A short and scenic clifftop walk from Sant Joan de Labritja to the bustling resort village of Portinax, starting on quiet country roads and finishing on a forested clifftop path.
Head back to the coast, enjoying a lovely walk from Sant Joan to the Portinatx peninsula. Leave Sant Joan on old cart tracks to reach Cala d’en Serra, a gorgeous bay with azure coloured waters, a white sandy beach and a tiny little beach bar serving refreshments—heaven! Continue along clifftop paths to the distinctive working lighthouse at Far des Moscarter with its black and white stripes.
Finish at the resort town of Portinatx where there are plenty of options for refreshments before taking the bus or a taxi back to Sant Joan de Labritja. You can view the timetables for the buses here - http://ibizabus.com/ibiza/lineas/?route=26 - the last bus leaves Portinatx at 16:30 but a taxi will only cost approx 15 Euros should you miss it.
Wear long trousers in the forest as the pine trees can be very spiky. The fast-growing trees can also obscure the path so be careful not to miss a turn.
There are some road crossings, always be aware of traffic and be sure to use a pavement/sidewalk where possible. Where it isn’t, walk on the right-hand side of the road in the direction of oncoming traffic.
Some of the ground can be uneven, with rocky/pebbly paths. Ensure you have suitable footwear and step cautiously when needed.
Ibizans like to have guard dogs, make sure you are sticking to the paths and not wandering onto anyone's property. Most of them are harmless (and if not they will be chained up or behind a fence) but they will bark at you.
Much of the path is on clifftops and there has been some erosion, for this reason, the path is sometimes unclear, be careful of the drop and of loose rocks and edges to the cliffs.
The ground can be uneven, so be sure to wear sturdy walking boots with suitable ankle support.
Adequate sun protection is a must.
The path can be overgrown in parts and quite sharp, consider wearing long sleeves or at least carrying some in your bag.
Food and Drink
There are few convenient food and drink stops along the way, but the walk is short and Portinax is full of restaurants and cafes.
Points of Interest
Cala d’en Serra
As you peer down on this beach, a most exquisite sight awaits you. The colours are almost unbelievable. The bright blue of the sun-drenched sky, the sparkle of the incredibly two-tone aquamarine and azure waters, the lush pine and rosemary carpeted forest that encircles the scene.
Far des Moscarter lighthouse
This iconic lighthouse towers above the clifftops in all of its monochrome glory, stripes of black and white encircle its girthy shaft. It is still active today and is the tallest lighthouse int he Balearic islands.
Portinatx, sometimes spelt 'Portinax' for ease of pronunciation, is at the northernmost tip of Ibiza, and is a popular resort for all the right reasons: it has beautiful beaches, ideal swimming and sunbathing facilities, and a lovely surrounding area. It is a great place for lunch with restaurant practically in the water they are so close to the beach.