Ibiza. A unique place in the world.
Ibiza is a Spanish island located in the Mediterranean. With its 570 square kilometres, Ibiza is the third largest of the Balearic Islands and, along with Formentera, makes up what is known as the “Pine Islands”.
Its capital is Ibiza Town, located on the south-east of the island, on a small hill named Dalt Vila that dominates the whole harbour. Dalt Vila has been designated World Heritage by UNESCO in 1999. You will find a large number of bars, restaurants, shops, boutiques and more in the small streets and neighborhoods of the old town.
Ibiza has 18 km of stunning coastline, comprising more than 50 spectacular beaches, all ready and waiting for your arrival, with your family, coming to make new friends, getting away from it all or diving in with your favourite water sport, Ibiza's got it all.
Our hotels offer a wide range of sports to keep you occupied, should you desire, in addition there is a wide range of activities on offer: boat trips, bike routes, trekking, diving, fishing, kayaks… and, of course, the island also boasts a great nightlife.
Make sure Formentera is on your itinerary, this small idylic island is just 30 minutes away. Some of the most beautiful beaches are on this island where crystalline waters, white sand, and fantastic panoramic views blend together to make the perfect paradise.
Air: international flights from different European and Spanish cities.
Boat: ferry from/to Mallorca, Denia, Barcelona, Formentera and Valencia.
Bus: regular service connecting the island’s main centres.
Car: many car rental companies all over the island.
Airport - Ibiza city: 7 km
Ibiza city – D’en Bossa Beach: 2 km
Santa Eulalia – Ibiza city: 15 km
Port des Torrent – Airport: 18 km
Be sure to explore the island and lose yourself in its hidden coves, visit the most picturesque villages, savour its mouth-watering traditional cuisine or the wide range of international options and paint the town red with Ibiza’s wealth of leisure activities.
At almost three kilometres long, Playa d’en Bossa is one of the most famous and cosmopolitan beaches of the whole island. It is found in the south-east half of the Ibizan coast, very near to the city of Ibiza and the airport, making it one of the most important tourist areas of the island. On its shores, we find all kinds of establishments, offering the best services to beachgoers.
Playa d’en Bossa is certainly ideal for those seeking all kinds of services, as there are nautical schools for hiring the necessary materials for sailing or learning to plough through the waves on a windsurfing board; or if you prefer something calmer, you can also enjoy the most glamourous chill out areas or hire a simple hammock. The range of hotels and restaurants is of course the most varied, with the beach clubs being especially notable – fashionable establishments where music and fun are combined, becoming the sensation of the Ibizan summer. Ultimately, Playa d’en Bossa includes all possibilities that any visitor may desire in the unique environment of the Ibizan coast.
Ses Salines is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ibiza and forms part of the Ses Salines d’Eivissa i Formentera Natural Park. The beach begins from Sa Punta de Ses Portes and its sandbanks reach Sa Canal. Ses Salines is a fashionable, very popular beach thanks to the atmosphere its restaurants and beach bars provide. There is nothing like relaxing in one of its hammocks. It has an open beach of a considerable length, with fine sand, a turquoise sea and shallow seabed with a gentle slope. With the meadows of posidonia oceanica declared as World Heritage, the whole coast is surrounded by leafy vegetation and junipers protected by the white, undulating dunes, shaped by a gentle breeze that blows from the sea to the land.
On this beach there is a place for all kinds of water activities, from windsurfing to paddle surfing. Additionally, this beautiful beach has one of Ibiza’s watchtowers, the Torre de Ses Portes, at the end of the beach. Going to visit this tower may be a pleasant morning walk.
Located on the west coast of Ibiza, Playa de Cala Conta (Cala Comte) is a set of small coves, each one with its own identity and atmosphere, being one of the most picturesque areas of the island. It is without doubt a unique place, due to the incredible sunset which can be viewed from here, made even more spectacular when the various islets that decorate this coast are in the twilight facing the backdrop of the red sky. Another element that makes the place unique are its crystal-clear waters which invite you to swim. It is a natural paradise within reach, and the clarity of its waters also make it a perfect place for snorkelling.
In this unique natural landscape, there are many corners that you must explore. In the most western area is Racó d’en Xic, a small nudist beach. In the central area are the two largest coves and three peaceful restaurants by the sea whose gastronomy and views you will be able to enjoy. Following the coast, there is a small jetty and shipyard huts. Those who enjoy walking can visit the Torre d’en Rovira.
Cala d’Hort is probably one of the most charming coves in the municipality of Sant Josep, located in a protected natural environment in the south-east of Ibiza, with few buildings. It has just a few restaurants with seafood and Mediterranean cuisine and typical fishermen’s huts. Its crystal-clear waters invite you to dive in, and its romantic wooden pier is ideal for sitting and contemplating the enigmatic islet of Es Vedrà, one of the most acclaimed landscapes of the island which will surely fascinate you.
The most anticipated moment for everyone who visits this fascinating beach is its famous sunset. It is a spectacle for the eyes, which becomes something more magical when it is accompanied by the legendary islet of Es Vedrà.
The experience will be more than satisfactory, but you may wish to make the most of it beyond swimming or sunbathing on its peaceful shore. One of the most recommended activities for appreciating everything that this area has to offer is kayaking, a watersport that will allow you to take a trip by sea and approach the islets of Es Vedrà and Es Vedranell to appreciate their enormity more closely.
On the rugged coast of the island of Ibiza we find the enormous beach of Cala Llonga, a residential and tourist area that forms a small town on the shores of this cove. The beach has a large sandbank which allows you to easily find a place to put out your towel to sunbathe, although you will also have the possibility of hiring a hammock to enjoy the day in full comfort. The peaceful atmosphere of the area and the calm waters of the cove, thanks to it being hidden at the bottom of a small bay, make it the ideal tourist area for families.
This area is found between the towns of Jesús and Santa Eulalia, the main towns from which this marvellous cove is accessed. Here we also find accommodation on the beachfront and various establishments which offer their services so that visitors do not have to leave the area to cover their needs. In addition to various restaurants and bars, there is also the possibility of practicing watersports such as scuba diving, thanks to the school found here, certainly a very interesting option, although its simple Mediterranean beauty makes this cove an ideal option for any kind of activity by the sea.
On the west coast of Ibiza are some of the most beautiful beaches of the whole island, especially all those which have the colours of the sunset. One of these is Port des Torrent, a beach found on the coasts of the municipality of Sant Josep, but also very near to the town of Sant Antoni. This place is characterised by being an old natural port located at the outlet of a stream, with an immense pine forest bordering the sandy area. It is easily accessed by both road and sea, as there is a small quay that connects the beach with Sant Antoni thanks to the boats which cover this line.
Port des Torrent has all necessary conveniences for a great day in the sun with the family, as it has access walkways, pedalos, hammocks and a lifeguard so that you can swim in full safety. In its surroundings, there are restaurant terraces with different styles of cuisines, and souvenirs, although practically the whole area is perfectly integrated into nature. This picture postcard is completed with a small separated area with fishermen’s huts, typical of the Ibizan landscape.
Cala Bassa is located on the west coast of Ibiza. It is an easy to access beach with parking if you are arriving by road. Another good option for spending the day in the sun at the beach is to take a ferry from the town of Sant Antoni de Portmany. In summer the journeys are daily.
This is a beach in the form of a bay. It is an authentic natural swimming pool with fine sand, and clear, calm, shallow turquoise waters, ideal for having fun as a family and with children.
Cala Bassa is surrounded by cliffs on both sides and a pine and juniper forest which reaches the edge of the sandbank. It invites you to take enjoyable walks. Likewise, on the shores of the beach jet skis can be hired, and you can snorkel or take a beginner’s windsurfing class.
The beach has a wide range of gastronomy for all tastes and a hammock area to enjoy a well-deserved siesta in the shade, relaxing and having a privileged panoramic view of the sea.
Located at the south-east of the island we find Sant Josep. This municipality has tourist areas as renowned as Playa den Bossa and the bay of Sant Antoni, in which we find famous beaches such as Cala Conta, Cala Bassa, Cala d’Hort with the imposing Rock of Es Vedrà, and the fashionable Cala Jondal beach. This municipality is made up of some of the most characteristic towns of the Ibizan landscape, which still preserve all their historic essence, towns such as Sant Jordi and Sant Agustí. The latter, for example, is considered by many to have the best preserved and most beautiful church of the whole island.
The beaches and coves of this municipality are the most impressive and beautiful of the whole island, such as the beaches of Es Cavallet and Salinas, which make up the Ses Salines Natural Park, one of the most beautiful and amazing environments and ecosystems in Ibiza, where salt is the main element. However, we cannot forget the famous meadows of posidonia oceanica, declared World Heritage by UNESCO, a unique Mediterranean plant that gives colour and clarity to our coasts.
This municipality has the town of the same name located at the foot of Sa Talaia, the highest mountain on the island at 475 metres. From its peak, we can contemplate an incredible panoramic view, and can see almost the whole island in addition to the beautiful silhouette of Formentera. The town has a typical Ibizan church, with whitewashed walls and in its surroundings, we can find some of the most typical bars for enjoying an aperitif and the great atmosphere of the town.
The capital of the most famous island of the Mediterranean, Ibiza (Eivissa) is a city that combines all kinds of people, landscapes, atmospheres, flavours and scents.
As small as it may seem, there is space for everything, as this city has witnessed a multitude of cultures and people who have passed through the island, and each has left their footprint, making the place the mosaic that it is today. If you wish to discover the highlights of Ibiza, take a walk and discover what the main quarters and parts of the city have preserved: the walled town of Dalt Vila, the fishing district of La Marina, the commercial area of S’Alamera and the Plaza del Parque, the tourist area of Figueretas, the beach of Talamanca and the cosmopolitan Seafront Promenade.
If there is a must-visit place in Ibiza, it is of course the heritage city of Dalt Vila, with its impressive walled area, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999. This distinction recognises the historic, cultural and architectural value of the best-preserved coastal fortress in the Mediterranean. The historic place is filled with cobbled streets, squares, museums and monuments, such as the Santa María Cathedral, the castle and the strongholds. A walk through Dalt Vila allows you to enjoy the impressive beauty of the ramparts and the incredible views of the city and the sea.
The municipality of Santa Eulalia del Río is located at the east of the island of Ibiza and is made up of 5 parishes: Santa Eulalia, Sant Carles, Santa Gertrudis, Jesús and Puig d’en Valls. Santa Eulalia offers a wide variety of beaches and coves: the peaceful tourist Cala Llonga and the unspoilt Aguas Blancas. There are places of great beauty such as Es Pou des Lleó and with great atmospheres such as Es Canar. In addition to must-visit places, the traditional and hippie markets attract tourists each summer so they can take away their ideal souvenir, and there are of course charming towns which become meeting points thanks to their range of gastronomy and shopping, such as Santa Gertrudis.
Santa Eulalia has the only river of the island of Ibiza and the Pityusic Islands. It ends with a reduced flow after a course of 11km. Leaving the town of Santa Eulalia, its left bank is crowned by Puig de Missa, the most emblematic image of the town. It is a whitewashed, fortified church from the 16th century which was destroyed on various occasions due to pirate raids and surrounded by whitewashed houses such as Can Ros, an old farmhouse renovated as a local ethnography museum.
Golf enthusiasts can practice at Roca Llisa, the only golf course on the island, near the beach of Cala Llonga. The area also offers many options for practicing watersports, as well as diving centres and hiking and mountain biking routes.
At the far west of Ibiza, we find Sant Antoni de Portmany. It is one of the main tourist areas of the island, which has over the years become more renowned for tourism. It is one of the places in Ibiza where the most beautiful sunsets can be enjoyed, and its coast is full of small, easily accessed coves and beaches with crystal clear turquoise waters, making it the ideal location for a comfortable and charming holiday without needing to leave the municipality. The range of gastronomy of this small Ibizan town is not lacking, with all kinds of restaurants of world cuisines, as well as key places for sampling authentic Ibizan cuisine. All kinds of leisure are available, with some of the most renowned clubs on the island and magnificent places for enjoying the Mediterranean sunset with a nice cocktail.
In Sant Antoni de Portmany, the sea is always present with its impressive bay. Given its location, characteristics and climate conditions, it is an ideal place for practicing any watersport. Near the port and along the seafront promenade there are several diving centres, sailing schools and boat hire companies, excursions and water activities. Additionally, the most incredible places on the coast of Sant Antoni can be reached. The Seafront Promenade is a point of departure for ferries which visit the different beaches of Ibiza each day, such as Cala Salada, Port des Torrent, Cala Conta and Cala Bassa, and for spending a fabulous day on the island of Formentera.
However, although the most renowned feature is the Bay of Sant Antoni, the municipality is also formed by the towns of Sant Rafel, declared an “Area of Interest for Handicrafts”; Sant Mateu, renowned for its wine production; and Santa Inés, with a unique valley filled with almond trees.
Sant Joan de Labritja is located at the north of the Island of Ibiza. Here, tranquillity and relaxation prevail, with a small village hidden between farmland, hills of pine forests and stone walls. It is an ideal location for those seeking a place of total peace with a traditional atmosphere.
Nature is very prominent as it has the Es Amunts Special Interest Area, of great ecological value, majestic cliffs and a coast with beautiful beaches such as Benirràs and Cala d’en Serra.
It is made up of the main towns of Sant Vicent de Sa Cala, an extraordinary place which is home to Sa Cova des Culleram, where the legendary bust of the goddess Tanit is found, the emblem of a unique time in Ibiza’s history. On the interior of the island is the town of Sant Llorenç, a jewel of Ibizan architecture which is home to one of the traditional settlements with most historic value: the town of Balàfia.
Sant Miquel de Balansat was formerly a lookout point for potential invasions or raids. Today it is known as Puig, and from here beautiful views can be enjoyed over the town and its fortified church, one of the oldest on the island.
Sant Agustí des Vedrà is a small inland town where there is still authentic Ibizan architecture in its buildings. A square, some typical white houses, a stone tower and a church with thick, whitewashed walls form this romantic town. Located on a small hill between the towns of Sant Josep and Sant Antoni, it is a place where time seems to stand still. Additionally, on its coast there are some of the most emblematic and beautiful beaches and coves of the island of Ibiza, including Cala Conta (Cala Comte), Cala Bassa and Port des Torrent.
In summer, when night falls, the town becomes a welcoming place to enjoy warm Ibizan nights. There is a wide range of restaurants in the city and the tourist areas, and it is worth taking a trip to the small inland towns where you will find the most charming places to enjoy an exquisite dinner in an intimate atmosphere. Some of these restaurants are found in Sant Agustí des Vedrà, located around the square with unparalleled views of its church.
Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera is a beautiful and charming inland town located at a crossroads at the heart of the island of Ibiza, which in recent years has become a must-visit for all travellers.
It is a town with a lot of charm which has not lost any of its most typical and traditional charm. This small town has been able to preserve the authentic essence of the Ibizan architecture and careful aesthetic.
The town of Santa Gertrudis contains a large pedestrian square filled with bars and restaurants with terraces that offer a range of cuisine and a church built in the 18th century. In addition, there are art galleries, boutiques and shops selling handicrafts, accessories and very original clothing. Both during the day and at night there is a fantastic cosmopolitan atmosphere.
At the north-east of the island of Ibiza we find the rural area of Sant Carles. It is a place where the typical Ibizan houses cover the landscape, and hidden coves are some of the hidden surprises. At the centre of the town, we find its characteristic church and a small bar with a bohemian atmosphere. This area was the home of numerous artists, painters, and sculptors from other parts of the world, due to this casual atmosphere.
Las Dalias emerged as a town where all kinds of family events were held, but in the 60s, tourism arrived, which led to Las Dalias being converted into a place where dinners were served with numerous shows. In the 70s, the hippies arrived and Las Dalias began to orient itself towards parties intended for these new inhabitants.
The idea of what is today the Las Dalias market began in 1985. It started as a market for secondhand goods, and over time became a place focused on handicrafts and exclusive products that the hippies made themselves.
Today we continue to find that relaxed, hippie atmosphere, a place where we are overcome by colours and peace and transported to a decade of revolution in all senses.
On the coast of Sant Antoni de Portmany and very near to the beach of Cala Gració there is a very special fishing area, the Cap Blanc aquarium, popularly known as “Sa cova de ses Llagostes”. It is a natural cave which was formerly a fishermen’s refuge and breeding ground for fish and lobsters, and inside of which a representative sample of the main species of the Ibizan Mediterranean can currently be seen. It is without doubt a perfect place for children and adults to have fun.
In this former hatchery for lobsters and next to the aquarium, a simple beach bar has been set up with a pleasant terrace for sitting and enjoying a snack and a soft drink, while enjoying the views of the Bay of Sant Antoni and the Illa Conillera island.
It is recommended to visit from Thursday to Saturday during the sunset, as this is when a delicious sardine barbeque is prepared. It is a very Mediterranean, fish-based meal to enjoy by the sea.
There are places in Ibiza which deserve special attention, for discovering the more historic side of the island, and this is the case of Dalt Vila, a beautiful walled landscape which stands over the city of Ibiza.
The main access to the town in found in Mercat Vell, in the Marina quarter. This is known as Es Portal de ses Taules and is crossed by a drawbridge from the Roman period which leads into the Plaza de Vila, a charming place for shopping and dining in romantic restaurants.
Before beginning the ascent to the higher area, it must be mentioned that in the street that passes over the Portal de Ses Taules the Ibiza Contemporary Art Museum (MACE) can be visited, one of the most important artistic locations in Ibiza. Facing it is the stronghold of Santa Llúcia with spectacular views of the port.
Following this route, the Plaza España is reached, where the City Council is found in the former premises of the convent of Santo Domingo. Finally, before reaching the Plaza de la Catedral, the Sant Ciriac chapel is found, where according to legend, Catalan troops entered to conquer Dalt Vila in 1235. A little further is the Casa de la Cúria, a building which is home to the Medina Yabisa Interpretation Centre, the perfect place for discovering the island’s Muslim past. Once in Plaza de la Catedral, there are many things to see. Visiting the archaeological museum is highly recommended.
On the north coast of Ibiza we find the cove of Benirrás, 7.5km from Sant Miquel de Balansat. It is reached after a pleasant drive between mountains and vegetation, arriving at the beach, and accessed from the Sant Joan de Labritja road, or from the Port of Sant Miquel.
This magnificent beach is known around the island for its famous hippie drum parties. However, this beach is much more than a show as its great location in the west of the north region of the Island makes it an ideal location for enjoying the Ibizan sunset. There is nothing like bathing in its waters while you contemplate the rays of the sun disappearing on the horizon. Best of all is Cap Bernat, an islet facing this coast which completes this beautiful scene with its enormous silhouette in the twilight as night falls.
On Sunday afternoons, the sunset is accompanied by the rhythms of drums in unison, an authentic hippie atmosphere. Next to the sandbanks there is a small market where we can find all kinds of hand-crafted items.
One of the most amazing natural environments of Ibiza is the Ses Salines Natural Park. It is a valuable ecosystem of flora and fauna where salt and ponds are prominent, making its landscapes and beaches unique.
The Ses Salines Natural Park and the marine and land reserves linked to the Park extend from the south of Ibiza to the north of the island of Formentera, and between them there is a beautiful seabed which is home to a large extension of meadows of posidonia oceanica, declared as World Heritage. The Park is a clear example of the wealth of Mediterranean biodiversity. This place serves as a resting and nesting area for many birds during their migration. As a natural space of special interest, it encompasses a set of land and marine habitats with ecological, scenic, historic and cultural value such as the Torre de vigía of Sal Rossa.
Furthermore, the Ses Salines park offers locations with a lot of charm such as the pebble beach of Es Codolar from which a magnificent sunset can be contemplated, and the white sand beaches of Es Cavallet (very special for its dunes), and the beach of Ses Salines, near to the salt works, from which the loading of shipments of salt can be observed.
Finally, don’t hesitate to make a stop along the way to see the light reflected in the pools of the salt works, especially during sunset. The church of Sant Francesc and Park Interpretation Centre are also worth visiting, examples of Ibizan architecture.
The Bay of Sant Antoni is the most important tourist centre located on the western coast of Ibiza. This bay is made up of the town of Sant Antoni de Portmany on the north coast, and Cala de Bou on the south coast. The border between the two towns is Sa Punta des Molí, a pastoral area of this bay where we find an exhibition room which regularly holds exhibitions.
Beyond the beaches of this bay, and the more interesting beaches nearby, the most interesting thing is the variety of water activities that can be carried out in the Bahía de Sant Antoni; paddle surfing, scuba diving courses, water-skiing. The port of Sant Antoni, on the north shore, is also a great attraction in this area. All kinds of boats can be hired here to enjoy a day at sea, from kayaks to sailing boats. Boat trips can also be taken to the most beautiful beaches of the west, and even to Formentera.
This bay can be crossed almost entirely on foot by its huge walkway, which even passes the breakwater of the port. From any point, the spectacular sunset of the west of Ibiza can be contemplated. When night falls, hundreds of establishments turn on their bright signs to attract tourists. Some are large nightclubs, others are small bars or pubs, or even beach clubs, but above all, there is a wide range of restaurants of all kinds so that an incredible dinner can be enjoyed on the shore of the Bay of Sant Antoni.
If there is an area renowned as glamourous in Ibiza, it is Marina Botafoch, the marina area that occupies the quays of the north section of the port of Ibiza. This place is notable for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and for the various businesses that have been established in its surroundings. Here we find the most luxurious moorings of the island, attracting yachts that wish to visit the island in style. From here, exquisite views of the old town can be enjoyed.
It is also a great place for taking a stroll along the seafront promenade, where we find the most elegant restaurants on the island, for example, Heart Ibiza, managed by the Adrià brothers with the collaboration of Cirque du Soleil. There is also the impressive Lío cabaret restaurant, a place which offers exquisite menus and fantastic shows until late each night. Very nearby we can also find the legendary Pacha nightclub, a unique place to discover the famous Ibiza nightlife. For those who wish to give in to the chance, the Ibiza Casino is also found in Botafoch. There are of course establishments of all kinds for enjoying a great meal with views of the city of Ibiza, having a drink, or shopping in the exclusive boutiques found here.
With the arrival of the summer heat, a holiday in Ibiza is a pleasure for facing the high temperatures. When you arrive on the island, you will probably want to just dive into the sea and enjoy your free time with tourism, or simply by doing nothing at all. It’s also possible that you will fall in love with the landscape, and therefore, one of the best ways to discover the coast of Ibiza and the secrets that it hoards is by taking part in activities and watersports.
By swimming or taking a boat, you will discover the Ibizan coast, but only by rowing yourself will you be able to see the landscape up close, covering greater distances than by swimming. This is why one of the most attractive ways for combining sport and tourism is kayaking or paddle surfing.
Exploring the seabed. You may never have thought of doing it, but scuba diving is an activity available to everyone in Ibiza, with some of the most attractive dives in the Mediterranean and fantastic diving centres for taking scuba diving courses with the PADI certification.
A journey on foot. Of course, if you wish to discover Ibiza in a leisurely way and at your own pace, you can always take a pleasant, healthy walk to enjoy the tranquility of this island. There are many areas for doing so: mountains, coves, the countryside, hidden inland towns, cliffs over the sea – any of these settings will be perfect for you to disconnect and enjoy the natural beauty of the island. If you are seeking an unforgettable route, set off towards the south to visit the Ses Salines Natural Park, probably the area of the island that best exemplifies the landscape of Ibiza.
Ibiza is globally renowned for the Mediterranean beauty that emanates from each corner of the island, especially for its coves of crystal-clear waters and its interior landscapes. Gastronomy and culinary selection are another unparalleled treasure that deserves to be discovered, savoured and enjoyed in any of the restaurants of the island, which have the vocation of offering the best produce on their tables. Some are focused on tradition, while others opt for discovering new flavours with avant-garde and fusion cuisine. Each diner will find a perfect place to savour the authentic gastronomy of Ibiza.
The cuisine of the coast is probably most closely linked to Ibizan tradition thanks to the island being historically dedicated to fishing, a profession which allows the best produce to be used when creating the seafood cuisine prepared here. Typical dishes to sample at any restaurant near the coast of Ibiza are rice dishes, and fresh fish and seafood. One of the best-known dishes is bullit de peix and arroz a banda.
Restaurants with charm at the heart of the island. When travelling the roads of Ibiza, it is common to see many businesses by the roadside. The majority are restaurants and take advantage of the former farmhouses, typical of the Ibizan landscape, as an ideal location for enjoying gastronomy in a beautiful and pleasant atmosphere. On the island’s interior, more common dishes are prepared, one of the classics being the sofrit pagés.
Dalt Vila is the walled city of the city of Ibiza, such an emblematic place of course has a great variety of especially appealing restaurants with pleasant terraces for those seeking a welcoming place to enjoy a romantic dinner. The restaurants of this area are of more diverse styles, with Mediterranean, Italian and French dishes. Bon appétit!
If Ibiza is known for anything, it is for its world-famous night-time atmosphere, as everyone knows that this island is considered a Mecca of electronic music. Hundreds of world-famous DJs come to the island each season to offer their best sessions, and even the lesser-known artists become famous after the honour of playing at the most fashionable nightclubs on the island. It is no surprise that these are the most-visited dancefloors in the world, as each year thousands of fans of this music choose Ibiza as a destination for dancing as long as they can.
Dancing is of course the most popular activity on the island and can be carried out anywhere at any time of day. Beach Clubs, for example, have recently become a growing business, offering large- and small-scale sessions so that you can dance on the sand in the daylight, accompanied by great gastronomy, while when night falls, the most famous clubs open their doors to allow the best techno music to be enjoyed.
Pacha is one of the most select clubs, with several dance floors under the roof of a former farmhouse. People have danced here since 1973, making the place legendary in the Ibizan scene. Privilege (successor of the legendary club Ku) and Amnesia are the other two major clubs of the scene which have contributed to the musical history of the island, and which currently play the current hits with international parties which make it impossible not to dance.
Finally, Es Paradis must be highlighted, one of the most seasoned nightclubs of Sant Antoni, for dancing until dawn. These are some of the establishments which have helped to form Ibiza’s fame, but whatever the size of the establishment and its location on the island, anywhere is a good place if you want to dance.
Many visit Ibiza in search of its atmosphere and its incredible coastal landscape, but few know that this small Mediterranean island has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1999. This is thanks to its cultural and natural assets, making it a point of reference for visitors to the Balearic Islands. This declaration is referred to by the title “Ibiza, biodiversity and culture”.
The most notable enclave encompassed by this declaration is the old town of the city of Ibiza, popularly known as Dalt Vila, a historic centre that dates back to the Roman period, and later the Muslim period, cultures which helped to form the main structure of this imposing architectural complex.
The whole area stands over the newer city thanks to the enormous walls that protect it, one of the best-preserved walled cities in the Mediterranean. On its interior, we find historic houses, viewpoints that allow us to observe the city and the sea horizon, and at the summit we find the castle and cathedral of Ibiza. The neighboring quarters of La Marina, Es Soto and Sa Penya also form part of this complex. Visitors must not miss out on taking a walk here.
Other important places encompassed by the World Heritage declaration are Ses Feixes, a former garden area, significant for the intricate irrigation system, inherited from the Muslim period, and now home to endemic birds of the island; the Phoenician town of Sa Caleta, an example of archaeology essential for understanding how the first inhabitants of the island lived; the necropolis of Puig des Molins, where significant archaeological remains of the Phoenician-Punic culture have been found; and finally the most important natural treasure of the Pityusic Islands, posidonia oceanica, a marine plant which is the secret to the beauty of the island’s waters, and which is crucial for the subsistence of the marine ecosystem.
In short, Ibiza has a lot to offer at a cultural and natural level for visitors seeking something more.