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The Ultimate Guide to Ibiza: Where to Stay and What To Do

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The Ultimate Guide to Ibiza: Where to Stay and What To Do

Ibiza is easily one of the most iconic holiday destinations in Europe. With beautiful sandy beaches, lively clubs and bars, plenty of restaurants and other tourist attractions, it’s no wonder so many people visit each year. The island has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, clubbing holiday or even cultural trip, Ibiza has it all.

So if you’re looking to plan a trip to Ibiza, there are many things you need to consider. In this guide we’ll cover everything you need to know. From the best places to stay and what to do, through to discovering traditional Ibizan culture and nightlife.

Where to Stay in Ibiza

Once you’ve decided to visit Ibiza, the next step is to look for somewhere to stay. This might be the most crucial factor in your trip. Depending on what kind of holiday you want will determine where the best place for you is.

The most popular areas are those around the two main towns of Ibiza Town (Vila d’Eivissa) – which is the capital- and San Antonio, which is a bit more touristy but great for nights out. Both towns are connected by a regular ferry schedule meaning you can travel between them when needed.

If you’re looking for a relaxed stay in Ibiza, then look to towns like Santa Eularia des Riu, Es Canar and Portinatx which offer tranquil settings, great beaches and plenty of places to eat and drink.

There are also many beach resorts in Ibiza- such as Playa den Bossa and Cala Llonga – that offer a wide range of accommodation options with great facilities and direct access to the beach.

Things to Do in Ibiza

Ibiza is full of things to do, both day and night. During the day is when you’ll get the chance to explore the culture, cuisine and natural beauty of the island.

Festivals are hugely popular throughout summer here, with a variety of musical events, including the huge event IMS (International Music Summit) each year. The yearly Ibizarocks House Party is another great way of discovering some new music or seeing your favourite DJs perform.

For something a bit more traditional, San Antonio caters for all ages with its thriving markets during the summer months and beautiful beaches such as Cala Bassa, Cala Conta and Cala Salada. During the evening is where Ibiza truly comes alive, with some amazing clubs, bars and restaurants catering for all tastes.

The infamous clubs of Ibiza are world renowned with Privilege, Pacha, Amnesia and Space offering some of the biggest names in dance music performing (although they remain closed at the time of writing due to the pandemic).

In addition to nightlife there’s still plenty to keep you busy when the sun goes down; many restaurants overlook one of the islands stunning views or offer buffet-style catering with an abundance of international cuisine. And if that’s not quite your speed there’s plenty of water-based activities such as diving, sailing and stand-up paddle boarding available too.

Ibizan Culture & Gastronomy

Of course it’s not just about nightlife – although that plays a major part in Ibiza’s appeal for many – but Ibizan culture is about so much more than just that. Ibizan cuisine has a strong Mediterranean presence with lots of seasoning spices like saffron and paprika used in dishes like “paella’ – a rice dish which is a real delicacy in Spain. Tapas dishes like Serrano ham croquettes can also be found throughout the island. It’s also worth making time to visit the local markets where you can really get under the skin of traditional Ibizan culture.


With so much on offer – from restaurants, bars and nightlife through to sandy beaches and cultural experiences – it’s easy to see why so many people opt for a holiday in Ibiza every year. From discovering some amazing music at festivals and nightclubs, through to exploring its rich culture in the local markets or simply lying on a beach for some restful relaxation. Ibiza is full of endless surprises all waiting for you to discover. Enjoy!

The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Ibiza: Where to Stay and What To Do

Ibiza is known to be the party capital of the world, but there is so much more to this small island brimming with history and culture. As an insider, I can take you beyond the common tourist spots to some hidden gems that only locals would know about.

Local Attractions

While Ibiza is known to have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, there are a few hidden coves and bays that are less frequented by tourists. Cala Codolar, for instance, is a serene, secluded bay with crystal clear waters and stunning sunset views.

For the adventurous, a visit to Es Vedra, an uninhabited island off the coast of Ibiza, is a must-see. Legend has it that it is the tip of the sunken city of Atlantis, and the magnetic forces emanating from it can induce a state of euphoria.

Dining Spots

Ibiza has a rich tradition of seafood, and the best way to experience it is by visiting the local markets and fishing villages. The Sant Josep fish market is a great place to indulge in fresh seafood, served straight from the sea onto your plate.

In recent years, Ibiza has also blossomed into a vegan-friendly food scene, with several cafés and restaurants offering a wide range of plant-based options. Wild Beets, located in Santa Gertrudis, is a plant-based eatery that focuses on sustainability and locally sourced produce.

Cultural Experiences

Ibiza is well-known for its lively party culture, but there are also several cultural experiences that are worth exploring. One such event is the Flower Power party, a tribute to the 1960s counterculture movement that takes place every Wednesday at Pacha.

The Ibiza Town Dalt Vila, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is an excellent place to get lost in the maze of narrow streets that lead to ancient cathedrals, museums, and art galleries.

Local History

Ibiza has a fascinating history that spans over 2,500 years. From the Phoenicians to the Moors and the Spaniards, the island has been shaped by various conquerors and has witnessed bloody battles, pirate raids, and ancient civilizations.

One such fascinating story is that of the pirate raids on the island’s main town, Eivissa, in the 16th century. The pirate Barbarossa attacked the town several times and finally managed to capture it, leading to the construction of a fortified wall around the town to protect it from further attacks.

Off-the-Beaten-Path Suggestions

For an off-beat experience, head to the hippie market at Las Dalias. Every Saturday, the market comes alive with vibrant colors, music, and handcrafted items.

Another unusual activity is exploring the island’s abandoned buildings, such as the abandoned Cement Factory, which now serves as a canvas for graffiti artists.

In conclusion, Ibiza has something for everyone, from partygoers to history buffs and nature enthusiasts. So, pack your bags, head to Ibiza and explore the hidden gems of this beautiful island.

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The Ultimate Guide to Ibiza: Where to Stay and What To Do

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