Delve into nature parks, rural landscapes and stunning coves and beaches - covering the southwestern part of the island, San Josep de sa Talaia is ideal for the well-rounded traveller looking to connect with nature/ for travellers looking to connect with nature.
Named after the island’s tallest mountain, San Josep lies just 15 kilometres from Ibiza’s capital, Eivissa. The region boasts more beaches and coves than any other in Ibiza, including the famed Cala Comte, Cala Bassa and Cala Vedella all of which have idyllic settings of crystal clear waters and pine groves reaching right up to the beachfront.
Further inland, Ibiza’s traditional architecture is prominent, with small white houses dotting the countryside. These parts are best explored on foot, by bike or on horseback. Be sure to pop into Ibiza’s only nature reserves, both located in San Josep. Ses Salinas, on the most southern tip of the island extending across the sea into Formentera, has stunning beaches, wetlands, dunes, forests and salt flats. Here and in Cala d’Hort nature reserve in the southwest, there is an abundance of flying wildlife, ideal for bird lovers.
San Josep’s heritage has remained intact over the years, with a handful of medieval churches to visit as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Sa Caleta, an archaeological site of an old Phoenician village.
Nature lovers will be in their element in this part of Ibiza, where locals have fought hard to keep the beautiful landscaped as undisturbed by urbanisation as possible. But for those who still want to experience what the rest of Ibiza is famous for, an electric nightlife and music scene, it’s all still accessible by car with many of the reputed restaurants, bars and clubs located within the region or nearby.