Legends, magic and mystery… All you need to know about Es Vedra.

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Legends, magic and mystery… All you need to know about Es Vedra.
If you come to Ibiza, the lookout from Es Vedrà is one of the points you must visit. No matter how many cocktails you’ve had the night before, it’s worth the hike just if to take in it’s stunning beauty.


Whether you believe in mysticism or not, the size of Es Vedrà will definitely impress you. This small rocky island on the southwest side of Ibiza is part of the Cala d’Hort nature reserve, located in Sant Josep de Sa Talaia. This colossal rock, which is 413 metres tall, is uninhabited. Why? The goats that used to live there were intentionally killed in 2016 because—as the government explained later—they were eating and destroying all the endemic flora and fauna.

Asides from this random fact, the island is known for being energetic, and is known as the “third most magnetic spot on Earth” after The North Pole and The Bermudas. The truth is that Es Vedrà is made up of limestone- so no magnetic metals there, but even if there’s no evidence to prove it’s force of attraction, there have been plenty of reports of navigational instruments being affected when getting close to the area.

The views from Torre Des Savinar

It is also a famous sight for UFO’s sightings. Many fishermen claim to have heard strange noises and seen underwater lights right below Es Vedra. If you want to read more about it, put the popcorn in the microwave and check out some info about the Manises UFO incident. Beyond the presence of aliens, it is for sure, a special meeting point for spiritual people who come to connect with the healing energy of this place and to celebrate meditation events. The feeling you get when you are there, it is something indescribable, so my best recommendation is to go there and make your own conclusions. Every time I go, I become totally relaxed and silent.


Photo of a spiral sign in Atlantis, next to Es Vedra lookout, by @Luna Marina

The landscape views are so amazing… You can see the curved horizon, the majestic cliffs and, if you are lucky, a family of dolphins swimming across the sea. A very important tip: there are no garbage cans, so please, please, take yours with you. It’s sad to see how many people go there to take beautiful photos but then leave their trash on the ground. Remember, this is a nature reserve, let’s keep it that way!

Photo by @Ibiza Hire

You can take a boat trip to see the magic from a distance, practice snorkeling in the blue waters, enjoy a picnic and unlimited drinks, or get to the lookout point by car. But make sure you drive slowly when you reach the dirt road as it is a bit bumpy. If this sounds too adventurous for you but you still want to see Es Vedrà, visit Cala D’Hort, enjoy the beach and the views of this magical rock right from the shore or from the beach restaurants.

Let the adventure begin!


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