What to do with two Ibiza-virgins?.
My sister Claudia and her husband PJ came for one week to Ibiza, their first time ever! They helped us with the construction. The plan was “work” in the mornings and to sunbath in the afternoons. But they had five days of wind and rain. So what to do with two Ibiza-virgins, when the sun came finally out? I have been coming to Ibiza since 1983, bought the apartment in the city in 2001 and the house at Es Cavallet beach in 2006. The island is not big, so we drove from the South West, to the upper North East to the South East in one day.
From Santa Gertrudis we drove to San Miguel centre. At a road side bar we had a café con leche and we tried out Flaó, the most traditional cake from Eivissa Island. This is a cheesecake flavored with anise and mint. PJ and Claudia liked it so much that they wanted that cake at every stop.
After that we drove to San Miguel beach. The coasts of Ibiza are capricious with many bays, coves and steep rocks rising from sea and we had a nice walk to the secluded beach Cala des Moltons.
From Sant Carles we drove to the shop “100% Ibiza” just before you arrive at Santa Eulalia. This is a weird place, almost like a junk yard, but sometimes you can find neat stuff there. The owner lives on the property with his numerous cats and chickens, and there is also a stranded boat with an outside bath tub.
Near Sant Josep you can drive up the mountain Sa Talaia, the highest point of Ibiza. Although it is a rough road we managed it with the rental Panda. After that we went to Cala D’Hort, a great place to see Es Vedra, a famous landmark, almost 400 meters in height, made of limestone and surrounded by many myths and legends.
Some say: - it was the island of the sirens in the Homer epics - the Ibizan Hippies say it is an ancient landing place for ’inter-galactics’ – or Es Vedra is the tip of the sunken civilization of Atlantis – maybe that specific rituals were performed and sacrifices in her honor were made on Es Vedra. Source: Ibiza4all.org