All about the tourist attractions and landmarks of Ibiza
There are many wonderful places
worthwhile visiting during your stay on the beautiful Balearic island:
Ibiza, you will find them here in a row.
The capital and municipality and most populous settlement of the island,
is Ibiza-Town or Vila (d'Eivissa), divided in two parts:
the old Upper Town or Dalt Vila, built on a small mountain by the sea,
and the modern part, by the name of Eixample (the extension).
- Ibiza's Port - La Marina - is a quiet and peaceful place in winter, while in summer this is the place to see and be seen. From sunset people stroll along the harbour promenade or meet on a terrace to discuss where they will be partying all night this time, and surely Ibiza's drag queens choose this boardwalk longstanding to be seen.
- In the harbour of Ibiza, it is impossible to overlook the Corsair Obelisk - Homenaje a los Corsarios - a statue to honor the pirates, the only statue in the world honoring pirates. These pirates played a key role in the History of Ibiza.
- Scattered around the island, you'll find several caves, including the largest and most famous Cova des Culleram, discovered in 1907 and Caves Can Marca, over 100.000 years old, Ses Fontanelles Caves with remains of ancient paintings, Es Cuieram Cave, dedicated to the goddess Tanit and Santa Caves Ibiza contains stalactites.
- The Puig des Molins Nekropolis, one of the world's largest and best preserved underground tombs, was left here by Phoenicians and Cova de ses Llegostes, a natural cave, open to the sea, which now houses an aquarium.
- Las Salinas, Ibiza's Salt flats, were of immense importance to medieval Ibiza, nowadays the interesting remains rest in a natural reserve which forms an important refuge for all kinds of birds, including flamingos.
- Visit Bàlafia,
near San Lorenzo, the remarkable settlement of seven historic
farmhouses and two distinctive towers, of Moorish origin named after the
good, freshwater source in this neighbourhood.
- Hippy Markets, which are held regularly, are the markets where the hippies, who once landed on this beautiful island, sell their crafts and artisan products while providing visitors an enjoyable day.
- A must see are the rugged clifs and the beautiful, uninhabited little islands, such as famous mystical rock island and landmark Es Vedra and sister island Es Vedranell, Conejaro and Ses Espalmador, approachable by boat only!
- Ibiza lighthouses, especially the ones at Botafoc - Faro de Botafoc are famous because of the fantastic panoramic view they provide.
- Around 1880 the first windmill was built in the Ses Salines and by the time they ended operating them already 180 of them covered the island. Most of them have since dilapidated but some of them were restored and declared Heritage of Cultural Interest as are Molí den Toni Joan, Molí des Porxet en Molí des Puig den Valls, which all symbolize the characteristic of the Balearic rural architecture.
- Ses Feixes - Water area with great diversity of flora and fauna and also a major relic of traditional Moorish irrigation system.
Most of these Ibiza sites will
take a full day to explore all of their beauty but moreover include a
healthy walk through the beautiful scenery of Ibiza's quieter rural
inlands, in itself worth a visit.
Es Broll de Buscastell natural water well with irrigation system of water mains built during the Arab domination
Es Broll de Buscastell a well which rises in the mountains, near Buscastell, situated in a beautiful valley surrounded by terraces with orchards and fields, one of the few wetlands on the island of Ibiza and is equipped with an irrigation system pipes built during the Arab era.
Broll (meaning 'jet' in Catalan, and suggests a natural well)
Enjoy the gorgeous Mediterranean beaches of Ibiza
small island of Ibiza has an indented coastline with various
coves and bays, trimmed with a wide variety of beaches,
approximately 100 and all are fantastic.
You will find pebble beaches, impressive rocky beaches with high
cliffs and bigger and smaller Mediterranean beaches in color
ranges from nearly white, through reddish to almost black. Some
beaches are easily accessible and therefore downright crowded in
the summer, while on the beaches which are more remote, or only
accessible on foot, summers are usually quieter.
Parking can sometimes be an issue at the popular beaches ....
It's all worth it !!
Visit Ibiza's Museums to learn all about the archaeological, artistic, ethnological and historical past of the island
Ibiza not only has an extremely violent historical past but
the island also has very rich artistic past, exhibited at the
monographic, fine arts,
ethnological and historical museum of Ibiza.
Discover and enjoy the markets of Ibiza
Ibiza is known worldwide as the home of some of the most famous hippy markets of the world, namely:
Las Dalias Hippy Market and
Punta Arabi Hippy Market.
Visit the Marinas, Sport Ports, Seaports and small ports of Ibiza
time immemorial, the coast around this Balearic island is home
to little, natural fishing
ports which in the old days, provided the population their livelihood.
Discover Ibiza on foot through Guided Hikes, all year round
Discover Ibiza on foot with Lucien Lecarme of Hiking Ibiza, and
his guided walks, all year round.
Explore the Balearic waters with boat trips around the islands
is a perfect way to explore the surrounding waters of
the islands of Ibiza, Formentera, Es Vedra, S'Es Palmador and the
48 smaller, uninhabited, islands.
Touristic maritime transport and ferry services in Ibiza
May 1st and October 31st you can enjoy maritime transport by
fleet of traditional boats providing cheap daily ferry services,
maritime excursions, cruises and tours, such as: Ibiza - Formentera Ferry, Ibiza Island Tours, Dolphin Excursions, Cave
Cruises, Cultural cruises to
admire the famous fortification of Dalt Vila, the historic Upper
Town of Ibiza Town, from its best side, from sea,
Formentera Cruises and pleasant boat trips to the Hippy Market,
or Sunset tours to watch the drumming at Benirrás.
Professional & Official Guides for Tourist Information and Excursions in Ibiza.
The official autonomous tourist guides APITIF are available by
appointment to guide groups of tourists or individual
travellers to the most interesting and secret places
of the beautiful White Island. There is a choice of different
excursions and all-day, half-day or night time trips, presented in
All about Ibiza's autonomous tourist guides
- Every 2nd weekend of May in Dalt Vila & La Marina
you must have seen and experienced in Ibiza: the annual
Feria Medieval or Medieval Festival, held within the
historic city walls of Dalt Vila every second weekend of
May, attracting more than fifty thousand visitors to the
island flooding the streets of Eivissa.
Ibiza, for 4 days, relives the Middle Ages, in honour of the long and well preserved island history,
awarded with the status of world heritage by UNESCO in
- Every FULL MOON in February on Ibiza -
Famous landmark and Mysterious Rock Island
small, but famous, island 'Isla Es Vedrà' and its smaller sister
located off the south-western coast of Ibiza, are part of the Cala
d’Hort nature reserve and both well worth a visit.
Es Vedrà is a monumental, 413 m high, rocky pinnacle, predominantly
consisting of Mesozoic limestone, rising abruptly
from the Mediterranean off the southwest coast of Ibiza where it is visible
throughout the entire Pityusic archipelago.
Beautiful, pristine sister island to Ibiza
beautiful and unspoiled sister island to Ibiza features a beautiful
coastline with gorgeous, white,
sandy beaches and extremely clear water, that really should be seen once in a lifetime.
In 2016 Playa de Ses Illets was chosen Europe's best beach while the
islet of S’Empalmador is famed for boasting stunning sunsets.