The landscape and climate of the Balearic Islands is conducive to the practice of outdoor sports almost all year round. And, without a doubt, the municipality of Sant Josep is the perfect destination to explore the islands by land and sea. Its mountains, seabeds, villages and hidden bays provide the perfect setting for outdoor activities in the heart of nature.
In this area is still extracted and exported large amounts of sea salt. In fact, from the main road you can see the amazing white mountains of salt ready to be refined. For centuries, the salt was the livelihood of many families on the island. The “salineros” (the people who work extracting the sea salt) are recognised for their hard work with a statue next to the church of Sant Francesc de Ses Salines.
The village of Es Cubells is perched on the edge of a spectacular cliff to the south of Sant Josep. Its spectacular setting means that walkers on this route enjoy exceptional views as they gaze at the ocean, enjoy nature and discover hidden beaches away from the summer crowds. Although it is a medium to high difficulty route there is really no cause for concern. It is a quiet walk with some steep but short stretches. It is important to come prepared and to bring along sports shoes, comfortable clothes and water.
The Salt Festival is celebrated in October and represents a new tourist and cultural event destined to promote local heritage and culture.
Organised jointly by the Town Council of Sant Josep, Eivissa Council and the Nature Reserve Ses Salines d’Eivissa i Formentera, the Feria de la Sal aims to pay tribute and to remember the people who worked in the salt-pans and to use a variety of activities throughout the day to promote awareness of the traditions which surround the manual extraction of salt.
Be it because of its climate, its idyllic beaches, its charm, its cuisine, its atmosphere or its many contrasts, Ibiza is one of the most photographed islands in the world, and we know why. Some of the island’s prettiest and most Instagram-worthy spots that showcase Ibiza’s unrivalled natural beauty are in the municipality of Sant Josep.
Es Bol Nou is a beach formed by a group of different sandy coves and beaches that alternate with pebbles and rocky areas; it is located between marine slopes and a closed bay. From Es Bol Nou we can emphasize the reddish colour of its cliffs, which contrast with the clear waters of this area. The Es Bol Nou beach is placed next to the Phoenician settlement and the fishing harbour of Sa Caleta, surrounded by cliffs made of red clay.
Our island is famous the world over for many things ranging from its nightlife to relaxation and from its natural coastline to its delightful beaches but … what role does gastronomy play in the image we have of Ibiza? The island has a great culinary history that is rich in tradition and has a deep respect for the fresh ingredients proffered by both its oceans and land. When top quality, fresh ingredients and the taste of the Mediterranean are combined the result is extraordinarily exquisite.
Ses Boques is a peaceful pebble beach below the cliffs of Es Cubells. It is special because of its small size and untouched landscape, which together are quite spectacular and unique. Due to its location by the open sea, on this beach there is usually a swell, which increases its natural beauty and still allows going for a swim. This beach is surrounded by coniferous trees along the cliffs and on the left end of the little cove we can make out some fisherman’s huts.