Ses Selinas is one of two natural parks on the island. Located in between southern Ibiza and northern Formentera, the park is made up largely of water (a whopping 75 percent of the area) and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
At park is home to many different types of vegetation, including the underwater plant Posidonia oceanic, an important organism which helps balance the Mediterranean ecosystem. There are another 177 plants here, along with 210 species of birds like the flamingo, Audouin’s gull, Balearic shearwater and more.
It is easy to spend a day at the park. Simply walking or renting a bike can yield views not only of the white beaches, birds and foliage, but also of the park’s salt marshes and lagoons. For those looking to for sun, there are three beaches within the park, including the nudist beach, Cavallet, complete with dunes.
The reserve also features remnants of the island’s history with a 16th century watchtower, old churches and more.
Because this area is protected, it is important to obey the rules of the park and not venture into off-limit area, bathe places other than those allowed or leave trash behind. The area is fragile and needs to be treated with respect. From Old Ibiza, it is a 10 minute drive.