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Cala Vadella

Cala Vadella in Ibiza is a serene beach haven with a relaxed Spanish ambience. Despite its popularity among tourists, the beach retains an authentic charm. The golden sandy shores are nestled in a tranquil bay, ensuring calm waters.. Accommodations primarily consist of villas and rental houses. Activities in Cala Vadella revolve mainly around the sea, from kayaking to paddleboarding, and there are also numerous hiking trails around. However, the nightlife is limited, focusing more on relaxed dining and drinks.

Cala Vadella Beach


Cala Vadella Beach

Cala Vadella is one of these beaches that has this relaxed Spanish feel. Even though there is tourism here, on the beach, you notice very little of this. You mostly see many bars and restaurants from the beach serving great authentic tapas. Many of these have chairs and tables directly in the sand, ideal for beach lovers. The beach has golden sands with rocky cliffs. Because this beach is in a quiet bay protected from the sea, waves are also nonexistent most days, making it ideal for families with small children and snorkelling.

Lifeguards overlooking Cala Vadella beach

Where to stay in Cala Vadella

Puerto Cala Vadella hotel info sign

Most accommodations in this area are villas and rental houses. Since all the life, restaurants, bars and activities are located near the beach, ensure your accommodation is also near the beach. Also, this area is deceptively hilly. So for families with small children or people with limited mobility, it is essential to check this before booking.

The best place to stay here to get the most out of your holiday and the beach is the Aparthotel Puerto Cala Vadella.

Things to do in Cala Vadella

  • Watersports: Cala Vadella is all about the beach and sea, so you can rent water sports equipment here. Kayaking and paddleboarding are very popular to do here.
  • Big Blue Ibiza: This diving school organises diving trips to the best places on the islands from Cala Vadella.
  • Hiking: Since there is so much nature around, this place is excellent for hiking. Many hiking trails nearby take you along the coastline but know that in July and August, it might be too hot to enjoy.

These are things you can do in or close to Cala Vadella. For a full list of things to see and do in Ibiza, have a look here.

Restaurants, bars and nightlife

For being just a small holiday destination in Ibiza with few hotels, this area has quite a few restaurants. And not only that but also a large variety of different cuisines. Spanish dishes, fresh seafood, Italian, snack places and many more, you can find it all here. Also, for being Ibiza, food is reasonably priced here as well.

Nightlife is very limited in this area. Primarily focused on dining, drinks and cocktails beside or on the beach. Some bars have an occasional DJ playing soft relaxing music.

Ibiza Airport to Cala Vadella

People leaving the Ibiza Airport
  • Public transport (4.70 €/pp): Budget-friendly option, but you need at least 2 different buses to reach your destination.
  • Shuttle bus online (23.75 €/pp): Best and easiest option for solo travellers.
  • Taxi or minibus online (101.59 €): If you need car seats for small children, this is the only way, as taxis at the airport don’t generally have these available. You also won’t need to queue at the airport taxi stand. The minibus is excellent for those travelling with more than 4 people or a lot of luggage.
  • Taxi at the airport (43.00 €): This is the base price. The price is higher during weekends, evenings, roadworks, traffic jams, or detours. Maximum 4 people and no child safety seats.

You can find more about the public transport options here and here you can book a taxi, shuttle or minibus online.

Cala Vadella: When to go

An overview of the weather in Ibiza by month. Sunshine, daylight, rainfall, rainy days, temperature and sea temperature (Celsius).
An overview of the weather in Ibiza by month. Sunshine, daylight, rainfall, rainy days, temperature and sea temperature (Celsius).

Cala Vadella is good from half of May to half of October. Since this is a tiny destination in Ibiza, going before or after these dates might mean some things are closed. The best months to visit for the best beach weather are June, July, August and September. July and August are the busiest, so best to go in June or early September if you can.

Is Cala Vadella the best holiday destination for you?

Cala Vadella is ideal for families, especially those with young children, due to its calm waters and child-friendly amenities as long as you ensure the beach is easy to reach from your accommodation. Beach lovers and those looking for a relaxed vacation with water activities, hiking, and gastronomic delights will find it appealing. It’s also suitable for those who prefer a quieter nightlife focusing on dining and casual drinks.

Those seeking a bustling nightlife or a party-centric holiday will find Cala Vadella too laid-back. Additionally, given the hilly terrain, it may not be the best choice for people with mobility challenges unless they ensure their accommodation is easily accessible.

Not sure if Cala Vadella is the best holiday destination for you? Then, find out where to stay in Ibiza here.