Ibiza - the mention of it conjures images of bronzed bodies and banging beats. But the island has so much more to offer than just the nightlife, and although the turntables may not be spinning this summer, there are still plenty of reasons to visit the White Island. So why not take the time to explore the island and its many natural attractions?


Sa Talaiassa

The highest point on the island at 475 metres above sea level, Sa Talaiassa is an experience not to be missed. Signposted routes make it easy to reach the summit on foot or by car. The 2.5km hiking trail from Sant Josep village can be completed in just over an hour, and the views are well worth any effort. From the top of the mountain, look north to Sant Antoni, Cala de Bou, and Port des Torrent, or south to Cala Jondal and see the island of Formentera in the distance. Sa Talaiassa is absolutely stunning at sunset, but a treat at any time - especially for photographers.


The Posidonia Fields

It’s no secret that Ibiza is home to some of the world’s most gorgeous beaches. The famed crystal clear water and super fine sand are thanks, in part, to a seagrass called Posidonia Oceanica, also known as “Neptune grass”. Found only in the Mediterranean sea, the millennia-old plant plays an important role in cleaning and purifying the water, works against the erosion of beaches and dunes, and supports a plethora of sea life as well. Take a dip in the Posidonia fields, see the magic at work, and you’ll know why this plant shares its name with the god of the seas.


Cala D’Hort

The sandy beach and crystal sea are not the only attractions at Cala D’Hort, although they’re definitely worthwhile attractions. The site also offers an uninterrupted view of an incredible natural spectacle - the island of Es Vedra. Looking at the impressive limestone formation rising out of the ocean, it’s hard to believe that it’s not photoshopped. Cala D’Hort is a perfect place to watch the sun go down.


Es Bol Nou

The red clay cliff that skirts this small beach creates a breathtaking contrast with the turquoise water, making this location imminently instagrammable. A shallow seabed means this beach is ideal for families with children who want to wade and splash around. And the ruins of an old Phoenician settlement nearby are waiting to be explored as well. Es Bol Nou truly has something to cater to everyone’s tastes.


Watchtowers

Dotted around the island are watchtowers from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, when Ibiza was under near-constant attack from pirates. While all of the towers formed part of a communications system that warned locals of imminent danger, some also provided shelter, like the Torre des Carregador, or were used in active defense, like the Torre de Portinatx. Built for the purpose of keeping watch, these towers are excellent vantage points, offering some of the best views on the island.

 

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