Let us show you the best things to do in Ibiza.
Sitting just in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Ibiza is a truly unspoiled jewel. Known for its parties and beaches, Ibiza has much more to offer. Amazing sceneries, gastronomy, and activities that attract all kinds of tourists every summer.
Immerse Yourself in Dalt Vila, the Old Town of Ibiza
Ibiza is home to multiple UNESCO World Heritage sights. One of them being Ibiza’s Old Town, Dalt Vila.
Located on top of a hill and guarded by ancient renaissance walls from the 16th century, the fortified city is one of the most well-preserved cities in Europe.
The Old City is beautiful all day long with all the hidden gems you can find in its narrow cobblestones’ streets: castles, canons, stone statues, Gothic architecture, and 14th-century cathedrals. The views of the sea from the ramparts are stunning
The views of the sea from the ramparts are stunning.
Dalt Vila isn’t just a tourist attraction. It’s still residential and offers genuine real life. The city offers as well many little shops, restaurants, and galleries.
Discover Atlantis Cove
Atlantis was, in fact, a quarry. That’s the reason for its beautiful geometric forms. Dalt Vila’s Wall was build up with the stones taken from Atlantis.
If you like to walk, Atlantis should be on your “to-do” list. It takes more than 2 hours to get there but I guarantee it worth the walk.
And don’t forget to take a good pair of slippers and a few litters of water !!!
If your children are grown up and like to walk. This is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in ibiza with kids.
Our itinerary Day Charter – The Magnetic Es Vedra – West Ibiza will get you to this amazing cove. No need to walk for hours ;). This Itinerary also sails you to the next amazing “thing to do”…
Things to do in Ibiza – Be inspired by Es Vedra
Full of mystery and is the third most magnetic place in the world, Es Vedra island is tied to a few myths and legends. From UFOs sightings, the mythology around Homer´s Odyssey to speculations that its rock was used to build the Pyramids, Stonehenge, and Easter Island.
The islands of Es Vedra and Es Vedranell can be seen from Cala D‘hort (a cove west Ibiza). If you are willing to walk, la Torre de Sa Pedrera, on the top of the cliffs, south Cala D’hort, is the perfect spot to enjoy the views.
Emerging from the ravishingly beautiful Mediterranean like a volcano, its only sight has healing power.
It is also the perfect place to enjoy the sunset.
Things to do in Ibiza – Explore Formentera
Located just 9 km away from Ibiza, Formentera is known as the Caribbean Island of the Mediterranean Sea and it´s your excellent choice for a day out.
Enjoy its crystal clear water beaches, many of them with breath-taking views from cliff tops and amazing natural surroundings as well as iconic lighthouses.
Make the most out of your trip and charter a catamaran where you will discover the island from another perspective.
Check out our Day charter to Formentera and discover the pearl of the Mediterranean from another perspective.
Best Things to do in Ibiza – Browse the Hippy Markets
Experience the truly Ibiza’s bohemian style with its charming hippy markets. Spend a fun day shopping handcrafted jewelry, clothes, and souvenirs from all around the world while enjoying the lively atmosphere filled with live music and local restaurants.
Each one of them caters to every taste. The most famous ones are:
June, Julio, and September: Opens on Saturdays from 10 am to 8 pm and on Mondays and Tuesdays from 7 pm to 1 am
August: Opens on Saturdays from 10 am to 8 pm and on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 7 pm to 1 am
Indulge yourself into Las Dalias´ hippie atmosphere. It´s one of the few markets in Ibiza that has kept its authenticity over time. With more than 200 stalls where you can find crafts, clothes, and antiques from all over the globe. You can also pamper yourself with a body massage, enjoy a tasty meal and dance with till its closes.
Punta Arabí market
April to October: Opens on Wednesdays from 10 am to 6h30pm
Opened since 1973, Punta Arabi it´s the oldest hippy market in Ibiza, as well as the biggest with its more than 500 stalls. Incontestably charming, its high-quality artisans, local restaurants and live music will make the most of your trip in Ibiza.
A real local second-hand market where you can go and find real bargains outside the tourist markets.
Many of the sellers are still related to the first hippies that came to the call of the hippie movement in the 60s and 70s and still live in an authentic hippy way, making the markets one of the most original points of Ibiza.
Things to do in Ibiza with kids – Acquarium Cap Blanc
It is not just another aquarium. This aquarium is in a small natural cave that has been renovated to shelter autochthonous marine species. It is a little known site that delights young and old alike. We assure you that it will surprise you.
There is a small terrace at the entrance where you can have a snack before or after enjoying the aquarium.
It is located very close to san antonio. From Caló des Moro (just after the famous Café del Mar) follow a path that goes along the coast and you will reach the aquarium in a short walk.
In the summer months it is open from 9.30 am to 22 pm.
It is a perfect plan to enjoy with the family.
Things to do in Ibiza – Snorkeling
If you have not brought your goggles and fins from home, it is worth buying a snorkeling equipment to discover what hides the seabed of Ibiza.
If there is one thing that makes Ibiza’s water stand out, it is its clarity and cleanliness. You will discover the magical Posidonia. An endemic plant of the Mediterranean that is the reason for the purity of the waters of Ibiza and is also the refuge of many species that you will discover when you put your head in the water.
We love Cala Bassa for snorkeling as it has very clear water and you will find Posidonia just a few meters from the shore. If you feel like swimming you can find some beautiful caves on the right side of the cove.
It is also a great think to do with the family. Children will have a great time discovering the species that populate the waters of Ibiza.
If you keep some bread in your swimsuit pocket, don’t hesitate to take it out when you see some fish. The obladas will approach without thinking about it to feast on it. The children will be amazed.
Things to do in Ibiza – Diving
There are many dive centers in Ibiza and that is because it offers the perfect conditions for diving.
I strongly recommend that you dedicate one morning of your vacation in Ibiza to diving. If you have never tried it before it is the perfect place to get started. Calm waters, incredible visibility and a perfect water temperature.
You will be able to see moray eels, barracudas, wrecks, schools of damselfish, nudibranches, obladas, bream and a long etc.
Things to do in Ibiza with kids – Port Destorrent Beach
If you come with children to Ibiza this beach offers many plans to enjoy with the family.
A very familiar beach perfect to go with the family. There are restaurants to eat or just have a drink.
You have pedal boats that you can rent for children and adults to have fun while exploring this beautiful cove.
There is a dive center for those who dare to dive and there is also a store to rent Stand up Paddle Surf.
You can find an aquatic park nearby for the kids to have a great time.
If you are in San Antonio you will have it easy to get to this beach. There is a taxi boat that leaves from the promenade of San Antonio to this and other beaches near San Antonio.
Things to do in Ibiza – Try Ibiza´s gastronomy
Ibiza cuisine offers a wide variety of Spanish and Mediterranean dishes characterized by fresh ingredients such a fish, meat, and vegetables.
Everyone´s taste will be pleased. Some of the typical dishes in Ibiza are:
Guisat de peix, a stew made out of fish and potatoes.
Sofrit Pagés, a stew made out of a mixture of various meats and vegetables.
Fregida pagesa, fried meat and vegetables.
Arròs de Matanzas, a soup with rice and meat.
Greixonera, Ibiza´s traditional pudding.
Flaons, the typical pastry of Ibiza
Frígola, the typical liquor of Ibiza made out of anise.
- Licor de Hierbas, my favorite liquor, made out of mixed herbs from Ibiza Island
Balearic sausages sobrassada and botifarra
Ibiza´s goat cheese
- Of course…Fish paella.
Get lost in Ibiza
Rent a car or a motorbike and go with the flow.
Follow my advice…don’t follow the map. 🙂
Getting lost in nature, It is a wonderful way to discover this Island.
No matter how many times you have come to Ibiza, you will always discover another small part of it.
One of the best areas of Ibiza to get lost is undoubtedly the north of Ibiza. Just amazing!
Things to do in Ibiza – Watch the Sunset in Café del Mar (San Antonio)
What started as a small café where to meet friends and watch the last rays of sunlight with good background music, is now one of the most popular “Things to do in Ibiza”.
If you like sunsets, Chill Out Music and a happy crowd..this is the spot.
Nowadays, Café del Mar internationally known. Their Chill Out music is played all over the world. I have five of their CDs! 🙂
Things to do in Ibiza – Watch the Sunset in Punta Galera
This flat rocky cove, located very close to San Antonio, is perfect for watching the sunset away from the crowds and bustle of Café del Mar.
You will find a totally different energy than in the previous Things to do in Ibiza. Here you will enjoy the sunset without a DJ but with the sound of the breeze and the sea.
Personally, I prefer this sunset spot a thousand times more than the previous one.
I think you should go to both places and choose which one you like more to enjoy a sunset.
They are simply two different energies.
It is a great thing to do with kids!!
Things to do in Ibiza – Party party party and more and more party
It could not be missing in this list.
Undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Ibiza and what makes it one of the best known islands in the world and of course the number one destination worldwide for anyone who likes to party.
The truth, I don’t know what else to say. I’m sure you know more about the Ibiza party than I do.
Just go and enjoy yourself.:)
We only live once ¿right?
Make your holidays memorable and Charter a catamaran
To me, the number 1 thing to do in Ibiza 😉
Treat yourself, your friends and family to something special.
Charter a catamaran for a day or more this summer in Ibiza.
Discover the real beauty of the island´s costal, fly above the sea while sunbathing and drinking your favourite drink. You won´t get enough of it and will want to repeat each summer.
You won´t get enough of it and you’ll surely want to live the experience of sailing Ibiza on board our catamaran each summer.
I hope this post has been helpful.
Thanks for reading 🙂