Ibiza is one of the party capitals of Europe, the main hubs for which are in Ibiza town and Sant Antoni. Its infamous party scene sometimes makes people overlook some incredible towns and beaches found to the north of the Island.
Ibiza town is the capital of this Balaeric island and boasts an impressive fortress that was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1999 and is the best preserved coastal fortress in the Mediterraenean. The Phoenician remains of Sa Caleta, the necropolis of Puig des Molins also form part of this world heritage site. Since the 1930s Ibiza was a destination for avant-garde European artists who discovered the island as a place to unleash their creativity. In the 1960s Americans wanting to get away from the Vietnam war discovered Ibiza as a place of escape on the mediterranean that remained relatively isolated from tourism until that time.
At night Ibiza is a place where the world’s best DJ’s and the biggest and most innovative night clubs open their doors to party. People from around the world come together to experience the famous Ibizan nightlife. You should definitely pay a visit to the Hard Rock Hotel where you can find a lot of stage costumes and memorabilia from your favourite celebrities throughout the Hotel. The rooftop bar is also lovely as you have an amazing view over the surrounding area.
The best Open Air Club in Ibiza at the moment is Ushuaïa. One of Ibiza’s most legendary clubs is Pacha but the must go club has now become Amnesia.
Es Vedra is a spectacular spot on the south western tip which offers amazing views on the Isla de es Vedrà. The small island is said to be the third most magnetic spot on the planet (after the north pole and Bermuda Triangle). It is a long walk or relatively uncomfortable ride to get to the main observation point. Our insider tip is to stay on the main road and just shortly before you reach Cala d’Hort there is an impromptu parking spot just off the road which offers as fantastic views from the elevated cliffs onto Es Vedra and the turquoise waters – a great photo opportunity.
Ibiza has many stunning beaches with crystal clear waters, natural coves and incredible scenery. Cala d’Hort for example is a small beach with views onto Isla de es Vedrà. Be prepared to take your own beach towels and there are no showers or changing huts on the beach. The beach here is relatively small and can get congested in summer by those who know the island well, so head early to enjoy it and find a parking space. Cala Comte is our favourite beach. It is known to locals and has snow white sand and shallow alcoves to relax in on the shorefront. The water is crystal clear and shallow with wonderful views onto the surrounding small islands. Many small boats come to stop by here to enjoy the water. The beach cafe is a welcome spot to relax in as well as to enjoy the sunset.
Dalt Vila forms part of the old town of Ibiza which was known as Yabiza during the arab occupation. It has some pleasant and romantic walkways with historic houses leading up to the castle. Some of the best views over the port of Ibiza with its yachts and sometimes Mega Yachts are from here. There is a helpful tourist office which provides maps of the area in numerous languages to help you discover this area.
Ibiza caters perfectly to the international high society with its many exclusive beach clubs. One of the places one has to be seen is of course Blue Marlin. It is a stylish beach spot that is famous for its frequent celebrity attendances and parties. We recommend you hire a sun lounger or a beach bed which can take up to four people (please be advised that there is a minimum spend per person/per bed and umbrellas are sometimes charged extra). The beach is rocky but there is a helpful wooden walkway to overcome the stones. A mix of food from burgers to sushi is served on the beach and the party scene here can be incredibly lively.
You should defninitely check out Amante Beach club which offers great Mediterranean food and hosts an outdoor cinema on selected nights (mostly Tuesday and Wednesday). If it gets a bit too chilly in the evening, don’t worry you will get blankets.
Many sports lovers are attracted to Ibiza which offers a vast range of activities and sports like kayaking, windsurfing, mountain biking, hiking, golf, volleyball and tennis to name a few. The Vuelta Ibiza for example is a world famous event for mountain biker that is held on the island.
If you are already in Ibiza then you have to go to Formentera, which is a lovely island 40-minutes away by boat. The beaches are out of this world and the Caribbean blue water will make you fall in love with this small island. And if you are craving lobster then you should check out Juan y Andrea which is a trendy beachside restaurant.
We hope you found our Ibiza Travel Tips useful and definitely let us know in the comments below what your favourite spots in Ibiza are. You may also find our Mallorca Travel Tips very useful. And if you want to travel with a stylish piece of jewellery then you should check out our watch rings in our online shop.