Sant Joan de Labritja, a unique concept of rural tourism on the island of Ibiza
Get to know Sant Joan and see for yourself a place to be enjoyed throughout all four seasons of the year. Between its flowering almonds, its hidden beaches, its hiking routes, its tradition, culture and gastronomy and its no wonder that it houses the best agro-tourism hotels on the island. Sant Joan is truly a hidden treasure, the unexplored paradise of the island.
Sant Joan de Labritja is the perfect example of rural tourism at its best, a place where culture and traditional architecture nestle snugly within their surroundings, enveloped in a landscape of breath-taking beauty. Hiking trails to be explored, a beautiful coastline to be discovered, and a gastronomic offer to make the mouth water- there really is something very special about Sant Joan.
This is the natural side of the island, the green side. A unique paradise in the north of the island, lovingly cared for by its inhabitants throughout the whole year, so much so that its many a visitor that has asked himself why it took him so long to find it in the first place. Yet its exactly because of its secret nooks and crannies, its flora and fauna, its culture and its people that Sant Joan is considered the jewel in the crown of the island of Ibiza.
Peace and tranquility are the main ingredients in the making of Sant Joan, that much is obvious.
As far as environmental and cultural awareness are concerned, there really is no better place to learn about the real Ibiza than with a visit to the Tourist Information Centre of És Amunt. The recently opened centre is geared towards arming the tourist with all they ever needed to know in order to experience the best of Sant Joan. With around twelve different hiking routes to choose from as well as a range of options for the cyclo-tourist, an unforgettable journey is guaranteed no matter what way one chooses to travel. From routes of 3km along the coastline of Sant Joan to longer hikes of 10km, here is a chance to absorb the real essence of Ibiza.
All that by day, but what of the night? How about peace and quiet, starry skies and the only sounds the humming of insects or the waves lapping at the shore. With various five-star rural hotels dotted about its hills, youd be forgiven for thinking that youd stepped into Heaven itself.
With its numerous outdoor activities, be they on land or at sea, there is something for everyone to enjoy, no matter what age. Centuries-old caves, towers and ancient water wells, beaches and abundant nature all combine to make Sant Joan the perfect destination for both the solo traveler and families alike. As far as gastronomy is concerned, freshly caught fish, succulent meats and delicious traditional recipes all add to the wonder of the borough of Sant Joan de Labritja.