The Experimental Beach restaurant & bar found at Cap d’es Falcó, is within in the protected Las Salinas nature reserve, on a secluded west facing beach in the south of Ibiza, writes Andrew Forbes (The Luxury Editor).
Laid back chic
This special place offers a natural corner of the Ibiza, untouched by development. Reached via a bumpy country track that runs along the edge of the ancient salt flats, the understated elegance of this hidden beach bar on one of the quiet, if a bit stony, beaches of the nature park, appeals to a less boisterous crowd – it’s barefoot elegance and mellow music. The aesthetic moves away from the ubiquitous artisan wicker and bleached wood of much of the island’s beach bars and instead plays with an understated, nautical theme, with powder blue and turquoise cushions, white painted timber and a bar made from an old boat. The young team match their good looks with professionalism and friendliness, providing relaxed yet attentive service throughout the day & evening.
Experimental Beach is open for lunch & dinner, as well as tapas and sharing plates to accompany the drinks and cocktails.
So, book a beach side sunbed to while away the day. For the evening, the terrace is prepared with benches, and Acapulco chairs ready for guests to enjoy the sunset.
Since this is the latest chic creation from Experimental Cocktail Club, expect superb mixology. Try Penicilina, the perfect antidote for a busy day exploring Ibiza, it mixes tequila, mezcal, ginger cordiale, agave syrup with lime juice and spice tincture for an intoxicating end to the day. Or maybe the refreshing Belza, made with Brick Gin infused with pink pepper, orange blossom, cucumber, green tea, and grapefruit syrup, as well as pineapple and lime juices.
As the sun sets behind the mountains, you’ll be tempted to stay for a dinner; try the burnt aubergine carpaccio salad with tahini and smoked yogurt followed by spicy squid with Ibizan sobrasada and harissa. Cuisine is simple, allowing the local organic produce to make the impact.
This is a place to enjoy the natural beauty of Ibiza, its warm sunsets, and friendly visitors without accompanying Balearic beats, instead enjoy sundowners and Mediterranean bites to a more mellow soundtrack.