Do a hiking route, eat a delicious bullit de peix or learn about the history through the churches and fortifications are just some of the must-dos if you want to get to know the municipality of Sant Joan. And let’s not forget the traditional magic Saint John’s Eve on June 23.
Sant Joan is a municipality of traditions, as reflects the gastronomic offer. You can savour fish from the island, vegetables grown on Ibiza which are some of the most appreciated and consumed ingredients.
The cave of Can Marçà is more than 100,000 years old and is located inside a cliff of the Port de Sant Miquel. It was discovered by smugglers. The cave of Es Culleram, in Sant Vicent, is a sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Tanit.
In Sant Joan it is still possible to find a coastal corner or a lonely cove with transparent water. The numerous beaches in the north of the island are the most appreciated ones by visitors and residents because of their tranquility and captivating surroundings.
On June 23, Sant Joan celebrates a magical night that unites fun, fire and passion. The fires, which attract good luck, fill the Plaça de Sant Joan, where a multitude of people from all parts of the island gathers.
The fortified church of Sant Miquel, built on a hill in the fifteenth century, is a must, as is the town of Balàfia, in Sant Llorenç. The latter is a medieval settlement of five houses, with two defence towers, erected by the population to protect themselves against privateer invasions.
The best way to discover the nature of Sant Joan is to put on comfortable shoes and travel the different marked trails of the municipality. In collaboration with Walk & Talk Ibiza, the City Council worked out a program of guided hiking tours which can be done all year round.