Top things to do in Ibiza

Dalt Vila (Old Ibiza Town)

Dalt Vila (Old Ibiza Town)

Dalt Vila, which is in Old Ibiza Town, is a World Heritage Site with over 2,500 years of history. This part of town is rich with history and maintains cobblestone streets, old-style architecture and it even has a drawbridge. Daly Villa means “Upper Town,” and this part of the city is located on a hill overlooking the city by the sea. Sitting at the top of the hill is Eivissa Castle, which was built in the 12th century before the city had been defined. Today the castle has 12 towers, several buildings and is home to the Governor’s house. If you visit the castle, unfortunately, you can only visit the exterior.

Ibiza Cathedral

The view of the Ibiza cathedral and fortress

A trip to Dalt Vila is not complete without a trip to the cathedral. Ibiza Cathedral is a 13th-century building which features classic gothic-style architecture. The building has been renovated several times, most recently in the 1700s when the acting Pope made it a cathedral. The church has been around since the 13th century in various forms and you can still see relics from the past, including a gothic monstrance which was made in 1399, and several paintings completed in the 14th and 15th centuries.

Ibiza Port

Ibiza Port one of the top things to do in ibiza
Ibiza Port

 

Those who visit Ibiza via boat will likely come to port at Port Ibiza. This port is located in Ibiza Town. The port area is a great place to watch boats passing by, as well as cruise ships. You can also rent boats here, as well as take a ride on one. The Port is close to all of the great restaurants in Ibiza and is easily accessible.

 

Cueva De Can Marca (Caves of San Marca)

Cueva De Can Marca (Caves of San Marca)
Cueva De Can Marca (Caves of San Marca)/ Photo Credit : PAULO FRANCIS
PAULO FRANCIS / panoramio.com

If you are looking for something more adventurous, head to San Miguel and check out its unique caves. At more than 100,000 years old, the Cueva De Can Marca or Caves of San Marca, are something those visiting Ibiza won’t want to miss. The caves were originally discovered by smugglers who would hide their goods in the cave. Today, you can still check out the stalactites as well as a waterfall that is inside the cave, plus see some of the markings the smugglers used to move around the caves at night.

 

Hippy Market Punta Arabia

Hippy Market Punta Arabia

 

Every Wednesday from April to October the Hippy Market is held. Held in Santa Eulalia, the Hippy Market has merchants, great food and even music. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Wednesday and is a great place to grab some local food and drinks and buy some goods that were made in Ibiza. The Hippy Market has items available made by the craftsmen of Ibiza, which are 100 percent handmade locally.

Beaches

Best Beaches in Ibiza

The beaches of Ibiza are a popular spot for tourists and locals. Ibiza’s beaches offer beautiful white sand and clean, clear water. Some of the most popular beaches are the beaches of Cala D’Hort, Cala Compte Beach and Cala D’En Serra.

Cala D’Hort is backed by cliffs and offers a great view of the island Es Vedra. The beach is very busy in the summer and has a sandy side as well as the rocky side. Cala Compte Beach is near San Antonio and offers a varied beach experience. On one side of the beach, you have rocky cliffs, and on the other, you have sand dunes. The water is a beautiful turquoise colour all the way around. This beach is one of the best beaches in Ibiza to see the sunset. Finally, Cala D’En Serra is located in the northern part of Ibiza. The beach itself is a small horseshoe, featuring steep cliffs all around. The water is crystal clear as well, and it has been named one of the best beaches in Europe.

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