Torre de Ses Portes

South Ibiza

From this formidable 18th-century defence tower on Ibiza's southernmost tip (a 20-minute walk from the south end of Es Cavallet or Platja de Ses Salines), you'll glimpse the islands that speckle the Es Freus strait separating Ibiza and Formentera. Among them are Illa des Penjats (Hangman's Island), where captured pirates were once sent to the gallows, and Illa des Porcs (Pigs' Island), where plump pigs smuggled over from Formentera were once kept.

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Nearby South Ibiza attractions

1. Parc Natural de Ses Salines

0.48 MILES

Encompassing southeastern Ibiza and stretching south across the water to northern Formentera, this 168-sq-km World Heritage–listed nature reserve…

2. Es Cavallet

0.84 MILES

On the eastern side of a slender peninsula, the wonderful, wild-feel, salt-white beach of Es Cavallet is one of the island's most perfect strips of sand…

3. Platja de Ses Salines

1.13 MILES

Arguably Ibiza's best beach, Platja de Ses Salines is a gorgeous sweep of white sand with glass-clear sea, backed by rolling sand dunes, patches of sabina…

4. Ses Salines

2.46 MILES

Just south of Ibiza's airport, the shimmering pools of the salines (salt pans) were the island's main source of wealth until the tourism boom. Approaching…

5. Sant Francesc de s'Estany

2.57 MILES

The little village of Sant Francesc de s'Estany, 6km southwest of Ibiza Town and near the airport, was a base for the workers of the surrounding salines …

6. Centre d'Interpretació de Ses Salines

2.65 MILES

This small interpretive centre, attached to Sant Francesc's beautiful, whitewashed 18th-century village church, explores the history of the salt trade in…

7. Espalmador

3.74 MILES

A low-slung, uninhabited island of dunes and sandstone off the northernmost tip of Formentera, Espalmador has a beautiful crescent-shaped beach of fine…

8. Platja d'en Bossa

4.07 MILES

Now backed by some of Ibiza's hottest clubs (and a bunch of high-rise buildings), this white-gold, 3km-long strip of sand washed by gentle aqua-coloured…