Cala Carbo Beach is definitely one of the island’s quieter and more private beaches. The mixture of sand and pebbles, beautifully clear water and the shelter offered by the surrounding rocky hills make this a family friendly spot great for a relaxing day at the water’s edge.
One of the reasons Cala Carbo is a lot quieter that some of the island’s other hidden gems is because it is only accessible by car. About a ten minute drive from San Jose or San Antonio the beach is well signposted but parking around the beach is limited and spaces can be hard to come by during the summer months.
With this being a quiet beach you won’t find all of the facilities available at some of the busier spots. There is an ample supply of parasols and loungers but the beach does not offer access for the disabled and there are no lifeguards on duty, something to be wary of if planning a trip with children. There are no activities other than the art of relaxation available on Cala Carbo.
There are too restaurants at Cala Carbo offering some beautifully fresh seafood and mouth wateringly good paella. These can be popular with locals, particularly at weekend so you may need to book in advance to avoid disappointment.