Waking up on our first full day in Ibiza was a mix of beautiful sunrise views and desperately needing a shower to cool off – Heatwave Lucifer was in full force even at 8am and had no intentions of holding off the heat.
After having a round or three of breakfast, we stocked up on water, suncream, SD cards and outfit changes, and headed out for our first long-distance drive of the trip.
We really wanted to discover as much as possible and explore more tranquil areas that people not so much into partying might want to visit, and a place that came up a lot for us when planning was Es Vedrà.
The third most magnetic point on Earth and speculated as the sunken tip of Atlantis, Es Vedrà is one heck of a natural beauty, and there are so many ways to experience the magnitude.
For example, you can catch a boat further along the island to sail around it, immersed in blue from sky to shore whilst Es Vedrà looms above you. You could also hike down to Atlantis, a beach at the foot of the Ibiza coast that as equally spectacular views and appears to have remains of past civilisations embedded in the sand.
If you have time, I’d definitely recommend looking into a boat ride or hiking down which takes about 40-60 minutes, but time was something we had limited resources of (especially in the heat) so we stuck to a clifftop view.
The sat nav can be a little tricky to pin-point, but if you end up off-roading down a rocky grey track, then there’s a 99% chance you’re on your way to the little car park located as close to the hiking tracks as possible (pop Cala d’Hort into your sat nav and all should be well).
When you park, there’s a few bushes – recommended for a sneaky wee because there’s no sign of toilets for miles – and some men ‘on watch’ and whilst we were super looked after, there are reports of rental cars being broken into and things stolen, depending on where you park, so always take your valuables!!
If you’re like us and want a 10 minute walk to the ledge for snaps and sights, you’ll go straight through the fenced areas and continue along a rocky path, with equally beautiful tree views on one side and bursts of ocean on the other. You’ll then be blocked by a large bush and whichever way you choose to go round, you’ll soon see Es Vedrà peeking out.
We were all honestly breath-taken when we saw how huge Es Vedrà was, there’s something quite magnificent about a natural wonder, where you can feel a buzz in the air and see pure panoramic tranquility.
As it was reaching 34º, we swiftly snapped away and took turns sitting right on the edge of the cliff – I’ll never forget myself, Kelly, Leigh, and Jess freak out when Jaye beelined for the edge and dangled her legs off without a care in the world. I won’t lie, I did have to crawl about a foot or two away from the edge to get a photo as the open space gave me so much vertigo, but as we kept wanting extra poses or angles, I did get a bit more comfortable shuffling forward, just don’t make me look down…
With pictures taken, bystanders kindly helping us do a Boomerang, and magnetic energy pulled in, we gathered our belongings and headed back to our car for some much needed air-con and hydration – oh mama, that cold air hits you like a dream.
By that time we were getting hungry, so it was off to our next port of call – Ibiza Town….
This trip was complimentary of Enterprise and Talented Talkers who arranged our trip and provided transport, inviting us out to explore the island and test their European car locations. All thoughts and opinions my own, as is a love of air-con.
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