Cala Tarida, Ibiza, Spain
Cala Tarida is a small quiet resort ideal for a relaxing holiday, though if more excitement is needed the livelier town of San Antonio is just 15mins drive away.
The fine white sandy beach of Cala Tarida is in a sheltered bay; its clear waters are shallow for some way out making it an ideal choice for those with young children. The beach is well facilitated with loungers and parasols for hire, pedalos and a diving school.Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Cala Tarida Reviews
Cala Tarida boasts a long beach of fine white sands with gorgeous green-blue clear and shallow waters. This sunny, south-facing beach is set in a sheltered bay on the west coast and is particularly popular with families. For the most part, the beach shelves gently into the water and is suitable for children and swimming. The beach is approx 260 metres long and 40 metres wide with deeper waters and rocks to the sides.
There are loungers and shades at the beach; you can hire pedalos, take a banana boat or play a game of beach volleyball. The resort has a PADI diving centre offering scuba diving courses and other watersports available include sailing, waterskiing and windsurfing.
Things to Do
Cala Tarida enjoys a peaceful location surrounded by natural countryside and a coastline dotted with coves and beaches. Just a little north of the resort, the string of coves and beaches at Platges de Comte are beautiful by day and a great spot to watch the sunset.
Take the ferry into San Antonio; explore the shops of the West End and relax in a chill-out bar on Sunset Strip.
Set in the hills behind the resort the small town of San Jose is an ideal spot to experience authentic and unhurried local life. There is an 18th century church, a few shops and bars and some restaurants with menus of traditional local dishes. Just outside the town you can admire spectacular views across the island from Sa Talaia, the highest point on Ibiza.
Out and About
Cala Tarida has a supermarket, shops for your daily needs and a choice of beach bars and restaurants. Nightlife is relatively low key and most shows and entertainment are hotel based.
Cala Tarida is approx 10km from the famous nightclubs of San Antonio, which can easily be reached by bus in about 15 minutes. The charming streets of Ibiza Town, it's castle, wide choice of shops and nightlife venues is also just 23km away (approx 35 minute drive).
For a family day out the Aguamar Water Park (20km) has a number of thrill slides, pools and relaxation areas.
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