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Things to Do in Ibiza

What to do on a vacation to the island of Ibiza

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Ibiza is probably the most famous of Spain's many islands, popular for its great beaches and wild nightlife. Read on for some ideas of what to do in Ibiza. See also:

Ibiza Town Things to Do

The main 'cultural' activity in Ibiza is the Puig de Molins necropolis, which is a world heritage site.

Ibiza Beaches

The center of Ibiza Town is dominated by the port, but there are beaches close by ay Figueretes and Taranca.

Figueretes is quite small, but it has a great restaurant, Mar y Cel (Paseo Maritim Figueretes, No. 16), which does an excellent, freshly made paella (with meat, vegetarian and seafood varieties) and some well served cocktails. The cocktail barman is very interested in his drinks and will change ingredients if you ask.

Nearby, you also have Playa d'en Bossa, home to the famous Borra Borra after-party bar (i.e. day time dance club). A little further out, heading north-east along the coast, you have Cala Llonga, followed by Santa Eularia (Ibiza's third biggest town and a popular place to base yourself).

Ibiza Town Museums

  • Archeology Museum
  • Centro de Interpretacion Madina Yabisa (history of Ibiza)
  • Interactive displays of Rennaisance weaponry and walls

Ibiza Town Churches

  • Cathedral (with musuem)
  • Capilla de Sant Ciriac (18th century)
  • Sant Cristofal Monastery
  • Iglesia del Hospitalet (Medieval Chapel of the old hospital)
  • Santo Domingo Monastery (16th to 18th century)

Ibiza Art Museums

  • Museo Puget
  • Sala Capitular Contemporary Art Museum

Ibiza Nightclubs

It doesn't really matter where Ibiza's nightclubs are. In fact, the clubs and ticket sellers are quite reluctant to tell you. This is because, whether you stay in Ibiza Town or San Antonio, there are regular buses through-out the night to take you to and from the clubs - your bus there is included in your ticket price, while buses back are about three euros.

Still, there is a definite advantage in being able to walk home rather than having to wait for a bus. So, here are where the big six clubs can be found:

Ibiza Nightclubs in San Antonio

  • Es Paradis
  • Eden (Twice as Nice is here)

Ibiza Nightclubs Ibiza Town

  • Pacha
  • Space (actuall Platja Bossa Bora Bora club at Playa Den Bossa

Ibiza Nightclubs San Rafael (half way between Ibiza Town and San Antonio)

  • Privilege (Supermartxe)
  • Amnesia (Cream is here)

San Antonio Guide

We were staying in the far end (the cheaper end) of San Antonip. Where we were there was a pleasant and quick ferry across to the main part of San Antonio. And it takes a little over half an hour to walk. And anyway, there were beaches and bars right where we were, as well as pick-up points for the (free) buses to the major clubs.

Playa Xinxo, in this south-west part of the bay, has a nice reggae bar playing good reggae (that is, not simply Bob marley). It was strangely empty at night - a fact that became less surprising when we discovered the prices! Ouch! Get a beer from the nearby shops and sit near the bar enjoying their music for free (wink, wink)

There are several ferries across the bay (to where the cheaper hotels are) and on to Playa Cala Bassa, the nearest beach with beautifully clear water.

We had an excellent 10 euro menu del dia at a restaurant called Sa Prensa.

If you are town, away from your hotel, and you want to relax by a pool, check out S'Hortet pool bar, close to the bus station at Hotel Llevant, C/ Ramón Y Cajal, 5, 07820 Sant Antoni de Portmany (Eivissa), Spain

Ibiza Beaches

San Antonio Beaches The beaches vary in quality in San Antonio from acceptable sand to rocks.

Nearest good beach to San Antonio is Cala Bassa, which can be reached by bus or ferry. Crystal clear waters but the beach is packed and one over-priced company has a monopoly on the bars.

Ibiza Beaches Ibiza town has no central beach - Taranca and Figuerete are the nearest, with Playa d'en Bossa Beach (Platja d'en Bossa) not much further. They are all within reach of Ibiza Town by bus and ferry.

But the best beaches are on Formentera, just half an hour away by ferry!

Other good beaches include

  • Cala d'hort
  • Cala Tarida
  • Playa de Comte (good for sunset)
  • Calo des Moro (Cafe del Mar)
  • Port de Sant Miquel
  • Playa Benirras
  • Cala Xarraca
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