Enjoy the breathtaking vista from the viewing deck of the island’s tallest mountain, whose path is accessible by car year round.
As the highest point on the island of Ibiza, Sa Talaia provides spectacular views of the sparkling blue sea, the rolling forests and the historic architecture of San Antonio. Reach its peak, which stands 1,558 feet (475 meters) above sea level, via a scenic path that twists and turns its way up the mountain. Head to the top of the rock formation in your car and enjoy the stunning views that appear before you.
Start driving up the path from the trailhead near San Antonio. The trail is quite steep at the beginning and not safe after heavy rains, when it may be slippery. Pass the red satellite towers and continue on your way, as the road dips downhill for a short stretch. Here, you’ll find the viewing platform, as the lush valley seems to open up and present the village of San Antonio below.
Relax in this tranquil area and breathe in the fresh air, with only the sounds of wildlife and the breeze to distract you. Pick out your favorites from the landmarks in and around San Antonio. Rising from the sea is the green islet of Formentera, surrounded by several rock formations. Consider bringing binoculars to zoom in on attractions. Snap photos of the exquisite views.
Make sure to bring enough water and snacks for the trip to the summit. At the peak enjoy a picnic against the picturesque backdrop. The mountain road is open to drive up year round, providing the weather has been dry. It is free to access.
Sa Talaia rises from the terrain enclosing San Antonio on the western side of the island. Drive north from the town of Ibiza for 13 miles (21 kilometers) to get to the trailhead in about 20 minutes. While you’re in the area, visit other nearby attractions such as the Aquarium Cap Blanc, the Slingshot Ibiza Amusement Park and L’Ou de Colom.