Ibiza Town looks like a postcard, a jumble of whitewashed buildings cascading down from the castle at the top of the old town to the harbour. It’s the capital of Ibiza and you’ll find it on the south east coast. Like the rest of the island, it’s best known for its nightclubs and beaches, but there’s an awful lot more to Ibiza Town than the big nights out and lazy days on the sand you’ll have heard about.
There’s plenty to see, even if you decide not to leave Ibiza Town at all during your holiday (although we highly recommend that you do). The town is made up of two distinct areas: the old town (Dalt Vila, or ‘High Town’), where there’s a castle, a cathedral and lots of little streets to explore, and the more modern areas (Eixample, or ‘Extension’), which is just about everything outside the old town’s walls. Look out for quaint medieval churches, craft stalls, and great little restaurants and bars.
If you do want to explore further afield, a boat trip will give you the best views. You could go to the tiny island of Es Vedra, see the coastline on a sunset cruise or catamaran trip, or, if you’re more of a party animal, take your place on a party boat.
Beach life and nightlife
You’ll have easy access to several beaches when you stay in Ibiza Town, including some of Ibiza’s best. Just outside the centre are the sands of the family-friendly Figueretas Beach and Talamanca Beach, which is more suited to adults. And if you go a little further (but not much), there’s Playa d’en Bossa, a beach that’s so long the atmosphere changes as you walk along it. This is where you’ll find both the liveliest beach bars and the quietest places for complete relaxation.
There’s nothing better after a do-nothing day at the beach than getting ready for a night out. And as night time in Ibiza isn’t only about clubbing, you’ll be able to find the perfect place for you to enjoy yourself; whether you want to unwind with a quiet drink and a nice view or make the most of the famous DJs playing at the superclubs.