Ibiza is probably best known for EDM music and nightlife, but it has much more to offer than just this. Ibiza Town has many great things to do and see, and not just for party seekers and hedonists. We take a more in-depth look at some of the interesting things you can do other than party.
Dalt Vila – Ibiza Old Town
Ibiza’s Old Town offers many tourist attractions that are quite unique and far from run-of-the-mill. Dalt Vila is a must to visit as it is a formidable 16th Century fort that can be seen from all over the south of the island. At night it looks even more impressive as the walls and towers are lit up by floodlights. Most people who want to see Dalt Vila enter by the Portal de Ses Taules, then climb the steep cobbled lanes to the very summit where the cathedral is located.
S’Escalinata – Ibiza Old Town
Whilst visiting Dalt Vila, you must stop for a bite to eat in one of Ibiza’s most charismatic restaurants. S’Escalinata is a very chic place to hang out, it has low tables and cushions on the floor to sit. All this is on a steep staircase that the restaurant is located on. The menu is Mediterranean with bocadillos, tapas, and tasty dips such as hummus. It is the perfect place to rest up and take nourishment while you are exploring the Dalt Vila.
Necropolis del Puig des Molins – Ibiza Old Town
To be honest today the Necropolis del Puig des Molins is little more than a bunch of discarded rocks, but it has immense interest in the part it played in the old history of the island. In fact in 1999 UNESCO identified it as a place of World Heritage.
Some of the tombs at the ancient burial ground date back to circa 7th Century during the Phoenician period. There is also a museum at the site that has many artifacts such as jewelry, vases, and terracotta figurines on display.
Carrer de la Verge – Ibiza Town
This tiny lane that runs parallel to the harbor takes its name from The Virgin Mary and is perfect for some R&R. This area of Ibiza is famous for being the main center of the LGBT community on Ibiza and it is oozing with charm and character.
There are over twenty bars and bijou little eateries in this four hundred meter lane, some are little more than just caves that seen to have been excavated out of the very hillside.
S’Estanyol – Ibiza
If your idea of heaven is a secluded beach, then perhaps you should seek out S’Estanyol. The small secret beach is only accessible by a rough dirt road which explains the lack of tourists. The tiny cove is delightful and although there are more pebbles than sand it is a perfect hideaway. The only life are a few fishing huts dotted about, but the clear waters are ideal for snorkeling and other such activities. Ibiza is littered with many more great places like the ones we have highlighted, take a break from the neon lights and the pounding music and explore more of this great island.