Ibiza is a historical island; it has a stunning coastline, fantastic architecture, mesmerizing beaches and awesome nightlife. The typical Ibiza architecture with white walled houses that stand out against the turquoise sea makes a wondrous display and something to photograph and take home. The 40 km island has a mild temperature ideal for a swim at any time and bright sun almost the whole year round.
Why come to Ibiza
Ibiza conjures up images of beaches, fun, nightlife as well as culture and nature. By daytime you can visit its beautiful landscapes and reserve the night for music and dance and partying. Millions of tourists visit Ibiza for a number of reasons, to relax, to view the UNESCO world heritage sites as well as to enjoy the beaches, cycling tracks, water sports and the nightclubs. If you explore Ibiza beyond the bars and clubs you’ll get to see much of the inland local life, fish and seafood and the biodiversity the island offers.
Beyond the noise and glamour
Besides Ibiza town San Antonio is where people love to go on road trips. It’s just a short drive from Ibiza City towards the east. The highway is always busy so taking the coastal road is a better idea as it offers you some spectacular scenery. The peaceful atmosphere is all pervading as you pass through the low hills, interspersed with olive groves and numerous beaches. While there you can also visit Cafe del Mar to see the magical sunset. You could also stay in an isolated beach resort and enjoy the trip through pine forests to the small and isolated beaches before reaching your resort.
Ibiza hotspots to visit
Picking a car to drive around the capital Eivissa is always convenient and comfortable. Chauffeurs in the vehicles make good guides and can take you to see the monuments worth seeing like the fortified walls at Dalt Vila and the cathedral of Santa Maria d’Eivissa. The Necropolis of Puig des Molins, the ancient burial site and the tombs are astounding and the museum shows Phoenician artefacts. The quarry site known as Atlantis imbues its own kind of magic with its unique scenery. Perhaps you could catch a glimpse of some mermaids as did Homer! The sunset with views to Es Vedra, is something that you must-see.
Ses Salines National Park in south Ibiza is dotted with unspoilt beaches, 178 species of plant life and 210 species of birds. It has been declared a World Heritage Site while the Spanish government has named it a natural reserve owing to the Park’s rich ecosystem and biodiversity of its flora and fauna. You could also visit the old fishing town of Cala Benirras and enjoy the beauty of its clear waters and stretches of pebbled beaches. Ibiza has many other beautiful inland landscapes, coves, fine sand beaches worth discovering on road trips.
As a holiday destination Ibiza has become a popular spot for its clubs, bars and magical nightlife. However, for the true Ibiza experience you need to get inland and discover how much more it has to offer.