The cultural, natural and historic heritage of Ibiza is truly remarkable. These are just some of the reasons why thousands of people are visiting this Spanish island every year. Ibiza is blessed with amazing natural beauties, friendly people, and breathtaking scenery. Although people know Ibiza mostly due to the spectacular parties that are popular among young people, the fact is that there are so many other things to do and see on this island that literally every type of visitor can enjoy the time spent there. One of these attractions is the small island of Es Vedra.
Es Vedra is a small uninhabited island that covers a small area and it is located southwest of Ibiza, that stands at 413m tall. It is an important part of Cala d’Hort, a nature reserve and beach!
A SPECIAL ISLAND
There are many things that make Es Vedra special. It is a rock formation made of limestone that dates back from the Mesozoic era. After a geological tumble that happened some 150 million years ago and the earth’s shifting in different directions, Es Vedra was formed. In fact, this is how the famous Balearic Islands were formed.
As previously mentioned, the island is uninhabited and the only recorded case of people living on this island is from 1855 when Francis Palau y Quer, a Carmelite Friar, lived there for a few years after he was expelled from Catalonia. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the island is not home to any living beings. The most famous inhabitants of Es Vedra are a specific kind of wild goats. In addition, visitors can find Ibizan wall lizards and enjoy in bird watching because Es Vedra is home to Eleonora’s falcon, a rare bird of prey.
The most magical thing about Es Vedra is its’ magnetism. According to some esoteric experts, Es Vedra is the most magnetic place on planet Earth. However, there is no scientific evidence to support this claim and belief. Yet, many boat captains have reported issues with their navigational instruments when around this island. This belief may be related to some of the many legendary stories about this area. Namely, Es Vedra is part of the local folklore and it was often associated with sea-nymphs, sirens, and even giants. In addition, this island and the surrounding area seem to be a real magnet for UFOs too, because there are dozens of reports of UFO sightings in the last 50 years.
It doesn’t really matter whether the stories are true, one thing is for sure – Es Vedra is an island worth seeing. Hop on board a Sunset Boat, and speed away to this island. You may even get lucky and spot a few dolphins that typically circle around this island.