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).
Information about this beach may change. To confirm the data or consult changes or new features, please contact the municipal tourism office below:
Tourist Information - Sant Antoni de Portmany
General information on the island:
Tourist Information - Ibiza/Eivissa