Es Vedra @ IBIZA
The uninhabited rock of Isla de es Vedra is made of limestone and stands just under 400m high, around 2.5km off the coast from Cala d’Hort.
It is part of the Cala D’Hort Nature Park. There are many myths and legends surrounding this rock, all of them unproven. Flora and fauna exist on the rock with brightly coloured lizards sometimes visible and a variety of birds of prey and plant species. Crystal clear water surrounds Isla de es Vedra and it has a magical aura, especially at sunset. The only way to get close to the rock is on one of the boat trips that leaves from San Antonio. For a view from shore you should go to the Torre de Savinar where there is an excellent view.
WIND & SWELL
Es Vedra is open to all swell and wind changes as you go round the island.
ANCHORING / SEABED
Two possible anchorages exist. The first is near the north of the island to the east of Isla Galera in 12m. The other is off the northeast cost in 15m, west of a group of rocks. Both should be approached with care and only in good conditions. They have poor holding.
Nothing around here. The smaller island has buoys for regular divers who frequent here.
It is not possible to enter the island.
No beaches around the island.
Compass settings often go awry close to the rock though no explanation for this has been found. Isla de es Vedra was the used for the photographic shots of ‘Bali Hai’ in the film ‘South Pacific’.
FOOD & DRINK
THINGS TO DO
Sit back and enjoy the majestic rock.