Ibiza has a well-earned reputation for being the go-to place for European club nights in the sun, but it’s also a stunning island full of secluded bays, sandy beaches, and places to relax and enjoy the dazzling Mediterranean vistas. With picturesque villages scattering the coastline, a unique cuisine and a culture influenced by its European neighbours, as well as mainland Spain, Ibiza guarantees any visitor a holiday to remember. If you’re looking for a 2017 Ibiza holiday then look no further than Cala Llonga, with its rich history, unique atmosphere, breathtaking walks and stunning natural parks, it’s the perfect destination for those looking to relax in a gorgeous resort. Whether you’re a family looking for a safe and enjoyable beach holiday with the kids, a couple looking for a romantic Mediterranean break, or fun-seekers looking for great watersports and lively clubs on your doorstep then a Cala llonga holiday is a must. Within easy reach of Ibiza airport with excellent accommodation and easy access to the rest of the island, make this scenic bay, surrounded by pine-covered hills, your 2017 holiday choice.
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish
- Time Zone: GMT +1
- Average flight time: 2h 40m
When to go
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Bursting with colour, the Spanish Balearic Islands offer a mix of both traditional and modern resorts. Cala Llonga is a more modern resort in a stunning setting just a short journey along the coast from the island’s capital, Ibiza Town. This historic old town combines the cobbled lanes of a Spanish pueblo with a bustling hippy market which takes place daily beside its pretty harbour until 10pm. Walking around the 500-year-old walls of the imposing castle, which protects the old town, is a great way to spend a couple of hours away from the beach while you enjoy a variety of tapas accompanied by staggering views over the harbour and the Med.
The local ferries will take you from the harbour to neighbouring beaches as a quick and easy whistle-stop tour of the east of the island.
Wine and Dine
Ibiza's local cuisine is typically Mediterranean and Cala Llonga offers a variety of traditional of dishes influenced by the Spanish and European identity of the island. Tapas features heavily on the menu, as does seafood, particularly seafood rices and stews traditional as in other parts of Spain but with an Ibizan twist and a nod to the Catalan influence on the island. Other available cuisines to suit British, Austrian, Italian and Argentinian tastes are available. A speciality of the island is the Flaons pastry which can be sweet or savoury and often comes filled with cheese and accompanied by a glass of sweet wine or Frigola liqueur.
A Cala Llonga holiday is ideal for any family visiting Ibiza. The resort has a traditional Spanish family-friendly feel with accommodation, bars and restaurants happy to cater for all ages with the added bonus of being close to the beach. The sandy beach, as well as being one of the largest on the island, is the focal point of the resort. The sand gradually sloping into a calm sea makes this a safe and sheltered place to spend a day in the sunshine. The main beach in Cala Llonga also hosts a children’s activities area, including a playground and a mini amusement park.
If you’re feeling more adventurous, then the Santa Eulària ferry to destinations including Ibiza Town will provide an inexpensive way to see the island's bigger towns and cultural centres. For those who prefer dry land, Acrobosc Ibiza just a few minutes along the road is an adventure park equipped with platforms, obstacles, zip-wires and tight-ropes set at different levels to cater for those aged from three and above, all set in the idyllic pines next to Cala Pada beach.
Action and Adventure
A Cala Llonga holiday offers an easy way to enjoy your watersports with the idyllic bay, home to parasailing, scuba-diving, windsurfing and water-skiing. There’s beach volleyball for those wanting to keep their feet dry, but if you prefer something less energetic then only a few kilometres away is the islands only golf course, Roca Llisa. It comes complete with an 18-hole course, a 9-hole course, driving range and bar.
Thrill-seekers can try a two-hour cliff diving course near Ibiza Town. Rockid Ibiza will take you to carefully selected points to start divers from the age of seven on small cliff dives, before increasing in height until you’ve reached the limit of your courage. For the less adventurous, you can snorkel in the local caves or sit back with a drink and enjoy the scenery.
Life's a Beach
If you’re looking for a beach holiday in Ibiza, then a Cala Llonga holiday is the destination for you. The resort boasts one of the biggest and most beautiful beaches on the island of Ibiza, a crescent of sand gently sloping into a calm and clear sea. With a width of over 100 metres there’s plenty of room for both kids to enjoy themselves and for those looking to recover from a late night out to relax in peace and quiet, with a healthy supply of pine trees giving areas of shade from the summer sun. Set in a protective arc, the shallow waters are perfect for those who want to paddle, swim, snorkle or indulge in watersports. Its proximity to bars and restaurants means you’re never far from a drink and snack.
For a beach with a traditional promenade lined with bars and cafés then Santa Eulalia is only a short taxi ride away. Or, for those seeking a secluded, quiet haven, Cala Pada beach in Es Cana, with its clear water and beautiful sand, is a must.
Ibiza is the long-established European capital of music, famous DJs and all night dancing. Both Ibiza Town and Playa d'en Bossa are within easy reach of Cala Llonga. Playa d'en Bossa is a two-mile stretch of international clubs, beach bars and thousands of party-goers, with Ibiza's big open-air club Ushuaia at the heart of the action. A short taxi ride away is Ibiza Town with an international feel hosting famous clubs like Pacha, as well as numerous daily boat parties leaving from the harbour. Just thirty minutes away on the other side of the island is San Antonio and the famous Sunset Strip, attracting the best DJs from all over the world.
If you prefer a more relaxed approach to an evening's entertainment, then Cala Llonga has many local bars and hotels which provide live entertainment for all the family. For a more traditional Spanish evening, Santa Eulària has the feel of a quaint Spanish coastal village offering classical cuisine in an authentic Mediterranean setting.
One of the most romantic places on the island is the secluded beach of Sol d'en Serra. A mile from Cala Llonga, the small and idyllic waterfront is a relaxing place for adults to catch a tan during the day. The open cove, rocky shore and stronger currents make this less attractive for children. After a day of sun-seeking, the popular Amante Beach Club built into the cliffs is the perfect place for a drink while watching the sunset or enjoying dinner at the split-level restaurant in the moonlight. The view of the sea with the cliffs rising above you makes this ideal for a romantic evening away from the main family-friendly resort.
For the more active among you, the village of Santa Eulària nearby offers a taste of the traditional life of a small Spanish town with lovely bars, cafés, local shops and a picturesque river walk for those who enjoy the tranquillity of a more natural surrounding.
With the history of Ibiza Town and Dalt Villa on your doorstep, a slow climb up the cobbled hill leads you through the city walls to the historic cathedral and the Moorish castle. Local ferries are available to take you to other destinations on the island, including San Antonio, the beautiful beaches of neighbouring island, Majorca, or to mainland Spain and places such as Denia, Barcelona and Valencia.
The island provides a stunning setting for walks and hikes through the pines, along the rivers and coast, where there are both challenging and relaxing cycle routes. As large strips of the island are registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, traditional Ibizan settings including ‘God's Finger’ in the Benirràs Bay and the remains of the first Phoenician settlement at Sa Caleta are protected and within reach with the beautiful red cliffs – a must-see on your Cala Llonga holiday.