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The party island of Ibiza in the Balearics is world famous for its all-night party spirit with some of the best clubs and DJs in the world. During the hot summer months, Ibiza never sleeps, with the clubs playing the coolest Ibiza sounds until dawn. Ibiza was first discovered as a great destination by the hippies, and they still have an amazing influence over the island with hippy markets and music. But Ibiza is also a fabulous place to visit for its beautiful beaches, lagoons where the famous Ibiza Salt is produced, UNESCO world heritage sites, walks, cycling routes, and beautiful countryside. Its turquoise waters and little coves are perfect for swimming or sailing around to explore the beautiful coast. This guide takes you all around the island coast, suggesting some of the best destinations for making the most of a day on Ibiza.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Trendsetter

10 Places

11 City Tips

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10 Places

Hippy Market Punta Arabia

Gift & Speciality Shops

Ibiza Express Santa Eularia

Other Fun & Games

Dalt Vila

Neighbourhoods

Playa de Ses Salines

Beaches

Es Vedra

Islands

Cala Comte

Beaches

Take Off Ibiza

Water Sports

Cafe Mambo

Restaurants

Cala Benirras

Beaches

Pacha Ibiza

Bars & Clubs

Sarah F's City Tips

  • Make sure you can get into the top clubs such as Pacha by buying tickets online — you'll save money, too.
  • Try Spanish food such as paella, tapas, sobrasada (spicy pork), or ensaimada pastries filled with cream or pumpkin jam.
  • You may need a phrasebook to get by. English will be spoken in the main resorts, but you may need Spanish off the beaten track.
  • You can get a ferry to two other Balearic Islands – Formentera and Mallorca – from Ibiza. You can also get a ferry to Denia on the mainland.
  • Instead of getting a taxi, use the little ferry boats to travel between resorts. The view is fantastic.
  • In high season you will need to book the busier restaurants.
  • If eating out every day is too expensive, you can buy cold meats, cheese, olives and bread from the supermarkets to have a beach picnic.
  • It is customary to tip in bars and restaurants if you've liked the service. About 10-15% is acceptable.
  • Look out for the lunchtime set menus called "menu del día" in restaurants. They are great value and much cheaper than going a la carte.
  • The weather is good all year, so it's cotton casual clothes for summer with a jumper or jacket for the winter evenings.
  • Ibiza is expensive all year round, although it is cheaper from October to Easter.
  • Hippy Market Punta Arabia
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    Sarah F Says:

    Ibiza holds several hippy markets, but the oldest and one of the biggest is Punta Arabi, with hundreds of stalls selling arts, crafts, fashion and jewelry, as well as live music and home-made paella.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Get there early, as the market gets hot and crowded in summer.
    • It’s in a pine forest, so you could enjoy a picnic in the shade.
    • There are several bars and restaurants here.
    • You could visit the beaches at Cala Martina or Es Canar after visiting the market.
    • It's every Wednesday from May to October, 10am to 7pm.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 11 things to do in Es Canar
    • More of a tourist trap, but still fun. 17/11/2018
    • DON'T TRUST WHAT YOU READ BECAUSE THERE IS NO MARKET HERE ON WED. 14/11/2018
    • Hippy Market Punta Arabia
    Address:
    Avenida Punta Arabi s/n
    Es Canar, Santa Eulalia del Rio, Ibiza
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 971 33 06 50
    Other:
  • Ibiza Express Santa Eularia
    Other Fun & Games
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    Sarah F Says:

    The tourist train is a lovely, relaxed way to get your bearings in your resort. One of the finest train trips is the Ibiza Express, which runs several excursions lasting from two to three hours. Hop into your carriage for a journey to different beaches, traditional rural villages and farms, or Santa Eularia.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Enjoy lunch or dinner at Celler Can Pere in Santa Eularia with its original features. Order the shellfish — the speciality!
    • This is a family-friendly way to explore the island, visiting its quiet inland towns as well as the beaches.
    • Don’t forget the sunscreen and bring water with you.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 6 Fun & Games in Santa Eulalia del Rio
    • Island Trips 18/09/2018
    • Enjoyable trip 14/09/2018
    • Ibiza Express Santa Eularia
    Address:
    Santa Eularia des Riu
    Ibiza
    07840, Santa Eulalia del Rio, Ibiza
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 607 65 43 21
    Other:
  • Dalt Vila
    Neighbourhoods
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    Sarah F Says:

    For great views and a bit of history, a hike up the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dalt Vila (meaning 'High Town') will reward you with far-reaching views. It’s an impressive part of Ibiza town with its castle, cathedral, and buildings dating from the 12th century through to Moorish times and beyond. There's an old draw-bridge, ancient cobbled courtyards, and traditional squares along with souvenir shops, art galleries, and local craft shops.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • It’s a bit of a hike up to the top, so wear flat shoes or trainers and take a bottle of water.
    • One of Ibiza's best hotels, La Torre del Canonigo, is in Dalt Vila. It offers impressive views.
    • The area has many top restaurants including La Oliva, where you can enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner in a medieval castle.
    • Ibiza Town has plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants to wander around.
    • In the evenings, Ibiza Town comes alive as its chic, cosmopolitan clubbers get ready to party.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 41 things to do in Ibiza Town
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing cultural must see 17/11/2018
    • Excellent view of the cuty 16/11/2018
    • Dalt Vila
  • Playa de Ses Salines
    Beaches
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    Sarah F Says:

    Light, sandy beaches with amazing clear waters have made Ses Salines a firm favorite with fashionistas and celebrities. It's within the protected natural park, which has salt lakes, beaches, cliffs, and rocky coastlines that are also worth a visit.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • This is a great place for snorkeling or a boat trip to see the interesting coastline.
    • There are plenty of chic bars and restaurants in the area.
    • For fabulous views over the beach, head for the terrace at Guarana Beach Club.
    • A good time to visit Ses Salines is at sunrise or sunset — don’t forget your camera!
    • Buy Ibiza Salt to take back with you. It comes in different flavors, so it's great for barbecues or on meat or fish
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 41 things to do in Ibiza Town
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Want clear water and soft sand.... 30/10/2018
    • Water is clear and shallow :) 28/09/2018
    • Playa de Ses Salines
  • Es Vedra
    Islands
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    Sarah F Says:

    A visit to the magical island of Es Vedra, full of myths and legends, is a wonderful way to enjoy amazing views over Ibiza and marvel at the clear water. Many people believe they can feel the mystical vibes from the island, which is said to be home to sea nymphs and sirens who tried to lure the legendary Greek king Odysseus from his ship. The giant of Es Vedra is also believed to have lived on the island. You may recognize this place from the Hollywood musical South Pacific or the front cover of Mike Oldfield's Voyager album.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Visit Cala d’Hort nearby, which is a beautiful beach even by Ibiza’s high standards. From there, you can see Es Vedra in full glory.
    • You can take a boat trip to the island.
    • There are plenty of bars and restaurants at Cala d’Hort.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 41 things to do in Ibiza Town
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautyful sunset spot 27/11/2018
    • OH MY GOD 11/11/2018
    • Es Vedra
    Address:
    Cala d'Hort
    Ibiza Town, Ibiza
    Spain
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Cala Comte
    Beaches
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    Sarah F Says:

    Gorgeous turquoise waters and views of the little islands off Ibiza are the main attractions of Cala Comte. It's one of the best beaches on the island, although not very large. The water is so tempting, and great for swimming or snorkeling.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • It's very popular, so during high season, you'll need to get there early to bag a spot.
    • One of the best places to watch the sunset
    • You can drive, but there are limited parking spaces. It’s easier to catch the bus or ferry.
    • The popular beach restaurant Sunset Ashram, with panoramic views and DJs in the evening, is here.
    • There are three restaurants nearby that are great for trying shellfish.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 41 things to do in Ibiza Town
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Just simply beautiful 01/11/2018
    • Great beach 29/10/2018
    • Cala Comte
    Address:
    San Josep de Sa Talaia
    No Esta en Ibiza-Ciudad
    Ibiza Town, Ibiza
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 661 34 72 22
    Other:
  • Take Off Ibiza
    Water Sports
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    Sarah F Says:

    Enjoy an adrenaline rush at sea by booking a trip on the Jet Boat 360, which is described as a roller coaster on the sea where you can ride or jump the waves at top speed. There's also the chance to walk on water with the Jet Pack, which will make you feel like a superhero as you defy gravity. You can try other water sports such as parasailing, jet skiing or scuba diving as well. You can even charter a boat for exploring the coastline or for a private party on board!

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • San Antonio has hundreds of bars, restaurants, and shops, so you can actually enjoy a full day out in the resort.
    • You can enjoy a relaxing time on the beach after your exciting time at sea.
    • There's a hippy market at San Antonio Bay, with live music every day, and an evening market by the harbor every day except Sunday.
    • For great chill-out music and fabulous views of the sunset, visit San Antonio's famous sunset strip.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 9 Tours in Sant Josep de Sa Talaia
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • DICIEVING AND DISHONEST 28/09/2018
    • Nice times 15/09/2018
    • Take Off Ibiza
    Address:
    Calle Valencia 23
    07829, Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, Ibiza
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 649 66 70 71
    Other:
  • Cafe Mambo
    Restaurants (Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    Sarah F Says:

    Ibiza has many chill-out bars, but the iconic Café Mambo on San Antonio’s sunset strip has to be experienced at least once. It's fabulous for food, gorgeous sunsets, and world-famous DJs. It's open all day, so you can always pop in for an afternoon drink and a snack. It’s still family-run, with charming Ibizan decor like white furniture, mosaics, and marble.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • It's best to book a table for dinner, especially if you are eating around sunset time.
    • Pacha holds its pre-parties at Cafe Mambo, with top DJs, music, and atmosphere.
    • If you can’t get in to Café Mambo, you can try Café del Mar or Savannah.
    • Dress casual and cool but smart: for example, white cotton trousers for men and dresses for women.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #139 of 1,558 restaurants in Ibiza
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Memorable Mambo! 21/11/2018
    • Fantastic! 18/11/2018
    • Cafe Mambo
    Address:
    Calle Vara de Rey 3
    07820, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 971 34 66 38
    Price range:
    US$9 - US$37
    Hours:
    Tue
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Other:
  • Cala Benirras
    Beaches
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    Sarah F Says:

    Definitely the place to stop off to see the beautiful colors of the sunset, Benirras Beach is famous for the long-established hippy ritual of drumming down the sunset on Sundays, which is unique to Ibiza and not to be missed.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Parking is a problem in the summer, so you may have to park some distance away and walk.
    • You could always charter a boat and anchor offshore to enjoy the sunset here.
    • There are a couple of restaurants that are great for seafood.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Port de Sant Miguel
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Well worth a visit. 03/11/2018
    • Peaceful and beautiful beach 26/09/2018
    • Cala Benirras
    Other:
  • Pacha Ibiza
    Bars & Clubs
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    Sarah F Says:

    Pacha Ibiza is the oldest and most luxurious club on Ibiza. It's cool and glamorous, with fabulous parties, celebrities, world-famous DJs, and the best sounds. This is the place to be seen and to party the night away. There are five areas playing different musical styles, including a roof terrace where you can cool down.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Buy your ticket online in advance, as they are much cheaper than at the door.
    • The drinks are expensive, so bring plenty of money.
    • The door policy is strict, so dress to impress.
    • Pacha opens at 11pm and the party goes until about 6am.
    • If you can’t get into Pacha, try IMS Dalt Vila, Heart, or Veto, also in Ibiza Town.
    • For a pre-party meal, good restaurants in Ibiza Town include Sa Cova, Es Miratge, and Can Terra.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 74 Nightlife in Ibiza Town
    • Nothing special 28/11/2018
    • FMIF is THE best night in Ibiza! Pacha I love you!! 11/11/2018
    • Pacha Ibiza
    Address:
    Avenida 8 de Agosto
    Ibiza Town, Ibiza
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 971 31 36 12
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 7:00 AM
    Other:
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