Villas in Cala Jondal are located on Ibiza's southern coast, allowing holidaymakers to enjoy the island's quieter side. Development is sparser here, and the local beaches are natural, backed by little more than hillsides and pine trees. Holiday homes in Cala Jondal are plush and upmarket, enabling you to revel in the privacy afforded by this peaceful location, providing ample gardens and private pools. Cala Jondal villas would be perfect for families, offering multiple bedrooms and located a short hop from Ibiza's international airport.
-Local beaches. Cala Jondal is a beach with a character quite unlike any other of its size on the island. Here the backdrop is almost completely free of development; just cliffs covered in pine forest. It's a long bay on a shallow slope, creating calm surf that would suit children and less experienced swimmers. A few minutes east is Las Salinas, a trendier and livelier beach with fine white sand.
-Ibiza Town. This is the best place to visit if you'd like to see Ibiza's history up close. The UNESCO-listed Dalt Vila here is a spectacular citadel with renaissance era walls and gates. Within the walls is a classic tangle of narrow streets flanked by old stone buildings. The highlight is the 14th Century Ibiza Cathedral, built on the foundations of the former mosque and representing a blend of gothic and baroque styles.
-Watersports. A few minutes by car from Cala Jondal, just on the other side of Ibiza Town, is where you'll be able to take a sea kayak course. After that you could take part on a tour, visiting locations like the Formentera Nature Reserve or simply exploring the coast for hidden coves. The transparent coastal waters of Ibiza are also ideal for diving, with 17 different centres on the island, providing courses and excursions for all levels.
-Outdoor recreation. On dry land there's plenty to reward anyone who'd like to get out and see Ibiza on foot or by bike. The area to the west of Cala Jondal is especially good for walks, boasting a very indented coastline of coves and small beaches that can only be arrived at via walking trails. There are also three companies on the island arranging bicycle tours, either by road or on rugged tracks over the steep hills around nearby Sant Josep.
-Cuisine. Ibiza is famous for its cosmopolitanism, and here you'll find restaurants representing a whole wealth of cuisines. If you'd like to sample traditional Ibizan cuisine, try fish and seafood dishes like bullit de peix, a fish stew, or the local variations of paella. A classic rural dish here is frita de porc, pork fried with peppers. mushrooms, garlic and potatoes.
Cala Jondal holiday rentals are on a Mediterranean island, with the kind of weather you'd expect from a southern European location. May through September is almost invariably warm and bright, with temperatures that climb to somewhere between 25 and 33 degrees during the day. The transitional seasons of spring and autumn are also moderately warm, but tend to be a little damper. By December conditions are mild and occasionally cool, with highs of 13 degrees and lows of five or six.
Cala Jondal holiday homes are convenient to Ibiza Airport (IBZ), which is only six kilometres east of this beach community. The airport is the primary way onto the island from abroad, and gets plenty of traffic from Britain, especially during the summer months. The drive from the airport to Cala Jondal shouldn't take more than ten minutes. San Antonio, on Ibiza's west coast, can be reached from the Spanish mainland by ferry, with connections to Denia, Valencia and Barcelona.