Going around the island it is easy to see fascinating landscapes, such as almond grove fields, hidden coves, lookout spots… but if there is place that stands out above others that one is Ses Salines.
A Natural Park which covers part of the southern half of Ibiza and northern Formentera. Just by visiting this park you’ll notice the magic and beauty permeated in every corner, where you’ll find salt ponds of the ancient saltworks, extensive beaches of fine sand and crystalline waters and forests that intermingle with the coast… Definitely, a place to get lost in. Want to join us to dive in its waters? Here is everything that Ses Salines has waiting for you.
The Natural Park of Ses Salines
As we already mentioned, Ses Salines is a protected Natural Park due to its valuable landscape area and also because it is home to a wide range of wildlife and vegetation which finds here the necessary conditions for life. In this area you can enjoy a dip at the beaches of Es Cavallet and Ses Salines, both considerably large, which is a great advantage for finding a spot where to lay down your towel over its smooth sand. Bathing in the waters of the area is a delight, and is also ideal for children, as these beaches have shallow and clean waters. The rest of the Natural Park is also great to get carried away by the charm of the Mediterranean landscape, with pines and juniper forests, cliffs such as Es Cap des Falcó and salt pans that even today are still used to produce salt and which history you can learn about at the Interpretation Center of the Natural Park of Ses Salines, located in the church of Sant Francesc.
Where To Eat
Eating is one of the small pleasures of life, but if is at Ses Salines, the experience will definitely be much more satisfying. What’s better than eating at a beach bar with beautiful views to the sea? At Ses Salines you’ll find different options to suit your preferences. If you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere, with good background music and the most varied international cuisine, Jockey Club is the best choice. Also, their breakfasts are pure energy to start out the day in the best way. Malibú restaurant, very close to the previous one, is ideal if you prefer to try the Ibizan seafood cuisine and delight yourself with a delicious lobster stew on one of their sunbeds in the middle of the beach, between the shore and the restaurant. On the other side of the Natural Park, at Playa des Cavallet, the Chiringay will also delight foodies with casual dishes but full of flavor in of one of the most renown gay atmosphere restaurants on the island.
What To Do
Looking for some action among such a relaxed atmosphere? The beach of Ses Salines also has room for adventure and of course the sea is the protagonist. Salinas Sailing Club gives you the opportunity to sail the Ibizan Mediterranean sea aboard a catamaran, paddling with a kayak or letting the wind carry you on a windsurf board. They also organize tours to discover the island’s coast. One of the most attractive tours is the Paddle Surf excursion under the full moon. Sounds good, right?
And if you want to put a perfect finishing touch on your visit to Ses Salines, going for a little walk to the southernmost tip of the island is a must, where you’ll find the imposing defense tower of Ses Portes. This is a beautiful walk, as you’ll go through the most isolated enclaves of this beach’s coast, with a few scattered fishermen huts and privileged views to Formentera.