If you’re going to Ibiza, it’s pretty fair to assume that it’s the wild nightlife you’re after. And how could you not be when Ibiza is thought to be the world’s capital of parties? Regardless of how much fun you’re having though, it is always important to remember to take care of yourself, give your mind some rest and admire that which is around us. And in Ibiza, you’ll find nature that goes beyond what we generally see as beautiful and that will leave an impact on you for a long time. So let’s dive in and make some memories that aren’t just about the fanciest clubs and the tastiest cocktails!
Es Amunts Natural Park
There are two good ways to go about this. If you’re simply looking for a meaningful and refreshing afternoon walk, hesitate no longer, because Es Amunts Natural Park is 15,000 hectares of densely wooded, magnificent land. With all its cliffs and hills, you’ll get a little exercise and be rewarded with sights of the sea you’ll never forget. However, there is a more educational approach to exploring this natural wonder. The wooded mountains are home to numerous endangered plant species, and you can learn about them and many other interesting aspects of Es Amunts during a free guided tour!
Las Salinas Natural Park
You know those white salt flats you pass by during your drive to the Las Salinas beach? That’s Las Salinas at its finest, a truly dreamy sight, especially at sunset. But it carries significance that goes way past simply being beautiful. Back in the day, it was one of the greatest ancient costal ports of the Mediterranean, and it was almost all due to that salt. Nowadays, the beautiful dunes, wetlands and the sea all come together to create an environment in which you could take lovely evening walks pretty much every day of your life. Then there are also the flamingoes, rare beetle and local snail species that will certainly peak the interest of all the nature lovers.
Can Marca Caves
While Ibiza is all sea and beaches, this natural monument is not to be overlooked. These caves are around 100,000 years old and you can access them through an entrance that is barely above the sea level. Found in the impressive cliffs of Puerto de San Miguel, they used to be hideouts and hangout spots for pirates and smugglers – how different of a past than what Ibiza is today! The caves will treat you to gnarled stalactites and stalagmites and thrilling sights of narrow ledges.
If you want your wishes to come true, this is where you should make them. Over time, Es Vedra has become a symbol of mystery due to the majestic presence it has as it rises from the sea in dramatic shapes. If you’ve heard of the Homeric Epics, you’ll be interested to know that this is the home of the Sirens. If you are at all interested in the legends of the sunken city of Atlantis, Es Vedra is said to be its tip. All that says a lot about the impression this islet leaves on everyone who sees it.