7 Things To Do In Ibiza
There is no denying that Ibiza is an amazing place to go if you are looking for the most perfect holiday! Be that a beach break, a chance to let your hair down and have some fun with friends, or perhaps just explore an island that has so much to offer.
The only problem that can come with heading to Ibiza, is knowing exactly what to do whilst you are here. With so much to choose from and so much to see, you can be left overwhelmed with everything on offer.
So, to help you to make the most of your time in Ibiza, here are the top things to see and do. No matter what type of break you are looking for.
- Witness the magical sunset from San Antonio
We are sure that you have heard it before; but there is nothing quite like sitting and watching the sunset from San Antonio. So much so, that watching a sunset in San Antonio is actually an event in its own right. There are a variety of bars, restaurants and other social spots in this one place alone which are the ideal location to spend the evening, drinking, chatting and enjoying the most amazing views ever.
Our recommended spots on the sunset strip include the following venues. If you require assistance with reservations as part of a personalised itinerary just ask.
- Hire a car and head North
Ibiza is an amazing island and has plenty to offer, especially if you are happy to hire a car and really go out and explore. Heading to the north of the island means that you can see amazing sights such as Benirras Beach. Benirras Beach is one of the most talked about beaches on Ibiza (which is surprising given that it is an island packed full of beaches). In 2000 Benirras beach was used in the comedy movie “Kevin & Perry Go Large”. Over recent years Benirras has become famous for the crowds that gather on Sundays at summer for drumming.
Another Northern highlight are the natural caves of San Miguel – Originally used by smugglers to hide contraband. Enjoy a 40-minute tour through the caves, taking in the wonderful stalagmite and stalactite rock formations. See natural pools and underground water courses. The highlight of the tour is a 10 minute sound and light show with a 10m cascade of water.
Caves of San Miguel http://www.covadecanmarsa.com/
Our Tip:- We recommend a coffee/beer on the beach in San Miguel before visiting the caves Then take the cliff top drive to Benirras beach and relax in the sunshine.
- Visit the neighbouring island of Formentera
Whilst there are plenty of attractions on the island of Ibiza if time permits it is certainly worthwhile taking a short hop (6kms) to the neighbouring island of Formentera. A truly beautiful and captivating island known for its crystal clear waters and long sandy beaches. In one day you can only scratch the surface of this Mediterranean gem and attractions include: –
Illetas beach – home to some of the most amazing seafood beach restaurants you will ever find.
La Mola lighthouse – perched high on the cliff tops at the far end of the island
Ses Salinas nature reserve
Explore the unchanged by time towns and villages
Hire a bike, scooter or car to explore. The island is only 19km long
Other notable beaches include Cala Saona and Platja Mitjorn
There is a very frequent ferry that operates ever 30mins to one hour and runs all year round. A return tickets start from approx 25€ per adult
Ferry companies include: –
Formentera by private speedboat
If you are looking for the ultimate day trip then a private speed boat may be the options for you. We have boats to suit all budget and all groups sizes and for more info please visit Private Boat Charter Ibiza
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- Visit a local market
You might not think it, but one of the best tourist attractions that Ibiza has to offer has to be the local markets. There are several to choose from, but The Hippy Market is certainly one that should be on your list. Held every Wednesday on Es Cana, there are so many amazing things on offer across all the different stalls that you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for.
The hippy market began in the 1960s when artists, painters, musicians arrived on the shores of Ibiza. They flocked to the North East corner of Ibiza and the Hippy Market was born. This tradition has continued every Wednesday throughout the summer ever since. The market itself offers handcrafted souvenirs as well as local foods, jewellery, fabrics and other souvenirs.
Other markets include: –
Las Dalias market – Saturday daytimes (all year) | Tuesday evenings (summertime) https://lasdalias.es/
San Jordi – Saturdays from 9am – 15:00) more like the traditional car boot / flea market (open all year) http://www.mercadillodesantjordi.com
- Party all night at a legendary Superclub
If there is one thing that draws people to Ibiza it must be the chance to let your hair down and party. So, why not make sure that partying all night in one of the islands superclub? There are several superclubs to choose from, so you are sure to find a vibe that draws you in and gets you up on your feet. Amnesia, Hi, Ushuaia, Pacha, Dc10, Eden, Es paradise and Privilege – you are spolit for choice.
In Ibiza age is only a number so no matter what age – you are never too old. Just choose the right club and the most suitable party/dj for your taste in music.
As well as standard entry most super clubs also have the option to book a Vip table. Here you have fast track entry, an exclusive area in the VIP for the night, bottle service at your table and other VIP perks.
For further details please see our section on VIP Tables Ibiza
- Walk through the ancient streets of Ibiza Town old town
Whilst partying is definitely a must in Ibiza, you should never underestimate just how gorgeous the ancient streets can be. Ibiza Town is our island capital and can be divided into three main areas.
The New Town
Here you can find cool cafes/bars/restaurants and traditional Spanish plaza’s to sit, relax and enjoy tapas in the sun. Also, the majority of the shops can be found here – ranging from international stores such as Zara and Mango to designer boutiques and hand crafted gifts.
In the evenings this part of town comes alive with cocktail bars, market stall and street parades. If it’s people watching you enjoy then there is no better place.
The Old Town (know as Dalt Vila)
The old town of Dalt vila is cannot be missed -from a distance this resembles a castle perched high on a hill. Dating back over 2500 years Dalt Vila is now a UNESCO world heritage site. Wander the narrow cobble streets to the very top where you can enjoy magnificent vistas across Ibiza, the Mediterranean and to the next island of Formentera. Dalt Vila is still inhabited by locals and boasts museum, galleries, restaurants and the cathedral at its peak.
Marina / Harbour area
Over recent years major investment has been made into the part of town. Located directly opposite Ibiza Old town you have a very modern world class marina. Marina Botafoch is where you can find luxury boats and the mega yachts that visit the island. This trendy part of the marina offers a handful of upmarket restaurant, cafes and boutique shops.
A 20-25 min stroll will take you from one side to the other or another great way is to hop on a water taxi – costing only a few €s
The cruise ship terminal is also located at the end of this marina and in summer ibiza welcomes 100s of cruise ship passengers several days a week.
- Search for flamingos in the Salinas nature reserve
Seeing native wildlife up close and personal is truly special. In Ibiza this comes in the form of flamingos. If you want to see these majestic birds for yourself; then you are going to need to head to Salinas and start your very own flamingo hunt.
The Salinas Salt flats are in the South of the island and declared another world heritage site is 1999. Every summer sees 100s of flamingos arrive in Ibiza and make the salt flats their home – a truly amazing site.
A further 5 mins drive from the salt flats and you can find the popular beaches of Las Salinas and Es Cavallet.
Thinking about planning a trip to Ibiza and want to make sure that you have the best break possible? Hopefully these top tips have helped inspire you to make the most of your time on the island. If our team can help with anything then just ask.
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