The beloved beach resort of Cala d’Hort is only a short drive from San Jose, but its popularity among locals and tourists means it’s the place to be on long, hot summer days and perfect for chilled drinks on balmy nights.
The journey to Cala d’Hort is an adventure in itself. The resort is situated at the end of a steep, single-track road that winds around the spectacular cliff faces which provide a stunning backdrop to the beach. The expedition is straight from an Indiana Jones adventure, but the sight of the inviting, turquoise sea is more than enough reward for your efforts.
Cala d’Hort is a small, cherished beach on one of the most westerly points of the White Isle. There are several reasons why the arc-shaped beach is so well loved by islanders. While one side is blessed with golden warm sands, the other is more pebbly, but both are equally popular with sun worshippers. The fantastic view from either beach is something to behold: the natural spectacle that is the island of Es Vedrà, a magnificent limestone formation, almost superimposed on the crystal sea. Es Vedrà is said to be one of the most magnetic points on earth, and you’ll soon feel the pull of the beach luring you to relaxation and reflection.
The town is home to a number of excellent beach restaurants offering tapas and fruits of the sea as well as classic international offerings. Those choosing to explore further up the steep beach road can find further eateries. The laidback appeal of Cala d’Hort is obvious as tourists and locals sip drinks and chat away while enjoying stunning sunsets over the horizon. Although off the beaten track, a trip Cala d’Hort offers a unique and relaxing beach trip to those who wish to seek out golden sandy coves away from the crowds.