Ses Salines Natural Park
Natural Reserve since 1995 and Natural Park since 2001. Endemic plant and animal communities co-exist here in a rich ecosystem where salt is a dominant feature. In the past, Ibiza was called the island of salt, in fact, locals were to have a quantity of salt by law. But there is more to it than salt flats, like its beaches or the UNESCO World Heritage Phoenincian Settlement.
Es Vedrà and Es Vedranell is a Natural Reserve. This is a great spot for practising different water sports such as snorkelling, scuba diving or kayak. There is a legend about the rock, it has always been considered an UFO magnet. What it is true, though, it’s that by staring at it you feel peaceful and closer to nature.
There are a total of 7 around the island. They were built between XVI and XVIII centuries to protect the population from the pirates, Turkish or some years later the English, French or Dutch troops. They were, strategically, located on the higher parts of Ibiza, near the coast. There were other watch posts located on vantage points and fortifications, they would sound a horn or with fire and smoke would alert the locals.
Fenician, Roman-Punic Settlements and Archaeological Museum
Rural settlements from the Roman-Punic era near Cala d’Hort, an urban organization in Sa Caleta, a typical Ibicenco house and one of the best Archaeological Museums in the country with its necropolis are all great part of Ibiza’s history, therefore not to be missed.
Can Marça Cave
It’s located in a natural enviroment of special interest, with spectacular views over the bay with the islands of Murada and Ferradura in front. Mother Nature created inside the cave an impressive limestone work, underground lakes and fabulous sceneries. The cave was originally discovered by smugglers who used it to hide their goods inside.
Ibiza is also known as the ‘White Island’ because its houses and churches. Typical Ibicenco houses are scatered around the island and are worth a drive. But what you can’t miss are the villages and their churches. Also the best places for tasting the greatest local traditional food while you blend in with the nice local neighbours.
The old town, Dalt Vila (Top Town) as locals call it, is one of the most famous and symbolic images in Spain. There’s lots to visit and depending on the time of year there will also be many different events to enjoy. From its steep streets with bags of character to its Museums, art and history coexist it such a great atmosphere.
You cannot visit Ibiza and not enjoy, at least once, a sunset! You have many options to choose the right location, bar, excursion and eviroment… Just make sure it is not too busy, there more special the place is there more you will really enjoy it and feel relaxed.
There’s no other sunset like Ibiza’s sunset!