Ibiza with children. The best places, things to do and of course child-friendly holiday homes.
Because we live on the island, and have children ourselves, we know all the nice places on the island. See below the total list for your child-friendly holiday in Ibiza.
Holidays in Ibiza with kids
When you think of Ibiza, you probably don’t immediately think of a child-friendly island. It is seen by many people as a place where the most beautiful parties take place. But Ibiza is extremely child-friendly and therefore the perfect destination to go with (small) children. Besides those few places where you may not see yourself with your children, there are so many beautiful fun places to go! On this page you will find tips for a carefree and great holiday in Ibiza with children.
What do we think about with children in Ibiza?
We have made a selection of nice beaches that are safe with children (think: nice sandy beach with long shallow section). We have selected a selection of nice restaurants where you can go with your children without any worry and where they are thought of. And we have listed the necessary fun activities that are great fun with children.
If you want to immediately look at the best houses where you can best go with your children (with playground equipment, table tennis, facilities for babies, or pool fence), take a look here (link to come).
Villa Passion, a perfect house with children.
Best travel time
In fact, all months are fine to go to Ibiza with children, but we can still recommend traveling outside the real high season, if this is possible. April (the sea and swimming pools can still be a bit chilly), May, June and early July are good times, but September and October are also great. If the children are not yet of age to go to school, we can recommend June and September the most. The temperature is actually the best (not very hot, and never cold), the pools are nice and warm, it is not very busy, on the beaches you have space, and the prices of houses are relatively good. If you want to come with the summer holidays, July is often just a bit cheaper and quieter than August!
It is advisable to rent a car in Ibiza, especially with children. Many houses are not directly on the beach, so a car to a beach or village is often necessary. We don’t really recommend driving scooters, and public transport is actually bad. Ask us for a good car rental where child seats are included, so easy!
Child-friendly beaches in Ibiza
Ibiza has 53 different beaches, but not all are equally suitable for families and especially small children. We pay particular attention to a good beach with soft sand, accessibility (so a not too far walk from the parking lot), whether the beach is quiet, and a beach that does not get very deep at once. And preferably also with some extra facilities for parents!
Children's beach with play equipment and lots of space.
Es Niu Blau
This is truly a children’s beach. In the high season there are slides in the water. The beach has very fine sand and is wide. So a lot of space to play. Restaurant Soulgood is a must with kids. Everything they sell is 100% homemade and organic. Don’t expect coke and chips here. There is a space for the kids to play and the parents can enjoy the view. Pura Vida can also be found here. This is right by the sea. It is always busy here with other children so a playmate is easily found!
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This is truly the perfect family beach. The beach is long and wide and therefore a lot of space to play. The beach is sheltered from both sides, so there are few big waves. The water remains shallow for a long time. On the beach of Cala Llenya there are several picnic tables and eateries where you can buy some snacks. It is also nice that there are always many children here so there is always someone to play with. Dogs are also welcome on this beach.
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Popular beach for kids on the east coast.
Cala Llonga, village on the east side
Cala Llonga is also a very suitable beach for children. The water is very clear and shallow for a long time. Like Cala Llenya, Cala Llonga is a sheltered bay. The beach is very wide and long with sufficient place to play. The beach is located on a boulevard with many different shops and restaurants. For the early birds also a nice place to watch the sunrise.
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Cala Bassa is very popular with families. It is a large bay with lots to do for children. A lot of hide and seek is played in the dunes and forests behind the beach. In the water there are many different coves to play in. The water here has been shallow for a long time. The buoys indicate where it is safe. The parents can have fun at Cala Bassa Beach Club which takes up a large part of the bay.
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Lovely beach on the west coast
Lovely beach for children on the west coast
Cala Tarida is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ibiza. The water here is crystal clear up to a point off the coast. In the bay there are a number of rocks that children like to play around. It is also possible to rent pedal boats (including slide) here. Guaranteed fun for the kids. There are also shops to buy some drinks. Slightly higher up here is Cotton Beach, a popular beach club.
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Cala San Vicente
This is one of the most northern beaches on the island. The road to it is beautiful with several beautiful viewpoints. San Vicente is a golden sandy beach with a lot of space to play. You can also rent pedal boats and canoes etc. here. There are sun beds and umbrellas for the parents and lots to do for kids. Around the promenade are several shops to buy some snacks. A nice day trip is to combine Cala Vicente with a visit to The Giri Cafe in San Juan and to visit some hidden beaches such as Cala den Serra and Cala Xarraca.
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Child friendly beach with promenade in the north of Ibiza
Big sandy beach on the east coast
Es Figueral is a long sandy beach in the northeast of Ibiza. A typical family beach. In the middle of a beach is a walkway to a rock. A true hotspot for kids to catch crabs around here. Also a perfect place for snorkeling. The water remains shallow for a long time and the sand is very fine. There are two restaurants to quench your thirst.
Read more about Es Figueral
The best child-friendly holiday homes
View some nice child-friendly holiday homes below. Think of toys, grass, and a fence around the pool.
The attractive Can Truy has a more or less enclosed swimming pool, but also a climbing frame and table tennis. A family paradise!View Can Truy
The best child-friendly restaurants
Where they pay a little more attention to families with (young) children. A kids menu, a safe place, and some space to play.
Elements, located on the beach of Benirras. Great for children to play on the adjacent beach while you are waiting for your dish. Elements also has a cute Boutique shop.View Elements
The Giri Cafe
The Giri Cafe, one of our favorites for ages! We especially recommend having lunch or breakfast here with the children. The garden is very cozy with the vegetables that are grown here. A day in Northern Ibiza is not complete without a visit to The Giri Cafe.View The Giri Cafe
Can Domingo provides delicious outdoor dining in a rustic environment. Can Domingo is simple food with mainly home-grown vegetables. Perfect for the kids to wander through the extensive gardens.View Can Domingo
Fun activities in Ibiza with children
Of course there is also a lot to do for the kids in Ibiza, besides going to the beach. Below a small selection for inspiration!
Can Muson is a familiy friendly farm where you can also have lunch. The founder is Maria Mari, born in Ibiza. Helped by her youngest son, she started the ecological finca Can Muson, near Santa Eularia. As a result of Maria’s love for animals, she started to keep more and more livestock, in addition to organically growing fruit and vegetables. And when she opened her shop, she noticed that when families came to buy fruit and vegetables, the children wanted to know all about the animals. She collaborated with the nearby schools, where classes came for a kind of excursion and where the children learned everything about the animals. They also received lessons in growing vegetables without insecticides and that is how the “Can Muson school farms” were created.
Nowadays you can also eat and have lunch at Can Muson. They serve traditional Ibicencan dishes made from natural, fresh organic products. She still uses the recipes of her grandparents to maintain the traditions of the island, which are almost lost today in Ibiza. The kids have plenty of space to stroll through the lovely gardens and watch the animals.
You can also celebrate a birthday at Can Muson with a large group of children.
Suppen / paddle boards Ibiza
Supping has been booming in recent years. But it has been around a bit longer! It started in Hawaii in the late 1940s, so that surf teachers could better keep an eye on their surfing students. The reason why paddle boarding is so popular is because it is accessible to everyone. You learn quickly and it is a very good workout.
It is suitable for all ages so you can go out with the whole family. You will be advised on the best locations and you can start all over the island.
The company we recommend is called Paddle Ibiza. With them it is possible to put together your own trip for a personalized experience.
Acrobosc Ibiza is a fantastic outdoor adventure park with activities for young and old. Located in a pine forest just 100 meters from Cala Pada beach, there are three circuits you can take depending on your height and age, challenging your balance and skills. Thirty-nine platforms between 2 and 6 meters high, 49 obstacles and 20 zip lines from 4 to 65 meters long and trampolines guarantee 2 to 2 1/2 hours of fun and adrenaline.
There are several options, starting for children aged 3-5 years, that will follow the green circuit. Then the blue circuit for 6-10 years, and for the elderly the red circuit, 11-18 years.
This nice park, in the middle of the woods, is open from April 1 to the end of October and is located in the east of the island at S’Argamassa. Prices are from € 15- € 25.
Babysitter in Ibiza
Of course you can also contact Onevillasibiza to arrange a babysitter if you want to spend an evening (or day) with your loved ones. Please contact us on the next page.