Ibiza is popular with party goers, young sunseekers flock to San Antonio and Playa d´en Bossa.
Eivissa is also a stunning location with more to offer than first meets the eye. Local food and wine, watersports and natural landscapes abound.
Swimming in intense aquamarine waters and witnessing breathtaking sunsets are just two reasons to head to Ibiza.
Here are a few more:
1.Visit Dalt Vila
The white village architecture in Ibiza town is typical of Spain.
This island capital has its homes perched atop of the hill, topped with the parish church with its fine sea views.
Wander along the Sixteenth century walls and fortress towers around the Dalt vila old town.
Gaze out to sea from the Bastion de Santa Lucia.
These fortifications received UNESCO World Heritage status, thanks to the historic importance of the sight and careful conservation.
Visit Ibiza cathedral at the top of the Old town and wander some of the narrow streets around the cathedral taking in the quaint bakeries and little Spanish squares.
Colourful markets with beach wear pop up all around Ibiza town.
Stalls selling local crafts, bright colour pareos and a plethora of leather goods.
Las dalias is the most well-known market. You will also see lots of white clothes.
Moda Ibicenca the local fashion is one of the Islands main exports.
Typical Ibiza designs include lace details, embroidery or even crochet work.
The relaxed atmosphere of this unique island comes across in these pristine white garments. Browse the shops around the Island that stock these local designer clothes to see for yourself.
3. Unforgettable Skies
Ibiza sunsets (and also in neighbouring Formentera) are well known.
The best spots to see Ibiza sunsets are at Cala Tarida, Cala Bassa and Cala Conta. Locations on the isles western shores are ideal places to see a jawdropping sundown.
4. Sweet Ensaimadas
An island with a long history in fishing, discover fresh shell fish dishes and seafood paella.
Don’t miss the ensaimadas. A sweet pastry typical from Majorca.
Shaped liked a spiral its perfect for breakfast or along with a cup of coffee.
Choose sweet pumpkin filling known in Spanish as Cabello de Angel or take a plain one with no filling. (Usually packaged large flat boxes they look like takeaway pizza).
5. Party Like a Local
Ibiza Island has its share of Spanish fiestas to enjoy.
From Mid-June until the end of August the celebrations are continued in different places around the island.
21st June its San Juan Bautista fiesta celebrated for 3 days.
Sant Joan is big celebration welcoming the summer across Spain. In Ibiza on 24th June the sky is filled with Fireworks and beach lined with bonfires.
10th July San Cristobal is celebrated at Es Canar
16th July they celebrate Nuestra Señora del Carmen with a religious procession to along to the Port.
5th August the Nuestra Señora de las Nieves bring more fireworks and festivities
10th of Augsut Sant Llorenç de Balafia is celebrated
24th of August Sant Bartomeu and 28th August Sant Agustí close the summer fiestas
6. Sail to Formentera
When you are on the island don’t miss a day trip to Formentera.
Take the ferry or catamaran from Ibiza old town.
It only takes 30 mins and tickets are booked in the port of Ibiza town.
Formentera is only a small island, 84kms of land.
In Summer it´s busier than the rest of the year but it is still a chilled out island to visit.
On the island of Formentera hire a Bike in La Savina and cycle around the island.
Check out the natural Mud baths at Espalmador. It’s quite a unique feeling letting the hot sun dry the natural mud and running into the sea to wash it off.
7. Spa time
Ibiza really is Europe’s paradise island and there are fifteen spas to help you unwind on holiday.
The newest is MedSpa in Botafoch. They have a selection high-end health-enhancing treatments.
At Santa Eulalia the Revival Spa housed in the Aguas de Ibiza eco hotel is open to non-residents.
This huge place occupies 1500metres, find Clarins facials and juice detox on their extensive list of services.
8. Visit a Local vineyard
Sa Cova Winery close to Sant Mateu d’Albarca, in NW Ibiza specialises in red wine.
They offer tasting tours of the winery which should be booked ahead of your visit.