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13 things you can't miss in Ibiza

Updated: Jan 23

Ibiza is known worldwide as the capital of the biggest DJs in the world but it has proven to be much more than that.

Ibiza is part of the Spanish Balearic Islands and is known worldwide as the capital of the greatest DJs in the world, but it has proved to be much more than that…

You've probably heard about this island in the Mediterranean and its famous festivals. However, on our visit, we also saw incredible landscapes, wonderful beaches, dreamy water, and an indescribable environment. Ibiza was a dream and exceeded all our expectations!

Today we are going to share with you 12 things that you cannot miss in Ibiza:

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13 things to do in Ibiza

1. San Antoni de Portmany

San Antonio is the second largest city in Ibiza and one of the most popular places on the island, especially among the younger crowd.

It was here that we stayed because it was the area with the most affordable prices and because it was close to the most beautiful beaches and those that aroused our interest.

It is in San Antonio that the Café del Mar is located, where you can watch one of the most beautiful sunsets on the island. During the night there are lots of bars and parties for all tastes, some without mandatory consumption, the best-known disco in this area is Es Paradis which has the famous Fiesta del Agua.

2. Watch the sunset at Café del Mar

Located in San Antonio, Café del Mar is one of the best-known spots to watch the sunset.

The café has a large terrace, but if you want to secure a table, it's best to make a reservation. Consumption is mandatory and prices are a bit high.

You can watch the sunset on the rocks in front of the bar, without paying anything and we assure you, it's just as incredible.

cafe del mar sunset
Cafe del Mar sunset

3. Cala Salada and Saladeta

Located about 10 minutes from San Antonio, these two small calas are one of the most beautiful on the island!

Access to Cala Salada is easy but to get to Cala Saladeta you have to take a path marked in the rocks, so don't forget to bring some sneakers!

In high season access to these calas is limited and from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm it is only possible by bus (line L34), the frequency is every 30 minutes. If you go before or after this time, you can access it with your vehicle, which we did.

4. Cala Bassa

Cala Bassa is about 20 minutes from San Antonio, and access to the beach is super easy which makes it so popular.

You can park your car in the car park which costs €5 but you are entitled to a drink (water or beer) at the beach bar. I

t was here that we had the first impact with this water at 29ºC and we loved it. The beach is surrounded by bars that give the entire beach a party atmosphere, always with music in the background. We recommend it!

Cala Bassa Ibiza
View to Cala Bassa

5. Cala Comte

We continue to Cala Comte, one of the most popular beaches in Ibiza.

Parking is free and access to the beach is easy, but it is not very large and in high season, it is often difficult to find a place to lay out a towel.

This is where the Ashram bar is located, one of the most popular bars to watch the sunset.

6. Cala Tarida

One of the family beaches in Ibiza, Cala Tarida has extensive sand and clean, warm, and blue water.

Parking is free and access to the beach is via a staircase. In the middle of the beach, there is a wooden platform where the youngest jump into the water.

It was also here that we took the opportunity to take pictures with this unique watercolor.

Cala Tarida Ibiza
Platform in Cala Tarida

7. Cala d’Hort

With Es Vedra in the background, it makes Cala d’Hort one of the most beautiful beaches in Ibiza. There is a large car park a short distance from the beach (the problem is the return which is always uphill).

The big disadvantage of this beach is that most of it is made up of stones and not sand but, was so hot, that we were only comfortable in the water.

You can enjoy and end the day watching the famous sunset of Es Vedra.

Ibiza Cala d'Hort
View from above of Cala d'Hort

8. See the sunset in Es Vedra

Es Vedra is a small uninhabited island that over the years has been the author of various myths and legends.

Known for being one of the most beautiful and mystical spots in Ibiza, it is also considered the third most magnetic place in the world, making it difficult to obtain an accurate reading on a compass.

It's a very popular place to watch the sunset, so we recommend going early to find a good spot to see it.

Parking is limited, so you'll easily find lots of cars parked on the side of the main road, in high season it can get a lot of confusion, especially when leaving.

Es Vedra Sunset
Es Vedra

9. Puertas de Cala Llentia and “Time & Space”

Portas can Soleil, or Puertas de Cala Llentia, are two doors facing each other that represent a small room without walls. These doors have several Arabic engravings and in one of them the "hand of Fatima" stands out. With the two doors open and at the right angle you can see Es Vedra on the horizon.

Nobody knows the author or purpose of this work but it is believed to be related to Tanit, the goddess of Ibiza.

If you walk a little further, you will find the "Time & Space" monument, 13 basalt columns that represent a sundial. This sculpture was commissioned by the owner of Cirque du Soleil.

10. Go to a party

Ibiza is world-renowned for its incredible parties, so we had to check it out.

In the high season, there are parties every day and for all tastes. From sunset parties to traditional nightclubs, the variety is immense.

The process of choosing the party was easy, we went to see what parties there were during our stay and then it was just looking for the one that best suited our genre of music.

We opted to go to Amnesia and it was one of the best nights we've ever had!! The music and atmosphere are really amazing and we had a lot of fun.

It was much more than a party, it was an authentic show, with several dancers, artists, and special guests.

That night was the foam party, so near the end of the party, authentic foam cannons were fired along with huge inflatable buoys.

The party prices are high, but after all, we are in Ibiza. We paid 60€ each, not including consumables, but it was a unique night, we had a lot of fun, we danced, sang, and enjoyed ourselves to the fullest! Being in the party capital of the world, we couldn't help but try it. Conclusion: we highly recommend it!

amnesia party
amnesia party

11. Hippy markets

Ibiza is also known for its hippie culture, throughout the island you can find several markets that reflect it. This culture grew in Ibiza during the 60s and 70s, when hippies were looking for a place of inspiration and peace to live.

In these markets, you can find a little bit of everything, from clothes, jewelry, paintings, handicrafts, and even hairstyles and even tattoos!

The markets of Es Canar (Punta Arabí) and Las Dalias (San Carlos) are some of the ones worth visiting.

12. Dalt Vila

Dalt Vila is the historic center of Ibiza Town, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The name "Dalt Vila" means "upper town" in Catalan, and is an appropriate name for this beautiful and historic part of Ibiza.

The city is surrounded by a fortified wall and is filled with winding streets, colorful houses, charming cafes, and artisanal shops. You can also visit the Archaeological Museum or the Cathedral.

Plaza de Vila is the central square in the area and is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, it is surrounded by cafes, bars, and restaurants where you can enjoy a drink or a meal.

13. Day trip to Formentera

Once you're in Ibiza, you can't miss visiting neighboring Formentera, a true paradise...

You can spend a few days in Formentera or do like us and come and go on the same day. The boats that make this crossing leave the port of Ibiza every day at all hours. We went with Balearia and the return ticket is around 40€-50€ and the trip takes approximately 40 minutes. You can also find all types of trips from Ibiza to Formentera on GetYourGuide.

At the port of Formentera, you can rent a scooter, or a bicycle or take the bus to the main beaches.

We love this small island and we recommend to everyone going to Ibiza not to miss this opportunity. Paradise beaches, crystal clear blue water, and super warm!

Ibiza exceeded all our expectations. If you like the beach and clear water at 29ºC this is a dream destination, if you like to party the offer is immense, and if you like both (like us) then it is the ideal summer destination, we recommend it 1000%!

Other important information:

Rent a car

Rent a car. The best way to get around in Ibiza is undoubtedly to rent a car. We wanted to explore several beaches throughout the island and to have more freedom, there's nothing better than renting a car.

We chose Centauro, and everything went very well; the car was new and very comfortable. We recommend it!

Get travel insurance!

Traveling is an exciting experience, full of adventures and unforgettable moments. However, it is essential to be prepared for any unforeseen events during your trip. That's where travel insurance comes in, an indispensable ally to guarantee peace of mind and safety while exploring new destinations. The insurance we use is from IATI Seguros!

This has many types of travel insurance depending on your type of trip and different coverage. In addition, when purchasing insurance through our link, you are guaranteed a special 5% discount. Don't let unforeseen circumstances spoil your adventure!

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