Cala Gració is a beach located in the west coast of Ibiza. I like it because of the different hues of turquoise of the water.
I do not know if it’s always like that, but at least the day I went, the water was so special.
Cala Gració is not one of the beaches we had on the list of “beaches that you can not miss in Ibiza”, we actually ended in this beach by chance.
Here is our story!
Visiting Cap Negret and Cala Gració
We woke up early in the morning to go visit Es Cap Negret. We thought it was going to be a gazebo with gorgeous views of the Mediterranean.
When we arrived we were a little disappointed; we made the mistake of having in mind the stunning postcard we had witnessed in Sa Torre des Savinar and we hoped to find something similar.
This is the problem of anticipating and creating expectations. It is much better to maintain a neutral and receptive mind.
Anyway we did not mind, we were on vacation and we just wanted to enjoy the journey!
After a brief visit, we returned to the car and we decided that since we were in that area we could go for a swim at the beach that appeared in a sign on our way there.
Suddenly we saw a sign indicating Cala Gracioneta, so we ventured to see how it was. The road was dirt and cramped and it felt like it was never going to end.
Finally we arrived in the middle of a concourse, just in front of the sea.
We were alone, no one else was there; we got off the car and headed to the water.
The views were very nice (of course, this time we had no expectation! haha). There were steps leading down to some rocks from where the access to water seemed easy.
I went down, excited about getting into the water, and when I was about to jump, I stopped at once, I slipped and I fell to the ground.
There were millions of jellyfish! 😱
I stood there watching their movements for a while and then I decided to go for my brother, who was taking pictures on the rocks.
By the way, this guy in the picture is my brother; yes I know, you can barely see him, but that’s because he doesn’t allow me to take pictures of him…. 🙈
We went back to the car and we decided to go to Cala Graciona; on the way to the beach I looked on Google Maps and I realized that we weren’t at Cala Gracioneta, but a rocky area that is farther north.
So we decided to follow the signs to Cala Graciona.
We got there and there were only a couple, sunbathing.
From the first minute I liked the beach. It is not the typical Caribbean beach with white sand and blue waters. It is a small rustic beach.
As I said in the beginning, I was fascinated by the colors of the sea. I’m sorry that the pictures did not do it any justice…
What I also liked is that there are cliffs that surround the beach, it is sheltered from the wind, and thanks to pine forests, you can also find shades to protect yourself from the sun.
It’s a different beach, with its charm and close to Sant Antoni.
How lucky of us to find it!
In many cases, it is best to explore, to follow the flow and let ourselves be surprised by the spontaneity and beauty of lesser-known places.
Love and gratitude