The admiration of the headlights is undoubted. From time immemorial they have served to facilitate the way to the navigators who were approaching the coast. In Ibiza we find different types and, although not all are accessible by foot, there are some that can be visited, moreover, the way to them is done by paths of enormous beauty.
Most Ibiza headlights they had old constructions that served as a dwelling for the lighthouse keepers, an occupation that required a great sacrifice due to the time spent isolated from the family and, in general, from the people.
Over time, Ibiza's headlights have been adapted to much more modern lighting and control systems, however, its peculiar structures remain standing as they were erected, presiding over some of the most beautiful spots on the island.
From here we help you to name the lighthouses of Ibiza and know a little of its history. Further, we encourage you to discover them for yourself We assure you it's worth it!
FARO DE BOTAFOC, IBIZA
Opened at 1861, you will find it at the end of the Paseo Marítimo, on top of what used to be an islet that was joined to Ibiza by means of a dike. One of the greatest peculiarities of Beacon of is Botafoc is that he was one of the first to distribute the house of the lighthouse keepers on two floors.
FARO DEL PUERTO DE IBIZA
More than a beacon today is a beacon that receives and dismisses all those who visit Ibiza. It is undoubtedly the best access since you can get there by taking a pleasant walk in the area. It is at the end of the port.
FARO DES PENJATS, IBIZA
It is located on the island of Penjats, very close to the port of Ibiza, and was built for the danger that the area meant for seafarers. 1 was inaugurated in May of 1856 and throughout its history underwent several modifications. It is only accessible by sea.
FARO DE PUNTA GROSSA, SAN JUAN
This project by Emili Pou was controversial because it was believed that it should be located on the islet of Tagomago. Its construction was not easy. Being located at an inaccessible point, the materials had to be transported by sea. In addition, during the work, it was discovered that these were of poor quality and had to be replaced. Finally it was inaugurated in 1870 and shortly after the error in its location was patent, reason why proceeded to the construction of the lighthouse of Tagomago. The Punta Grossa stopped working in 1916.
Today it remains completely abandoned, but it is worth visiting. It is not a simple route, but it is one of great beauty. You can go to Cala San Vicente and park there. Head north and skirt the coast.
FARO DES MOSCARTER, SAN JUAN
It was built in 1978 in Portinatx. It measures 52 meters, which makes it the highest in the Balearics. It is striking the beauty of its white tower with black lines. The ride to it will not take you more than 20 minutes. You can leave from the same beach of Portinatx and go along the coast until you reach Punta des Moscarter. It's simple, since you will not lose sight of it all the way.
FARO DE SES COVES BLANQUES, SAN ANTONIO
The 15 of September of 1897 was inaugurated and it stopped working in 1963. Currently it has been converted into a beautiful museum with views of the sea. You can walk up to it walking along the famous Paseo de ses Variades, also known as the point where hundreds of people gather to watch the sunset.
LIGHTHOUSE OF TAGOMAGO
Located on the islet northeast of Ibiza, the 1 of 1914 began operating in December. Logically, you get to it by boat. It is a beautiful excursion since Tagomago hides a natural beauty without equal.
FARO DES VEDRÀ
Located in this beautiful enclave, it was inaugurated in 1927. After a strong storm that destroyed the tower in 1959 the lighthouse was built again, this time to a greater height to avoid a new setback. Getting to it is not easy, so it works by telecontrol.
LIGHTHOUSE OF SA CONILLERA
19's 1857 started operating in November. It was a circular plant, but two more houses were added for the torreros. At first there were two sailors who lived on the islet, but later they moved to San Antonio and took turns going back and forth.
NA BLEDA PLANA LIGHTHOUSE
It is the most western lighthouse of the Balearic archipelago. It was projected as a simple beacon, but at 1967 it was decided that it should become a beacon. In the 71 they increased their power and expanded their height.