Highlights and Travel Tips for Ibiza

Highlights and Travel Tips for Ibiza | Editor: Florian Lieke

Magnificent beaches, impressive nature and lots of fun: Ibiza is definitely worth a visit! We will share the best travel tips with you.

Woman at the beach of ibiza

When Is the Best Time to Travel to Ibiza?

Ibiza, like its sister islands Mallorca and Menorca, is located in the western Mediterranean Sea. Therefore, you can expect mild to hot temperatures throughout the whole year, as the climate is typically Mediterranean. Especially the summer months of June, July, August and also September promise hot and long summer days, a pleasant water temperature of the sea and few rainy days. But during the season, of course, one can expect much more tourism and high activity. So if you prefer to take it easy, but are willing to accept somewhat cooler temperatures, Ibiza is the perfect place to be in autumn or spring.

Which Are the Most Beautiful Beaches on Ibiza?

Cala Portinatx Ibiza

Anyone who has ever been to Ibiza knows that the island has countless dream beaches and bays to offer. One of our favourites is clearly Cala Portinatx in the north-east of the island. Portinatx is a place that families and couples particularly love. The landscape is paradisiacally beautiful, the place itself is quiet and you can even choose between three great beaches. The beaches are also suitable for children as they are very shallow. You can expect turquoise and crystal clear water and light sand.

Cala Portinatx Ibiza

Aigües Blanques Ibiza

In the east of the island and far away from the party centres you will find our next beach tip: Aigües Blanques. The way to the beach section is a bit steep, but in the end it definitely pays off. At Aigües Blanques, one is rewarded with golden sand, bright blue water and much more tranquility than at many other beaches of the island. Due to the shallow entrance, the access into the water is also quite easy as well as comfortable and even nudists will find their luck at this beach section.

Cala d'Hort Ibiza

Cala d'Hort Ibiza

There is another particularly beautiful beach in the west of Ibiza: Cala d'Hort. On this small and sandy beach it can get quite crowded very quickly, but the water is so crystal clear that you have to see it at least once. This beach has a lot to offer, especially for divers and snorkelers. We recommend to book a sunbed at the water already in advance, so that nothing stands in the way of a relaxed day at one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. Although the way to the beach is a little steep, the view is more than worthwhile. Moreover, from the beach, one also has a great view to the mysterious rock island Es Vedrà.

Platja de Ses Salines Ibiza

Nature lovers can enjoy the beach and the Natural Reserve of Ses Salines in Sant Josep de sa Talaia, on the southern tip of Ibiza. Many different ecosystems can be found here: Salt marshes, beaches, groves of centennial cedars, cliffs and rocky coasts. You can also observe rare birds such as spoonbills and even flamingos in the nature park. The beach of Ses Salines is one of the longest beaches in Ibiza, and you can expect a little more swell.

What Are the Must-Sees of Ibiza?

Ibiza's Capital Eivissa

The capital of Ibiza is an absolute must-see when travelling to the island. Picturesque alleys, thousands of years of history and lots of shops, restaurants and bars. With almost 50,000 inhabitants, Eivissa spreads a lot of vitality on the small island in the Balearic Sea and combines glamour and history. From the cathedral you have got a splendid view over the city and sea. The cathedral towers majestically over the capital and is one of the landmarks of the island. At night, Eivissa transforms into a sea of lights and invites you to stroll around and savour the city.

Ibiza's capital Eivissa
Hippy Market Ibiza

The Hippie Markets of Ibiza

First and foremost, Ibiza stands for lightness, cool outfits and lots of flower power. The traditional hippie markets are therefore an important part of the island and culture. In the southeast of Ibiza you will find the biggest hippie market on the island. In Punta Arabi, the hotel complex is transformed into a large market every Wednesday and impresses with more than 500 stalls, live music, bars and pubs. In the eastern part of the island, in Sant Carles de Peralta, on the other hand, things are a little more leisurely on Saturdays, but no less exciting and diverse. The hippie market of Las Dalias has around 100 stalls and is one of the most famous hippie markets in the world. From robes to jewellery - at the market of Las Dalias there is always something for everyone.

Café del Mar on Ibiza

Today, Café del Mar in San Antonio de Portmany can be considered as a kind of institution on Ibiza and is also world famous for its chillout music. Each year, many people come to the island to visit the famous café at least once. Everyone is eagerly awaiting a spectacular event: the Ibiza Sunset. You listen to the chillout music that has become famous for Ibiza, sip your cocktail and then it's finally time for the highlight. Thunderous applause! The sun of Ibiza has sunk into the sea in bright colours and brightens the minds of all. So if you're travelling to Ibiza, don't miss an Ibiza Sunset at Café del Mar!

What Do You Usually Eat on Ibiza and Where Is the Best Place to Go?

Fresh fish, tapas or hearty stews. Ibiza offers a wide range of culinary delicacies and includes above all typical Spanish dishes. Nevertheless, there are also typical dishes of the island, such as olla fresca, a stew made with potatoes, beans, peas and pears, sofrit pagès, a rustic stew with chicken, lamb, pork, sausages and spices, or lobster, which is usually served with spirits, fish and seafood in the capital. If you want to taste Spanish and typical Ibicencan cuisine, the Ca n'Alfredo restaurant, the Club Nautico or the Ebusus CBdC restaurant in Eivissa are the best places to go. Some of the best tapas in the city are served at Sabores Ibiza.

Restaurant on Ibiza

What Is the Ultimate Insider Tip for Travellers to Ibiza?

Those who bring a little more time should definitely consider a day trip to the neighboured island Formentera. Formentera is the second smallest island in the Balearic Sea, impresses with white beaches, light blue water, some monuments and a little more tranquility. Thus, it is not for nothing that the island is also called the Caribbean of the Mediterranean. Due to its compact size, the island can be explored in one day by car or bicycle. Those who want to dive and snorkel in peace and quiet will also get their money's worth here. From Ibiza it takes just 30 minutes by ferry and you can spend a relaxed or action-packed day on one of the most beautiful islands in Europe.

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