Cala d’Hort, located in the southwest of Ibiza, is one of the Balearic Islands beaches that I like most.
We arrived at this beach by accident and I really do not regret it at all.
My brother and I were driving down the road towards Es Cubells, listening music and singing, when suddenly I saw a sign showing Cala d’Hort.
Suddenly a smile was drawn on my face and I pointed to my brother to turn to that direction.
The word “Hort” means vegetable garden and this is a word that connects a lot with my inner child. I grew up literally sleeping in a wheelbarrow in the vegetable garden of my parents’ house, surrounded by vegetables and fruit trees. I have spent many hours in that garden and whenever I see a vegetable garden or when I hear that word, I’m transported to those moments of my childhood.
Anyway, coming back to the main story, my brother thought it was a good idea, so we decided to go and see how that beach was.
When we arrived, the surprise was to see that the car park is tiny! Luckily a couple was just leaving, so we could park on their spot.
We had to walk down a hill to get to the beach and as we arrived, I fell in love with the place. I can not really explain why, perhaps because of the majestic views with the stunning island of Es Vedra that seem to be just a few meters from you or it may be just because of the connection that the name of the beach has with my inner child. Whatever the reason was, I felt super comfortable in that place.
It is a beach about 200 meters long; the sand is somewhat coarse, with small stones, and the water, even if it is clear and blue, it is not as idyllic as other beaches in the area.
The beach is surrounded by rocks on both sides. We went to the area on the left where there is a small pier where people take photos with the islet behind.
It’s a nice spot, so I also went to take the “typical picture”. The funny part is that while I was there, with my eyes closed a wave came to say hi to me! I got all wet!!
I wasn’t expecting that because when I closed my eyes the sea was calm.. Actually you can see in the picture that few minutes before, there were no waves at all!! Haha
Anyway it was fun and my brother and I laughed out loud for some time!! 😂😂
The beach is preserved in a quite natural environment. There are a couple of restaurants, but their presence does not destroy the magical atmosphere that is already there
I liked it so much that I looked for some information on Internet and I discovered that apparently few years ago some entrepreneurs wanted to build a golf park and a resort, but the locals objected and the project never took off.
In fact the beach is a Natural Park so I’m glad they were not allowed to build the resort there.
By the way if you plan to come to Cala d’Hort, check out Sa Torre des Savinar, the highest vantage point of the Ibiza coast, which is close to this beach.
Is this also one of your favorite beaches?
Love and gratitude