What to do in the north of Ibiza?

What to do in the north of Ibiza? Le Collectionist shares with you its selection of the best activities in the north of the White Island.
What to do in the north of Ibiza?
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Northern Ibiza is the most secluded part of the White Island, known and loved for its authentic hippie atmosphere and rugged landscape. Tiny deserted coves, wooded hills and isolated villages await you on this more confidential side of Ibiza, to be visited when you want to spend your vacation off the beaten track.



The quietest beaches are in the north of Ibiza. Perfect for admiring spectacular sunsets, the bohemian bay of Benirras offers an authentic panorama of the island, with the sound of drums, campfires, shops of hippie clothes, and near a trio of excellent restaurants. of beach. On the other side of the Mediterranean, admire the breathtaking view of the rock formation of Cap Bernat ("the hand of God" according to the locals).

To the east of the family resort of Portinatx, the small Cala d'en Serra is a secluded pebble cove, bordered by green hills and fishermen's huts accessed by a small dirt road. Its crystal clear waters make it the ideal place to swim among colorful fish and try snorkeling between the rocks before admiring the sunset.


To the northwest of Sant Miquel, a twenty minute hike, or boat ride, will take you to the hidden treasure of Es Portixol, where you will access your own private beach. Only locals and regulars frequent this circular cove, green and turquoise, surrounded by pine forests and hills. Difficult to access, Es Portixol is probably the most beautiful cove on the island.

Aïgues Blanques owes its name to its translucent waters. Its shallow bay and long stretch of sand protected by high cliffs make it an unmissable beach in Ibiza, appreciated by all kinds of bathers: families, couples, partygoers recovering from the previous night... From here you can see the beautiful Tagomago Island and sit in one of the two beach clubs offering deckchairs and umbrellas.

The north of Ibiza is full of secret coves, far from the tourist circuits, and if they will require a little effort to reach them, Pou de Lleo, Cala Xuclar, Calo des Moltons, Es Portitxol and Cala d'Aubarca are all secret jewels of the White Island.





A 12-minute drive from Portinatx, the busiest resort in the north of the island, the quaint village of Sant Joan will give you a taste of the low-key, bohemian lifestyle dear to Ibizans and its regular visitors.

In the middle of the island, Santa Gertrudis de la Fruitera is 11 km from Ibiza town center and offers a perfect selection of bars, shops and restaurants. Stop for a coffee on the charming terraces of Bar Costa, Es Canto and Otto Cappuccini. In the center of the village, the emblematic Església de Santa Gertrudisau dates from the 17th century and will offer you a nice visit.New call-to-actionSant Llorenç de Balafia, also known as San Lorenzo, is a guardian of Ibiza's historical heritage. The calm of the old town matches the typical architecture of the north of the island, with an elegant church inaugurated in 1797 and traditional white houses. Nearby, Es Amunts, a mountainous natural park, reveals breathtaking landscapes, charming coves and medieval constructions. The ideal place to discover the fauna and flora of the White Island.

And, if you're looking for a place to shop, the island's best-known hippie market, Las Dalias, has 200 stalls and offers the liveliest atmosphere in which to discover Ibiza. Whether you're looking for handmade jewelry, crocheted dresses or hammocks, Las Dalias has all the typical Ibizan souvenirs to take home.



a hike on the deserted NORTH coast

North of Ibiza, the deserted coastline is an ideal spot for hikers, with its imposing cliffs and pine forests. On the north coast, only two bays have been developed for tourism: San Miquel and Portinatx.

Beyond the beautiful secluded beaches, the northern hinterland offers plenty of adventure trails through varied landscapes, farming communities and secluded beaches, far removed from the crowds of southern Ibiza.

Some of the most popular hiking routes are the "Es amunts" trail, between Sant Joan and Cala Sant Vicent, as well as the route between Cala Xaracca and Sant Joan, and the "Calo de s'Illa" linking Benirras and Cala Xarraca. Among these routes, a few will take you to secluded coves hidden between cliffs where you can cool off. Along the way, bring plenty of water, light snacks and don't forget to enjoy the sunsets!

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