Viu Sant Josep

The blog to discover and experience Sant Josep

  • Today its fame continues, now at an international level, especially among families who appreciate just how much this little corner has to offer. Here are a few examples.

  • Some time ago we launched the hashtag #lovesantjosep on Instagram. Under this hashtag you will find impressing pictures taken in our town.

  • Sant Josep de sa Talaia boasts a vast legacy of craftsmanship, a heritage of ancestral cultures and influences from diverse civilizations.

  • Every year more families with children come to the island of Ibiza to enjoy themselves and even repeat the experience. Therefore, the Council of Ibiza has created the «Ibiza Family Experience« Project, with the aim of showing that Ibiza is an ideal destination for your holidays.

  • This walk follows the coastline to the south of Sant Antoni Bay, beginning and ending at two popular and yet very different beaches.

  • Access to the beach is flat and easy. After leaving the shelter of the cove, we will see the immense mass of Es Vedrà on our port side, the top of which was already visible from the start of the tour. In just a few paddle strokes we will be in front of Cala Truja

  • Sant Josep ofereix una completa activitat cultural durant tot l’any, en la qual s’involucren artistes i artesans, associacions, veïns, promotors i projectes de tota mena. Concerts, cinema, teatre, exposicions, tallers, mostres, cursos… són part d’un llarg catàleg d’iniciatives que es duen a terme a diferents espais i punts culturals del municipi. Vegem quins són.

  • Instagram, the social network opening a window to magical places and enchanting spots. We launched the proposal #LoveSantJosep on Instagram some months ago; you may find pictures taken by tourists or locals of the most beautiful places of our town: beaches, churches, viewpoints, villages, sunsets, nature and much more. Here you have a brief compilation of all those images, a short virtual walk throughout the most representative pictures.

  • The ball pagès is the typical dance of the Pityusic Islands and is one of the most important cultural assets on the islands. Its colours, rhythm and choreography seem to carry us back to remote times and places, although in fact its origins are completely unknown. We do know, however, that the extreme differentiation of roles between men and women and the rhythm that accompanies the dance could reflect influences from archaic pagan rites established in

  • The salt pans of Ibiza are one of the most emblematic natural landscapes of the island and the most important wetland of the Pityusic Islands. They are an integral part of the natural park of the salt ponds of Ibiza and Formentera, which also includes the marine area that connects the end of the Sa Torre de Ses Portes headland, the promontory extending to the south of Ibiza, with the north of Formentera. The total area

  • The municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia has an extensive coastline of nearly 84 kilometres, with countless coves and inlets of crystal-clear water and a lush seabed replete with flora and fauna. The emblematic silhouettes of the islets of Es Vedrà and Es Vedranell and the famous sandy beaches of Ses Salines and Es Cavallet are just a small example of the natural beauty visitors can enjoy all year round.

  • In its 154 km², Sant Josep de sa Talaia offers a whole range of natural attractions in addition to its 32 beaches and more than 80 km of coastline. Every year thousands of visitors come to the largest municipality on the island to admire the natural beauty of the inland area: its forests, mountains, fields and valleys. A natural treasure that is accompanied by a rich cultural heritage reflecting centuries of history in a place

  • Sant Agustí church celebrates its two hundredth year anniversary in 2019. It ́s history is full of challenges and difficulties that date back to 1788, the year in which the first stone was laid, and, reflecting its first idiosyncrasy, was located in a different place to the one now occupied by the building. Its construction followed the decision of the first bishop of Ibiza and Formentera, Manuel Abad y Lasierra, to create a parish between the

  • On 25, 26 and 27 October, the 4th Fira de la Sal (Salt Fair) was held at the Ibiza Salt Flats, a tourist and cultural event aimed at disseminating heritage and culture. It was organised by the Sant Josep Town Council, the Consell d'Eivissa and the Natural Park Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera, as a commemoration and tribute to the people who worked in the salt flats, to raise awareness of the traditions surrounding the

  • During the Summer months one will find a large number of stalls offering handicrafts, accessories, costume jewellery, leather goods and Ibiza pottery on the Hippy Market in Playa d’en Bossa. Opening hours daily from 6pm till midnight in Calle de la Ruda y del Bruc.

  • Platges de Comte is a group made up of several small coves, located in a natural environment of extraordinary beauty.

  • Cala Vadella is a wide beach with a family atmosphere, sheltered by beautiful cliffs that make it a natural harbour with calm waters. The courses take place inside the cove. We leave via the channel and practice near the coast but beyond the bathing area for safety and in order not to disturb other users. The project consists of specialised instructors giving standup Paddle surf lessons to children accompanied by a parent, our paddle surfboards being designed

  • Our environmentally friendly guided tours for the whole family are intended to let you get to know the natural beauty of this area in a dynamic and entertaining experience for all ages. Here, both adults and children work together to achieve the aims of the activity using bicycles to discover the whole of this nature reserve. All participants will have to pass the tests and overcome the challenges that are to be found at different points

  • The beautiful coastline of Sant Josep is lined with remains that tell us about the history of our municipality, the activities of its inhabitants, its customs and its culture. One of the most characteristic and easily identifiable features are the boathouses. These constructions can be found in countless nooks and crannies of the coast and represent the seafaring lifestyle that has been an essential part of the island's identity.   Origins of the boathouses The origins of the

  • The Sant Josep Town Council has presented the book of photographs "Patrimoni" at FITUR. "Patrimoni" is a book of photographs donated by Xavier Sansó and Xavier Más whose aim is to promote the cultural and natural heritage of the municipality. A work that is complemented with audiovisual material to present the various attractions of the municipality, such as churches, fountains, wells, watchtowers, World Heritage sites and Natural Reserves, which will serve to give future visitors

  • An idyllic holiday in Ibiza features sunny days on the beach, swimming in the refreshing sea, walks and good food. Cala Tarida is a very special part of the island where you can enjoy all of these. It is located to the west and offers one of the most beautiful and spectacular coastal landscapes on the island. Here are our 5 top tips to make the most of the area.   EATING OUT Cala Tarida has several beach bars,

  • A market with handcrafted, local and organic products A meeting point for the people of our city and for the tourists who visit us every summer where you will be able to buy organic, handcrafted or locally elaborated products. Also, you will be able to taste the menus prepared by the retaurants of our city. From 2 June until 20 October, every Saturday from 9:030 AM until 01:30 PM.

  • A beautiful route along which you will visit two of the island's finest beaches whilst enjoying spectacular views of the islet of Es Vedrà and learning a little more about the history of Ibiza. This is a route with fantastic sea views and pleasant walks in the heart of the countryside where walkers can take refuge from the sun under large pine trees. It is a relatively easy walk, just 5.8 km including 100 metres

  • This imposing fortified church is in the heart of the village of Sant Josep. St. Joseph is patron of the Universal Church and he is also the patron saint of our local church. After the conquest of Catalonia, the island was divided into 4 quarters: the Salines quarter, the Portmany quarter, the Balansat quarter and the Santa Eulària quarter. In 1726, the inhabitants of the southern part of Portmany (des Vedrans and Benimussa) asked the Archbishop of

  • The landscape and climate of the Balearic Islands is conducive to the practice of outdoor sports almost all year round. And, without a doubt, the municipality of Sant Josep is the perfect destination to explore the islands by land and sea. Its mountains, seabeds, villages and hidden bays provide the perfect setting for outdoor activities in the heart of nature.   Diving The municipality of Sant Josep covers almost the entire southern half of the island, so you

  • In this area is still extracted and exported large amounts of sea salt. In fact, from the main road you can see the amazing white mountains of salt ready to be refined. For centuries, the salt was the livelihood of many families on the island. The “salineros” (the people who work extracting the sea salt) are recognised for their hard work with a statue next to the church of Sant Francesc de Ses Salines.   Ses Salines

  • One thing that surprises everyone who comes to our coast for the first time is how clear the sea water is. And, as many of you already know, this is thanks to the presence of the wonderful Posidonia plant on the Balearic coasts.   The Balearic Islands and Pityusic Islands (Ibiza, Formentera and other small islets) are home to some 750 km2 of Posidonia meadows growing on sandy seabeds and, in some cases, on rocky seabeds. These

  • The village of Es Cubells is perched on the edge of a spectacular cliff to the south of Sant Josep. Its spectacular setting means that walkers on this route enjoy exceptional views as they gaze at the ocean, enjoy nature and discover hidden beaches away from the summer crowds. Although it is a medium to high difficulty route there is really no cause for concern.  It is a quiet walk with some steep but short

  • The Salt Festival is celebrated in October and represents a new tourist and cultural event destined to promote local heritage and culture. Organised jointly by the Town Council of Sant Josep, Eivissa Council and the Nature Reserve Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera, the Feria de la Sal aims to pay tribute and to remember the people who worked in the salt-pans and to use a variety of activities throughout the day to promote awareness of

  • Es Bol Nou is a beach formed by a group of different sandy coves and beaches that alternate with pebbles and rocky areas; it is located between marine slopes and a closed bay. From Es Bol Nou we can emphasize the reddish colour of its cliffs, which contrast with the clear waters of this area. The Es Bol Nou beach is placed next to the Phoenician settlement and the fishing harbour of Sa Caleta, surrounded

  • Our island is famous the world over for many things ranging from its nightlife to relaxation and from its natural coastline to its delightful beaches but

  • Ses Boques is a peaceful pebble beach below the cliffs of Es Cubells. It is special because of its small size and untouched landscape, which together are quite spectacular and unique. Due to its location by the open sea, on this beach there is usually a swell, which increases its natural beauty and still allows going for a swim. This beach is surrounded by coniferous trees along the cliffs and on the left end of

  • Es Cubells village is next to a cliff under which lays the Ses Bosques beach. In this village, we can find a monument erected in 1996 that pays tribute to the seamen. In Es Cubells it seems that time stands still and the beauty and the tranquility of the old days prevail. Here you will find more information about Platges de Comte. here

  • Planning a family trip to Sant Josep de sa Talaia can be a complete and unique experience. You can't beat seeing the little ones connect with nature, be it walking or marvelling at the beauty of the seabed as they snorkel around the coast. They'll feel like real explorers, visiting the watchtowers and most importantly… they'll have a ball! Because, alongside the activities they can enjoy on the Mediterranean coasts and green hills of Ibiza,

  • This is a nice coastal route that connects two of the island's prettiest beaches - Cala Bassa and Platges de Comte. The trail offers fantastic views of the sea all along its route where traditional fishermen's cottages, breath-taking cliffs and an Ibizan defence tower all await you. It is an easy walk of no more than 6km round trip and each section takes 50 minutes. The route is also relatively flat, allowing the walker to enjoy

  • The municipality of Sant Josep has all types of landscapes to delight the visitor: beautiful Mediterranean beaches, majestic cliffs, green mountains covered in pine trees and of course the countryside - the heart of this land - that sustained our ancestors and remains today to remind us of that past so closely interconnected with the land. Fields of crops and fruit trees can be easily found in any of the villages in this area but there

  • To download the file "10 + 1 Reasons to visit Sant Josep" click HERE  

  • In Ibiza, any time of the day is perfect for a walk – you know, one of those long hikes that bring you into contact with nature and when you get back you feel your batteries have been charged. But if you had to pick a time that was more special than any other, it would be the twilight, when the sky comes alive with colour and the heat gives way to cooler temperatures. For

  • El último sábado de octubre se celebra en las Salinas de Ibiza la Feria de la Sal como un nuevo acontecimiento turístico y cultural enfocado a difundir el patrimonio y la cultura.

  • As the largest municipality of Ibiza, Sant Josep has plenty of places worth seeing during your holidays in Ibiza. And In order not to miss anything, we want to show you 10 essential things you can’t miss. These 10 experiences will give your visit a colourful touch and will help you discover the ‘treasures’ of this part of the island. 1. Watching The Sunset At Platges de Comte Perhaps it is a romantic cliché, but the sunsets

  • We continue with this little guide to visit Sant Josep de Sa Talaia in 72 hours. If you have not read the first part of this guide you can find it here.   Saturday 7.00 pm. Before the sunset we must find a new place from where farewell the sun. This time lets go to the neighboring beach of Cala d'Hort, a perfect place for a quick dip, since the viewpoint chosen to enjoy the sunset is somewhat off the

  • Platges de Comte is one of the paradises in the island of Ibiza. Its crystal waters, fabulous panoramic views, white sand, numerous coves to enjoy the bath and sunsets make it a must for all visitors to the island. You can find more information about Platges de Comte here.

  • It’s time for a break, even if it’s just for a weekend to unwind from the daily routine. And what better place than the magical island of Ibiza where you can relax and have fun in the hot summer months. Ibiza has endless special corners to discover where you can enjoy your summer holidays, but if you visit for just a few days, here we bring a great guide for you to discover the wonders of

  • The beach of Cala d'Hort in front of Es Vedrà islet is one of the most emblematic spots of Ibiza. Located in the south-west of the island its coast is full of steep cliffs. The waters are calm, white sand and spectacular transparency. The local cuisine is one of the strengths of the beach and in the restaurants you can taste the local cuisine seafood. Definitely a unique place to enjoy a beach day in Ibiza.

  • It is always comforting to know that Ibiza has a thousand and one paths where to get lost and enjoy long walks with fantastic vistas to the sea and its exceptional landscapes. And especially in Sant Josep you’ll find many of these inviting corners to unwind such as Sa Caleta. This bit of coast is ideal for enjoying a lovely walk. But is also a unique place to delve into the history of Ibiza and

  • The beach of Cala Tarida is one of the most visited on the island of Ibiza. Its great length, a multitude of services, cuisine and beautiful corners, makes this beach ideal for all types of visitors. Families, children, couples and friends everyone will find a perfect place on this beach. Learn more about Cala Tarida here

  • One of the most iconic beaches in Ibiza, located on the southwest of the municipality of Sant Josep, is Cala d'Hort, the privileged guardian of the island of Es Vedrà, an unmistakable icon of the island. And today we will devote our attention to this bit of our coast, probably one of the most beautiful areas for spending the day by the sea.

  • The environment of Sant Josep (Ibiza) is perfect for Mountain Bike practice. Numerous marked trails, a spectacular coastline, big ups and downs and spectacular views for all audiences. You can discover mountain bike routes here: Sant Josep MTB

  • Platges de Comte (Cala Conta) is one of the most visited beaches in Ibiza during the spring and summer. Nude of hammocks, people, umbrellas and boats in winter becomes a real paradise. The days of wind and blue sky the natural spectacle worth a visit.

  • Every year in late January Sant Josep fields is flooded with white. Almond blossom trees announces the arrival of spring and soon overflow with green landscape.

  • Cada año a finales de enero el campo de Sant Josep se inunda de blanco. La floración de los almendros anuncia la llegada de la primavera y pronto el paisaje rebosará color verde.

  • Strolling around the municipality of Sant Josep is the best way to discover the beauty and charm that’s hidden in this part of the island. That's why today we will dedicate a few paragraphs to the two lovely villages that complete the tour of the municipality. [su_row]    [/su_row] Sant Jordi de Ses Salines, is the most populated town in the municipality of Sant Josep, probably because in its surroundings there is one of the biggest tourist

  • The municipality of Sant Josep has paradisiacal beaches on every inch of its coast. One of them is the amazing Platja des Jondal, also known as Cala Jondal, an increasingly fashionable and trendy spot to spend your time on the hot summer month under the shade of a beach umbrella or going for a swim in its clear, turquoise waters. A beach that always surprises its visitors. Here are a few tips to make the

  • To fully discover the municipality of Sant Josep is no easy task, as one of the most precious treasures of the area and well worth visiting is its spectacular seabed, only available to the more adventurous who are willing to explore its waters diving.   Underwater diving in Ibiza, especially on the coast of Sant Josep which encompasses most of the southern half of the island, is one of the most recommendable activities to practice during your

  • Ibiza is worldwide known for its beaches and its relaxed atmosphere, but only at Platja d'en Bossa you'll find the perfect place to fully enjoy this experience. It’s the most extensive beach on the island and one of the most cosmopolitan spots in the municipality of Sant Josep with a wide range of leisure and entertainment places both by day and night. Here are 5 ideas to fully enjoy Platja d’en Bossa: EAT [su_row]    [/su_row] Platja d'en

  • A perfect holiday in Ibiza always include sunny days on the beach and refreshing swims in the sea. And what better way to enjoy all this in an idyllic place like Platges de Comte beach, where its turquoise waters and amazing sunsets make this place have nothing to envy to the beaches of the Caribbean. Here’s a guide to fully enjoy a beach day at Platges de Comte: EAT [su_row]    [/su_row] Platges de Comte has three seaside

  • 'Sa matança' is the popular name by which the traditional pig slaughter for food purpose is known for in Ibiza. Since the domestic economy characterized by the Ibizan countryside is based on a mixture of dry land crop and kitchen garden and with fattening of poultry, sheep… But the animal, par excellence, which is mostly profitable food wise, and which with Ibiza’s specific conditions it is easier to raise, is the pig.   Every year when winter

  • In Es Cubells it seems as if time doesn’t pass. Oblivious to the hustle and bustle of the island during the summer, it’s one of the few spots where the beauty and peace of old villages still remain. This is one of the most hidden villages of the island, located southwest, in the municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia. Its name, unlike most villages of the island, is taken from the ancient name of the

  • Many are the architectural vestiges of the past that still remain today on the island of Ibiza. One of the most noteworthy are the defence towers which still today remain on the coasts of Ibiza. There are a total of seven coastal defence towers in the island of Ibiza and four of them are located in the municipality of Sant Josep de Sa Talaia. These towers were built between the 16th and 18th centuries with the

  • One of the most impressive sceneries in Ibiza is the Natural Park of Ses Salines (declared in 2001) located in the south of the island of Ibiza. The salt production activity carried out in this area for hundreds of years has formed a unique landscape, a wetland where plenty of birds roost and nest in their migrations. Countless ecological, aesthetic, historical and cultural values concentrated on 3,000 hectares of land and 13,000 marine hectares. The coastline

  • Although Ibiza, and especially the area of Sant Josep, is known for its beautiful beaches and its fiesta atmosphere in summer. Autumn is a perfect season to enjoy the island. Mild temperatures, the bustle disappears, ideal for practicing sports and outdoor activities… Here are 5 great tips.   1. Enjoying the coastline, the beaches and the sea The months of October and November are great to enjoy the sea. While nighttime temperatures are falling, the days are nice

  • One of the most fascinating experiences you can live in Ibiza is to take a boat tour along the coast of Sant Josep. Enjoying the coast, seeing the beautiful islets, the different bird species and even dolphins, are just some of the attractions of this type of activity. A highly recommended route is departing from the port of Sant Antoni to the island of Es Vedrà, stopping at the beaches of Cala d'Hort and at

  • You can not leave Sant Josep (Ibiza) without watching one of it’s many sunsets. A unique experience that is repeated every evening from many locations. 9 amazing places to immortalize with your camera this magic moment, the sunset. Location map 1. Platges de Comte - Cala Conta A natural paradise with turquoise waters on the west coast of Sant Josep. For many who visit us each year, is one of the favorite places to watch the sunset each

  • Today get ready for a mouthwatering experience because we want to tell you about the delicious cuisine and gastronomy in our area. And of course, the sea has been one of the most influential elements in the island’s cuisine, where great dishes stand out such as “bullit”, “arroz a banda” and baked fish dishes.

  • The natural park of Ses Salines is one of the most spectacular sceneries in Ibiza, with its ponds, its salt mountains and its beautiful beaches. That’s why it’s worth taking a walk to appreciate its beauty. The whole walk is about an hour long both ways and we recommend to wear sunglasses, a hat, and to use sunscreen to avoid possible skin burn.   Route map Dificulty: Low Distance: 4,38 km. Estimated time: 2 hours Recomendations: Sport shoes and clothes and

  • We’ve prepared for you a new walking route through one of the most iconic places in Sant Josep de Sa Talaia: To climb to the top of Sa Talaia, the highest mountain in Ibiza, with 475 meters, allowing us to enjoy the incredible views of the municipality and a big part of the island of Ibiza and the coast of Formentera. A highly recommended excursion on a nice and clear day. Route map Difficulty: Low-Average Distance: 2,40 km. Average

  • As you already know, from this blog we want to a bring you a little closer to our municipality, so we always suggest you to visit different places: beaches and coves, churches, villages, monuments… Today we want to show you one of the most authentic villages on the island of Ibiza: Sant Agustí des Vedrà. This small village is located at about 4 km from Sant Josep. It is one of the best preserved villages in

  • We can say that Sant Josep is the most mountainous village in Ibiza, an island with very hilly landscapes but not very high mountains. Behind the village rises majestic the highest peak of Ibiza, Sa Talaia, which is 475 meters high. Sant Josep is also the administrative center of the municipality, which also includes the villages of Es Cubells, Sant Agustí, Sant Jordi and Sant Francesc. Reason why it houses the Sant Josep Town Hall

  • In today’s post we want to show you the Port des Torrent and Cala de Bou areas. In these places you’ll find plenty of activities to do with your sweetheart, family or friends, since its a resort area for everyone. Cala de Bou is an area with many tourists during the summer, particularly from the United Kingdom. Hotels, apartments and vacation houses are part of the environment of this waterfront enclave. In Cala de Bou you’ll

  • On our last post we talked about the southern part of the Sant Josep area, and today we’ll continue showing you some suggestions and ideas so you can keep enjoying these wonderful nature environments in Sant Josep. We’ll take a walk around Cala d'Hort and show you its beaches and nature reserves. As well, we’ll see one of the most amazing sunsets in Ibiza. Keep reading and make sure to write down these tips and

  • Today we’ll take you through a virtual tour of the southwest of the Sant Josep area, where we’ll visit the charming village of Es Cubells and we’ll also take a walk through some of the most beautiful bays and coves in the area: Es Torrent, Es Xarco and Ses Boques.. Es Cubells is one of the smallest villages of the island of Ibiza. The urban core is formed by a large whitewashed church, two bars, a

  • [gallery ids="997,1301,995,999,1005,963,1001,1003"] The southern area of Sant Josep, just like the rest of the island of Ibiza, is a place of contrasts. We can find many places to enjoy the peace, solitude and beauty of the island’s landscapes or, on the contrary, we may be driven by a more lively and fiesta atmosphere.

  • Welcome to the blog of the new website of the municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia. With this post we want to show you the latest features of our new website. As you can see, you can surf around the site in a much more intuitive and visual way with the new layout. And it’s also available in two languages, Spanish and English. We’ve divided the municipality into 9 areas so this way will be much

  • Today on our blog we will take a virtual tour through the western part of Sant Josep de sa Talaia. As we go, we’ll suggest a few places where you can stop to see incredible sunsets, contemplate the crystalline waters of our beaches and enjoy the delicious gastronomy of our island.   Our tour begins at Cala Vadella, a quiet family beach with a wide range of services. Its quaint charms, calm waters and fisherman-like atmosphere make

  • Christmas is just around the corner! And that’s why from Sant Josep de sa Talaia’s town hall website, we want to keep you posted with all the different activities and events taking place in the different parts of the municipality to celebrate the Christmas holidays. In the village of Sant Josep will be a Christmas decoration contest with many prizes for the best decorated balconies, porches and house entrances. There will also be many different activities,

  • Playa d’en Bossa is the largest sand beach in Ibiza and one of the most visited by the tourists who choose our island as their holiday destination. In Playa d’en Bossa there’s a large number of nice hotels with fantastic sea views in the most pure Ibiza style ambiance. On the beach you can experience the incredible party atmosphere that many visitors look for on the “white island” every summer. Along the coastline you’ll find some

  • Autumn is a wonderful season to enjoy the island of Ibiza in a different way, such as the spectacular sunsets you can watch in the Municipality of Sant Josep de Sa Talaia. And one of the best places to enjoy it is in the beautiful beach of Cala d’Hort. This small cove allows you to enjoy during the colder seasons of a magical sunset, with the silhouettes of the islands of Es Vedrà and Es Vedranell

  • Today we woke up fancying a good walk. And from our blog we propose an interesting route to get to know the most interesting places of this Ibicenco municipality that sure you’ll love, the Sant Josep area. We’ll start the route from the famous village of Sant Josep de sa Talaia, and why not gaining energy with a good breakfast? In the centre of Sant Josep there’s many different snack bars and cafeterias, from the most