The beaches here are almost as famous as the nightlife, so if you are a sand lover then Ibiza should be seriously considered when looking for your next holiday destination. There are over 60 individual stretches of beach on the island, meaning there is plenty of room for everyone to kick back under the hot Balearic sun.
But Ibiza is not all beaches and clubs. There is so much more to see and do with many areas of natural beauty to explore. In fact Ibiza is one of those places where you can have many totally different experiences simply by choosing to visit or avoiding certain areas if you so wish.
Playa d’enBossa is one of the longest beaches on the island and is ideally located close to the popular Ibiza Town. This beach can get quite lively at times, although it is increasingly being favoured by families too. If you are a clubber, the beach at San Antonio is where you can mingle with fellow sleep deprived revellers
For a more relaxed beach experience, head to Talamanca just to the north of Ibiza Town. Developments are not allowed to be constructed here so it is a haven for those who want to get away from the built up areas
On the east side of the island, there are relaxing spots to be enjoyed at Santa Eulalia and Es Cana
World Famous Nightlife
Time your arrival to coincide with the world famous Ibiza opening parties which take place in late May and early June. Pacha, Space, Sunset Terrace, Ibiza Rocks; these clubs need no introduction to true clubbers and they will be rammed to the rafters throughout the summer
Privilege in San Rafael is the words biggest club, able to accommodate 10,000 people. It has to be seen to be believed
If you do not fancy rubbing shoulders with sweaty clubbers, the towns of Portinatx and Santa Eulalia offer a less hectic vibe, where laidback bars are in plentiful supply
Not everywhere in Ibiza is in your face. The west coast of the island offers fantastic sunsets, and is one of the most romantic places imaginable
Cova de ses Llegostes, or ‘cave of the lobsters’, is a cave with a difference – it is home to a unique aquarium which is a big draw to tourists
San Carlos serves up a well known market which sells everything from jewellery to the latest fashion trends. It is an easy place to spend a few hours and come back with some top bargains
Hints & Tips
Do not overlook the culinary delights of Ibiza, of which there are more than enough to keep your taste buds satisfied! One of the best places to visit if quality food is your vice is Santa Eulalia. This is the culinary capital of the island and has plenty of different restaurants for you to try, serving up local as well as international dishes
There are plenty of reefs and caves on the coast, making Ibiza an ideal place for a spot of diving
EsVedrá Rock is a sort-of Mediterranean version of Ayres rock found in Australia. The Ibiza equivalent is almost as big too