Lives in Sydney, Australia
Since Jun 2008
35-49 year old female
Hi there. I'm Ana Ramos, a tourist promotion professional. I've been working in tourism for the last 14 years. In the last years I've worked for the Ibiza tourism board and for the Spanish tourist board in Italy. I love to travel. I'm crazy about exploring new destinations, going to different countries and places. I love the diversity of different cultures and traditions. At the moment I'm living in Sydney, Australia, but who knows where my destiny will lead me. I hope that you enjoy my guides and you love the diversity of the destination. Hasta pronto!!
Sacred & Religious Sites
Bars & Clubs
Other Outdoor Activities
Churches & Cathedrals
Gift & Speciality Shops
Wineries & Vineyards
Piers & Boardwalks
Bars & Clubs
Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails, Beaches, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Forests
Geologic Formations, Caverns & Caves
Piers & Boardwalks
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Ibiza's fortified old town, Dalt Vila (or Upper Town) was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. It's a spectacular example of Renaissance military architecture, and walking its labyrinthine streets really does transport you to another century. I suggest starting your tour at the beginning of Carrer del Calvari street, where you'll find an entrance called Portal Nou. Climb up here to enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the city, the harbor, and the quiet island of Formentera. Next, pay a visit to the castle, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Snows (particularly interesting as Ibiza is not a snow destination!), the military tunnels, and, finally, the beautiful old palaces and courtyards.
Personally, I think that Museo Puget is the most beautiful palace in all Dalt Vila. It's certainly worth the ticket fee, even for just a quick visit to enjoy the building's interiors. If you are an art lover, you may also enjoy exploring the pretty collection of paintings depicting Ibiza.
Convento de San Cristobal is an enclosed convent that you'll pass during your exploration of Dalt Vila. You can’t visit the inside of the building, but you can pass through the doorway into the entrance (if it's open) to buy Ibiza pastries from the nuns — the perfect energy boost while you continue to explore Dalt Vila on foot!
The Museum of Contemporary Art is a real Ibiza jewel. Reopened to the public in 2012, it's the most modern museum on the island and features paintings, sculptures, and archaeological remains among its collection. Even if you're not an art fan, it's worth visiting simply to see the place that once housed the Hall of Arms of the Royal Force Ibiza.
Would you ever have guessed that Ibiza is home to the most important Necropolis of the occidental Mediterranean? Well it is, and this place is a must see for all archaeological lovers. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999, this treasure was built by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC and features a huge variety of well-preserved graves (there are more than 3,000 carved markers in the rocks), as well as the famous Goddess Tanit bust.
Cala Jondal is one of the best kept secrets on the island. Along the short length of this amazing beach (complete with mountains and sea views), there manages to be room enough for a variety of delicious beach restaurants. If you are standing with your back to the sea, the left side of the beach offers a posher dining experience, whereas the right side has a more local, rustic feel to its eateries. Left or right... I would say that it all depends on your budget!
This restaurant is one of my favorite on the island. Here, you can eat with your feet in the sand, looking out at the beautiful sea views. The food is really good, with several typical dishes to choose from — although the drinks alone are worth the visit. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed. It's all very Ibiza, complete with the chill out music.
This little town is home to some of the most amazing beaches on the island: Ses Salines, Cala d'Hort, Cala Comte, and Cala Bassa, to name just a few. Plus, it is friendly, full of locals, and a great representative of the traditional side of Ibiza. It is well worth stopping here quickly to admire the typical Ibicencan architecture, and to take a few photos.
Welcome to Ibiza's most iconic destination, the one that you've no doubt seen starring in countless leaflets and brochures. Cala d'Hort is one of those magical places that's hard to describe in words: You must experience it on your own to understand it. Get ready to discover an incomparable landscape that mixes turquoise water, magnificent white sand, typical restaurants, and views of the spectacular small island, Es Vedra. Relax, enjoy, and feel the magic vibes of this place.
Now it's time for lunch! This restaurant is full of locals. Famous for its privileged location, first in line on the beach, and for its stunning Es Vedra views, El Carmen offers delicious local gastronomy that is hard to beat.
Es Vedra Island is well-recognizable as one of the most iconic spots in Ibiza. Many visitors have fallen in love with this magnetic island, and if you read more about the legends surrounding Es Vedra and Atlantis, you'll understand more about the mysterious appeal of this place. Getting to the natural Es Vedra viewpoint can be a bit tricky, but just follow the signs pointing to the Atlantis until you arrive at a parking lot. From there, it's about an 8-minute walk before you arrive at this meditative and romantic spot.
Cala Comte is one of the best beaches on the island, and even the road leading here makes for a pretty relaxing experience. Park your car, and then decided what type of beach experience you'd like. From left to right, the beach goes something like this: nudist beach; normal beach; chiringuito (a small bar); small family beach; restaurant; small beach. Whichever part you choose, you can swim in the clear waters, and wait here to watch one of the Ibiza's best sunsets. You will feel on top of the world!
Cala Comte wouldn't be the same without this trendy, hippie restaurant that resembles a set from the Flintstones. Sunset Ashram offers thrilling views of Cala Compte and (of course) the sunset. Have a drink, enjoy the cool environment, and simply relax.
It will take you no more than 10 minutes to walk around San Agusti des Vedra. I love this hidden, minuscule village because of its typical food, relaxed atmosphere, and beautifully preserved Ibicencan architecture. Have a quick peek inside the church at the heart of Sant Agusti — it's very simple but gorgeous.
Housed in an authentic Ibicencan home, this restaurant offers impeccable service and delicious new Ibicencan cuisine. Expect inventive fusion dishes, full of flavor.
This is the main meeting place for locals, and on Friday and Saturday nights, you simply must start your night at Placa del Parc. It's the perfect place to visit after dinner, to enjoy a couple of drinks before heading to any bar or club.
Ibiza is so much more than electronic music, not least because music in general has always been an important part of the culture and day to day life on the island. Teatro Pereyra is an old theater that was converted into one of the trendiest pubs in Ibiza, and the live soul music, tasty cocktails, and cool atmosphere here are a great alternative to a night at a typical dance club. Order a cocktail and enjoy the free live show.
Located in Santa Eularia Des Riu, this great traditional church was built on the top of a hill to protect the locals from pirate attacks. Walk to the top of the hill, visit Puig de Missa, admire the great views from the cemetery, and explore the traditional rural objects on display in the Ethnography Museum of Ibiza.
Every Saturday, the popular hippie market pops up in Sant Carlos Village. This place is a favorite of all the celebrities who visit Ibiza. While every year it seems to get a bit more commercial, it still manages to keep its unique vibe, and you'll find plenty of one-off creative handicrafts that make the trip here worth it. This is a happy place, with music and a cool energy about it. Among the items on offer, here you'll find jewelry, art, music, paintings, books, shoes, and Adlib clothes (a typical Ibiza fashion designer).
A charming little place with its own characteristic charm, Bar Anita is always full of locals. Enter the throng and try the famous spirit from Ibiza: Hierbas Ibicencas (Ibiza herbs), which is made from a total of 18 different local herbs.
To me, eating at El Bigotes feels like enjoying a typical home-cooked meal prepared by my great-grandmother. Don’t expect a chic restaurant. El Bigotes is more like a traditional fisherman's hut on the beach. The concept is simple and natural: to serve up fresh daily catches of fish in the open-air. The typical island recipe, "Bullit de Peix" (fish with potatoes and rice) is done extremely well here, and for dessert you should definitely try the traditional Café Caleta (coffee with brandy, lemon, cinnamon, and sugar.)
Time to try the famous Ibiza wine! Can Rich de Buscastell is the largest of Ibiza's wine producers, and I really love that they use 100% ecological wine-growing methods. They produce red-grape varieties — including Monastrell (Graciano), Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah — and white-grape varieties such as Malvasia and Chardonnay. And, of course, you can also try the house's own recipe of the Ibizan herb-based liquor while you're visiting this charming spot!
Time to relax at this hidden turquoise beach, my favorite on the island. Bring your goggles, and snorkel close to the rocks — there are always some little fish to admire, making your time here more enjoyable and fun.
This is an aquarium-restaurant built in a natural cave — need I say more? At the Aquarium Cap Blanc, you can observe the typical marine species of the island as you get ready to eat some of them yourself for dinner.
Ibiza Port is the perfect place to start your night out right. Enjoy a pub crawl around the port area, and mingle with the crowds as you go. The atmosphere, as at most bars in Spain, is friendly and welcoming.
The Pacha Hotel belongs to the famous club, and is situated just a hundred meters away. Head to the hotel's art-deco-styled bar and lounge to join a chic and relaxed crowd of people, listening to live DJ music and enjoying good conversation over drinks with friends.
This is the most famous club on the island, where all the world's best DJs — from David Guetta to Luciano to Bob Sincla — have played. Pacha lies at the heart of Ibiza city, in a beautiful and old traditional Ibicencan house. Explore the different spaces filled with electronic music, head onto the rooftop for a drink, or go into the Pachacha room (the first room on the left when you enter) for your fill of salsa, reggaeton, and other Spanish music.
Parque Natural de Ses Salines is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of my favorite places to go nature walking on the island. You will see numerous different ecosystems as you enjoy a 90-minute coastal walk through this park. Start your tour from very beginning, where is a small village created for the workers of the Salt Factory (you will find it when the road finishes, past all the salt lakes). From here, walk past the old train and the salt factory, and keep going across the whole beach, observing the oceanic Posidonia (seagrass) as you go, until you arrive at Sa Trinxa. Here, you'll join a little track, which takes you past some of the most important endemic species found only in the Mediterranean, as well as lots of birds.
The most famous beach on Ibiza, Playa de Ses Salines has been named one of the most beautiful in the world by different publications worldwide. Thanks to the Poseidon plant that is rife here, the water is amazingly clear and turquoise. This beach is very quiet in low season, but from mid June to mid September it transforms into a really busy place, full of holiday-makers looking to swim, chill at the beach clubs, sunbathe, and shop (there are many vendors here in high season). Even if you visit in the peak of summer, don't be put off — this beach is pretty long, so you just need to walk further to find your perfect, calm spot. You may not believe it, but it's there!
Platja d'en Bossa is a pretty long and varied beach, perfect for all types of vacationers. From those looking to party in the beach clubs to families with kids looking for space to play, you're sure to find the right spot for your needs here.
On the north side of the island, Cala de Sant Vicente is a peaceful bay surrounded by cliffs, bright turquoise water, and beautiful views out towards Tagomago island. This place is part of what people refer to as 'the other Ibiza' — chilled out and utterly relaxed.
This traditional Ibiza restaurant is first in line on the beach, and its typical dishes, and warm, friendly staff always make me feel like I'm dining at home. While the whole menu is awesome, Restaurante Can Gat boasts a particularly delicious 'Bullix de Peix' and 'Arroz a Banda.'
This beautiful bay is perfect for those seeking peace and solitude. Another great example of 'the other Ibiza,' this tiny stretch of sand never gets busy at all — so enjoy spreading out and relaxing solo.
This is one of the island's five hotels with five stars. What makes Hacienda Na Xamena special, however, is its impressive location. The famous spa-pool, with breathtaking sea views, will make you feel on top of the world; and if you don't feel like taking a dip, you can always grab a drink in the restaurant to soak up the vista from dry land.
These caves may not be the best you have ever seen, but the views from their location are amazing, and certainly justify the detour. Don't forget your camera!
After being in the Cova de Can Marca, it's worth stopping here for 15 minutes to admire the beach views. The smell of the fresh fish and delicious food floats up to the car park from the beach restaurants, so best not to linger too long!
Every Sunday evening, all the hippies on the island come to this beach to play their drums together. The sand transforms into a huge troupe of drummers, with some observers selling their handmade arts and crafts around the edges — and lots of people dancing and generally enjoying the good vibes. The highlight, and peak of the performance, is always when the sunset begins. The happiness in the air is remarkable, and something you won't want to miss if you're in town on a Sunday.
Many locals likes to come to this pretty, cozy village on the weekend to enjoy an evening walk, grab a coffee or a beer, and snack on some authentic tapas. Join them!
Bar Costa place is famous island-wide for its cured ham sandwiches (bocadillos) and eclectic paintings. It's the perfect way to end to your three day break — just as a local would, with delicious food.