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Cala d'Albarcar
Cala d'Aubarca
Sant Antoni de Portmany
Type of beach sand
Cala d'Albarcar also known as Cala d'Aubarca

Cala d'Aubarca or d'Albarca is situated at 15 kilometres from Sant Antoni de Portmany. This name is given by the bay located between the caps des Rubió and d'Albarca (both are over 200 metres above the sea level), as well as below the Puig d'en Cires and de sa Cova (295 and 340 metres high, respectively).

This sea inlet has a steep coastal area, with a reddish colour and high cliffs (with the presence of some touristy buildings as well as residential houses), and it is surrounded by some thick pine trees and scrubland. In the interior you can find Racó Fosc, na Coloms and sa Margarida. This coast has a great richness in landscape and birds. On these rocks there are nests of species in danger of extinction like the marine falcon.

This bay is open to the winds from the northwest-north-northeast. Its coast is full of cliffs and unsheltered, so that you are not recommended to anchor during the night or to approach too much, because there are some rocks emerging. The best anchorage is located in the central area of the bay, on a sandy ground, where the depth is about 12 metres.

The disembarkations of the pirates used to be continuous in this sea inlet. This is why the residents built some towers in the area, between the 16th and the 18th centuries. These towers didn't have a foundation, they had only two floors with one room in each and a vaulted roof, whereas on the upper part there was the platform. In the surroundings of Cala Aubarca you can visit the fortress of Torres d'en Lluc (two towers and a wall).

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Tourist Information - Sant Antoni de Portmany
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Tourist Information - Ibiza/Eivissa

Municipality information Sant Antoni de Portmany

The municipality of Sant Antoni de Portmany is situated in the west of Eivissa and includes the village with the same name (administrative centre), Sant Rafel de sa Creu (Zona d'Interès Artesanal), Sant Mateu d'Albarca (interesting for the wine production), Santa Agnès de Corona (almond tree landscape) and Buscastell-Forada (water source es Broll de Buscatell).

The name Portmany is given by the Latin word Portus Magnus (“big and important harbour”), and it was called Quartó (“fourth”) de Portmany after the conquest of Pitiüses by king Jaume I d'Aragó (13th century), because he divided Eivissa and Formentera in four areas.

The tourism and other complete facilities for Pitiüses lead the economy since the sixties of the 20th century, replacing the traditional agricultural, farming and fishing activities.
The cultural variety includes the paintings in the cave of ses Fontanelles (sa Cova des Vi), ses Torres d'en Lluc (fortress), Capella de Santa Agnès and the peculiar Església de Sant Antoni de Portmany. This church has a triple function since the 14th century until nowadays, it is a place for praying, defence and social life. It was the shelter for the portmanyins from the continuous pirate attacks. It has no windows at all; a big tower with two guns to shot toward the nearby Illa de sa Conillera (a small island) and from where boiling oil was poured; iron entrance doors, impossible to burn, with an enormous cross-beam and a well with drinking water in the interior for the sieges.
The municipality has 11 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    10 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    12 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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