Es Freus - Cala Compte
More about the magical Ibiza from the sea. Approaching Las Salinas Beach from the sea and imagining the Phoenicians already in the 17th century BC carrying sacks of La Sal de Ibiza, this white gold, a precious delicacy taken from this corner of the island since then, is getting to know a past period comes to us almost pure, almost untouched: The Ses Salines Beach, which is part of the Natural Park of the same name. Staying on this amazing beach is a beautiful experience where the fine and white sand more than sticking to your feet, will draw them.
Behind Punta des Jodal the Cala Jondal shelter awaits us. A beach of white pebbles polished by the sea with bits of sandy beach and surrounded by pine trees, which has adapted to the present. In a corner, a restaurant with more than thirty years, Es Xarcu, in the Calita La Virgen, one of those stories of fishermen who went out every day to the sea to fish and take fishing to his mistress to cook it at the time. "From the sea to the table" that is now so fashionable, and had been happening in many corners of the islands since long ago. Back to essence, that was and is Ibiza from the sea.
We pass Punta Des Porroig and arrive at the cove with the same name and receive us under the shelter of red earth cliffs that with the sunset light seem to become mountains of fire and in contrast to the blue of the sea, gives us a beautiful image that revives our look We find a haven of peace that, thanks to the fishermens houses that occupy the cove, has preserved its authenticity. If we use paddle or we are strong to swim, in Porroig we find spots that even in the months of most influx, we can be alone. Places like Cala Es Cucó or a nook in front of Illeta Grossa. Swim, float in this place and breathe, will be one of those small and unforgettable pleasures that life gives us.
We leave from our haven of peace and we go Es Vedra, a connection between these two anchorages that will increase the excitement of our route if possible. Sailing in front of the coast of Es Torrent, Cap Negret, Cala des Cubells, Atlantis and many other undiscovered places, looking behind Cape Llentrisca we find it: majestic, timeless, with character and personality, Es Vedrá with Es Vedranell, its faithful companion. About 382 meters of height, a rock that has been so named on the Internet that you can find it in pages around the world. Much has been said about her, but being true to what is known with data, it was thanks to Francisco Palau, a monk banished from Catalonia to Ibiza in 1854, that all the mystical and magical stories about Es Vedrá arose. Palau used to retire to Es Vedrá for short periods of time to be alone and meditate. He wrote about appearances as "The Lady of Light." Today Es Vedrá is an island of worship for the more than 2000 missionaries who belong to the congregation that he himself founded and that are spread all over the world. For them it is a place of longed for pilgrimage, since its access is quite restricted. However, it is true that the rock impresses, from the sea and from the ground, from the so-called Mirador de Es Vedrá, to which millions of people come every year trying to feel the energy that this small earth gives off.
We continue our way north on the south west side of the island. From our boat we can see, Cala Carbó, Cala Vedella, Cala Molí, Cala Tarida, Codolar ... and there appears in front of us Illa Conillera (Conejera Island) in front of Platges de Comte. A cove of earth of an intense red, embedded in the rock in front of turquoise waters that leaves us with an open mouth and enlarged eyes. From there you can see one of the most photographed sunsets in the world, almost always with Illa Conillera in the background. Hollow of subterranean caves and stop of Turkish pirates; A few years ago they found the remains of three bodies which leads us to think that it was, and abode of smuggling with which some survived between the 40s and 50s in the 20th century, the hardests of the Spanish Civil War.
- Cap d'es Falcó
- Cala Yondal
- Es Torrent
- Cala Llentrisca
- Es Vedrá