The Balearic Island of Ibiza may have a reputation for lively Mediterranean nightlife, but there is more to this sun-kissed, pine-clad island than meets the eye. Off Ibiza’s beaten track you’ll find quiet villages, rural hotels, hidden hamlets, yoga retreats hushed churches, and glorious beaches – from Platja d'en Bossa, lined with hotels, bars and shops, to quieter sandy coves backed by evergreen hills.
The island’s capital, Ibiza Town – Eivissa in Catalan – has a superb Old Town. The 16th century walls and ramparts of Dalt Vila, now a UNESCO-listed World Heritage site, surround tight and intriguing cobbled streets. The main entrance, Portal de Tablas, passes into a courtyard leading to the main square, which is home to wonderfully-peaceful restaurants, tiny boutiques and family-owned cafés and bars.
Ibiza Old Town or Dalt Vila
Dalt Vila, meaning ‘Upper Town’, is a significant fortified acropolis that has retained all of its charm; in fact, it is one of the most picturesque old towns in Spain. The winding, narrow and steep cobbled streets, the vast terraces and the high ramparts all exude wonder, magic and a colourful history. Listed as a World Heritage Site, UNESCO describes Ibiza’s old town as exceptionally well preserved and note the evident historical imprints of the Renaissance, the Catalans, Arabs and Phoenicians.
Formentera & Es Verda
The island of Formentera is just two nautical miles south of Ibiza but feels a world away. Unspoilt beauty, breathtaking nature and picture perfect beaches make it an ideal destination for a day trip from Ibiza. The limestone rock standing almost 400 metres (approximately 1,312 feet) high, located two kilometres (approximately 1.2 miles) off the west coast of Ibiza, in the Cala d'Hort area is the third most magnetic point on Earth (after the North Pole and Bermuda Triangle). There is no mistaking the incredible appearance. Surrounded by stories of legends and myths, this island makes for a popular visit to all tourists coming to Ibiza.