Cala Bassa and Cala Comte are two of the most spectacular beaches in the western part of the island of Ibiza.
In addition, this route is ideal if we leave from the port of Sant Antoni de Portmany and if we have an east, south or southeast wind, since it will not take us more than 30 minutes to reach the first beach, Cala Bassa, and we will be able to enjoy its calm waters. Before, we will have a panoramic view of this part of the Ibizan coast: Caló de s’Oli, Punta de Sa Pedrera and Cap de Sa Serra. In the back, as also happens on the Cala Vedella-Cala d’Hort route, we will see a forest of junipers and pines. Do not miss this proposal for your 8-hour route: Cala Bassa and Cala Comte. Here we go!
We will leave from the port of Sant Antoni de Portmany around 10 a.m. and we will enjoy a pleasant journey and the views of the low cliffs and the numerous caves of this part of the island to reach our first stop: Cala Bassa.
Do you know why it is called that? According to the Enciclopèdia d’Eivissa i Formentera (‘Encyclopedia of Eivissa and Formentera’), the name of this beach is due to the fact that in the old days, when it rained a lot, the water remained puddled for a long time because the height of the shores prevented it from reaching the sea. Today the “pond” (hence its name in Catalan, “bassa”), located in the eastern part of the cove, communicates artificially. Thus, we will spend a couple of hours anchored in the vicinity of the cove and we will be able to enjoy a swim in its crystal clear waters and water activities for greater entertainment.
“Cala Bassa, Ibiza” by BasBoerman is marked with CC BY-NC 2.0.
Anchoring in Cala Bassa
Anchoring is of special importance in Ibiza in general and in Cala Bassa in particular, since here are some of the most important posidonia meadows. The meadows of this marine plant were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for their importance in the conservation of the Mediterranean ecosystem. It provides numerous benefits and is the reason why our waters are so transparent. For this reason, anchoring on Posidonia is prohibited. In Cala Bassa it is recommended to anchor at 5-8 meters of sand in front of the beach, where we can find rock bottoms and algae with sandbanks between them.
After a while in the water, we will have worked up an appetite and it will be the perfect time for lunch. We remind you that you can hire a custom-made catering service with us. With this option you can drink and eat when you decide, and you will have a varied and quality menu. If you prefer to eat on dry land, we can advise you to choose the best restaurant option in Cala Bassa. You can also eat a little later, at Cala Comte, our second stop.
We will arrive at Cala Comte for lunch or after lunch, after 15 minutes of navigation. During the crossing, we can take the opportunity to rest from the morning activities and sunbathe on board. In addition, we will skirt the Torre d’en Rovira and the Punta Roja viewpoint and enjoy the views of the islet of Sa Conillera and Illa des Bosc.
Cala Comte or the Comte beaches, as it is also known, is one of the best known beaches, for obvious reasons. It is made up of a set of small beaches, hence its plural name. In addition, this comes from the name of the count (“comte”) Nunó Sans, one of the Catalan conquerors of the island of Ibiza. It is a paradisiacal enclave of turquoise waters and islets near the coast that combine their green and brown tones with those of the waters. This beach is ideal for snorkeling and guarantees a safe bath for everyone, especially for the little ones.
“Cala Comte, Ibiza” by BasBoerman is marked with CC BY-NC 2.0.
Enjoying your trip
Once in the cove, we will anchor responsibly and be ready to enjoy the sea and water activities. If you feel like it, you can go to the shore and lie down on the fine white sand of the beach, and even have a drink in one of the beach bars and restaurants.
Around 5:15 p.m. we will head to the port of Sant Antoni de Portmany to finish our day of navigation at 6:00 p.m. But first, we can take advantage of the time spent sailing to relax on board, sunbathe and observe the landscape. Can you imagine it? Happy crossing!