Mythical moments

Rumour has it the monolithic limestone rock formation of Es Vedra, off Cala D’hort on the south coast of Ibiza, is the third most magnetic point in the world and has long been referred to as the source of Ibiza’s inexplicable energy. While geologists say no, one thing that is unquestionable is its beauty at sunset, best viewed from the beach or one of its restaurants, or the deserted pirate lookout tower, Torre de Savinar.

Es Vedra is the source of many island myths and legends: some claim to have seen UFOs flying above it, old wives’ tales say it’s the ancient site of the lost city of Atlantis, others have heard siren calls from the shore and mystics say it has healing powers. As the sun goes down, it’s almost impossible not to feel energy emanating from the rock.

The experience can become quite emotional from the lookout point, as you witness the sky start to change from orange and gold to pink and purple before darkness finally falls and the sky is twinkling with stars. Whether you go to solo to meditate, practice yoga, chant or pray, or you go in a group with a bottle of cava, it’s a sunset that should be experienced at least once in your lifetime.

Meanwhile at the bottom of a rolling green hill, just like the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, Cala D’Hort is one of Ibiza’s most magical and laidback beaches. The arc-shaped golden beach boasts uninterrupted front row seats to the sunset, and you can take your pick from three seafood restaurants if you want the ‘dinner and a show’ sunset experience. On the left hand side of the hill, presiding over it all from its hilltop advantage is Es Boldado, while on the sand Restaurant Cala D’hort and Restaurante El Carmen offer slightly different vantage points. All the more reason to visit Es Vedra for sunset more than once!