Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It’s well-known for the lively nightlife scene in Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni, where major European nightclubs have summer outposts. However, it is also home to quiet villages, yoga retreats and beaches.
You are sure to enjoy exploring the Old Quarter of its charming capital, Ibiza Town, with its 16th century citadel and fortifications rising steeply from the harbour and the Gothic Catalan cathedral, which doubles as a museum, while contemporary art is on display at the Museu d’Art Contemporani.
There are more stylish designs on display in the chic fashion boutiques in the lower town where you will also find numerous restaurants, cafés and bars.
It is possible to walk into town. Depending on the berth it is either a short walk into the centre town or it can be a walk of approximately 3 km. However, a shuttle service is available.
Castle of Ibiza; The views from the top of the castle are really lovely and this is a good walk so I thoroughly recommend it for a lazy afternoon – go at siesta time so it’s quiet and you can soak in the tranquillity and beauty! Well worth it.
Catedral de Ibiza; The walk up to the cathedral is steep in places but the view from the top is amazing & definitely makes it worthwhile, there’s also plenty of places to stop along the way so it’s not too difficult!
But remember that Ibiza is known for its beaches.
If you just want to flop, head for the nearby family-friendly beaches at La Salinas and Es Cavellet. Another option is to hop on the ferry for the hour’s journey to the unspoilt sandy beaches on the neighbouring island of Formentera.
Cala Comte; A lovely beach, can get a bit crowded as it is so popular
Cala Bassa; This beach has it all: Turquoise water, trees, large covered wooden platforms to have a meal or lie down and great lounge music from a bar close by. The place is not that big.
Playa Cala Llonga; This beach is wonderful, very clean. You can hire sun loungers and parasols here. There is a playground for younger children at one end of the beach and there are plenty of restaurants and shops nearby if you need food and drink. The sea is very clear and blue and spotlessly clean.
By Peter Dagnall
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