While Ibiza might claim the crown as the party capital of the world, parts of it are actually pretty quiet and tranquil; perfect for family breaks and for couples who want to enjoy some quality downtime together. Es Cana is one of those rare resorts, offering a stunning beach that shelves gently into crystal clear waters. Although holidays to Es Cana aren’t known for their full-on party vibe, the resort does have some nightlife in the form of some quiet bars, superb restaurants, and the odd club or two. If you decide that you do want to kick your heels up, Es Cana is only half an hour away from Ibiza Town, where the nightlife is vibrant, loud and seemingly endless!
Es Cana upholds the laid-back feel that was established by the travelling hippies who hung out here in the Swinging Sixties. In keeping with the peace and love vibe that make this resort so popular, the world-famous Hippy Market comes to town once a week, complete with live music, the smells of sizzling street food and more handcrafted trinkets than you could shake a tie-dyed kaftan at!
12°C - 26°C °C
The weather in Es Cana is classically Mediterranean, with long, hot summers and mild winters.
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While it might be quieter than its diehard party neighbours, Es Cana holidays still offer a lot to see and do, particularly for families and couples. The Eivissa Medieval Festival, held each May, is a three-day event that sees the town of Dalt Vila travel back in time to the Dark Ages. Packed with street theatre, live music, flamboyant parades, dancers, a medieval market and some heart-in-mouth combat tournaments, it’s a superb spectacle for kids of all ages. However, if you’d like to explore the island’s past without having to lose a few centuries, take a day-trip to Ibiza Town’s old town. With whitewashed buildings, a castle and an imposing cathedral, there’s plenty to see before the party-crowd gets out of bed; the perfect spot for a quiet drink or an early evening meal.
The beaches offer water sports for those who like their knuckles that bit whiter and, if you have some clubbing in mind, the Disco Buses run every evening.
Despite Es Cana’s comparatively quiet reputation, there’s some nightlife available, particularly if you book your holiday during Ibiza's popular summer party season. The harbour is a superb spot from which to watch the sun set, cocktail in hand. As the balmy evening settles in, you’ll find some excellent bars and restaurants along the waterfront. Some of the bars offer quiz nights and, for those who feel the urge, there are one or two karaoke nights during the week.
If you’d prefer to hit the island’s more famous superclubs, catch the nightly Disco Bus to Ibiza Town, or venture to San Antonio’s popular West End district.
Es Cana’s beautiful beach has lovely golden sand and is lapped by clear blue waters. Ideal for families, the beach slopes gently into the sea and there are regular lifeguard patrols, so your little ones can enjoy splashing about on the shore. Further along, you’ll find plenty of exciting water sports to get involved in, such as banana boat rides and water-skiing. If that all sounds a bit too much like hard work, there are plenty of sun loungers to flop on and top up your tan.
For a change of scenery, hop on an organised boat trip from the harbour.
Es Cana’s weekly Hippy Market is a regular highlight! Held each Wednesday at the Holiday Club grounds, it’s a treasure trove of bohemian jewellery, handicrafts and printed accessories. You’ll need to get there early for the best finds, and don’t forget to have a go at bartering. Once you’ve bagged a bargain or two, grab a drink and enjoy the lively street entertainment. It’s the perfect way to round off your holidays to Es Cana.
Language: The language spoken is Spanish. While most of the locals have a good command of English, they do appreciate the occasional ‘por favor’ and ‘gracias’, so break out the phrase book or app and try out your Spanish.
Currency: You’ll need to change your Sterling into Euros, before jetting off on your holiday.
Local time: Es Cana is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly time: Ibiza Airport. The transfer time to Es Cana is around 1 hour.
Flight time from the UK: The Es Cana flight time is a little under 2.5 hours.
Tourist information: Further tourist information can be found here.
Visa & Health: Before your holiday visit here for recommendations and advice on visas and health.
Treasure seekers: Explore the trinkets on offer at the famous Hippy market.
Night owls: Enjoy great music and stunning sunset views at a waterfront bar.
Beach lovers: Find a relaxing spot on the golden sands of Es Cana beach.
Temperature: 12°C - 26°C
If you want to make the most of the sunshine, then book your Es Casa holiday between June and September, when the mercury hovers in the high twenties, peaking in the low thirties. If you’d prefer to avoid the crowds but still want the chance to top up your tan, then head over between March and May, when the temperatures are in the low twenties. The winter season, between November and February, sees cooler weather, with temperatures dropping to between 9°C and 12°C, with occasional rain, so pack a mac and brolly just in case.
By Disco Bus: Between June and September, clubbers can use the night-time Disco Bus to Ibiza Town. Clean, quick, and filled with bubbly club-commuters, it’s a fun way to travel!
By hire car: Explore Ibiza’s leafy towns at your own speed with a rental car. There are several companies offering competitive rates at the airport and around town.
By bus: On your holidays to Es Cana, you’ll find there are regular bus service to several neighbouring towns, including Santa Eulária, Cala Nova, S’Argamassa and the airport. Buses operate seven days a week, with limited service on Sundays.
Easter festivities: If you’re on the island during Easter, don’t miss the colourful processions that take place in neighbouring Ibiza Town and Santa Eulalia.
123 Festival: Each July, San Antonio hosts this three-day music festival in its biggest venues. Previous performers include Lenny Kravitz, Sting and David Guetta.
Closing parties: Ibiza ends its legendary party season with spectacular closing events at all of its superclubs. Join the fun from the end of August.