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Cala Pada

Cala Pada, Ibiza

For most people, holidays to Ibiza are all about the superb beaches and the larger-than-life party resorts. However, there are also many tranquil coastal towns where you can really get away from it all. Cala Pada is one of them – a tiny village with one of the most unspoilt beaches in the region. If you book holidays to Cala Pada, Ibiza's quieter side will be yours to explore.

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Sun-kissed beaches

Cala Pada is a small village of green-lined avenues, restaurants and resorts. Cala Pada holidays are centred around its lovely beach, a swathe of soft golden sand nestled into rocky red coastline, and bordered by trees. The translucent waters are perfect for a dip, and calm enough for young ones to play in.

There are a couple of bars and restaurants lining the beach where you can grab refreshments. You'll also find a couple of water sports operators here. Enjoy windsurfing or parasailing outside the designated swimming area. There's also a diving school which will take you out on a boat to discover Cala Pada's underwater world.

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  • Roman Catholic
  • Euro
  • Catalan
  • GMT +1

Nearby resorts

It would be easy to spend every day of your Cala Pada holidays relaxing on the beach. However, there's lots to see and do in the two nearest towns, Es Canar and Santa Eulalia del Rio. While Es Canar is five minutes north up the coast, Santa Eulalia is ten minutes to the south. Buses run regularly to both resorts. They can also be reached via walking paths that run alongside the beach, and across stunning coastal areas.

Es Canar has a busier beach where you can take a dip after your walk. This town is renowned for its weekly Hippie Market, located in the Punta Arabi resort complex. You'll find stalls selling handmade jewellery and colourful clothes. Enjoy browsing for souvenirs, trying tasty foods and marvelling at the live music and circus performances. Another attraction in Es Canar is a toy train that takes you around the town's best sights, and out into the surrounding countryside.

Meanwhile, Santa Eulalia is a classy town, known for its traditional architecture, great restaurants and upmarket boutiques. Stroll the glitzy marina or head to the Paseo, a chic shopping street lined with craft stalls.

Local cuisine and nightlife scene

Between Cala Pada, Santa Eulalia and Es Canar, there is a wide range of wining and dining options from quiet restaurants to upbeat bars. Cala Pada specialises in laid-back Mediterranean restaurants where you can enjoy fresh seafood and pasta dishes on flower-filled terraces.

Santa Eulalia is where you'll find the best dining options, as it's the island's gastronomic centre. If you head to Calle St Vincente, or 'restaurant street', you'll be spoilt for choice. Head to a local tapas restaurant to try sausages made in the Baleriacs, marinated peppers and crispy cod balls. You can also look out for classic local dishes such as zarzuela, a seafood and rice stew similar to paella.

In Cala Pada, there are lots of upmarket spots offering cocktails, wine and ocean views. Head into Es Canar for a wider choice of bars, some of which offer live music and DJ sets. However you choose to spend your evening, you're bound to have fun.

What’s nearby?

Cala Pada is very well-connected. It's less than 30 minutes to the nearest airport, while Ibiza Town is a similar distance away. This beautiful Mediterranean city is where the ancient and the modern collide.

Explore the winding lanes of the picturesque old town where you'll find a fortified citadel and some fantastic museums. Venture into Ibiza Town for a buzzing nightlife scene, with its numerous clubs and late-night events.