In addition to its bustling atmosphere, sun, beach and partying, the island of Ibiza is known for its privileged natural environment.
Ibiza is not a very mountainous island, but it does have some hills, mountains and cliffs where you can immerse yourself in the most authentic nature. Discover our suggestions for green tourism in Ibiza and make the most out of your holidays.
Natural parks in Ibiza
An excellent option for getting to know Ibiza’s wildest natural surroundings is to visit the island’s two natural parks, known for their natural beauty and their ecological and environmental value.
On the one hand, you cannot miss out on the Ses Salines Nature Reserve, located in the south of Ibiza and north of Formentera. Its beaches, salt ponds, dunes and cliffs stand out, as well as a great variety of flora and fauna.
On the other hand, you should also not miss out on the nature reserve of Es Vedrà, Es Vedranell and the western islets, located on Ibiza’s southwest edge. This territory belongs to the municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia and is home to islets, beaches, cliffs, forests and a unique marine environment.
Caves in Ibiza
The island of Ibiza has several caves of different sizes. While many of them are open to the public, others are practically inaccessible and cannot be visited.
One of the most worthwhile caves is San Marçà, located in the northern part of the island, hidden in the cliffs near San Miguel. You can take a tour lasting approximately forty minutes and discover streams, small lakes and waterfalls. It also has impressive light and sound effects.
Other caves you can visit are Es Culleram, dedicated to Tanit, the Carthaginian goddess of fertility and fortune; Cova Santa, on the San José road which also includes a restaurant in its enclosure; or the Ses Llagostes cave, fitted out as an aquarium and known as Aquarium Cap Blanc.
Nature activities: hiking, cycling, diving and snorkelling
The island of Ibiza, despite not having large mountains, is perfect for walking or cycling. It has a network of trails and cycling routes signposted according to levels of difficulty which will allow you to discover some of the island’s most beautiful corners.
And if you are more of a seabed lover, you can always snorkel or scuba dive through the island’s waters. You will be amazed by the thousand-year-old Posidonia meadows, a Mediterranean endemism whose function is to maintain the marine ecosystem in optimal conditions and which was also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Enjoy all of the options above and discover the true natural value of the island of Ibiza. Green tourism at its fullest!