Cala d’hort is a beach situated on western seaboard of the Island of Ibiza. Famous for its white sand and burning sun, this place is also offering a lot of activities, restaurants, bars, hotels and a stunning sunset on Es Vedra.
Type: Sandy Beach
Cala d’hort is a beach divided in two parts. The first one is full of white fine sand that is great for lying down without risk of having back pain. The second part of the beach is pebbly and backed by cliffs, which offers amazing views of the sea.
How to get there:
Geo: 38°53’23N / 1°13’28E
There are four different ways to get to Cala d’ Hort costing different prices from either San Jose or Cala Vadella. The cheapest way is by car at 22 minutes travel time. On the other hand, taxi’s can cost between €28 and €35. Buses L8, L26 or L38 costs about €3 until Can Verger but a taxi is needed for another 10minutes to the beach for €17. And lastly, ferry for 1 hour to Formentera and another 30 minutes on a boat. This long way costs between €31 and €200.
Did you know?
Es Vedra, a small island on the horizon of Cala d’Hort, is said to be the third most magnetic point on Earth after the North Pole and the Bermuda Triangle. Apparently, this great mass of rock has some sort of energy storage which creates a magnetic field that causes interference on some radars, compasses and any other navigation systems which are usually presented on ships and aircraft. Even swimmers and surfers reported hearing some deep underwater noises near the island which sometimes cause sudden changes on the unusual behavior patterns of the swimming direction of fishes.
What to see:
There is more to see than its most beautiful beaches and cliffs in the area, this place is also rich in history. A few kilometers away is Ses Paisses of Cala d’Hort, where an archaeological site of ancient ruins from the 5th century BC until 8th century AD is located. The ruins represent the lifestyle of Phoenicians, Romans and Byzantines from the past. This place is perfect for those who are interested to see Ibiza in a different antiquity perspective.
Es Vedra is one of the greatest attractions of this beach, the rock island is always present on the horizon from Cala d’ Hort. It is not just any rock, it is a curious silhouette that inspired many legends that have been attracting thousands of tourists from around the world. The most breathtaking moment for everyone in this area is to see the famous sunset.
Lastly, a visit to Cala d’Hort is not properly done without the Torre des Savina, an imposing cliff suited on the south coast which can be reached within a short walk. Apart from watching the magnificent sunset from a unique high angle, there is an interesting construction representing the watchpoint which was completed in 1763 to prevent pirates from looting. This unique place is where the natural beauty of the area combines with historical parts of Ibiza that have resisted the passage of time.
What to do:
There are many interesting activities to do around. The most recommended activities to enjoy in Cala d’Hort are kayaking and water sports that allow to swim around the coastline from the seas or get closer to the islets of Es Vedra and Es Vedranell to appreciate its beauty and vastness.
Another cool activity to do is to rent some buggies and drive along on the cliffs to enjoy the view. If you dream to see what is underwater, there are many scuba diving centers around Cala d’Hort to enjoy the beautiful underwater views.
Where to eat:
Alongside the beach or on the top of the cliffs, there are several restaurants you can find with incredible views. You will probably taste the best paellas in the island made with the best fish caught in the Ibizan sea.
But, if you have difficulty to choose, here you have a list of 3 best restaurants recommended by us, with the best food severed in the Island.
El Carmen, situated in one of the most magical places on the beach, facing the sea, with a view on the islets of Es Vedra and Es Vedranell.
They specialize in fresh fish and rice dishes, much like paellas and their typical desserts. This restaurant has the best spot to enjoy a nice refreshing drink on their terrace during the sunsets as it has incredible view in a unique, pleasant place surrounded by nature.
Address: Playa Cala d’Hort, 07830 Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Islas Baleares, Spain
Opening Hours: every day from 12:30 to 22:00
Phone: +34 971 18 74 49
Es Boldado, situated on the cliff, is a unique restaurant offering a breathtaking view of Cala d’Hort and Es Vedrà. Apart from the view it also offers a delicious menu of fish, paellas, calderetas, etc. Here the prices are depending on your choice of fish but are reasonable for paella and a bottle of wine. The quality of the products is really high, especially the beauty of the place really deserves a star.
Address: Playa Cala d’Hort, 07830, Illes Balears, Spain
Opening Hours: every day from 13:00 to 21:00
Phone: +34 626 49 45 37
Restaurant Cala d'Hort
Restaurant Cala d’Hort is situated on the beach, right in front of the islet of Es Vedra. This place has a traditional decor look with the best fresh paellas made from generations. The restaurant started running in the 1970s but as a small stone house bar for fishermen. The restaurant guarantees the best quality and the most traditional paellas in the island as the recipe is passed on from generations.
Address: Playa de Cala D’Hort, 07830, Illes Balears, Spain
Opening Hours: every day from 13:00 to 22:00
Phone: +34 971 93 50 36
What about drinks and hotels?
There are no actual bars, shops and hotels on the beach or near the beach. For the drinks, one of the restaurants mentioned above serves cocktails and wine.
During summer, the road to access the beach is becoming a one-way road reduced to single track, as all the cars are parked on the side. Go early to park easily and near the beach to avoid a long walk between your car and the beach.
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