The Municipality of Sant Joan, located in the North of the island is the least populated one of the island with only about 4500 inhabitants. This area’s main features are vast unspoilt woodlands and remarkable rural extensions, where livelihood largely depends on farming. Nature can be found at its finest in Sant Joan’s coastline, cliffs and woodlands, which are often crossed by torrents and stone terraces.
The Municipality is composed of four areas: Sant Joan, Sant Miquel, Sant Vicent and Sant Llorenç. All of them are small villages where locals live as well as inhabitants from all over the world who have chosen the rural Ibiza as their place of residence. The Municipality shares with the Sant Antoni an “Area of Particular Interest”: Es Amunts. It is an area of high environmental value with a unique fauna and flora.
Sant Joan offers amazing routes for walking that lead to Balanzat’s defensive tower, d’en Marçà’s caves or the archaeological site in Es Culleram’s cave, that houses the most important piece of the islands’ Phoenician past: the goddess Tanit. The coast line is full of cliffs and altered by incredible bays as Es Caló des Multons, Cala Xarraca, Es Caló d’en Serra, Cala de Sant Vicent and Benirràs that has become very popular because of its hippie atmosphere and the percussionist performances. For the most popular of tourist areas the Port de Sant Miquel and Portinatx should be mentioned.