beaches are monitored by lifeguards making them a good choice for children and there are plenty of ramps making them good for wheelchair users.

The resort has a pleasant fishing harbour at the southern end of the beach and a village centered around its main square. The main bars and restaurants are around the harbour and beach area.

Ibiza is well known for its Hippy Markets and the best one is each Wednesday at Es Canar very close to the resort's centre at Punta Arabi. Here you can buy handmade jewellry, clothing and other items from the community of artists who have set up home on the islands since the 1960's.


There are some beautiful walks, either north along the coast to Cala San Vicente or south to Santa Eularia des Riu with lots of magnificent scenery and quiet coves to see along the way. Don't worry too much about refreshements - there are lots of great little beach bars along the way!

There is a regular bus service to Santa Eularia making it easy to get to the shops and restaurants there. Buses also travel regularly between Es Canar and Ibiza town, San Antoni and Portinatx. From the harbour it is possible to take a ferry to Santa Eularia des Riu, Ibiza Town and also to the nearby island of Formentera amongst other places. These excellent travel connections make Es Canar an excellent base for a holiday on the island of Ibiza and make it unecessary to hire a car for your trip.

Es Canar is located on the north east of the island of Ibiza and has some spectacular sunrises.

In the first week of July there is a celebration of Saint Christopher and a Carnival procession passes through the resort and on to Santa Eularia des Riu. The Carnival ends with a firework display.

Places to visit nearby

Balafi is a nearby fortified village that is worth a trip.

There are daily boat and bus trips to Ibiza town and Santa Eularia des Riu. You can also do a day trip to the island of Formentera.

If you enjoyed the hippy market then head to San Carlos which is home to Anitas Bar - the original hippy bar on Ibiza.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Balearic Islands guide.

See also: 

Map of Es Canar and places to visit


Es Canar places to visit

Santa Eularia

Santa Eularia

Santa Eularia is a pretty town which has retained its character. It has a long sandy beach and a pleasant marina.

Santa Eularia guide
Ibiza Town

Ibiza Town

Ibiza Town is the capital of the island and the most attractive town, with medieval walls, a pleasant old quarter and a seaside location.

Ibiza Town guide

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