Ibiza Holiday Guide

Ibiza Travel Information

Famous for the hippies that populated the island during the 1960s and 70s, but more recently renowned as Europe's nightclub capital, the island of Ibiza has more to offer than just nightclubs. Beautiful beaches, medieval architecture and quaint little villages make the island a popular destination with clubbers and non-clubbers alike.

Steeped in history, Old Ibiza town, otherwise known as Cuitat d'Eivissa, is one of the most attractive places to visit on the island. Visitors can stroll along winding cobbled roads that ascend within the town's rising medieval walls. The ancient quarter boasts a picturesque cathedral, from which you can take in panoramic views of the town and harbour below.

Ibiza Tourist Attractions

One of the beauties of Ibiza is that no matter where you are you are never far away from stunning beachs. Beaches in Ibiza town and to the south include: Talamanca, Cala Jondal, Es Cavallet and Sa Caleta. To the west and near San Antonio, beach life can be found at Cala d'Hort, Cala Conta, Cala Moli, Cala Tardina and Cala Vadella (to name but a few). Ibiza beaches in the east include: Figueral, S'Argamassa, Nui Blau, Cala Nova and Cala Martina. The area around Portinatx and San Miguel in the north has fewer beaches, but the beaches at Puerto de San Miguel, Cala Xuclar and Cala San Vicente are worth a visit.

For those tourists who want to venture away from the beach, Santa Eularia a des Riu is a very pretty little town, situated 10 miles northeast of Old Ibiza. The town is blessed with a beautiful seashore location and is next to the only river in the Balearics. The landscape surrounding the town is beautifully enhanced by the many orange groves that line the hills.

Visitors to the town should visit the small but very interesting ethnological museum that is located in an ancient farmhouse. A serene little church that is situated at the highest point within the town is also worthy of a visit.

Shopping Around Ibiza

Close to Sant Carles, shoppers will be pleased to discover the famous hippie market, where you can find many local arts and crafts, lounge with the many bohemian residents and maybe even have your fortune told by the local card reader. East of the market - and accessible by car or bike - fields of olive trees line the roads that lead to many untouched beaches, including the beautiful Cala Llenya.

By far the best way to get around Ibiza and make the most of Ibiza tourist attractions is to hire a car, this can easliy be picked up at the airport and cut the cost of expensive airport transfers.