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The Lost City of Atlantis, in Ibiza

Atlantis in Ibiza is opposite the island of es Vedra. It’s notorious among the locals and those in the know as one of the spiritual cores of Ibiza. It’s toughgoing to get down there and takes about 20 minutes, if you’re a fitty, could be an hour if you’re not.

The area was once used as a quarry to farm the stones to build the walls of Ibiza Town. Now the strange rock formations seem perfectly carved to create a great spot to sit in the cool winds, and it’s fun to make wishing towers from the smaller ones.

Take your swimming stuff down and make sure you’ve got plenty of water with you – the walk back up can be a killer, especially if you’ve been out partying the night before. And leave in good time before the sun goes down: I would not want to be down here in the dark.

At the top of Atlantis in Ibiza

Atlantis in Ibiza

Searching for Atlantis in Ibiza

The descent down to Atlantis in Ibiza

Exploring Atlantis in Ibiza

Cool statues at Atlantis in Ibiza

Cool statues at Atlantis in Ibiza

Beautiful Atlantis in Ibiza

Climbing up from Atlantis

Atlantis in Ibiza

Directions to Atlantis, Ibiza

1. Make your way from Es Cubells to Cala d’Hort – roads are tight.

2. Once you’ve reached the hill crest make a left onto the small camino, before the road turns to the right to es Boldado.

3. On this camino you will be able to see es Vedra ahead of you.

4. Parking is at the end of this road.

5. Now you’ll see Atlantis in front of you. You need to prepare yourself for the 20-minute walk down the mountain. You’ll see where to go, but keep to the right as this is where the jumping platform is, and the best spot to get in the water.

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melanie rickerby

Tuesday 5th of May 2015

Is it possible to walk to from call de hort as we won't have transport


Tuesday 5th of May 2015

Hi Melanie, you'll need to get a taxi. I think it's pretty far – but of course, depends on how fit you are!


Thursday 23rd of April 2015

I'm going to Ibiza for my 3rd time this year and really want to see Es Vedra! I'm going for a long weekend so I'm not sure I'll be able to drag the rest of my hungover bunch of girls along but if not I think I'll have to go back and see this...rather than the inside of DC10, Space & Amnesia haha!

Really enjoy your posts - the 'how not to be a chav' one was great too!

Harriet x


Friday 24th of April 2015

It seems a while ago now but I do remember my friend nearly passing out on the way back up thanks to the excesses of the night before! DC10 and Atlantis – the two best things in Ibiza for sure.

Glad you're enjoying my work :)


Saturday 12th of January 2013

I've been there. It was a great experience. Down took about 20 minutes. The way back took more than 1 hour. That was hell, really. But would it not have missed. What a beautiful scenery I have seen.


Saturday 12th of January 2013

Yeah getting back up is definitely a killer! Make sure you take plenty of water with you, and save some energy for it.


Wednesday 23rd of May 2012

Hey good luck with MatadorU, the writing on this post is great but wow those photos really tell the story.


Monday 18th of June 2012

I have been to Ibiza almost 10 times (none for clibubng though, these were my family holidays!) and it is a great place. Although I can't give you any feedback on the clibubng scene (although some of the bars are famous) it's no wonder Ibiza is called the Party Island. Loads to do, for everyone, great weather (and the odd tropical storm), great people, loads of super beaches and cheap bars. Be aware though depends on if you go to the quieter' (I use that word losely) resorts of the party areas' such as San Antonio you will probably be surrounded by 18-30 parties/stag dos/hen dos/lads holidays/young British boozers so pick your accomodation wisely.


Wednesday 23rd of May 2012

Aw thanks Ayngelina. That means a lot coming from you :). It was a beautiful journey getting down!