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sant jordi

A quiet town inside Ibiza's turmoil but not far away from where the nightlife begins.

The beauty of Sant Jordi

Sant Jordi de Ses Salines is a small town inside of the south area of Ibiza. As its name indicates this small town belongs to Las Salineras from which salt is extracted: it is one of the few lasting industrial areas of Ibiza. Sant Jordi is a small but very transited town since it is located near the airport. Furthermore two of the most known and longest beaches in Ibiza are situated within a few minutes: Las Salinas and Playa d’en Bossa.

This small nucleus has been expanding since the 20th century with small unifamiliar houses with a small terrain surrounding the nucleus of the village. The beautiful local parish can be found in the city centre. Sant Jordi is usually a peaceful town except for Saturdays, which is the day that locals celebrate throughout the whole year the popular flea market in the city centre. 

Unlike other markets from Ibiza where prices can be higher and products are more oriented to tourists, this one you will be able to buy all sorts of articles and gadgets to an affordable price not too expensive. Moreover, anyone is welcome to sell their things! Tourists and travelers will find a wide variety of secondhand objects. Among them it is possible to find interesting antiquities.

Sant Jordi is also known for its bars and restaurants. The majority of services offered in the village are located in the streets surrounding the parish. Before the construction of the highway from the airport that surrounds the village, Sant Jordi had to bear lots of traffic and turmoils crossing the city centre. Nowadays Sant Jordi de Ses Salines is located in a quiet and tranquil area where good spots can be found to stop and enjoy a relaxing place inside the island of Ibiza. Visiting the majestic fortified church is a must since it is the best preserved of the four on the island, surrounded by a an embellished patio full of flowers and palm trees. Beside it also stands the charming village cemetery.

The big day of local festivities in Sant Jordi is the 23rd of April. However during that week people celebrate different activities during this festivity. Just a few minutes away Ibiza’s crazy nightlife begins. Nearby discos such as DC-10 and Ushuaïa provide all the fun and entertainment for those who are looking for a wild night in the island. However plan your summer holidays with your family and friends ahead! Especially if you are coming with large groups of 6 or 12 people.

Accommodation in this area shouldn’t be hard to find, yet very demanded. Sant Jordi is small but it has several options such as villa rental. Either if you are looking for a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere or a fun entertaining time. Within walking distance from the core of the village you can find the famous Playa d’en Bossa famous as well for its nightlife and VIP crowd. Luxury and elegance merged in one place. Along the coast of Ses Salines you will find more renowned beaches, especially those that are located within the natural park. From east to west there are: Playa d’en Bossa, La Xanga, Es Cavallet, Migjorn (commonly known as "Ses Salines Beach"), Es Codolar, the fishing port of Sa Caleta, Es Bol Nou and Es Jondal. There is a beach for each person. Maybe you are looking for child-friendly coves where your kids can have a fun day with water sports and diverse activities, or maybe you are more of a wild-spirited traveler who seeks music and beach clubs in Ibiza. Either way, around Sant Jordi de Ses Salines there is a place for you. 

Have you ever spotted flamingos in Ibiza? Well, if you are lucky enough you will this time: at the Natural Park of Ses Salines. This natural reservoir is located close to the airport, an area further south of the island, comprising the territory of the ancient salt pans of Ibiza and Formentera, Es Freus sea and the strait between both Balearic Islands. Flamingo sightseeing is very popular among those who are aware of this wonder. The ponds are the largest wetland on the island and they are considered a prime example of Mediterranean biodiversity. Ses Salines is home to 178 species of plants and 210 species birds, which use this space to nest and rest during their migrations, such as flamingos. But it also offers a wealthy and unique ecosystem, including the salt ponds, rocky and sandy beaches, dune ridges and cliffs. The park offers the possibility of making multiple trips between the ponds and also to the defense tower.