Fantastic places to see in Ibiza

The island of Ibiza is a world leader in leisure and nightlife, as it has the best clubs in the world and attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world. However, Ibiza offers much more than just partying, such as its attractive white towns, archaeological sites or its beautiful coves and beaches. Ibiza is also gastronomy, being a reference place in Mediterranean cuisine as a reference in fresh fish and seafood.

Before getting to know the fantastic places in Ibiza, learn some curiosities about its history and culture.


What is the origin of Ibiza?

We must go back to the 7th century BC. C. time of the Carthaginians who called them Ibossim. Later the Romans arrived and called it Ebusus until the Byzantines and, later, the Vandals and the Arabs passed by. If you are wondering why so many towns were so interested in Ibiza, the answer is its strategic location in the Mediterranean Sea, being a main source of wealth in the salt trade.


How to get to Ibiza?

Ibiza is located about 80 kilometers from the Iberian Peninsula, being one of the favorite destinations for Spaniards. You can get there by plane arriving at Ibiza airport, located just 7 kilometers from the town centre. Once you arrive, you can go to the center by taking a bus line 10 or take a taxi if you don’t want to carry your luggage.

Another alternative would be to take a ferry from Barcelona, Valencia or the island of Mallorca.

Cala Es Cubells


How to get around Ibiza?

Once on the island, you can rent a car at one of the designated offices, so you can easily move around the entire island and discover the most emblematic corners that Ibiza has to offer.

You should know that it is a small island, the distance from north to south is about 45 kilometers and from east to west is 25 kilometers. In addition, the roads are in good condition and the tourist attractions have good communications.

Any time is a good time to visit Ibiza thanks to its Mediterranean climate, characterized by high temperatures in summer and mild temperatures in the winter months. If your idea is to do sun and beach tourism, summer is perfect for you where it will be ideal to spend days of relaxation and swimming in crystal clear waters.

However, if you are passionate about history or archeology and you like cultural tourism, the best option is spring or autumn to enjoy milder temperatures and see the sites along with museums. In addition, these two seasons are low season and you can find flights and hotels at a better price.

Dalt Vila


What to see in Ibiza?

If your hotel room is in the capital, take the opportunity to see the old neighborhood, Dalt Vila Open new tab, where you will immerse yourself in 16th century walls that were built by Felipe II with the aim of protecting the island from pirate and Ottoman attacks. The ideal is that you enter through the Porta de Ses Taules and visit the baroque church of Santo Domingo, the Plaza del Villa and the town hall.

In 1999, the wall of Ibiza was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, being one of the best preserved bastions in the world, along with that of Cartagena de Indias in Colombia.

In Ibiza city you can go to the Vara de Rey square and sit on one of the terraces to enjoy Mediterranean cuisine. In addition, always when night falls you can enjoy the walk in the marina and see the lively areas of the island where you will see bars, restaurants and shops.

The atmosphere at night is unique, where you will find many people looking for good music and fun. In the port is the area called Botafoc, where you will see the most select restaurants and clubs on the island.


Get lost in the white towns of Ibiza

Visit one of the most beautiful white towns on the island, Sant Carles de Peralta. These towns have a construction that dates back to the Muslim era, and this one in particular highlights its historic center where you will see the church of San Carlos, the Font de Peralta or the Trull de Ca n’Andreu Museum.

You can also visit the Las Dalias hippie market Open new tab where every Saturday it is full of stalls selling crafts, clothing, musical instruments and books.

The island of Ibiza is also known as the white island of the Mediterranean due to its lime-covered facades of its homes. If you are passionate about the world of hiking, we suggest you take a walk to the Punta Grossa lighthouse. The lighthouse is currently disused, it is located on the northeast coast of the island, being one of the most beautiful routes on the island.

Visit Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, one of the most popular places on the island. Its beautiful streets and its main tourist attractions such as the church of Sant Josep or defensive towers, such as the Torre des Savinar or Torre del Pirata. In addition, you can visit one of the most incredible coves on the island: Cala d’Hort Open new tab, just 10 minutes by car from San José and has spectacular views of Es Vedrà.


San Antonio Abad

One of the destinations where visitors usually stay is Sant Antony de Portmary, a place where the famous Sunset Strip Open new tab is located where you will see famous venues such as Mambo Ibiza Open new tab. In addition, this area becomes magical when night falls with a very festive atmosphere in different areas of the municipality.

We advise you to visit Cala Salada Open new tab, it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful coves in Ibiza. It has a spectacular landscape and very crystal clear waters surrounded by pine trees. In addition, Cala Saladeta is also right next door, which is another beautiful cove where you will have more space to lie down.

Cala Salada


Get to know the most important natural park in the Balearic Islands

Visit the Ses Salines natural park Open new tab, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This beautiful park has a protected area of about 3,000 terrestrial hectares and 13,000 marine hectares. To get there you access through the town of Sant Jordi where you will see old salt ponds and some wetland pools, home to 200 species of birds.

If you are a nature lover, you should go relax on one of the wildest and most beautiful beaches in Ibiza, Ses Salines beach Open new tab. A unique place for its white sand dunes, salt lakes and shallow crystal clear waters.

Ses Salines Natural Park

The exploitation of the salt mines was the main source of wealth in Ibiza for centuries, where it began in Phoenician times around 600 BC. C. where it was also practiced by Carthaginians, Romans, Muslims and Christians. To learn more about the history of this activity, we recommend visiting the Ses Salines Interpretation Center in the town of Sant Francesc de s’Estany.

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