Time stands still here in this sleepy Spanish town. In Es Cubells, it seems the island is removed from the hustle of daily life. One of the few spots where the natural beauty and peaceful old villages still hold on to the old way of life.
You too can join that pause from your hectic daily life. The villas in Es Cubells are exquisite and available. Fine furnishings, a private pool, huge professional kitchens for your private chef to entertain all of your guests. Anything you can want, it’s here.
One of the most hidden villages on the island, technically in the municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia. The village centre is on top of a dramatic cliff with extraordinary views. Because of this, the authenticity and small town feel are still preserved.
- Where to eat.
You won’t have to travel far from your villa to find delicious Spanish eats. The two main restaurants here host diners on sun filled terraces with sea views. Have your lunch under the pine trees as a happy international crowd passes by.
Now, the choice, what to eat? How about a relaxed lunch with friends and exemplary wine over a dish of paella de mariscos? Or try the whole bream roasted in salt and traditional Ibizan guisat de peix. It’s a mixed fish stew that is sure to delight your Spanish seeking taste buds. Or if you’re sick of seafood, there is always tapas, cured pork leg, pickled veggies, pork chops, or the staple of fresh cheese and bread. Buen provecho!
- Family activities.
In the centre of the village is a playground, where the kids can wear themselves out. The adults can go have a drink at the nearby terrace cafe, we know you need it. Then the whole family can follow the path down to the beach where calm water slowly laps at the sand. It’s very shaded, perfect for a hot day with little ones. If you’re looking for more lively things to do together then there are plenty of activities like, horse riding, jeep off road tours, jet skiing, windsurfing, paragliding, paddle boarding.
- Where’s the beach?
The coastline is dotted with small coves with clear waters that are perfect for snorkelling or just a warm summer swim. Beach clubs, all night parties, and cocktails with lounge chairs won’t be found here, this is a natural beach, the way it was intended.
A couple of bays away is Es Xarcu Beach, a chill swath of beach where the locals come to meet, sing and have a barbecue.
For the ultimate beach day excursion and some adventure then prepare your hiking gear! A cliffside path takes you to Cala Llentrisica. From there, a two hour hike, brings you to a literal desert island secluded beach. It’s well worth the trek! ______________________________________________________________
- Fancy some local shopping?
Es Cubells is famous for its local Ceramic shops, souvenirs and a weekly craft market. In the nearby town of San Jose you will find chic homewares, boho-luxe fashion items and handcrafted accessories and jewellery. Be sure to bring an extra bag to take all your new found treasures home again.
- Historical sites.
Make sure to visit one of the island’s most beautiful, now defunct churches. Since religion fell out of favour as education in Spain increased, this church still stands as a tribute to architecture. Clad in white, the Església Es Cubells is open for visits to marvel at the ancient structure and imagine how people lived long ago.