Far away from the shimmering lights of the dance floor lie the lesser-known beats of quieter Ibiza. Picture hidden coves and serene beaches. An Ibiza of quiet hiking trails, whitewashed villages, and juniper forests. Did we mention long drives along the stunning Mediterranean coastline? For anyone who seeks it, the hidden treasures of Ibiza are an absolute treat.
Walk or cycle around Formentera Island
Hop on a ferry and glide across the Mediterranean to La Savina, where you can pick up a bike. Take off to explore this gem of an island by yourself or choose from guided tours that offer windows to the island’s culture and history. If that’s not your thing, walk down to peaceful beaches located only 20 minutes away from the ferry.
On a different high at Saa Talaia
Get that adrenaline pumping naturally on a memorable hike to Saa Talaia – the highest mountain in Ibiza. You’ll find lush forests, hidden beaches, and the best panoramic views of the Mediterranean.
Discover Las Salinas National Park
Las Salinas National Park is a treasure of ecological diversity. The area is a protected reserve known for unbelievable sights. Shimmering lakes and salt flats stretch across the horizon here. You’re not alone all the time. Keeping you company are peregrine falcons and majestic flamingos. Divers can get up close and personal with the area’s incredible marine life.
Explore old towns
Explore the old town of Dalt Vila (or ‘High Town’) and travel back in time to the 16th Century. The citadel, with its impressive bastions and gates, is a UNESCO-listed site.
The legends of Es Vedra
Es Vedra is a towering rock soaring above the sea on the island’s west coast. It’s an impressive formation with a certain mystical aura about it. Some call it a place where spirits convene. Others suggest it may be a place of enlightenment – some have seen the Buddha there. Fishermen speak of a mysterious magnetic field around Es Vedra and continue to keep their distance.
Chill like a local
Experience Ibiza the way its fishermen do. Find someone in the know and journey northwest to the crystal water of Cala Es Portixol beach. Surrounded by hills and pine forests, this surreal beach is where all the fishermen go – mostly to unwind.