Gran Hotel Montesol
A cove with a pebbly seabed to massage the feet early in the morning. The beach has a maximum capacity of 20, though there is room for a few more on the nearby rocks. It is surrounded by fishermen’s cottages and a restaurant that receives a mid-day delivery from a fishing boat to delight the day’s diners.
One of the watchtowers that encircle the island once dedicated to protecting the locals from pirates. It is situated in an enclave from which Cala Comte is visible with its unique carved beaches. It is the idyllic place to watch the sunset, gazing onto the sea dotted with islands, the bay of San Antonio, and the gentle cliffs that turn menacing when the wind and waves kick up.
With an impressive view of the island of Es Vedrá and its satellite Es Vedranell, we find ourselves among the ruins of what was one of the island’s original settlements. The site features an Ethnography Museum that explains all of the details that are not apparent at first glance, a Punic necropolis at the crest of a small adjoining hill, and a Byzantine necropolis.
Small, hidden coves carved out of the shoreline that appear and disappear to the amazement of onlookers. From the road to the Torre de ses Portes, we can see the inlet that separates Ibiza from the islets leading to Formentera in the distance. A blend of sand, sea, and tranquillity among the salt flats and cliffs shaped by the winter wind and waves.
Popularly known as the Faro de Portinatx, this is the tallest lighthouse in the Balearic Islands and the last to be built. Surrounded by an unspoilt area of great ecological value and towering 92 metres above the sea, it dazzles with its black and white spiral bands. A former rave venue, its “clean energy” is the result of winter storms that shake its foundations.
A unique enclave in the northeast of the island. Its transparent shallow waters and grey sands make it a favourite among nudists. Its long beaches are connected by trail and sea. The sand, extracted from the cliffs, can be spread on the body for a regenerative mud bath.
Not far from Cala Llentia is one of the most surprising open-air monuments to modern art in all of Spain. This work, by Andrew Rodgers under the guidance of Guy LaLiberté (founder of Cirque du Soleil), features 13 columns of various heights that represent the motion of the planets around the Sun and symbolises a contact point with extraterrestrial life.
This spectacular Roman road links Formentera’s La Mola with Caló de San Agustín and features some of the best views of the island of Formentera on the descent. It is worth the 20-minute trip to explore the history and the geography of the island, known around the world for its white beaches and crystal clear waters.
Located in the city of Ibiza beside the cathedral with panoramic views of the entire region. Complement your visit with a tour of the Renaissance wall that encircles the city’s historic district, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
Every Sunday, one of the few towns that still exudes the traditional tranquillity of the island and remains relatively unchanged today, hosts a craft market with products made by the vendors themselves. The occasion is usually enlivened by concerts or dancing, and is a meeting point for locals, especially in winter.