With arguably one of the best beaches on the island and spectacular sunsets, Cala Vadella is a beautiful little village in the attractive south-western corner of Ibiza. With its breathtaking views in and around the bay, this picturesque former fishing village is sometimes described as one of the last undiscovered secrets of the Mediterranean.
The village consists mainly of private villas and apartments which blend nicely into the surrounding landscape which comprises predominantly of the rocky coastline coupled with pine clad hills (hence the greek name “Pityuses” or pine islands for Ibiza and Formentera).
Cala Vadella attract visitors from all over the world and is especially popular with families and couples alike.
The large, wide beach of fine natural white sand slopes gently into shallow waters close to calm shore. At 275 metres long and up to 70 metres wide, there is always ample space, even at the height of summer. The water in this “natural swimming-pool” is crystal clear and is perfect for swimming, snorkeling and scuba-diving. And, in 2012, Cala Vadella was again awarded the Blue Flag for its water quality and environmental management.
The sheltered bay is a popular anchoring spot for private yachts and motor boats, who often gather there to watch the romantic sundown.
Sunbeds, parasols, pedaloes, access for the disabled also available at the beach. Lifeguards are on duty.
Cala Vadella belongs to the municipal of Sant Josep de la Talaia, which covers a large area of the south and west of the island. The villa is only a 25 minute drive from the airport (21km) and the nearest town, San Josep, is a mere 10 minutes away (9km). There is also a bus service from Ibiza town directly to Cala Vadella four times a day (Number 26).
San Josep takes its name from the nearby mountain, which at 475 meters, is the island´s highest, offering spectacular views onto the open sea and pine grove landscape alike. The area also has countless footpaths and tracks to explore the island, whether on foot, by bike or horseback.
The region also boasts the largest number of beaches on the island which include Cala Comte, Cala Jondal, Cala Bassa, Cala Molí, and Cala Carbó. The salt plains of Ses Salines, one of Ibiza´s two nature reserves, are also closeby. Alternatively, a visit to the infamous beach of Cala d`Hort will also give you a rewarding view (despite the somewhat challenging parking at times). The mystical islands of Es Vedra and Es Vedranell can be enjoyed best from this spot (their mystery lies in one of the folk laws that both islands make up the last rests of Atlantis) with the area being particularly popular for sundowning.
Next door to Es Vedra rests probably the quietest and most exclusive part of the island, Es Cubells. Enjoy the fantastic views of the steep coastline and open sea from behind the 19th Century church of Es Cubells.