Parque Natural de Ses Salines. The salt ecosystem
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Sant Josep de Sa Talaia

Ses Salines is an extremely fragile natural space that is well loved by both tourists and Ibizans.

Ses Salines de Ibiza & Formentera Natural Park, the great biological reserve of the Pitiusa islands (Ibiza and Formentera), covers 3,000 hectares of land and 13,000 hectares of sea. 

One of its main attractions is the network of crystallisation pools, the system of canals and sluices and the salt loading bay of Sa Canal, where boats from Northern Europe put in to transport tons of this highly-prized treasure. Ses Salines is also the ecosystem of numerous migratory birds such as flamingos, which frequent a marshy landscape full of crystalline sparkles in the proximity of the airport.

For centuries, salt was the island’s only wealth and main industry. Actually, the only railway line that has ever existed in Ibiza was installed here to transport salt to the pier. Today, the salt is still highly prized for its quality for salting fish and it has also become an original ‘souvenir’.