Famously known as the capital of Ibiza, Ibiza Town has big shoes to fill – and boy, does it deliver. Located on the southeast coast of the island, just 10-minutes away from the party centre of Playa d'en Bossa, Ibiza Town is the most historic portion of the entire island. With a Medieval wall that still circles the town, reminiscent of a time when battles used to take place from the sea, as well as pirate towers shadowing the area's prominence in pirating hundreds of years ago, it's hard to ignore the culture and heritage prevalent in Ibiza Town.
While strolling around, visiting markets and open-aired shopping, be sure to stop by the cathedral of Santa Maria d'Eivissa, a 14th century cathedral full of history. Located at the top of the Dalt Vila, and the Punic necropolis of Puig des Molins, one can also see the monument of Christ, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, inspired by Christ the Redeemer.
Ibiza Town comes with the old world Spanish charm, with the boulevard Vara del Rey and the adjoining Plaza del Parque in the centre of town for walking respite. Wander through the Marina Botafoch where you can see the fishermen hard at work, as you make your way into the centre of town with plenty of cafes and small eateries to keep you full.
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ibiza Town and its fortified structure delivers breath-taking views of the harbour and neighbouring resorts, like Talamanca and Figueretas at the top. You can also make your way down to the fishermen's harbour, where there is plenty to see and do, as well as additional boutiques and eateries that provide you with the freshest catches from the day. Shop the hippie market stalls that deliver some of the quirkiest wares and finds throughout the entire island.
No matter your preference, you have to make time to venture out into the nightlife that exists in Ibiza Town. There is something for everyone there, which means no matter your speed, take some time to learn about your options below:
And if you're looking for a multi-day partying adventure, don't forget to visit Ibiza Town at the end of May for the International Music Summit. This outdoor event turns the town into its own dance floor that is considered one of the best events of the year on the island.
Ibiza Town takes cuisine very seriously, with everything from sprinkled in tapas and cocktail bars, to some of the most romantic candlelit dinners, offering various cuisines that can trace their roots back to the founding of the town.
As for the some of the most notable bars, make your way over to:
There's also the popular Rock Bar, Zoo Bar, Paradise Lost and Bar Monalisa you'll want to add to your list, plus the dozens of bars within the Calle de la Virgen.
If you take some time to stroll along the seafront promenade, as well as the adjoining little alleyways, sample the bars and restaurants that offer a variety of drinks, chupitos, shishas, and more. Be sure to stop in La Imprenta, which features haute cuisine and cabaret shows, as well as calmer atmospheres at Los Pasajeros.
From Ibiza Town, you can venture onto a variety of beaches, including Talamanca Beach, Figueretas Beach, Las Salinas Beach, Es Cavallet Beach, Cala Jondal Beach, and S'Estanyol. However, of all of them, the most popular once exists just a few minutes away in Playa d'en Bossa.
Playa d'en Bossa
Most commonly, people in Ibiza Town make the 10-minute drive to Playa d'en Bossa where they can lay and relax on the biggest beach on the island. At Playa d'en Bossa, there is plenty of room to unwind and secure your little piece of paradise, right on the water's edge. With aqua blue waters and white sand beaches, it looks like something out of a magazine.
There is also plenty to do on this beach, with surfing rentals, snorkelling rentals, kitesurfing rentals, and more available for the taking. You can even sign up to scuba dive, as well as take lessons with local professionals, before you hit the water. With plenty of beachside bars, cocktails on the beach, and tapas restaurants right next to the ocean, it's an entire day's worth of adventure that is just waiting for you.
Remember: no matter which beach you select, the sun is hot and direct in any portion of Spain, which is why you want to always venture out prepared. There are typically umbrella rentals, but during peak season, they can go quickly. Come with sunscreen, cover-ups, and shade options so you stay happy and protected no matter how intense the sun might be that day.