The large area of San Josep covers mainly the whole south west of the island and is a gateway to some of the island's most beautiful beaches and to the islet of Es Vedra.
The island's highest point, Sa Talaiassa, can be found here and lends it's name to Sant Josep de Talaia. The actual town of San Jose is charming, situated 16km inland, west of Ibiza town, it's a typical village with a enjoyably slow pace of life, after the craziness of the coastal resorts. You will find traditional Ibicenco food at local prices in the number of scattered restaurants. This isn't a tourist place and for once locals outnumber tourists. Old men playing cards and locals sitting putting the world to rights, are some of the examples of life in this pretty village. There are no high rises here, well, apart from the 18th century church which is three storeys high.