Enjoy the breathtaking views of the sea as you descend into the prehistoric, concealed cave system once used by tobacco and liquor smugglers. Stalagmites and stalactites adorn the cave and at the centre there’s a 9 meter high water cascade. Tours take place every hour from 10.30 until sunset every day all year.
This fortress used to be the military and administrative headquarters of the Moslem 'Wali'. Ruins from the 12th and 13th centuries have been uncovered here, although most buildings are from the 16th century. The Almudaina has been declared a World Heritage site.
Despite Ibiza enjoying a reputation of being one of the best party islands in the world, many people visit the island because of the beautiful and tranquil yoga retreats. If you opt for spending your stay at one of those (LilyPod Yoga & Ayurveda, for example), you are guaranteed to fly home rejuvenated and recharged.
The Dalt Vila (old town) walls have been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. It was built in the 16th century as a defence fortification. The narrow cobbled streets are well-preserved, and magnificent views await on top of the castle complex as well as by the Santa María Cathedral - the crown of the Dalt Vila. The outstanding gateway Portal de ses Taules can be found in the north wall.
This amazing island right next to Ibiza boasts unspoiled beaches with crystal clear blue water. From the small port of La Savina, there are buses to other parts of the island, or you can hire a car, moped or bicycle from one of the nearby shops. You can grab a map from the port’s tourist office. Sights of interest include a 4 000-year-old Ca Na Costa sepulture, the Es Mirador restaurant and the beaches of Cala Saona, Illettes and Llevant.
This is a secluded restaurant near the Cala Mastella beach. The owner goes fishing in the morning and serves his catch as “Arroz Marineras” in the afternoon and evening. Reservations are mandatory; it is said that even the Spanish king himself was refused because he didn’t have a reservation.
Bar Doña Ana is an establishment that can be best described as a café during daytime which turns into a bar as the sun begins to set. You can come here for an English breakfast or a tasty lunch - hot or cold. You can also choose if you wish to be seated on the sun terrace or inside with air-conditioning.
Restaurante Plaza del Sol provides an amazingly romantic setting with beautiful views over the harbour from the large terrace. If you plan a day in Dalt Vila, this is a great place to start your day with a peaceful breakfast. At night, Mediterranean cuisine is served.
Kumharas is a funky, hip chillout bar on the west side of Ibiza, with a location perfect for watching the sunset. The music echoes Goa, with house, rave and hip hop played. Events and entertainment such as juggling, acrobatics and fire twirling are not unusual. There is also a small hippy market close by.
With excellent outdoor seating overlooking the water, Rita's Cantina is one of the most appealing spots around, not least for the wide menu selection which includes (but isn't limited to) Spanish, Mexican, and Asian-inspired dishes. At night, Rita's turns into a manner of bar.
Ibiza Airport lies 7,5 km from Ibiza Town. Bus: Line 10 takes passengers to and from Ibiza Town in 30 minutes. It leaves every hour from 7 am to 11.20 pm. Taxi: Takes around 20 minutes to the centre of Ibiza Town. Taxis for persons with special needs are also available either at the taxi stop or by calling +34 971 800 080. Car hire: Enterprises rent-a-car www.enterprise.es Avis, Betacar Ibiza, Centauro, Hertz and Tui cars all have offices at the airport located on the arrivals level. On the arrivals level, you can also find an airport information desk, a tourist- and post office.
The Ibiza party season lasts from early May (some clubs host opening parties already in late April) to September/beginning of October. This period coincides with Ibiza's peak season, with temperatures being at their highest in July and August, while June and September being the less crowded months with milder temperatures.
Spain can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
Ibiza has a decent bus service that will take you around the island. Regular bus services work all year, while night busses and the Discobus between Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni are in service from May until September. All buses run from/to Avgda d’Isidor Macabich in Ibiza Town and bus stops are signed with a blue "P" on white background. There’s a water bus service from Ibiza harbour to other beaches on the island. You can also take it to go across the harbour (to the El Divino club and Marina Botafoch).
It is usually easy to find a taxi in Ibiza. Additional charges are possible for airport and seaport pickup/delivery, phone bookings, transporting animals, luggage and waiting time. Rario Taxi Eivissa +34 971 39 84 83 www.taxi-eivissa.com Radio Taxi San Antonio +34 971 34 37 64 Taxi Stop Santa Eulalia +34 971 333 033 Ibiza Taxi +34 665 43 26 76 www.ibizataxi.co.uk