It is altogether too easy to mistake Ibiza as a nightlife destination and little else. This is unfortunate, and many travelers are delighted to discover that it is also a foodie paradise, a place for the avid seeker of exotic and unique goods, and those who love nature. It is a wildly photogenic destination at all hours, and if you have been wise enough to book a stay at one of the luxury villas on the island, you will want to book an hour or more each day to simply capture the beauty of this unique destination with your camera.
Fortunately, we have made it a lot easier for you to get some of the more iconic images by providing a list of the best photographic spots on the island of Ibiza.
This area is noted for the finest beaches on the island, but it is also a place offering remarkable photographic opportunities. If you have underwater or waterproof gear, the images are endless. There are also ancient ruins at the tops of the cliffs above the water as well as old military buildings from the last century.
Not the Atlantis you might think! This is an old Phoenician quarry that is one of the island’s most amazing photographic secrets. It is tough to find, so you may want to hire a guide. Wear good boots and be ready to manage the short hike, but also be prepared to be stunned. Set beneath the cliffs, it is amazing and you can see where the many stones of Dalt Vila were taken from so many centuries earlier.
Cala D’En Serra
Set in the north, it is a beautiful and pristine wilderness not far from Portinatx. It is home to one of the finest, hidden beaches tucked into a gorgeous cove. Though the hills are home to a massive, abandoned hotel project, these are now completely overgrown and almost entirely reclaimed by the evergreen forests that lead all of the way to the sea below.
The highest point of the entire island, it has many communication towers but the panoramic images available from the peak will be amazing. The right spots let you see from San Antonio to the Salinas salt flats all of the way in the south. Do note that it is a difficult hike to this point, and you may want a guide to ensure safety, but it will be well worth it.
With mention of the salt flats, you may want to make a point of heading south to visit the Ses Salinas. These are visually stunning spots with working flats aging and dehydrating the sea salt in large pools. The beach has some fascinating sites too, including an old port and an abandoned railway. The defense tower stands and the Des Cavallet beach nearby is quite picturesque.
This is close to the San Antonio area and is a remarkable spot to spend a day wandering. With almost no tourism, it is a place of abandoned windmills and old farms. Avid photographers will relish the opportunities to capture images of working orange groves, agricultural fields and the ruins of the once mandatory mills that were the only way for the island’s farmers to grind grain.
Head here for the perfect sunset shot. This area of the island provides a panorama of views into the west. The changing of the seasons does also put the sunset in a different spot as the year progresses. The winter sunsets are best captured facing the Illa de s’Espartar and during the summer months you can get the best images towards Illa des Bosc.