The magical mountain of Es Vedra
Each time we are in Ibiza we love to pass by the mountain of Es Vedra. The 400 meter high uninhabited rock island is part of Cala d’Hort Nature Reserve. The island has something magically calming. It has a high concentration of metals and minerals and would be the most magnetic place on earth after the Bermuda Triangle and the North Pole.
Es Vedra viewpoint can be the start of a day trip to various sights in the area. From Casa Zita it’s a 40-minute drive to Es Vedra. You can choose Cala d’Hort as destination. The GPS will send you along the main road towards Sant-Josep de sa Talaia (EL-700) and will then take Es Cubells exit. Enjoy!
Es Vedra viewpoints
You can view Es Vedra from three different viewpoints. Each has its own charm and special places.
There are two major exits, the third one at the end of the road leads to the beach of Cala d’Hort:
1) Viewpoint 1: exit at sign Torre Des Savinar (from here you can go to Torre des Savinar, the 2 hippie caves or even go downhill to Atlantis)
2) Viewpoint 2: exit at the containers. Enjoy the fantastic views of the rock.
3) Viewpoint 3: beach of Cala d’Hort
You should definitely do one and three 🙂
Exit viewpoint 1: Mirador, hippie cave, Torre de Savinar and Atlantis
Park your car and walk until the cross-road just behind the fence that you see from the parking lot.
Mirador, hippy cave and Torre de Savinar
Go to the right for Mirador a l’illa d’es Vedra and the famous hippie cave, which is just underneath this viewpoint (there’s a second smaller cave a little further away). To go to Torre De Savinar you need to step left from the viewpoint and climb the rock. A little further away you will see the tower and will be rewarded with a unique view.
When you walk after the fence to the left you go to the Stone Circles, which is the start point to go to Atlantis.The Stone Circles were once created by the hippies, but everyone who passes the circle adds an extra stone, so it continues to grow :). Atlantis was created by the Phoenicians who pulled out large boulders to build the city walls of Ibiza. The technique they used is still unknown at this time.
Do not do the downhill to Atlantis just like that. You are easily walking for at least two hours (back and forth). Wear good shoes or sneakers, take plenty of water and a swimsuit with you. It’s wonderful to swim in the basins created by the carved rock formations. The water is a bit warmer than in the sea.
Exit viewpoint 2: Es Vedra view
From here it’s a short walk to the views of Es Vedra. Enjoy the fantastic views of the rock.
Viewpoint 3: Cala d'Hort
Enjoy the view from Cala d’Hort Beach and / or eat Paella at Restaurant El Carmen, with a magnificent view of the rock.