Sa Canal, Ibiza

January 9th, 2009 - 11:51 am Posted in ibiza, sa canal, salinas | Comments (0)

sa canal, ibizaThis little development at the southernmost tip of Ibiza owes its existence to that white gold known as salt. To find it one must cross the salt flats, which were the basis of Ibizas’ economy for many centuries, prior to tourism.

This industry still flourishes and to reach Sa Canal one must pass the extraordinary salt mountain that is built and then gradually dismantled each year, following the salt harvest.

The function of the village was to load salt onto ships for onward transmission to northern Europe, prior to the invention of the refrigerator. Nowadays they spread our white gold on the roads when they expect frost or snow? Therefore, the distinguishing feature of the village is a long conveyor belt that reaches way out to sea.

The plus side of living here is that one of the finest beaches on the island – Las Salinas – is only a stone’s throw away.

History of salinas
The days that saved Ses Salines

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