Ses Salines


Sant Francesc is the gateway to Ses Salines Natural Park & Beach as well as Es Cavallet & Cap des Falcó. It is, probably, the smallest village on the island as it only has a church and two bars.

Ses Salines of Ibiza and Formentera, salt pans and marshes which were designated a Natural Reserve in 1995 and Natural Park in 2001. Endemic plant and animal communities co-exist here in a rich ecosystem where salt is a dominant feature. All this makes their landscapes and beaches unique and unrepeatable. In earlier times, Ibiza was called the island of salt, and it is so to such an extent that its inhabitants were guaranteed a supply of the condiment by law. Still today, it is in working conditions using the traditional methods, it is a place not to be missed when visiting the island.

 


Cap des Falcó is the nearest end to ses Salines on the pebbled beach of Es Codolar, this is one of the longest and least visited beaches on the island but it still has a ‘chiringuito’, Soul Beach with good Italian food and the best music welcome you on the opposite end. Experimental Beach Club, on Cap des Falcó’s end, right under the planes trail, is also a great place to chill with a cocktail while watching the sunset.

Ses Salines Beach being ‘the fashionable’ beach and meeting point of celebrities that it is, is part of the Natural Park of Ses Salines, a strongly protected area due to its high ecological value. Considerably long, it is very popular because of its blue waters, thanks to the ‘Posidonia Oceánica’ (a protected and declared World Heritage Site marine plant), the great variety of the services it offers and its closeness to the city of Eivissa. Full with ‘chiringuitos’, from the very far right end, Guaraná to the Jockey Club near sa Trinxa via Malibú, a mandatory stop for the celebrities.

Es Cavallet is right next to it and, although having pretty much the same conditions as Ses Salines, it’s mostly visited by nudists and the gay community, which to be completely honest, makes it less crowded and easier to get a spot in the busiest months in summer.