Ibiza Town Holidays
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.
Things to know about Ibiza Town
- Currency: Euro Exchange rate: £1.00 to € 1.16
- Timezone: Europe/Madrid (UTC+1)
- Language: Spanish
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Top accommodations in Ibiza Town
Hotel Mirador de Dalt VilaA 19th century Lord's manor, the Mirador de Dalt Vila was until recently a family property. When it was converted into an intimate and...
Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza, Curio...The Hotel Montesol is located in the very heart of the city, next to the port and close to all the shops and main tourist attractions....
Ripoll Ibiza Hostal - Apartament...Welcome to Hostel Ripoll, the most charming hostel in downtown Ibiza! It is situated in the most idyllic place to visit any part of our...
Royal Plaza HotelThe Royal Plaza is in the centre of Ibiza town, Hotel-Residence. It is a fully air-conditioned 4 Star hotel. All of the 117 guest room...
Can Mirador IbizaCAN MIRADOR has five individually designed private apartments and two suites situated in a tower. All units are spacious and furnished...
Aparthotel NavilaSituated in the beautiful island Ibiza, the Aparthotel Navila is located in the heart of the capital city of Ibiza. With a relaxing atm...
Apartamentos Tropical GardenThe Apartamentos Tropical Garden have a unique location as they are only 300 metres from the beach of Figueretas and a short 15 minute...
Things to do in Ibiza Town
- Cathedral of Santa Maria d'Eivissa: Built during the 14th century, this time old cathedral is something to truly behold, made from stone that still stands the test of time today. Be sure to book a historical tour so you can learn more about the structure and the community during the time it was built.
- Calle de la Virgen: This LGBT portion of the town boasts a cobble stone street with dozens of gay bars and dance clubs that are arguably some of the most fun in the entire city.
- Vara del Rey: Known for the shopping, boutiques, and cafes that line the street, Vara del Rey is a perfect place to get lost and simply observe all of the people passing you by.
- Dalt Vita: As the name bestowed to a portion of the fortress wall, this attraction is the second most popular in the city. It's a great place to climb and take in the breath-taking views of the harbour and neighbouring resorts.
- La Marina and Sa Penya: To the south, at the foot of Dalt Vita, are the old fishermen quarters of La Marina and Sa Penya. Here you can find small boutiques and picturesque settings as the sailboats come into the harbour with their catches from the day.
- Plaza del Parque: If you're looking for some respite during the day, this park situated right in the centre of town is a great place to lay down and just close your eyes while you listen to all of the little conversations and performers nearby.
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.
Food & drink
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:
- Hotel Mirador: This fancy bar located inside the hotel is a great place to enjoy a fancy cocktail with your lover.
- S'Escalinata Ibiza: Nestled on Dalt Vila's steps, this hidden gem of a bar is a hippie-inspired fantasy, where you can whisk your worries away as you enjoy the eclectic cocktails on the drink list.
- Teatro Pereyra: Catch live performances and entertainment demonstrations at this port-front bar.
- Sushipoint: If you want some sushi while you can enjoy a delicious local cocktail, Sushipoint is the place to do it. Enjoy an authentic menu of Japanese cuisine while you take a gander at the list of delicious sakes.
- Blue Marlin Marina: This bar provides a gorgeous view of the seafront promenade, where you can capture pictures that are truly unforgettable.
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.
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:
- Pacha: Without a doubt, Ibiza Town's most famous night club is that of Pacha today. As one of the most famous in the entire world, playing host to the biggest names in EDM music right now, there is something to see every single night at this partying destination. Dance the night away until the sun comes up, as the club stays open into the wee hours of the morning every single day of the week.
- Lio: Sister venue to Pacha, this nightclub comes to life around 10PM when the dinner tables are cleared out and the EDM music is ushered in. With its seafront postcard views of Ibiza Town, this is a great place to watch the sun set before you get down to dancing.
- HEART Ibiza: As one of the newest additions to the area, this restaurant-turned-club was created by the Adria brothers and Guy Laliberte of Cirque de Soleil, which means the world's biggest DJs with grandeur spectacle will be apparent the entire time.
- Veto: Favoured by the locals, just down the road by Pacha, this is a great place to enjoy a drink or two on the way to clubs for a deep, dark session on a Sunday night.
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.