Cala d’Hort

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Cala d’Hort
Beaches of Ibiza
Ibiza rock volcano (747230830).jpg
Cala d’Hort with the rock island of Es Vedrá
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Country Spain
State Balearic Islands
Region Ibiza
District Sant Josep de sa Talaia
Municipality Sant Josep de sa Talaia
Coordinates 38°53′25″N 1°13′27″E / 38.89028°N 1.22417°E / 38.89028; 1.22417Coordinates: 38°53′25″N 1°13′27″E / 38.89028°N 1.22417°E / 38.89028; 1.22417
Material natural sand of medium grain of light colour
Sea bed sand with some rocky areas
Little depth and a gentle slope.
Cala d’Hort is located in Ibiza
Cala d’Hort
Location of Cala d’Hort on Ibiza

Cala d’Hort is a beach on the western seaboard of the Spanish island of Ibiza.[1] The beach is in the municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia and is 13.3 miles (21.4 km) west of the town of Ibiza town. The village of Sant Josep de sa Talaia is 7.0 miles (11.3 km) east of the beach. In 2012 Cala d’Hort is one of the 12 blue flag[2] beaches on the island.

Recent history[edit]

The Battle of Cala d'Hort[edit]

The so-called battle of Cala d'Hort[3] was a demonstration by the island's environmentalists against developers who saw the sparsely populated slopes of the Serra de Ses Roques Altes as the perfect place to expand the islands tourist industry. A 420-room hotel and 18-hole golf course were planned along with a desalination plant to provide the drinking water for such a large development. The island's green movement known as GEN-GOB[4] began a campaign to stop the development in 1992.[5] After many years of objections and legal wrangles the development, much to the greens amazement, got the go-ahead in 1998.[5] The GEN-GOB decided that a more proactive measure was needed and they took their arguments against the development to the island's people through an organised protest march. The protest was organised for January 1999[5] and on that day eleven thousand protesters marched through the streets of Ibiza town. The local politicians quickly realised that his representation made up 14%[5] of the islands population. This wave of opposition helped to sweep the ruling PP party from power.[5] In August 1999 the local government put a stop to any development plans. The Cala d'Hort National Park was created in February 2002.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "579 Regional Map, Spain, Islas Baleares. Pub:Michelin Editions des Voyages, 2004, ISBN 2-06-710098-X
  2. ^ Blue Flag beaches in Ibiza
  3. ^ The Rough Guide to Ibiza & Formentera. Pub:Rough Guides, Penguin Group, 2003, ISBN 1-84353-063-5
  4. ^ The Cala d’Hort Campaign
  5. ^ a b c d e f The White Island, The Colourful History of the Original Fantasy Island, Ibiza. Author: Stephen Armstrong. Published: Corgi. ISBN 0-552-77189-9