Holidays to Ibiza Town are as varied as a box of chocolates – history, nightlife and beaches are all part of the package.
A bit of everything
When we say Ibiza Town is a something-for-everyone spot, we mean it. The island’s capital shows off a hilltop castle, a Baroque cathedral, a harbourside hippy market and a booming nightlife scene, so it attracts culture vultures, partygoers, and everyone in-between. And when you’re ready to kick back and relax, you can be at some of the dreamiest beaches on the east coast in no time at all.
Old town sights
Ibiza Town’s time-stamped old quarter was given UNESCO’s seal of approval in 1999, thanks to its Renaissance architecture and historic relics. The area around the port is a labyrinth of whitewashed houses and cobbled streets, which come to life after sunset with the nightly hippy markets. Further up the hillside, history buffs can find the city’s cathedral and castle – they both line up widescreen views out to sea.
This island’s renowned for its party scene, and Ibiza Town’s no exception to the rule. In the summer, superclubs like Space and Amnesia throw open their doors practically every night of the week, playing host to international DJs who keep the music going until beyond the early hours. If you’d rather dance under the Spanish sun, there are always daytime boat parties and foam-filled pool parties going on, as well.
Bolt for the beaches
You won’t have to leave Ibiza Town for your beach days – there’s a crescent-shaped sweep of sand right here, called Platja de ses Figueretes. It’s a popular sunbathing spot edged by a restaurant-and-bar-lined promenade. If you’re after a longer stretch, Platja d’en Bossa’s only a five-minute taxi ride away. And if tiny, craggy coves are more up your street, it’s 20 minutes by car to the electric-blue water at Cala Olivera.