Attractions and Places to Visit in Ibiza
Ibiza, which covers 572 km2, is a whole world in miniature and stretches from the coast inland. Ibiza -with its smooth relief- along with Formentera, make up the so-called Pitiusas islands.
In the city of Ibiza, visitors will find the Renaissance walled premises, Santo Domingo’s church, the landlords’ houses, the cathedral, the Curia’s house, the Archaeology Museum, the Castle, the Modern Art Museum of Ibiza and the Necrópolis Púnica del Puig des Molins, amongst some other interesting spots. Sant Josep de sa Talaia has a great deal of heritage. The churches of Sant Jordi and Sant Francesc de s’Estany, the towers of des Carregador and ses Portes, the Phoenician town of Sa Caleta –which has been declared World Heritage Site-, the parish of Sant Josep, the Torre del Pirata or d’es Savinar, the Punic-Roman rural settlement of Ses Païses de Cala d’Hort and the towers of Comte or d’en Rovira. The church of Sant Agusti and the parish of es Cubells are also a must.
In Sant Antoni de Portmany, tourists can visit the church of Sant Rafel, Santa Agnès’ underground chapel, the Cova des vi or ses Fontenelles, d’en Lluc towers, the churches of Sant Antoni and Sant Mateu and Buscatell’s little chapel. In Sant Joan de Labritja, visitors can enjoy the collection of unique rural style buildings in Balàfia, the churches of Sant Miquel and Sant Llorenç, the Portinatx tower, the churches of Sant Joan and Sant Vicent and the Punic sanctuary of es Culleram.
In Santa Eulària des Riu, tourists can visit ses Feixes next to the centre of Jesús, the church of Puig d’en Valls and the Puig de Missa in Santa Eulària, where the Barrau Museum and Ethnologic Museum can be found next to the church. In the area of Sant Carles, you can visit the church and d’en Valls tower, near the Pou d’es Lleó. Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera will delight visitors with the extreme beauty of its church.
Although Ibiza is famous for having some of the best nightclubs in the world, the island also has an absolutely beautiful coastline with dozens of tiny coves to discover.
The season gets going in May and outside the hottest months of July and August, all the Balearics are good for activity holidays, whether easy or more challenging, with plenty to see if you are interested in plants or birds.
Take a boat from Ibiza to this tiny island a couple of miles to the south. When you disembark at the harbour in La Savina, it is a good idea to hire a bike or scooter from one of the many outlets to explore the island. You might want to spend all day on one of the spectacular beaches – where nudism is the norm but not obligatory – or perhaps walk around the coast.
The salt pans are now a nature reserve and a haven for birdwatchers. There are regular services from Ibiza town, and also from Santa Eulalia, San Antonio, Es Canar and Playa d’en Bossa. Some ferries take about an hour and costs around £15 return, while the fast service takes 35 minutes and costs about £35 return
Ibiza Dalt Vila
The oldest part of Ibiza town was first settled by the Phoenicians and is still enclosed by the walls built in the 16th century to keep Turkish pirates out. Today, the narrow, cobbled streets are flanked by handsome medieval mansions. The cathedral is at the highest point, near the castle (1). Walk around the walls to get a sense of the strategic location.