SANT JOSEP DE SA TALAIA
The municipality’s coastline, which is 80 Km long, offers important tourist resorts, as well as some of the most beautiful coves in the Pitiusas, such as Cavallet, Ses Salines, Cala Jondal, Cala d’Hort, Cala Carbó, Cala Vedella, Cala Tarida, and Platges de Comte, or remote fishermen coves, such as Porroig, es Xarco, sa Caleta, Cala Llentrisca, and Cala Corral, all of them keeping their traditional atmosphere.
The coastline is abundant with cliffs and islets, such as Vedrà, es Vedranell, sa Conillera, s’Espartà, s’Illa des Bosc, and ses Bledes, which dominate the view when comtemplated from the land. It is a magnificent landscape, especially the two protected areas, Ses Salines Natural Park and the nature reserve of d’es Vedrà, es Vedranell and Islotes de Poniente (islets), where nature can be found at its finest.
The municipality provides the visitor with very interesting routes going through areas of unspoilt nature, where you can also see defensive towers in magic enclosures, such as the Pirate Tower in Cala d’Hort, the tower of d’en Rovira, located in Platges de Comte, or the Carregador tower, near Ses Salines.
Sa Talaia, the highest woodland in the island, 475 m high, is located in the centre of the municipality. It offers one of the best views in the island. You can visit important archaeological sites in Sant Josep, such as Sa Caleta’s Phoenician village (VII B.C.), founded by the first settlers in the island and declared World Heritage, or Ses Païses de Cala d’Hort, a Punic-Roman settlement.