The Town


Sant Joan is located on the North side of Ibiza’s island, with three main tourist resorts, Portinatx, Sant Miquel’s Port and ‘Cala Sant Vicent’

This is an area where to enjoy nature, culture and a great place to interact with the locals also where to experience some of that well known Hippy spirit. Its coastline exhibits much more than beaches, these area has vast and virgin woods with impressive cliffs, torrents and rural extensions in which agriculture is the main way of life.

Prove of the incredible nature of the area is ‘Es Amunts’, a 15.000ha surface at a 100m above sea level, with mountains reaching 400m high. This area is perfect for trekkings and has a great echological value.

In the municipality’s capital town with the same name, Sant Joan, you have Sant Joan’s market, opened every Sunday all year round from 10am to 4pm. It’s one of the most popular markets because the products you can find. Ecological and hand made produced articles, hippy style high quality clothes and great music to enliven the ibicenco Sundays.

Our trekking suggestion for this area:

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Routes provided by: Consell d’Eivissa and Ibiza Mundo Activo

 


Portinatx is a remote, tranquile resort of Ibiza in Sant Joan’s municipality. Portinatx has been praised for its picturesque scenery and many believe it to be the most beautiful resort on the island. Landmarks include the Punta Moscarter Lighthouse and Torre de Portinatx. Like most of Ibiza, the surrounding countryside is heavily forested. The town is shadowed over by sa Descoberta, a large wooded hill rising up to roughly 250 metres above sea level.

Portinatx is a small family resort rather than a party place with warm seas off of its small beaches that remain shallow for some distance, and with several shops, bars and places to eat of various national cuisines and price brackets. There is, also, a boat service to Es Canar and Port de Sant Miguel.

La Torre de Portinatx, worked in the past as a coastal surveillance tower and was built during the eighteenth century. Its aim was to control the north coast of the island, especially abrupt. Its works were officially finished on 26 October 1763. No artillery was ever placed at this tower, its was just an observation point. The building was designed by engineer Ballester and constituted in a fairly simple way.