Things to do on Ibiza
Things to do on Ibiza
Ibiza, also known as the White Island, is not only a paradise for partygoers. It is also an ideal destination for families, for those looking for active vacations and history lovers.
Beautiful beaches and bays
One of the most beautiful beaches is Cala Bassa with water as clear as crystal – but oh, where are you not on this island? Watch the sunset on Cala Comte and take a walk on the stretched Playa d’en Bossa. Cala Salada is a beautiful bay in the west of Ibiza; to get here, you drive through a dense forest full of pine trees. Climb through the rocks to nearby Cala Saladeta, where you have – in an accident – one of the most extraordinary views of all of Ibiza: turquoise water with an occasional boat floating by, a beach surrounded by trees and rocks … And, the best of everything: it is quite remote, so no hordes of tourists here, but a wonderfully relaxed vibe.
Torre des Savinar
In the southwest of the island, on Punta de Sa Pedrera, stands the Torre des Savinar, one of the many defence towers along the coast of Ibiza. The tower is in an incredible location, two hundred meters above sea level and offers fantastic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the small island of Es Vedra.
Cycling on Formentera
Go crazy and travel from Figueretas to Formentera, the neighbouring island of Ibiza! With your hair in the wind on the boa or jump on a bike full of energy and inspiration, which you can rent in the port of La Savina. Several green routes have been plotted on Formentera, signposted with wooden signs. Just walk along those salt lakes, the nature reserve and beach-of-your-dreams Platja de Ses Illetes!
Hippie market Las Dalias
An explosion of colour, scent and Ibizan cosiness: Saturday you have to block for the hippie market Las Dalias. Two hundred stalls with elegant dresses, jewellery, bags, colourful cloths, dream catchers and the famous Ibiza boots. And between shopping through small dishes, drinking cocktails and dancing to live music. If that’s not the real Ibiza vibe! Las Dalias can be visited every Saturday and is a ten-minute walk from San Carles.
Es Vedra is an uninhabited island, located approximately 2.5 km off the coast of Cala d’Hort. With a short boat trip to the island, you can discover this protected nature reserve, where many species of birds of prey life, as well as unique lizards and endemic plant species that survive there, despite the constant action and often violent sea and wind. The small island is also the object of various local legends, which were fed by hermits who had previously chosen the place for their retirement. We recommend a visit.
Dalt Vila (translated from Catalan as “high city”) is the old centre of Eivissa (or Ibiza), the island’s capital. You will come across a labyrinth of narrow streets that will take you back in time. You can access this part of the city via the Portal de ses Taules or Portal Nau. The first option is harder to reach due to the steep hills, but you arrive directly at the Plaza de Vila, the charming central square of the old town.
We say full si to the Spanish paella, chorizo, aioli, olives and quesa! Ibiza is full of cosy restaurants and bars where you can order mouth-watering Mediterranean dishes and tapas. Go out to dinner at Dalt Vila, which is extra romantic in the evening with all those lights. La Oliva is recommended here, just like s’Escalinata – complete with a terrace of cushions and bean bags on a large staircase in the middle of the city. In the hinterland of Ibiza, you have to go to Atzaró, a luxury, three-hundred-year-old hotel on an orange plantation. Also ideal for a glass of fresh orange juice on the road.
Ses Salines National Park
Ses Salines is a beautiful natural park that lies between southern Ibiza and the island of Formentera. You will find here the most diverse natural phenomena. From various salt lakes to spooky trees. There are also more than 200 different species of birds, and you have a beautiful beach. The nature park has since been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so definitely worth a visit!
Cova de Can Marça
Do you like adventure? Ibiza has many caves where you can swim and where you can climb such as Cova de Can Marça. The cave is approximately 14 meters high and is spectacular to sail through. Not only the cave itself is impressive, but also the environment. Every year this place attracts thousands of visitors who enjoy the beautiful nature.
Walking on Ibiza
The old part of Ibiza consists of an upper and a lower city. Dalt Vila is the upper part of Ibiza and means “upper town”. You will find the most beautiful narrow streets to wander around for hours. For a beautiful view, you walk up to the highest point. A the top of a hill where you will also find Catedral de Santa María de las Nieves. On the lower Plaça de Espanya, you will find the most beautiful buildings such as the former monastery, the town hall and the Santo Domingo church.
A day at Dalt Vila, historic centre of Ibiza
You will probably get lost right away, but that is not bad at all. The historic Dalt Vila is a mix of white houses, church towers, romantic squares, museums and coloured shutters – with the associated washing lines and flower boxes with bright pink bougainvillaea flowers. Dalt Vila is located on a mountain by the sea and is the oldest part of Eivissa (Ibiza Town). You can wander through the picturesque streets, enjoy a view of the city and the harbour and occasionally dive into a boutique in-between. Outside the city walls, you will find the more significant shopping streets in the Eivissa, Vara del Rey and Rosello districts. Tip: view Dalt Vila at sunset from a terrace in the harbour.