Cala Vadella, IBIZA
Cala Vadella is to the southwest of the island of Ibiza, and closest to the village of San Jose.
It is a picturesque and peaceful bay that is home to the Cala Vadella resort, and a few other hotels and apartments. This bay is quite a hit with families and couples. Pine-clad hills surround the bay, which are great for long, leisurely, walks. A popular spot for motor boats and private yatchs, Cala Vadella is a safe, natural harbour, and the sunset here can be quite romantic.
38° 54′ 50″ N, 1° 13′ 22″ E
WIND & SWELL
The bay of Cala Vadella faces directly to the West and is a small sheltered bay against most other winds and swell.
ANCHORING / SEABED
Anchoring at Cala Vadella is possible albeit it gets very bust in the summer. Larger yachts will need to anchor at the entrance of the bay. There are many local buoys in the bay nearer to the beach with only a few sand spots around. Stay clear of the seagrass otherwise you’ll need to move.
Private buoys are located in the bay but not available for daily rental.
Cala Vadella is a popular tourist beach and has a large swimming area marked off. There is a channel to the right as you approach the beach where you can land your dinghy. The local watersports companies may not be happy with you leaving your dinghy on the beach. There is space to tie alongside the swimming marker buoys if you don’t mind getting a little wet getting back to the dinghy.
Wide, white beach sand that slopes into shallow waters makes this an excellent beach for the family and for fun with the kids. The beach itself is wide and long: about 275 metres and 30 to 70 metres wide. Being one of the most popular beaches for families, there’s a good range of facilities available – sunbed, lifeguards, shower, toilets, sunlounges, parasol, and of course food and drinks.
FOOD & DRINK
There’s a wide array of international and local cafés and restaurants lining Cala Vadella, most with a direct view of the beautiful bay and yachts. Being quite close to town, you can also find more restaurants a little walk away from the beach. There are fashionable clifftop bars to watch the sunset, and cocktail bars to dance the night away.
As it’s quite a popular spot, there are many shops sprinkled across the bay where you can buy souvenirs or beach wear. There are also some small supermarkets as well should you require any necessities.
THINGS TO DO
There’s a wide selection of activities here such as kayaking, pedalos, Stand-Up Paddle, boat rental, boats trips, jet skis, and even a dive school. During the summer, you can take boat trips over to Es Vedra and Formentera, or just venture out by yourself to explore the coastline.
Cala Valdella is 10 minutes from the village of San Jose, and 25 mins from San Antonio and Ibiza Town. There are bus connections during the summer, and you can also get a shared taxi which doesn’t cost too much. Car parking is available.