Top Attractions in Ibiza
Top Attractions in Ibiza
Listed as a 'World Heritage City' by UNESCO, Ibiza looks just like a postcard from paradise. It is one of the Europe's most beautiful travel locations, especially with hippies and artists. The island is popular for its bustling nightlife, music concerts, thriving art and culture, and a diverse gastronomic experience. The beaches of Ibiza are also a huge draw. Add to it a world-class collection of beach resorts, ambitious shopping boutiques, and quaint cafes! This old town is a dream destination for travelers of all ages and if you are looking for a place that makes you forget your tensions and daily chores, this is it! Crazy nightlife, never ending array of sandy beaches, masterful art, avant-garde Spanish cuisine and lovely people - Ibiza promises all this and more!
Top things to do:
Catedral de Santa María:
Perched atop the fortified area within the walls of Ibiza's Old Town, Catedral de Ibiza is an imposing cathedral with beguiling panoramas of the Ibiza town. It has been heavily renovated over the years and is renowned for its remarkable styles of Baroque and Gothic architecture. It houses excellent artworks from the 14th and 15th centuries and is a must-see when in the region.
Castillo de Ibiza:
Eivissa Castle is a magnificent castle standing atop a massive hill in the Old Town. Exuding a unique Mediterranean touch, the castle is an interesting walk through narrow streets and alleys of Ibiza’s Old Town. Along the way, you will also run into some nice bars and restaurants. It is also a great site for photographers as it offers the most spectacular views of the harbor and the sea from a height.
Cala Gració is an idyllic 80-metre long beach known for its fine white sand and clear waters. Located at a walking distance from the busy San Antonio area, this beautiful cove of tranquility provides a good spot for water sports like snorkeling and surfing. The beach has no extreme waves or currents and is safe for children. The coastline is decently developed and lined with plenty of bars and restaurants.
Aquarium Cap Blanc S.L.:
Aquarium Cap Blanc S.L. is a natural aquarium built inside an underwater cave with typical marine species of Ibiza. Visitors can see grouper fish, moray eels, octopus, lobsters and dorados and other aquatic creatures. A good idea is to combine it with a visit to their sea-view restaurant that offers a wonderful seascape over the bay of Sant Antoni.
Cala de San Vicent:
Cala de Sant Vicent is one of the hidden jewels of Ibiza. It is a popular beach resort village in the municipality of Sant Joan de Labritja, best-suited for quiet family outings. Although a hit with the tourists, the beach is never really crammed, not even during peak summer months. The view from the beach is spectacular, especially at sundown. You can also take a small trip to the beautiful Tagomago Island from here.
Built in the 16th century, Dalt Vila is the walled Old Town of Ibiza proffering an interesting insight of the everyday life of the locals. It is a treasure trove of history and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. When here, visitors can admire the ancient artefacts, antique shops, quaint cafés and narrow passageways that Dalt Vila is essentially famed for.