When traveling to Ibiza there are a number of places you can’t miss if you want to feel the true essence of the island. These places include inland villages, white sand beaches and the old city. Here are a some recommendations.
The first must see in our route is the village of Santa Gertrudis. Located in the interior of the island, is a small village known for its typical Ibizan architecture and also for having a great atmosphere. In fact, it’s a perfect spot to have lunch, dinner or to just have some drinks, because despite its small size it has many restaurants, bars and cafes of all styles and price ranges that make it a must for visitors of any nationality. It has a beautiful church from the 18th century, painted white and yellow, which dominates over the wide pedestrian plaza, with its many terraces. In the plaza we can also see a bronze sculpture of the first bishop of Ibiza, Manuel Abad y Lasierra, made by Ibizan artist Pedro Hormigo. The town is also full of interesting little shops where you can buy artwork, decorative objects, fashion garments and jewelry.
Another must see is the walled city of Dalt Vila, located in Ibiza town, it’s been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. Walking through its streets and enjoying its architecture, its churches and palatial homes is a treat for the senses. It is the only completely preserved Renaissance fortress in Europe, along with the fortress in Malta. We highly recommend accessing the old town by the beautiful Portal de ses Taules gate, located in La Marina district. Right away you’ll reach the Plaça de Vila, full of life and restaurants. Inside the walled city there are several interesting museums such as the Contemporary Museum of Art, the Archaeological Museum, the Puget Museum and the Madina Yabisah interpretation center. The most important monuments you can’t miss are the Cathedral, the City Hall, the Castle and several churches of great beauty such as the Santo Domingo church and l’Hospitalet church. When you reach the Cathedral plaza there’s another reward for your eyes: The beautiful views over the whole city that you can see from there are simply amazing.
And another must see, if you want to feel the authentic essence of the island is touring the beach coves of the south of Ibiza. Of an incredibly beauty, you’ll find all kinds of beaches. From the ones in the Natural Park of Ses Salines, of fine sand, clear blue waters and great beach bar atmosphere, to more remote and quiet ones such as Cala Molí and Cala Codolar. And of course, you can’t miss some amazing beaches such as Platges de Comte, with turquoise waters, and Cala d’Hort, from which you can view the magical and stunning island of Es Vedrà. And if you want glamour and fiesta, the best is Cala Jondal, where you’ll find some of the most famous beach clubs on the island.