Location: In the little resort of Cala Vadella, 10 minutes drive from San José
Facilities: Sunbeds, parasols, restaurants, bars, shops, showers, lifegards, access for the disabled
Activities: Pedaloes, dive school
Size: 275 metres long, 30-70 metres wide
With breathtaking views you swoop around and down to the picturesque bay of Cala Vadella, surrounded by pine clad hills. Some hotels and apartments, popular with families and couples, as well as a good choice of restaurants, bars and shops make up the little resort of Cala Vadella.
The big, wide beach of fine white sand slopes gently into shallow waters close to shore - good for fun and games with the children. Even at the height of summer there's always a spot to be found on this wide beach. The crystal clear water is perfekt for swimming and snorkeling.
The sheltered bay is a popular anchoring spot for private yachts and motor boats, who often gather there to watch the romantic sundown.
Facilities: A selection of restaurants, bars and shops are easily reached. Showers on the beach.
Getting there: Reached by car or bus during the summer season from San Jose and San Antonio. It's well signposted. There is a dedicated car park but it is busy in high season making it tricky to get a spot.