Although Ibiza has a reputation of being a party destination, it is actually way more than that. Ibiza is an island filled with breathtaking nature, history, bohemian markets and white sand beaches. The tric is to find these beautiful spots on the island. I visit Ibiza almost every year and these are my 5 best tips for places to visit in Ibiza. These
My number one is to see Es Vedra, the magical rock. This trip can easily be booked on location. Es Vedra is more than just a piece of rock that protrudes above the water. There are many legends and myths around this rock. You can’t mis this one on your trip to Ibiza!
Ibiza city is an amazing city which has a lot to offer. The old city center is one of a kind with many cosy bars and lovely little streets. The harbor of Ibiza city is a fun place to explore. Many expensive boats dock in the harbor and some may be the most expensive yachts in the world! It is an experience to just walk around and see all the luxury.
The Old Town is called: Dalt Vila, the most beautiful part of Ibiza Town. Dalt Vila is filled with cobblestone streets, huge old walls, castles, 14th-century cathedrals, canons, and Gothic architecture.You don’t need to have a mapped out plan to visit Dalt Vila, you just have to get lost in the maze of small streets. You will automatically arrive at the most special gems and narrow alleyways with hidden restaurants and shops.
Are you looking for the ultimate Ibiza feeling? Or do you want to taste the atmosphere of the relaxed laidback life? Make sure you visit the little Cala Saladeta. Two kilometers North of San Antoni is the beautiful Cala Salada bay located. To get to the smaller, quieter Cala Saladeta beach you have to be prepared to clamber over a rocky divide. When you arrive, the (potentially sweaty) result is well worth it. The smaller quieter beach is stunning and has a lot of amazing snorkeling opportunities. It is a popular beach by local people so make sure you go early and preferably not in the weekends. Make sure you bring a parasol and some food and drinks!
Have you always dreamed of white-sand beaches and clear blue water? Then is this the place for you. The island of Formentera is an idyllic little island located next to Ibiza. When you want to score nice souvenirs, you can indulge yourself at Formentera. You will not find big chain stores, but more small boutiques with original items. It is easy to get there, there are many ferry-boats which depart from Ibiza that go to the island. On Formentera you can rent a a bicycle or scooter in the harbor.
– Fish lovers can best eat their fish in the fishing village of Es Calo. This is an ancient village where fresh fish is caught with small boats.
– Enjoy all the amazing beaches at Formentera (ask for a map of the island and find out which one you like best!).
If you go to Ibiza and miss a Hippy Market, did you even go to Ibiza?
Ibiza is well known for its hippy markets and selling second hand goods. Hippy Markets are unique and give you the typical Ibiza feeling. These markets take place all year around with the majority taking place during summer season. These markets have a strong and unique atmosphere which is one of a kind.
The biggest markets are the Punta Arabí Hippy Market on Wednesday in Es Caná and the Las Dalias Hippy Market on Saturday in San Carlos. My personal favorite is the Hippy Market Punta Arabi.