Ibiza Travel Guide
Ibiza is a beautiful island and part of the wonderful Balearic Islands. It is home to pristine beaches, rich blue Mediterranean waters, secluded sandy bays and photogenic rocky outcrops.
The Island also has an edgy side that attracts party-goers looking to enjoy the lively party scene. There is an array of international clubs and bars tempting even the most reserved to party all night.
Apart from the nightlife, the island offers a more relaxing side to those looking for a more laid back holiday, especially in the quieter northern part where you will find picturesque resorts surrounded by lush greenery and olive groves.
Not surprisingly large parts of Ibiza have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it's easy to see why.
No holiday to Ibiza would be the same without exploring the secretive coves and other wonders of the island.
10 Top Things To Do In Ibiza
- See a spectacular sunset from San Antonio bay.
- Spend a day strolling around the Port D'Ibiza
- Visit Ibiza Cathedral.
- Chill out on the stunning beach at Platja D'en Bossa.
- Have a fun day out at the Aguamar Water Park.
- Spend a morning exploring a Phoenician necropolis at Puig Des Molins.
- Party all night at the Amnesia or Pacha night clubs.
- Visit a historic landmark at Baluard de Sant Jaume.
- Relax in a beach bar and enjoy a plate of fresh fish and seafood.
- Enjoy an evening stroll around the Parc de Palau.
Top Coastal Towns & Resorts
- San Antoni de Portmany
- Es Canar
- Sant Miquel de Balansat
- Sant Carles de Peralta
- Cala Llenya
- Sant Josep de sa Talaia
- Es Figueral
- Es Cubells
- Cala Bassa
- Es Cubells
- Roca Llisa
- Platja de Figueral
Ibiza has some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain and possibly in the whole of Europe, around 80 in fact, all unique and enticing.
Stunning coves with white sands, beach bars, restaurants, atmospheric bars with lots of beach and water sports activities on offer.
Most of the beaches have quality sand and clear waters, most are surrounded by the awe-inspiring countryside of rolling pine-clad hills with, these picturesque landscapes offer a serenity like no other place in Spain.
The most notable beaches in Ibiza include:
A short distance from San Antonio, this large bay offers calm turquoise waters, amazing sunsets and a popular beach restaurant El Chiringuito, a perfect romantic setting.
A small bay tranquil bay located on the east of the Island, great for safe bathing and well known as being the place to eat the best fish and seafood whilst overlooking the beach and coastal area.
Located on the South West of the island, Cala D'hort faces the impressive Es Vedra rocky outcrop, a perfect beach with golden sands and clear waters. Has a few nice beach bars to enjoy fish and seafood.
Is a superb beach located in the northeast of the island? A calm bar area with long golden sandy beaches popular with the naturist crowd. If you are up early this is the place to enjoy amazing sunrises.
Fun things to do on Ibiza Island
Ibiza Party Island
The south of the island is where you can party all night until the early hours then relax on the beach all day, then start again! Some of the most famous clubs are located in the south including the world-renowned Pacha Club and Space.
The award-winning Amnesia nightclub holds cream club nights with huge stars such as Paul Van Dyk in control of the decks.
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Enjoy fun boat trips
There are plenty of trips and excursions which offer everything to fishing days out, exploring the island and fun boat party shows.
Some of the most popular trips include and a 5-hour all-inclusive sailing experience in Ibiza on board of an exclusive catamaran. It is one of the biggest and craziest boat party’s in Spain. Start the day with a champagne breakfast, snacks, free drinks and the best music and entertainment team you will have ever seen. This is a once in a lifetime experience that every party-goer should try at least once.
How about seeing a different perspective of Ibiza on an exhilarating 2-hour para-sailing experience. Starting out from San Antonio you will speed through the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean Sea enjoying sweeping views of San Antonio Bay, the remote islands, and majestic mountain ranges as a backdrop.
Ibiza is well known for its spectacular sunsets so how about seeing this amazing spectacle from a private boat on a 5-hour evening cruise which will take you to an uninhabited islet known for its spectacular sunsets. Bring your own food and drinks or purchase drinks from the onboard.
The temperature of the waters around the island can reach 26 degrees centigrade, perfect diving conditions await as you explore a myriad of sea creatures and plants tin crystal clear waters. Most sites enjoy World Heritage status due to the importance of the important eco-system which can be found around the island.
While Ibiza holidays are known for the exciting nightlife activities, the Island really does offer so much more and is a perfect family holiday destination with no shortage of fun things to do for kids of all ages. A wide range of beaches and water parks boasting bouncy castles, slides, plenty of activities await kids of all ages.
For thrill-seekers, there is a whole range of water sports activities to participate in including windsurfing, diving, parasailing and banana boat rides, these activities are readily available on most beaches on Ibiza.
Golf holidays are popular as well as karting, bowling, boat trips are also fantastic ways to explore the island while giving holidaymakers an opportunity to swim and dive in clear warm waters.
Arts and culture lovers can spend some part of their holidays exploring the more cultural and historic side of Ibiza.
One of the top cultural attractions on Ibiza is the Catedral de Santa María, a 13th-century roman catholic church located in Ibiza town. Explore the stunning Gothic and Baroque Catalan architecture, Mass is held daily.
Other cultural activities include a trip to the mystical island of Es Vedra, a rocky outcrop and a natural monument accessible only by boat.
You can also visit one of the several large vineyards on the Island which produces a selection of first-class wines.
There are a number of craft markets, car boot sales and flea markets around the Island well worth a visit to pick up a holiday bargain.
The craft market by the marina in Ibiza town runs seven days a week and the Es Jordi car boot sale is a good place to pick up a bargain on Saturday mornings.
Eating out in Ibiza
Eating out in Ibiza is a real pleasure, with plenty of bars, restaurants to suit every taste and budget, there are numerous beach restaurants offering cool parties especially during the summer months.
Beach restaurants serve all sorts of cuisines ranging from sushi to seafood and modern cuisine, the best though is surely is to enjoy the fresh daily catches of fish and seafood.
Other sunset beach restaurant of note includes the Mint Lounge Bar located at the end of the San Anton strip. The Kumharas Beach Restaurant is situated in the heart of San Anton bay and the lovely Savannah Beach Club, where you can enjoy a legendary strawberry daiquiri while watching the last of the sun's ray disappear over the horizon.
Traditional Restaurants in Ibiza
» Restaurant Elements Ibiza is located in the north of the Island by Cala Benirràs , San Miguel. For a truly unique dining experience, this is the place for you. This is a stunning beach restaurant serving high-quality food and cocktails overlooking the Mediterranean sea. Chef Mauro Di Mauro offers a fine selection of fish dishes including Costal Prawns grilled on Grey Salt with fresh Lime Vinaigrette, Grilled Octopus on Mashed Potatoes, Celery thin layer and Olive Oil and Sea-bass fillet on Quinoa and Vegetable Timbal.
» El Chiringuito is another fine beach restaurant located in Cala Gracioneta, Sant Antoni de Portmany. It specialises in Paellas and seafood. Relax here and enjoy the stunning setting and colourful sunsets whilst you dine.
» Sa Punta is a fine dining beachside restaurant located in Talamanca bear Ibiza Town. This cosmopolitan restaurant oozes class and offers an international Asian influenced menu. Popular dishes include Carpaccio de Ternera Waggyu, Sirloin steak with herb sauce and Wild seabass ceviche.
» El Rincon de Pepe is located on Sant Mateu Street 6, Sant Antoni de Portmany. This well-known bar serves up a large selection of typical Spanish tapas dishes. With over 40 years of experience you can enjoy a friendly atmosphere and traditional Ibizan food. Tasty tapas dishes include Mussels in vinegar sauce, Ibiza salad, fried green peppers, fried anchovies, fried baby squid and octopus with potatoes. Popular fish dishes include steamed mussels, grilled prawns an fresh cod.
Tours & Excursions
Recommended accommodation Ibiza
For pure luxury in the heart of Ibiza town the Hotel Mirador de Dalt Vila is highly recommended. This first class hotel offers 5-star facilities with a rooftop terrace, gym, large pool and on-site spa. The hotel is ideally located in Ibiza town close to many restaurants, bars and charming caféterias. Reviewer Rating: 9.8
For an exceptional accommodation experience the Hotel Can Arabi offers excellent value for money. Located in a tranquil area close to Santa Eularia des Riu, Can Arabi is a short drive from the pretty Cala Llonga beach. This large villa style hotel offers 12 comfy rooms, honeymoon suites, well maintained gardens and a large pool. Reviewer Rating: 9.5
For quality budget accommodation in Ibiza the popular Hostal Mallorca guest house is located in the the picturesque resort of San Antoni de Portmanya a short walk from Cafe del Mar. All modern rooms are comfortably furnished and include a private bathroom. The guest house provides a convenient base to discover Amnesia, as well as everything the local area has to offer. It also is an ideal location to explore nearby Santa Eularia des Riu and Cala Gracio. Reviewer Rating: 8.9