Spend time at one of Ibiza’s famed Blue Flag beaches and at the end of the day watch the sun set over Es Vedra island across the water.
Cala d’Hort is an isolated beach inlet on the southwestern coast of Ibiza. It is backed by towering cliffs and reachable only by a narrow, steep road. It is worth coming here though, because after your somewhat treacherous drive, you are rewarded by breathtaking views of the bright blue Mediterranean Ocean and a tiny island called Es Vedra. The sparsely populated slopes of Serra de Ses Roques Altes border the beach.
On a hot summer’s day, rent a lounge chair and parasol or order a meal on a shaded restaurant table. One side of the beach is filled with softer sand while the other has a rockier terrain. In between, the beach resembles a large golden arc. The waters are often dotted with boats moored offshore. Dive in for a swim or snorkel and explore the underwater world. When the wind picks up the waves, the cove is a perfect place for body surfing.
While it is a popular destination for all types of visitors, Cala d’Hort is especially beloved by families due to its sheltered waters. It is good to know that Cala d’Hort is one of 15 Blue Flag beaches on Ibiza. To receive a Blue Flag, a beach must meet strict criteria regarding its safety, water quality, environmental regulation, information and education.
Environmentally-aware citizens persuaded the government to established the Cala d’Hort National Park in 2002 and the beach is now protected from any future development. Because of this, Cala d’Hort has kept its unobstructed, spectacular views. Watch the sun set over Es Vedra, the islet just off the coast of Ibiza in this cove. Es Vedra is rumoured to be one of the most magnetic points in the entire world and, true or not, it certainly looks attractive.
The nearby village of San José has accommodation and other facilities. It is about a 10-minute drive to the village in the low season, but during peak months the road to Cala d’Hort is reduced to a single lane to make space for parked vehicles.