Last Updated on March 28, 2021
Here you can read our guide on the top best natural wonders and beauties of Ibiza, including Cala Llentia, Cruceros Santa Eulalia, Es Vedra and Ses Salines. Ibiza is often dismissed as a party haven of boatloads of young tourists, but this does it a dis-service. There’s plenty on the island for anyone who is a fan of the natural world, from beaches to rolling hills, nature parks and more besides.
Cala Llentia is one for those of you who prefer to get away from the crowds and retreat to a more secluded spot. This bay requires a little bit of effort to get to, nooked as it is beneath cliffs on Ibiza’s western coast, but is well worth it if you feel swarmed by other holidaymakers.
Cala Calodar is nearby, meaning you’re not utterly cut off from civilisation, while the view out over the ocean to the rock of Es Vedra, which is an excellent backdrop from which you just lie back and think on things, as well as a great photo opportunity.
Cruceros Santa Eulalia
If you fancy a cruise along Ibiza’s coastline then Cruceros Santa Eulalia is something for you. There are a variety of tours which you can take either via ferry boat or via catamaran, depending upon which route you choose; you have the option of a trip around the entirety of Ibiza, one which focuses on the north coast or alternatively a trip to the island of Tagomago.
Each of these offers a different kind of natural beauty, with pitstops along the way to allow for sunbathing and relaxed lunches. Tours are generally either a half-day or a full-day in length.
Mentioned above, Es Vedra is 400-feet tall rock off Ibiza’s western coast, twinned with the smaller Es Vedranell. The most crucial aspect to preserving the natural beauty of the island is that it is uninhabited, so it’s worth getting away from the beach and taking a boat tour nearby to really take in its seclusion and mystical nature.
There are various myths and legends about Es Vedra; some speak of the ‘Es Vedra Giant’; others tell of sirens and sea-nymphs drawing unwary sailors to their doom; others still recite stories of the worship of the Phoenician lunar goddess Tanit – plenty of tales to think on as you pass this imposing feature.
Ses Salines National Park
Ses Salines is nominally a National Park, running from the south-east of Ibiza all the way across the islands to the north of Formentera. This incorporates the strait of Es Freus which runs between Formentera and Ibiza.
There’s a huge amount to see within the Park’s boundaries, with particular tourist attractions being the salt flats (salt being an especially crucial commodity in Ibiza’s history, with ancient Phoenicians, Romans and others using salt as a primary vehicle for trade here). There are also wetlands, beaches and forests which a multitude of species of bird call home.