Jesus


Jesus is a village near Ibiza town and not far from Cala Llonga, in fact, it’s extension reaches, with ‘Ses Feixes’, Ibiza’s Promenade and Talamanca but it actually belongs to Santa Eulalia’s municipality. Beeing so close to the city it is a great place for locals to live as the commute is so short, but of course that also makes it one of the most expensive areas to live in. Because it has a family atmosphere it also has a great variety of restaurants to enjoy the ibicenco night through all the year.

Jesus is, together with Ibiza, the one town which name isn’t a Saint. Its church Nostra Mare de Jesús’ (Our Jesus’ Mother) is situated in the heart of the town, it’s considered to be the oldest church on the island. Despite the ever expanding sprawl of Ibiza town, there is still an open vista of green fields and orchards towards the prominent hill of Dalt Vila. It is thought that Franciscan Monks established the site in 1498, they left the site after fifty years, leaving it to the Dominican order, who also left the site for the protection of the Dalt Vila following raids by pirates. It was in 1755 that the old monastic building was turned into a parish church. What set this church above all others on the island is its Altarpiece painted around 1500 by Rodrigo de Osona. The altarpiece has 25 painted panels, with the central panel having a representation of the Virgin and child. The surrounded panel has images of Saints and has themes such as the Annunciation, Jesus Nativity, Resurrection, the Ascension.

Ses Feixes, declered World Heritage Site, are a threatened wetland area. The Moors brought with them these wet lowlands system, they are an important wintering ground and resting place for many migratory birds and constitutes a key haven for wildlife. The area is very important as wetlands such as these are rapidly disappearing in the Mediterranean region.

On the hillside above the village are two important housing developments. The Can Pep Simó estate, designed in the 1970s by Catalan architects Erwin Broner and Josep Lluís Sert. The developments are described as a combination of traditional and modern architecture and attracts students of architecture from across the globe.

Also in the area, you have s’Estanyol, a very quiet beach that’s set in unspoiled natural environment. It is an ideal beach for the sunbather as it is an east facing beach and is protected from the often prevailing wind along this stretch of the Ibiza coastline. Along the north-eastern edge of the cove there are several typical Fishermans rustic boathouses. On the opposite side of the cove there are many areas of flat rock formations which are ideal for sunbathing with a bit of privacy. The Water in the cove is crystal clear and very calm, making this a very popular snorkelling spot with hidden underwater caves.

 


Cala Llonga can be found resting along the East Coast of Ibiza, approximately 10km north of Ibiza Town and 5km south of Santa Eulalia

Having been nothing more than a small peaceful farming community, supported by local fishing, until the early 1970’s when it was sought out for development by a group of British businessmen. Over the last 35 years it has been transformed dramatically into a popular tourist resort. It is however accepted among locals that some 500 years ago the bay was used regularly by smugglers, who were no doubt attracted by the shelter and cover afforded by the small bay with it’s steep hills on either side.

Cala Llonga is a small self contained resort that maintains the peaceful and tranquil nature of its past. As a result it has become a popular getaway for families and couples who want to enjoy the beauty of Ibiza without being exposed to the busy Ibiza nightlife. It is particularly popular among the British and has a distinct British feel to both the resort and the clientele, no doubt influenced by the British developers. Full with souvenirs and typical English pubs, but you also have some very nice and exclusive restaurants in the vicinity, such as La Casita or Amante Beach Club which is on a cliff in Sol d’en Serra, a few minutes drive from the resort.

Cala Llonga is, also, near to Ibiza’s Golf Club in Roca Llisa, therefore it is an ideal place for golfers to stay at.