Visit San Lorenzo
We recommend a visit to the town of San Lorenzo in the municipality of San Juan, a small, authentic and quiet village surrounded by forest and fertile farmland. The beautiful white-washed fortified eighteenth century church is located close to the enclave of the old town of Balàfia, declared a cultural heritage site in 1996 by the Ibiza and Formentera council.
The hamlet is made up of seven houses, including two old “trulls”, olive presses, and two towers, built to defend against privateer invasions that were common in those days. The dwellings are in the purest traditional Ibicencan architectural style.
Nearby, we recommend visiting the Centre d’Interpretació Es Amunts d’Eivissa, a showcase for the natural, geographical and cultural area of “Es Amunts”, considered an “Area of Special Interest” due to its heritage values, located in the northern part of the island, full of cliffs, mountains and valleys leading form San Antonio to San Carlos.
This incredible natural territory offers an impressive variety of ecosystems, flora and fauna, with architectural gems, geographic features including beaches, cliffs and forests.
Take a pic-nick out into the forest, or for some island flavour, stop for lunch in the Traditional Casanova next to the church in the village, or head to “La Paloma” for a more modern vibe.