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Cala Vedella and Cala d’Hort are two magnificent beaches in the southwest of the island of Ibiza.

This route is ideal if we leave from the port of Sant Antoni de Portmany and if we have a north, east or southeast wind. It will not take us more than 1 hour to reach the first beach, Cala Vedella, and we will be able to enjoy its transparent waters. Beforehand, we will skirt this entire part of the Ibizan coast: from Caló de s’Oli, Cap de la Bassa, Torre d’en Rovira and Comte beaches, to Cala Llentia, Cala Tarida and Caló d’en Real. In the back, as was the case on the Cala Bassa-Cala Comte route, we will be accompanied by a forest of junipers and pines. Do not miss this new proposal for your 8-hour route and discover the coves of Ibiza.

Getting ready

We will leave from the port of Sant Antoni de Portmany around 10 a.m. After a pleasant journey enjoying the views of the cliffs of this part of the island, we will arrive at our first stop: Cala Vedella. Do you know why it is called that? According to the Enciclopèdia d’Eivissa i Formentera (‘Encyclopaedia of Eivissa and Formentera’), the name of this beach, which used to designate a space larger than the current one, would come from the name of the mammal itself: “vedella”, which in Catalan means “calf”. This would be in keeping with the abundance of names related to agricultural and branch activities in this part of the island. 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 Vadella, Ibiza” by BasBoerman is marked with CC BY-NC 2.0.


Anchoring is of special importance in Ibiza in general and in Cala Vedella in particular, since here are some of the most important Posidonia meadows, as is the case in many other coves (for example, in Cala Bassa, Cala Salada and also in our second stop, Cala d’Hort). 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 Vedella, where the bottom is made of sand and algae, it is recommended to anchor at a depth of 3-4 metres.

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 Vedella.

Cala d’Hort

After lunch, we will head to Cala d’Hort. During the crossing, we can take the opportunity to rest from the morning activities and sunbathe on board. In addition, we will skirt Caló de s’Oratge, Sa Barbada, Cala Carbó and Cala Truja, and enjoy the views of the imposing and magical islet of es Vedrà (and the smaller islet, es Vedranell) that we will have in front of us.

Cala d’Hort is one of the most special and most magnetic points on the island. Since 2002 it has been part of the Natural Park of Cala d’Hort, Cap Llentrisca and Sa Talaia, and the nature reserves of es Vedrà and es Vedranell. This beach is ideal for snorkelling, as it is surrounded by small caves and interesting places for fishing and sighting different marine species.

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 5:00 p.m. we will head to the port of departure (Sant Antoni de Portmany or Ibiza) 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? Choose this route and discover the coves of Ibiza. Happy crossing!

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