One of the most famous, scenic and popular Balearic Islands, Ibiza is known as ‘The White Isle’. Back in the 1960’s Ibiza was a hotspot for Bohemians and Flower People, settling on this mystical Island to live a life full of freedom and peace. There is certainly a laid-back attitude here still, not to mention its unspoilt natural beauty and fantastic weather.
If you are wanting to enjoy the laid-back hippie vibes, and the stunning scenery and magnificent beaches, most of the Island provides a calm and relaxing retreat. With pretty little coves and sandy beaches, the chilled-out side to Ibiza keeps its visitors coming back year after year. The charming cosmopolitan Ibiza Town has a fantastic shopping scene, and its Old Town, with UNESCO protected fortress walls are truly stunning for a daytime walk, or a romantic evening out.
Ibiza’s famous Sunsets are definitely another thing not to be missed, there are many favourite places to do this. The north of the Island and down the west have some of the most famous sunsets. Cala Conta is one of the most popular beaches on Ibiza. You can head to any of the three beaches around this area and experience a panoramic view of the stunning sunset. San Antonio Sunset strip has a fantastic and magical atmosphere, it is home to the famous Cafe Mambo and Cafe Del Mar, where you can see the sun seemingly disappear into the sea, followed by a round of applause, the lights come on and the music begins.
Ibiza town known as Eivissa is divided into three parts, and there is something here for everyone. From the stunning harbour bustling with lively night-time hippy markets and buzzing bars to the cobbled paths of the old town, Ibiza Town truly captures the magic and beauty of the White Isle.
- The Old Town, with UNESCO protected 16th-Century fortress walls (Dalt Vila) are truly stunning for a daytime walk, or a romantic evening out, where the Renaissance defence wall is lit up, and has pretty restaurants along its base. The old fishing area is just below it around the main drawbridge. There are over 2500 people living within the walls and the views and cobbled streets are a definite must visit.
- The Harbour/Port is a trendy hip harbour just across from the Old Town, it has a fantastic shopping scene, amazing nightlife and restaurants, the harbour is known as Marina Botafoch, and boasts stylish boutiques from international fashion designers, and its promenade hosts many pre-club music bars, with a buzzing and cosmopolitan vibe.
- The New Town - The bit in-between that includes everything else, on the flatter part of where the city sits. There are little Plazas, such as Vara De Rey which has gorgeous old town houses and the neighbouring Plaza del Parque right in the centre of town where all the shops, bars and restaurants are.
The famous nightlife of Ibiza draws music lovers from all around, to watch some of the world best DJ’s perform at some of the most famous nightclubs, but despite its old ‘Party Island’ reputation - Ibiza definitely offers so much more.