We will discover small hidden coves only known to the local people where we can enjoy a swim in crystal clear water full of marine life.
In Cala Xarraca we can enjoy a swim away from the tourist area and see the remains of a fossilized reef. Afterwards we will visit a natural spring habitat of a community in the ‘andalusi’ age (Mussulman Spain) who gave the name to this place.
Next we will take the vehicles crossing a rural area to arrive at a hidden cove called Caló des Porcs. We will park the vehicles approx. 20 minutes before arrival at our destination to take a steep cliff path to the beach. Here we will admire a marvellous sea bed. In the same place an explication of geological interest will be given together with the opportunity to take photographs of the coloured chalk rocks followed by a climb back up to the vehicles.
Time permitting we will arrive at an incredible place called S’Illot den Calders. A 15 minute walk, after parking the vehicles, brings us to one of the most marvellous sea beds visible on the island of Ibiza. An explication is not necessary only enjoy the calmness or fury of the sea. Here is also an impressive coastal rock formations called by some ‘moon beach’. A spiritual peace invades us at sundown in summer unlike the sunsets accompanied by music at full volume in tourist areas having nothing to do with nature.
- Estimated time
- Time estimated between 3 and 4 hours. This is a route with vehicles although mostly on foot. Remember a certain amount of effort is needed to arrive and climb back up from the cove. Maybe the excursion time only enables us arrive at one of the coves to enjoy the peace and swim in transparent waters. This is an example of two of the many hidden coves with the possibility of booking a more individual route. On this route we want to show the peace found in the north of the island and its transparent sea water.
- Recommended for...
- Lovers of refreshing swims in the Mediterranean sea. Diving accompanied by numerous multi-coloured fishes, discovering ‘Buda eyes’ and escaping the suffocating summer heat. Together with the marine ambience we have the opportunity to enjoy an almost unique geology in the Balearic islands and learn about rural areas from Andalusi origin. For those keen on photography there are many places and moments for inspiration inbetween the land and sea as well as dreamlike sunsets.
- Apart from a descent and climb of 15 minutes the rest of the route does not need much effort. Heeled shoes and flipflops are not advisable. You can wear boots, sports shoes or any comfortable shoes for walking on tarmac and paths. In summer it is advisable to cover our heads and wear sunglasses and use solar protection as well as bringing a bottle of water and a snack. Don’t forget in rainy weather you will need a waterproof jacket and when it is cold, a warm jacket. Goggles and footwear for walking on rocks are advisable.
- Departure point
- Car park in Cala Xarraca. To arrive here we have to take the road to Sant Joan de Labritja and 1 kilometre before arriving at this village we will see a large sign indicating a left turn to Portinatx. We will take this road and after passing over a hill just before arriving at the coast we will see a sign on the left to Cala Xarraca. We will take this turning down a narrow road arriving at the car park of Cala Xarraca. Consult also the time table of buses to Portinatx in the web page of Ibizabus.
- l person: 50 € (the company provides transport and fuel)
- 2 people: 30 € each (the company provides transport and fuel)
- 3 or 4 people: 20 € each (the company provides transport and fuel)
- Groups of 5 to 10 people: 10 € each (the clients provide own transport)
- Groups of 11 to 20 people: 8 € each (the clients provide own transport)