Punta Galera is a gorgeous cove with stone formations jutting over the water that is known for cliff diving and snorkelling. The bay is great for cooling off and for snorkelling because the clear and sparkling aquamarine water is home to scores of marine plants and animals.

Punta Galera is a part of a former stone quarry that resulted in the unique layers of rocks that have created natural platforms perfect for sunbathing or cliff diving. The water at the base of the rocks is deep enough to jump into from almost any height, and it's clear enough to see what you’re jumping into.

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What are the highlights of Punta Galera in Ibiza?

Punta Galera is unlike other beaches because it is nothing but rocks, but that is precisely the magic of why it is so appealing. The tiered rock formations create the appearance of theatre balconies where you can choose a private spot for a peaceful day sunbathing and dipping into the water.

Snorkelling is a top attraction here, as the underwater landscape is home to numerous species of fish. The broader area is great for scenic hiking and climbing as well. Many frequent visitors talk about how incredible the sunsets are from Punta Galera, as it's located on the western shore of Ibiza.

What else is good to know about Punta Galera in Ibiza?

The immense amount of sun is one of the most appealing aspects of Punta Galera, but since the shade is almost non-existent, you may want to arrive in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid overexposure. Families with children should consider that the area is also popular for nudists.

The cove is composed of layers of jutting rocks, so access is limited to those who can undertake a good deal of walking and, at times, shuffling up or down a few rocks like steps. There are no immediate beach facilities or services, so you want to bring everything you need for the day.

Punta Galera in Ibiza

Location: Carrer Núm. 3 Punta Galera, 5, 07820 Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears, Spain

Open: 24/7