Ibiza / The Island of Ibiza
Spectacular landscapes and crystalline water beaches.
Ibiza offers more than 18 km of fine quality beaches. You will find anything from rustic to modern ones, calm and safe beaches for the whole family or beaches that are just perfect to practice your favorite water sport. You decide! The combination of lack of waves and lack of cold water currents and a strong influence of the sun create the uniquely warm water temperatures during the whole year. During April and May, the water temperature is 19 ºC, and in June, 22ºC. In August and September water temperature rises up to 25º - 27º C. Thanks to the oceans thermal inertia, ideal water temperatures are maintained throughout the year. Another important aspect is the exceptional transparency and visibility of its turquoise waters you will find at most beaches.
Balearic Islands have exceptional beaches and peerless diving conditions, thanks its clear, clean waters. One of the main reasons for this is the presence of Posidonia Oceánica, an angiosperm marine plant that promotes transparent waters, prevents erosion and serves as a habitat for a wide array of ocean fauna. In fact, the waters of the Natural Reserve of Ses Salinas in Ibiza and Formentera are home to some of the finest beds of Posidonia Oceánica in the Mediterranean, in terms of conservation.
The sea beds in that area, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, are carpeted with fields of posidonia oceanica, which gives the water its crystal clear appearance and makes it the ideal place for scuba-diving.
Ses Salines Natural Park: One of the most surprising environments in the Balearic Islands is found in the Pitiüsas Islands (Ibiza and Formentera). Designated a Natural Reserve in 1995 and Natural Park in 2001. Endemic plant and animal communities co-exist here in a rich ecosystem where salt is a dominant feature. All this makes their landscapes and beaches unique and unrepeatable. In earlier times, Ibiza was called the island of salt, and it is so to such an extent that its inhabitants were guaranteed a supply of the condiment by law. The first ones to exploit the marshes were the Carthaginians, towards the 5th Century BC.