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CURIOSITIES IN IBIZA THAT YOU CAN SEE FROM THE SEA

Enjoying a day sailing on a boat along the Ibizan coastline is a fantastic plan for families, friends or couples. You can swim in crystal-clear waters, go snorkelling in search of fish, sunbathe on solitary spots and discover unspoilt coves that no-one can access by foot. You can also discover the following curiosities that await on the breathtaking coastline of Ibiza. Want to board our boat?

Curiosities that you can see on a private boat trip in Ibiza

Curiosity #1: quarries on the seashore

The quarries in Ibiza have also been exploited at sea level, as we can see from the enclaves of Punta Galera and Atlantis. The first is spotted as you sail towards Cala Salada and is a fabulous place to swim. The second can be seen on our Mystical Tour outing and is probably the best option as it’s so hard to get to by foot.

Curiosity #2: the western islets

There are many islets around Ibiza, some are as iconic as Es Vedrá, opposite Cala d’Hort, which can be explored from the sea thanks to our Mystical Tour. Our private boat trips along the western coast of Ibiza will also reveal islets of Sa Conillera, Illa des Bosc, s’Espartar and Ses Bledes, that are known for their beauty and natural value. And further north you will see the isles of Ses Margalides.

SB best beaches cala dhortBoathouses at Cala d´Hort © NC/Sunset Boats

Curiosity #3: boathouses

The fishing activity in Ibiza filled its coasts with quaint boathouses that were used to store the fishermen’s tack and the llaüt, the island’s traditional boat. At present, there are over 1500 boathouses scattered along the coast, some have even been declared Cultural Property, like the ones in Sa Caleta in Sant Josep de sa Talaia. During your private cruise that leaves from San Antonio, keep an eye out for the boathouses that look out to the sea from the foot of the cliffs, like the one in Cala d´Hort or in Cala Tarida.

Curiosity #4: posidonia (seagrass)

On the seabed around Ibiza and Formentera you will find the largest posidonia oceanica meadow in the world. It’s a natural jewel declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Did you know that each hectare of posidonia oceánica meadow turns CO2 into the same amount of oxygen produced by five hectares of rainforest? This fragile ecosystem cleanses and oxygenates the water, offers shelter to many species and protects the coast from sea erosion and all this leads to stunning beaches and coves in Ibiza. Their greatest enemy is the mooring and that is why one should always drop anchor in sandy areas, never seagrass.

curiosities posidoniaPosidonia oceanica meadow close to Ibiza shore. © Ibiza.travel

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