It may have a reputation as the ideal venue for a hen party or boys’ weekend away but the Balearic Island of Ibiza is a sun-baked haven for holidaymakers seeking stunning landscapes lined with olive groves and dense woodland, beautiful sheltered beaches and a rich cultural heritage dating back over 3000 years. Instead of being drawn into the party lifestyle of the island, one of the best ways to enjoy holidays to ibiza is to arrive fully-informed about the many unmissable sights that the island has to offer. So, here are a few more helpful information on Ibiza, specifically about the not-to-be-missed attractions that you must include on your itinerary.
An uninhabited rocky island located to the south west of Ibiza, Es Vedra is steeped in mysticism and folklore. Said to be the ancient home of mermaids and more recently for the Carmelite monk Don Francisco Palau, today the island is a stunning feature of the seascape with intricate rock formations and, when bathed in moonlight, is a place of immense spiritual beauty. A boat trip around the island to view the resident goats and seabirds is a must.
Can Marçà Caves
Located on the north side of the island in the port of Sant Miquel, the Can Marçà caves are one of Ibiza’s premier attractions. Dating from over 100,000 years, the caves feature beautiful stalactites, underground streams and a 30 foot waterfall that is sure to inspire visitors. Once the hiding place of goods smuggled onto the island, the alternative escape routes which smugglers planned to use in the event of discovery can still be seen marked on the cave walls.
One of the island’s most unspoilt and isolated coves, Cala d’Albarca is a little tricky to reach on foot but well-worth the effort for those who venture there. Although the beach has been covered by fallen rocks, the crystal-clear waters which are perfect for swimming, the pine-clad slopes surrounding the cove and the eighteenth century watch towers constructed by locals to spot pirates, make this an unmissable sight off the beaten track.
Ibiza Dalt Vila
The old town of Ibiza is a delight for a leisurely stroll, with 16th century walls encircling the town, narrow cobbled streets and grand medieval houses. With the castle and cathedral dominating the town at the highest point and affording fine views, there’s plenty here to enjoy and not to be missed.
With a rich tapestry of cultural and historic attractions, not to mention the local markets, expansive sandy beaches and buzzing nightlife, Ibiza has much to offer the traveller, whatever style of holiday you are seeking. With regular two-hour flights from the UK and a pleasant year-long climate, it’s the perfect destination for a short break or longer stay.