Ibiza, known to some as “the white island”, welcomes thousands of tourists from different parts of the world every summer who want to enjoy its charm, its beaches and emblematic nightclubs, among other things.
However, Ibiza is more than just a party, there are many places to discover. Tourism, exploited with responsibility, imagination and creativity, constitutes an instrument of great value for the development and progress of humanity.
By the way, have you ever wondered like us why Ibiza and Formentera call them the Pitiusas islands? Well it is because the name of «Pitiusas» (in Greek abundant pine reserve) was already commented by Pliny the Elder, since there were a large number of pines that populated the two islands (pitys is pine in Greek).
Unlike today, the Greeks and Romans clearly differentiated the Pitiusas from the rest of the Balearic Islands, which they called Gimnesias and in which they included only Mallorca and Menorca.
Posidonia meadows are responsible for the quality of the waters of Ibiza. In the Balearic Islands, the oceanic posidonia is also found in a significant number in Formentera. These underwater meadows are so important that Unesco included them as one of the elements for which it named Ibiza a World Heritage Site. Aware of its importance, the island promotes responsible nautical tourism with the environment.
The seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals constitute an unavoidable challenge to achieve stability in the globalized world, whose future depends largely on environmental security and the intelligent use of natural heritage.
SUP Yoga in Ibiza, Paddle Surf Yoga in Ibiza
Without a doubt, it is a luxury in Ibiza to practice yoga on a paddles boeard while the twilight falls in the Mediterranean. But this is a luxury part of this responsible and active tourism that we need.
San Miguel and the island of SaFerradura
Get to know, a treasure in the North of Ibiza! come to a paddle surf yoga class with us!!
Located in Sant Miquel de Balansat, another charming little town, this island attracts in summer many travelers and boats that come to enjoy the sun in the beautiful cove that was built after the purchase of the island in order to give access to foot to the islet.
For those who do not know the area, tell you that the nature you can see in it is indescribable … on the one hand it contains a rocky landscape with typical vegetation of the Pitiusas and on the other, crystalline waters with a turquoise background ideal for those who love snorkeling. Many times we practice Paddle Surf Yoga in this stunning location.
PLACES NOT TO BE MISSED
1 Ibiza. It is a dynamic city that has managed to preserve the historic district of Dalt Vila and its welcoming port.
2 Ses Salines Natural Park. A wetland area in whose ponds numerous migratory birds meet.
3 Cala d’Hort. It not only allows you to bathe in a splendid place, but also to contemplate the islets of Es Vedrà and Es Vedranell.
4 Sant Vicent de sa Cala. Nestled between pines and junipers that reach the sea, it is one of the calmest on the island.
Ibiza World Heritage Site
The natural biodiversity and cultural heritage that the island of Ibiza treasures made Unesco declare it a World Heritage Site in 1999.
The oceanic posidonia meadows responsible for the transparency of its Mediterranean waters contributed; the Phoenician vestiges of Sa Caleta and the necropolis of the Puig des Molins; the rural area of Hort de ses Feixes, watered by a system inherited by the Arabs; and the fortified neighborhood of Dalt Vila in Eivissa, an ancient coastal citadel that shines especially with the white light of day and the colors of sunset.
After visiting the walled enclosure of the Ibiza capital and its lively port, the route through the largest of the Pitiusas islands heads towards Sant Jordi de Ses Salines, four kilometers to the south.
The town has one of the oldest churches in Ibiza (XIII-XIV century) which, as its battlements and thick walls recall, played a defensive role in its origins. But the treasure of the municipality is the salt flats, the source of the local economy for centuries. Today they are part of a natural park that encompasses the salt ponds where many birds come, the beaches of Es Codolar, Es Cavallet and Ses Salines and the settlement of Sa Caleta (VII BC).