Small coves lapped by the intense blue Mediterranean, pine forests that practically embrace the sea, days spent on-board a yacht, sleepy villages full of rural charm, luxury beach clubs, accommodation in paradise-like settings... Ibiza is a heavenly Mediterranean destination, a place where you can let your hair down and enjoy the laid-back hippy atmosphere of its fashion and street markets, chill out on a Bali bed next to the sea or watch the sunset surrounded by beautiful scenery. Ibiza is so authentic that it can combine the world’s most exciting nightlife with a UNESCO World Heritage town and Biodiversity Reserves.
An island where you can feel free
Comfortable clothes in cool white fabrics are part of the identity of Ibiza’s fashion and island lifestyle. Ibiza means freedom, finding yourself, and comfort in every sense. Because everything is close by, and it’s easy to find spaces where you can relax, be refreshed and feel younger than ever. The turquoise waters of its coves suggest relaxation and privacy. You can discover some of the quietest with a delightful sailing expedition from the ports of Eivissa, Sant Antoni de Portmany and Santa Eulària des Riu.
Lunch or dinner on or around their seafront promenades is a great way to enjoy the island’s seafood.There are many ways to experience the coast of Ibiza — the beaches of Cala d’Hort, opposite the beautiful nature reserve of Es Vedrà, and Es Caló d’es Moro, with one of the most admired sunsets to be seen on the island; the rocky shore of Ses Variades, full of lively bars and nightclubs; Cala Benirrás, epicentre of the hippie lifestyle every Sunday with its drum parties; coves like Tarida, Jondal, Conta, and the beaches of Ses Salines and d’en Bossa, with a variety of beach clubs; or Cala Llentía, with standing stones on the cliffs, regarded by many as Ibiza’s Stonehenge.
Spectacular nature and views
Ibiza’s unique natural environment is also home to other landscapes of great interest. Places like Benimussa Valley and the plain of El Pla de Corona stand out for their rural charm. Apart from their traditional country houses and lush olive groves and vineyards, they are particularly attractive in winter when you can see thousands of almond trees in full bloom, adorning the countryside with delicate white flowers.Another great place to visit is Ses Salines Natural Park.
The salt pans and maritime marshes extend across the south of Ibiza and the north of Formentera, and the sea here is home to a large part of the posidonia oceanica seagrass meadows. These meadows have earned the island its place on the World Heritage biodiversity list.Ibiza’s cultural World Heritage sites are mainly concentrated around the upper part of Eivissa, Dalt Vila, considered the best preserved coastal fortress in the Mediterranean. The area is perfect for strolling around the small streets and hidden squares. Sa Caleta, the nearby Phoenician settlement, and the necropolis at Puig des Molins also form part of Ibiza’s UNESCO World Heritage assets.