Making the most of your holiday includes taking plenty of selfies to share your fun with friends and family back home. If you caught our post on Iconic Selfie Spots you already know the classic island vistas. Once you’ve snapped yourself at those must-see spots, venture off the beaten track to show how well you really know Ibiza. Here are our suggestions for out-of-the-way beauty spots and locals-only hangouts.
Just past the village of Sant Mateu you will see a sign for the lookout of Cap d’Albarca. Turn right and follow the winding road up through uninhabited pine forests until you reach a parking spot. From there, you can walk to the point overlooking the pristine, deserted bay of Cala d’Albarca. Snap a selfie safe in the knowledge you are a true Ibiza explorer!
Deep in the woods between Es Canar and Santa Eularia is an old finca turned restaurant called Can Suldat. The garden opens into a narrow, smokey house complete with a huge wood fire, and knick-knacks ranging from nude statues to old shoes. Snatch a selfiie next to the live musicians, or one of the pirates that hang out at the bar.
Headland past Talamanca
From Talamanca beach turn your back on Dalt Vila and walk north along the headlands. You’ll pass the famous fish shack and Destino resort. Once you’ve gone by keep your eye peeled on the right for a long slender spear of rock that juts out into the sea. Walk to the end and pose for a glorious 180-degree view of the horizon.
Ca’n Pere Mussona
Pay a visit to Ibiza’s only fully certified organic farm, near Santa Eularia, to visit some of the Balearic Island’s oldest inhabitants: rare breed pigs, cows, and chickens. Bred and reared by Ronnie, an avid conservationist with a colourful past, it’s a great way to learn more about the native animals of the islands while taking some fun photos.
This stunning Gothic building is hidden in plain sight within the walls of Dalt Vila. Originally the home of painters Narcis Puget Viñas and his son Narcis Puget Riquer, it is now a museum dedicated to their art and the work of other Ibiza artists. The airy courtyard and minimalist rooms are the perfect backdrop for a snapshot, as are the amazing views of the port.
Santa Agnes Valley
One of the most beautiful roads on the island winds north from Santa Agnes towards Sant Mateu. Walk or cycle to appreciate the beauty of the landscape where you will find ancient olives with gnarled trunks, oranges, lemons and walnut trees. There are a handful of houses and small farms along the way, giving the sense of having stepped back in time to when Ibiza was a quiet farming and fishing island. This route is especially majestic in early spring with the almond trees blossom.
Get out and get snapping! Feel free to share your secret selfies on Twitter via @ibizaeyes. We’ll RT the best ones.