The lost city of Atlantis is in Ibiza – it’s true! Skeptical? You’ll just have to visit this beach.
Atlantis Beach is one of my favourite places to visit in Ibiza, Spain. Atlantis is the nickname for Sa Pedrera, located within the Cala d’hort. It’s not hard to see why – it looks like there’s a castle that’s just fallen into the water, just exposed from the top of the water. It truly does look like the lost city of Atlantis, surrounded by stunning turquoise water, amazing views of the seaside, and large cliffs. There are shallow pools to swim in, sport climbing around the top of the beach, and plenty of room to explore the area. Atlantis has something for everyone! Here’s everything you need to know about Atlantis Beach, Ibiza.
The history of Ibiza’s Atlantis Beach
The ‘castle-like city’ that you see on Atlantis Beach is actually an old stone quarry, used to collect the rock that eventually formed the Dalt Vila and Castillo de Ibiza, found in town. The rock formations that make this beach look like Atlantis, however, came in the 1960s, when hippies came and made this quarry their meeting place and mecca. They’re the ones who carved shapes and faces into the soft rock, creating a stunning city-like structure on the water. You can still spot places around the area with prayer flags and paintings of gods, and of course, the lost city!
How to get to Atlantis Beach in Ibiza
The best way to get to Atlantis Beach is by car. To do this, drive towards Cala d’hort on the PMV-803-1. There will be a dirt road near your destination. Unfortunately, this is unnamed, so you’ll have to use Google Maps or another GPS software. You can also follow signs for Torre des Savinar. Once you head down the unnamed road, you’ll see a little open area where you can park your car. In the summertime, this can get a little crowded!
Once you hop out of the car, walk towards Torre des Savinar. When you can see down to the water, with the beach on your left, and Torre des Savinar ahead, there will be a tiny path downhill. Head down to get to Atlantis!
Atlantis Beach HIKE
It’s important to remember that this is more of a hike, not a walk. The path down is steep, and I’d recommend bringing trainers. I’d definitely advise against wearing flip flops! The way back up is steeper than you’ll remember – bring lots of water! It takes roughly 40 minutes to walk down to the beach, but it’s so worth it.
There are plenty of cliffs and drop-offs around Atlantis beach. I would not recommend this place for young children, and I would be cautious and watch your step! There have been deaths that have resulted from people falling off these cliffs into the water.
If you’re careful and up for a fun walk, this beach is an absolutely amazing place to visit. It’s one of Ibiza’s best hidden gems and is unlike anywhere I’ve ever been.
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