Es Portitxol, IBIZA
Es Portitxol is a small, secret, isolated beach surrounded by hills and pinewood — completely enveloped by nature, the scenery is stunning.
Its crystal-clear waters are brilliant blue with shades of aquamarine. It’s usually only visited by fisherman and boats. It’s 12 km from Sant Joan, and 6km from Sant Miquel.
39° 4′ 30″ N, 1° 23′ 54″ E
WIND & SWELL
Can be exposed to westerly winds. Its very well sheltered in all other conditions if you can have space to anchor in the small shallow bay.
ANCHORING / SEABED
Anchoring in Es Portitxol is a delight if you can get space. Not suitable for larger yachts or yachts with deeper drafts..
There are no mooring buoys available at Es Portitxol.
Its possible to approach the beach by dinghy.
The beach is mostly a rocky, pebble beach, with not much space here to lie down, as the entire beach area is made out of boulders. Several fisherman’s huts are on the beach, and you can try to lie down in front of huts. No facilities are available.
FOOD & DRINK
No restaurants at Es Portixol.
No shopping available at Es Portixol.
THINGS TO DO
The trek and walk to Es Portitxol and its surrounding areas are breath-taking — perfect for hiking, and worth the travel to and from. Snorkelling is great as it’s a beautiful seabed, but do wear suitable footwear. Nude sunbathing is also a good idea, especially since there’s almost no one around.
From Sant Miguel, head towards Sant Mateu. When you come to the end of the road, go towards the residential area of Isla Blanca and take the street on the right, just until you come to a fork. Turn right here and follow for another 350 metres until you reach a stone wall, and blue arrow indicating the path. A long, steep, descending path leads to Es Portitxol; it takes about 20 minutes.