This is a nice coastal route that connects two of the island’s prettiest beaches – Cala Bassa and Platges de Comte. The trail offers fantastic views of the sea all along its route where traditional fishermen’s cottages, breath-taking cliffs and an Ibizan defence tower all await you.
It is an easy walk of no more than 6km round trip and each section takes 50 minutes. The route is also relatively flat, allowing the walker to enjoy some beautiful views along the west coast of Sant Josep, Ibiza.
Distance: 6 km.
Estimated time: 2 hours.
Recommendations: Sport shoes and water.
The walk starts from the beach at Cala Bassa. If travelling by car, it is best to leave it in the car park behind the beach as the route begins at this car park. You will see official route signs and can start at this point or, if you prefer, you can cross over to the left side of the bay to start at the coast.
As you can see in the attached map, you can walk all the way to Cap de Bassa where you can see part of Sant Antoni bay on the horizon and Cap Nonó beyond it.
Our short route takes us in the direction of Platges de Comte. From here you can walk along the rocky cliffs of Cala Roja, which can be accessed at two points via steps carved into the rock and slipways. If you have time why not stop here for a quick dip and dive in the caves carved out of the eroded rock?
Punta des Farallons is at the end of this headland. From the viewing point here you can see Sa Conillera (belonging to Illots de Ponent) and you can still make out Cap Nonó and the coast of Sant Antoni to the right. Looking down below you will see a fisherman’s hut on the cliff face.
Our route now takes us along the coast to Sa Torre point where we find Torre d’en Rovira tower. Built in 1763 as one of the 7 defence towers on the Ibizan coast this watchtower is set at the perfect angle to communicate with the watchtower at Cala d’Hort (Torre d’Es Savinar).
Our path now takes us along the coastal cliffs until the small fishing port of Ses Cultivetes comes into view. With its curious-looking eroded rocks and charming fishermen’s houses this little gem offers a welcome break from the crowded Platges de Comte beach in the summer months. A feast for the eyes – take it all in!
Our walk is now coming to an end as we arrive at Platges de Comte! If time permits, as a grand finale why not take a dip in the water at Platges de Comte? A good paella can be had at any of the restaurants along the way.
After a tasty paella and a few dips you can head back to Cala Bassa along the same route. From May to October there is also the option to return by bus, taking the line that connects the two beaches – but who’d want to miss out on that lovely walk back home?