Discover Ibiza's must-see places to enjoy during a week-trip on the archipelago without missing the places to see and the experiences to do. What to do? Where to go? Villanovo has found for you some ideas for you to spend the best stay possible.
A visit to the historic site of Dalt Vila is a journey back in time. Here you can marvel at the defensive walls built during the Renaissance that are made up of seven imposing bastions. Either plan your own route through the labyrinth of narrow streets of the old town, or take one of the guided tours from a local expert who will transport you into its fascinating past making sure that you don’t miss any hidden treasures. Dalt Vila is a part of the daily lives of ‘Ibizencos’. It’s a place they come to have breakfast or to do a little shopping. The nightlife here is also worth a look; there are plenty of excellent bars (try Bar 1805 and its ‘Green Beast’ cocktail) and many fine restaurants. Dalt Vila is also one of the main cultural and artistic centres of Ibiza, regularly hosting events and shows.
Take a casual stroll along the Salinas Nature Reserve, home to ancient salt marshes. Wander the paths among the junipers and pines. Enjoy the beautiful beaches before a cocktail at sunset in Cap d'es Falco. Or why not take a trek to Atlantis to see something truly spectacular. This magical place is opposite the mythical island of Es Vedra and just a few steps from the Torre des Savinar. You’ll find naturally-formed caves hidden within the rocks, as well as the hippy engravings and breathtaking scenery that make the walk more than worthwhile. For a gentler stroll, the paths along the cliffs of Cala D'hort offer stunning views of the Es Vedra and Es Vedranell Islands. Bike hire is another way to take in the delightful scenery. Ibiza has many rural roads that will surprise you for their sheer tranquillity as well as the diversity of flora and fauna, not to mention the stunning traditional architecture. Although the island is usually famous for its nightlife and beaches, these rural areas are truly worth a day or two of sightseeing so you don’t miss out on the real Ibiza!
Can Berri Vell is the perfect setting if you’d like to find somewhere to enjoy a romantic dinner. This elegant restaurant is located on a rustic farm in Sant Agusti, the best-preserved and most traditional village on the whole island. If you’d like to try some local gastronomy, head for the chiringuitos on the beaches of Es Torrent and Es Xarcu where you can taste the “Bullit de Peix”, a fish speciality of the region.
Getting out onto the stunning turquoise waters of the Balearic Islands is something every visitor must try. There’s something to suit everyone’s style (or budget!). Whether it’s on a luxury yacht, a sailboat or by taking out a kayak, the best way to see these beautiful waters is by being on them! It’s also the only way you can marvel at the small rocky coves dotted along the shore.
Consider taking a day trip to Formentera, where the incredible beaches are as good as any other ‘paradise’ destination worldwide. Ferry services mean that it is a mere 25 minute-journey from Ibiza.
Enjoy a different sort of day at the beach in one of the island's famous beach clubs, like the Tropicana or the Blue Marlin in Cala Jondal, or CBBC in Cala Bassa. There’s a guaranteed great atmosphere to be found in the comfortable and luxurious surroundings these clubs have to offer.
Go diving in crystal clear waters to experience the underwater Posidonia seagrass meadows of the Mediterranean, classed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The waters of Ibiza and Formentera are extraordinarily bright with excellent visibility and are home to a wide variety of marine life as well as caves to explore. The water is usually between 14 and 28 degrees so you can even dive during winter!
Enjoy evening concerts in charming village bars like Raco Verd in Sant Josep or find different types of music on beautiful terraces opposite the church. If you're a fan of rock or blues music make sure you head to Can Jordi on a Friday for great performances in its legendary tented room.
On Sunday evening, it’s time to head to Benirras. This beach is one of the most popular on the island due to its authentic charm. Here you can welcome the sunset to the sound of hundreds of beating drums - truly an incredible experience.
There are hundreds of wonderful places to enjoy amazing views of the sunsets on the west coast, but Cala Conta is the best place to experience it at any time of the year.