Many travelers come to Ibiza in search of beautiful coves and beaches with crystal clear waters and leave in love with the landscape and nature of the interior. The island surprises by its beautiful fields dotted with white traditional houses and by the perennial greenery of the extensive forests of Aleppo pine that generously cover the hills, which is why the Greeks called the archipelago formed by Ibiza and Formentera with the name of Pitiusas Islands, the pine islands.
But in addition to this green mantle that appears in any panoramic view, Ibiza offers many other landscapes to be remembered, such as the almond blossom fields of Santa Agnès de Corona, the reddened vineyards of Sant Mateu d'Albarca, the famous and spectacular sunsets, the carob tree fields where sheep graze or the steep cliffs of the north.
More than 43% of the island's surface is protected, highlighting areas such as the Natural Park of Ses Salines de Ibiza and Formentera and the site of Es Amunts de Ibiza. In addition, 75.4% of Ibiza's coastline is also under protection, such as the Marine Reserve of the northeast coast of Ibiza-Tagomago and the Nature Reserves of Es Vedrà, Es Vedranell, and the islets of Poniente.
Enjoying the most beautiful landscapes and landscapes of Ibiza is easy and very stimulating thanks to the extensive network of routes for hikers and cyclists throughout the island and the various routes for kayaking or paddle surfing that can be followed along the coast of Ibiza. And for the most curious travelers, interesting informative spaces await, such as the Cap Blanc Aquarium, the Puig des Molins astronomical observatory, and the interpretation centers of Ses Salines, Es Amunts, and Can Planetes.
In the flora and fauna present in Ibiza there are names worth paying attention to, such as the pitiusa lizard, a species endemic to Ibiza and Formentera that is easy to see along walls and paths; the common flamingo that lives most of the year in the ponds of the Natural Park of Ses Salines; the Ibizan podenco, a native breed that stands out for its reddish spots; Eleonora's falcon, the Balearic shearwater, the posidonia meadows that filter and oxygenate the waters of the beaches and coves, the centennial olive trees. .. A natural treasure that makes any stay in Ibiza even more enriching.