200 Million years ago; walking back in time.
Our Sunday hike with the boys, brought us to the northeast side of the Island. Pou des Lleo (Lion’s well) is known as tranquil and truly one of Ibiza’s natural, almost completely untouched environments.
For these hikes we are using the book “Secret Walks” from Rob Smith, hike 14. It started at the white sandy beach with the the typical wooden fishermen’s boat houses.
Soon into the hike we were surprised by a natural hole in the rock where the waves were crashing through.
We were hugging the coast and a cold wind made us grabbing our sweathers out of the back-packs. An area of impressive striated rock formations lay ahead of us. Dating from the Triassic Period, about 200 million years ago, the gray pointy rocks looked volcanic.
From here we could clearly see the private Island of Tagomago. The 600.000 square meters green Island has a beach with mooring and beach bar. The only mansion on the island is situated right in the middle is available for rent for holidays or events. Renting prices on request. I don’t think we can afford it.
After one-and-a-half hour we were back at the car. At 4.30 we wanted to have a bite to eat in the Pou des Lleo restaurant, but the (lunch) kitchen was already closed. So we had a Cafe Caleta. This is coffee spiced with rum, brandy, lemon rind, orange peel, sugar, cinnamon and a couple of coffee beans. Legend tells us that this coffee was invented on the fantastic beach of Sa Caleta by local fishermen. The alcohol created a ‘burnt coffee’ to drink after meals.