10 Best Tours In Ibiza
- This cruise tour takes you to Cala Bassa and Cala Conta, two of the best beaches in Ibiza
- A one-hour stop lets you enjoy the water and play water sports, such as paddle boarding, snorkeling, and swimming with complementary equipment
- Free snacks, fruit, and a welcome drink are provided
- Upgrade the experience for open bar access
- Parasail over the Ibiza coast from a boat to view exquisite coast scenes
- A live tour guide on the boat gives you interesting information on the passing views
- Drinks and music are provided
- You can opt to purchase a high-definition video as a souvenir
- Explore Ibiza while driving an authentic Vespa, guided and led by an experienced guide
- View beaches, villages, cliffs, and old paths with explanations by your guide
- Water, helmets, and petrol are provided
- The tour lasts approximately 4 hours
- Go on a boat ride around Ibiza to see beaches, reefs, popular snorkeling spots, caves, and ancient, historical areas
- Snorkeling equipment and SUP paddleboards are provided
- Soft drinks and champagne are provided
- The tour lasts approximately 140 minutes
- Ride a bicycle beginning at the port in the middle of Ibiza and travel to different attractions and highlights of the town
- You will go through Parc de la Pau, Portal Nou, Vara del Ray, and Portal Ses Taules
- Your live tour guide can speak English and Dutch
- Bicycle is provided
- Safety helmets are available upon request
- The tour lasts approximately 2 hours
- Ride a hot air balloon to see aerial views of Ibiza, its surrounding islands, and even the areas in the distance as the sun rises
- A glass of champagne is provided during the flight
- You will enjoy a “baptism” ceremony in air
- Breakfast at a restaurant is then provided
- The tour lasts approximately three hours, with a one-hour flight
- View the lesser-known side of Ibiza while riding a handmade bamboo bike
- View the most popular walls of street art and graffiti
- Tour is private with a personal guide with seven language options
- The tour lasts has three duration options: 2 hours, 3.5 hours, and 5 hours
- This tour will take you on a cruise around Ibiza’s beaches and coastline
- You can swim, snorkel, or paddle from the SUP
- There are two stops along the way, which last for 30 minutes
- Soft drinks and snorkeling gear are provided
- Upgrade to the sunset speedboat cruise to watch the sunset and receive complimentary drinks and music
- The tour lasts approximately two hours
- Drive your own car around Ibiza and few hidden and lesser known highlights on a guided tour with four language options
- Sights include Festival Club, Es Vedrá, Es Cubells, Sa Caleta, Ibizaloe Museum, and Cala Llentia
- Flaó Ibicenco tasting is complimentary
- One bottle of water per person and portable communication equipment is provided
- This tour lasts approximately four hours
- Drive an ATV quad with the guidance of a qualified instructor
- Drive through Ibiza to see beautiful landscapes and rural areas
- Water, helmets, and petrol are provided
- The tour lasts approximately three hours
15 Best Things To Do In Ibiza
Dalt Vila directly translates to High Town, and it rests up on the highest and oldest portion of the town of Ibiza. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site hidden within strong, fortified walls built in the 16th century by Charles V to guard the area within from Berber pirates and sovereign attacks.
Seven bastions lie within Dalt Vila, among many structures that tell the stories of Ibiza with rich, renaissance architecture. Each bastion boasts something different. For example, the bastion of Santa Lucía has a powder magazine dating back to the 18th century, and you can look out from it to view the harbor and fishing district in a stunning panorama.
Museums, art, restaurants, and bars also linger around the area, perfect for stopping in for a quick peruse in your adventures. Stop for Mediterranean cuisine or shop in one of the stores between your historical admiration.
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The Can Marça Caves, or Cueva Can Marça, are an excellent spot to visit to escape the blistering heat of Ibiza. They are located in the northern area of the islands in Puerto de San Miguel, flanked by gorgeous views of the sea.
You will enter the Can Marça Caves through a narrow staircase built into a cliffside. Inside the caves, creep along and follow the same path that smugglers used in ancient times to sneak contraband onto the island and store it safely. Back then, it was a well-kept secret; today, it’s an eerie but well-known attraction in Ibiza! Its bright green natural shades, formations of rock, stalactites, and stalagmites, and many more sights make it worth the trip.
On top of that, the middle of the caves rewards you for your trek with a stunning light show, accompanied by dramatic and awe-inspiring music.
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Hippy markets are pretty famous in Ibiza. They’re colorful and vibrant, full of fun and energy, and delightfully relaxed all at the same time. Like most others, Hippy Market Punta Arabi has a bohemian style, with crafts, souvenirs, and all sorts of intricate and attractive items to purchase. Each one is handcrafted with care!
Hippy Market Punta Arabi is the oldest and the biggest that Ibiza has to offer. On Wednesdays in the summer, it opens at 10 in the morning and stretches on till late in the day. You can enjoy good food, bring your kids to the children’s area to make crafts or have their face painted, and enjoy live music!
Other options for markets in Ibiza are the Las Dalias night market, which occurs on Sundays in August and on Monday and Tuesday between June and September from 7 in the evening to 1 in the morning.
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4. Es Vedrà
This island is a rather odd location, full of mystery, legend, and myth. It is entirely uninhabited, rocky, and stands at 413 meters. A large range of different myths surrounds the region, including UFO sightings. Another fable states that Tanit, the Phoenician goddess of fertility, was born here.
In addition, folklore also says that this is where the sea nymphs and sirens featured in Homer’s Odyssey – those who attempted to lure in Ulysses – called this place their home. The old tale of Es Gegant des Vedrà (The Giant of Es Vedrà) is also set on this very island. On, and there’s also the fact that Es Vedrà is the world’s third most magnetic location!
But that’s not where the tales end. It is said that the limestone rock found on Es Vedrà was used in the creation of Easter Island, the Pyramids, and Stonehenge. Some even speculate that it’s part of the actual lost city of Atlantis! Still, even without all the stories that give this island more flavor, it’s a beautiful island for taking pictures or watching the sunset.
Frequently called The Lobster Cave, Aquarium Cap Blanc can be found inside a huge cave a short distance from San Antonio. Yes, that’s right – the aquarium is inside a natural cave! Years ago, the aquarium was used to house and raise lobsters, acting as a nursery for them before they were sent to Spain’s mainland.
Today, the cave houses marine life in many forms, from starfish to rainbow wrasse and from sea sponges to shark eggs, with colorful fish living happily within the aquarium. Aquarium Cap Blanc has amazing water quality, which means it is commonly used for the purposes of rescuing sea turtles, housing them, and keeping them healthy before releasing them when it is safe.
So visit and walk along the boardwalk on top of the water, examining all sorts of swimming creatures in the excellently lit pools beneath. After that, you can dine at the cafe facing the sea on a terrace in Aquarium Cap Blanc.
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Known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Snows, Ibiza’s main cathedral sits in Dalt Vila and looks out over the sea. Ever since the 7th century, its site has been used for a variety of different religious structures. Ibiza Cathedral itself was built in the 14th century and completed sometime in the 1500s, though it did not actually start serving as a cathedral for many more years.
The Ibiza Cathedral is at the very top of a steep hill, which takes a while to climb – but if you do so, then you’ll be able to view a lovely panorama from the top, and you’ll also get to explore the Gothic-type Catalan building. You can find monstrance in silver and gold that date back to 1399, as well as many panel paintings in a gothic style from the 14th and 15th centuries.
The Ibiza Museum of Contemporary Art, or the Museu d’Art Contemporani, features a wide range of famous artists from around the world, with a collection that is downright impressive for such a small island. It is housed in a historical building, which has been restored and renovated to elevate it from an archeological location to a glass-floored lot that is a perfect balance of old and new.
The permanent collection focuses on Ibiza-born renowned painted Antoni Marí Ribas as well as certain posters taken from the Carl van der Voort Gallery. There are also unique temporary exhibits; one of them was a LOEWE fashion house collection of intricate and wonderfully done designs.
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An excellent spot for families with children aged 14 and up, Ibiza Horse Valley is the closest you’ll get to a showy, dramatic attraction in Ibiza. There aren’t water parks or funfairs, but Horse Valley isn’t half bad!
This nature-oriented attraction is a stable that helps to save and rescue horses and ponies who faced neglect or abuse. People can opt to ride and tend to the horses. The Half-Day experience brings you on a 4-hour trip through the mountains, while the Full-Day experience covers 8 hours and takes you to the beach. All rides are accompanied by two guides and done in small groups.
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We may not know if the Lost City of Atlantis is real – and if it is, if we’ll ever discover it – but until then, Ibiza’s Atlantis Seaside Quarry is a great substitute. It was named by hippies who used to visit the island and discovered man-made formations of rocks from an old quarry, used to provide materials for building the citadel and watchtowers around Ibiza.
The area was originally referred to as Sa Pedrera de Cala d’Hort (and we’ll talk about Cala d’Hort later!). It’s not super easy to get to; a short hike is needed through some villas and a steep incline, but once you get there, you’ll find it’s worth it. Be careful around the old rocks! A lot of them are slippery and there are many steep spots in the quarry.
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The literal translation of Puig des Molins is “hill of windmills”. It rests on the original site of the Phoenician settlement of 7th century BC, which is a short distance away from the old town. As a UNESCO World Heritage site, it has immense historical value.
You may ask – why necropolis? Well, an ancient and very well-preserved necropolis lives on here. More than 3,000 tombs are scattered throughout the area, most of which are not excavated and not open to the public. There are, however, routes you can follow, and certain burial chambers you can enter.
If you like, you can stop by the museum, which has very low entry prices, to learn more about the area and see jewelry, amulets, vases, figurines, and more, all found in some of these tombs.
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11. Casita Verde
Casita Verde is a unique attraction on this list. It’s the HQ of a mostly volunteer-run organization, working on a project focused on eco-education, sustainable living, and environmental awareness. The building it is housed in is a finca that has been restored.
Within Casita Verde, people are hard at work. A farm inside focuses on producing high-quality vegetables and fruits. Buildings within are made from materials that have been recycled. If you’d like to visit, go on a Sunday, which is when Casita Verde has its open days. You’ll be able to eat a good lunch – home cooked vegetarian! – as well as join workshops. You can also receive a massage or listen to music played live.
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The northern portion of Ibiza feels very wild and untamed, which is an impressive achievement given how small the island is on the whole. In Punta d’es Moscarter, what you’ll see is a mix of coastline, pine forest, and farmland, bringing a rural feeling that caused a good number of holiday communities to spring up over the years.
You can explore the whimsical area or walk through the trail leading to the 52-meter lighthouse from Portinatx. The lighthouse, which is the tallest man-made building in all of Ibiza, was finished in the 1970s. The walk can be slightly challenging due to the sheer thickness of the juniper and pine scrub, but the amazing view up top makes for great photo opportunities and a trek well worth it.
13. Go To A Spa
It’s almost unheard of to go to Ibiza without indulging in one of their spas. There are only 15 spas on the whole island, which narrows down your choices significantly, most of which are attached to apartments, hotels, or even clubs. Here are some of the best ones that the island has to offer.
This club within a country hotel has what might be the largest treatment menu on the island. The Hot Stone massage is a common favorite, using cold and hot pebbles in order to help release tension. All treatments at the spa make use of natural ingredients. There are also pilates and yoga classes, as well as a spot to buy food and drink.
This spa earned its name from the Posidonia seagrass, which is a rare form of flora that grows in the waters surrounding Ibiza. It offers luxurious treatments of all kinds from a hotel, using a renowned brand and providing plenty of options for all genders. Some packages actually have you hanging from cascades off a cliff!
Located in 7 Pines resort, Pure Seven offers a huge range of wraps, scrubs, rubs, and more, as well as lots of sports to take part in. The spa is situated on top of a cliff, and you can look out to see the peaceful yet daunting sea stretching out beyond glass windows.
This spa uses ingredients and items from all over the world; perhaps the most famous is the Bali package, though the Mediterranean option is also quite popular. There are many kinds of packages available for different people and different purposes.
This spa has over 1,500 meters to its name, focusing heavily on wellness with a huge list of therapies you can try out.
14. Dance The Night Away
There is one thing that everyone knows Ibiza is most famous for: its clubs. The nightlife and partying scene in Ibiza is one that the rest of the world surely envies! Here are some of the best clubs to visit on the island.
This cool club opened its metaphorical doors in 2012 as one of the first San Antonio venues to host parties outdoors. You’ll enjoy amazing pool parties and great music.
· Hï Ibiza
This club is new, using highly advanced technologies for the best sound and performance. Big-name DJs, performers, and acts take turns taking the stage here, and every night there’s sure to be something interesting. Hi Ibiza also won an award for being the best nightclub in the world back in 2018.
You may not actually be on Bora Bora, but this Playa d’en Bossa will make you feel like it. One of Ibiza’s most popular clubs, it has a festive environment and very much resembles a beach bar, with good local dance music. For an authentic Ibiza party experience, this is a good option!
This club received an award in 2007 for being the best club that the world has to offer. Lighting, lasers, and other stylish forms of illumination make this a cool place to dance the night away.
Yet another club that is among Ibiza’s top, it opened in 2012, holding parties daily from 5 in the evening to 12 in the afternoon. It offers music for almost all hours, a very diverse but sophisticated crowd, and even accommodation for tourists!
15. Take A Trip To Formentera
Sure, technically, this isn’t in Ibiza. But it’s one of the most common day-trip attractions that Ibiza tourists visit! Among the Balearic Islands, Formentera is the smallest and probably the quietest, and it’s just 4 miles away from Ibiza, so the ferry trip only lasts an hour and a half – and during that time, you’ll see all sorts of stunning and amazing sights, including island flora, coastline views, and more.
Free Things To Do In Ibiza
1. Go Trekking
Ibiza is an absolutely beautiful island, and a good trek is an excellent way to see as much of it as you can. Plus, the act of walking is pretty much always free. Here are the best ways to trek through the region.
Parque Natural de Ses Salines, or Las Salinas Natural Park, is a nature park that is an official UNESCO Item of World Heritage. It covers a large area between Ibiza and Formentera and also encompasses the sea channel between them.
This park is an excellent way to peruse the relationship between coastal ecosystems and marine ecosystems. 75% of the park is taken up by sea flooded with Posidonia, an oceanic seagrass that densely takes up the ground beneath the water. This species of seagrass is endemic and important, and it is only found in the Mediterranean.
The park also has a lot of interesting land across its 1,786 hectares, ranging from wetlands to dunes and from forests to beaches, and it is also home to the Las Salinas salt flats, a very popular attraction. There are also hundreds of bird species that call this place their home.
· Es Canar to Sant Carles
In the north of Ibiza, you’ll find a lot of glowing opportunities to slow down, relax, and be one with nature. Es Canar, a beach, is a fantastic place to start, and the route from there to the church of Sant Carles is a joy to trek.
The whole route takes around 3 hours to walk, with a 12 km length. Along it, you will view the beauty of the countryside of Santa Eulalia and spot a couple of gorgeous beaches – namely Cala Llenya and Cala Nova – as well as the hippy market of Las Dalias.
Sa Talaia is the tallest mountain that Ibiza has, standing at 475 meters in height. The trek is a simple one. You begin in San José, in front of the church, and walk through the street of Sa Talaia until you reach a dirt track.
From here, you will be able to follow a trail that brings you through the forest. Don’t worry, you won’t get lost – there are plenty of signs along the way that nudge you in the right direction!
This hike begins at San Mateo, an odd little village in Ibiza’s north. The resulting trek involves a lot of stunning sights, and you can walk all the way to Cala Aubarca, which is a bay beach that is, surprisingly, relatively unknown in Ibiza. It is wild, beautiful, and well worth the walk!
· Cala Llonga to Roca Llisa
Cala Llonga is a fantastic beach, and it only takes about an hour for you to get to Sol d’en Serra in Roca Llisa. The route leads you through the hills, rising and falling with them until you hit the lookout point with gorgeous panoramic views and delightful beaches.
In spring, or at the end of winter, many people go through this well-known and “traditional” hike. Spring is a beautiful time to go thanks to the lovely almond trees that are blooming in the area.
The trail is a simple one that’s great for anyone looking for an easy but beautiful walk. You begin at Santa Inés, and quaint little town, and move onwards.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the many gorgeous beaches in Ibiza. After all, that’s what the island is so widely known for! Better yet, beaches are virtually almost always free. Here are 10 of the best.
Cala Comte sits on the west side of Ibiza, with a small beach complete with flat platforms, sun loungers, and a coastline of rock. Essentially, it’s a great place if you love the water but wish there wasn’t so much sand everywhere!
This is also a great beach to take children to thanks to how shallow the water is. It’s a great place to spend an entire day. There are three restaurants over on the cliff tops for you to indulge in once you’re done, all offering a breathtaking view of the sunset if your budget so allows!
This small cove, covered in stunning white sand, is a popular spot for locals – and it’s easy to see why! It’s serene and almost feels magical.
Go in the morning to enjoy a peaceful morning sunrise. Go any time during the day to swim in the bright turquoise water. If your budget allows, go in the evening as the sun sets to eat at the restaurant there: El Chiringuito.
If you’re staying at Ibiza Town, you can enjoy relaxing beach time at Talamanca, a quieter beach covered in lovely white sand. Set near an area of low-density development, it’s a great spot to head to for a quiet beach day against a backdrop of hills decorated with thick pines.
This is a nice beach for children due to the gentle waters and the headlands that surround it. There are also some places to eat here if you’re willing to spend a bit of money. Most serve authentic Balearic food, though there are more contemporary options on most menus, too.
The water in San Miguel is crystal clear, and its bay is full of soft sand. The shallowness of the waves allow for even children to enjoy the water, and it’s a popular beach for lounging in general.
But did you know that this is a great beach for treasure hunting, too? There’s a lot to see and unearth in the lovely sand. If you’re willing to spend a little on food, search for the left path along the cliffside of the main beach and you’ll find Utopia, a lesser-known chiringuitos with sunbeds and fresh sardines.
Cala Olivera isn’t very well-known, as it’s very near to Roca Llisa, a gated community – but that just adds to its charm! The beach is never too crowded thanks to this fact, so you can enjoy the golden sand and delightful turquoise waters marked with rocks that are perfect for lounging on in peace.
Do note that you need a car to get to this beach, as you have to drive through a dusty little lane. Most would argue, though, that it’s worth it – especially if you want to sunbathe!
Cap Des Falcó is famous among more fashionable and stylish visitors, especially those who prefer evening beach trips. White boulders and pebbles stretch across the sand, close to the crystalline Sea Salines and enveloped by the Mediterranean Sea.
Jetty jumping is a common activity here thanks to the attractive floating jetty. If you’ve got the cash to spare and want to get a little tipsy, the Experimental Beach cocktail bar also calls this beach its home.
If you’re here with your family, you’ll love Cala Llonga – and so does everyone else! This beach is always busy and bustling, with fun activities to take part in. Bring your kids here to enjoy the shallow waters and to relax in the soft sand. The views are great for photography, and if you have extra money, you can partake in cocktails.
If your main goal for an Ibiza trip is to bask in its more postcard-like venues, then Cala D’hort is a great option. Despite its small size, the beach is immensely popular among people from all walks of life.
From here, you can view the stunning and mysterious Es Vedrà, which you may also feel like visiting later on. If your budget allows, you can eat at the famous Es Boldado, a restaurant resting on a clifftop nearby.
Like cliff jumping? Look no further than Cala Tarida. It’s just a 20-minute drive from San Antonio and there are many rock formations just waiting to be climbed. Most of the cliffs are lower than others in Ibiza, but not too short, so it’s good for beginners while also providing an adrenaline rush that seasoned cliff divers will still enjoy.
Even if you’re not into cliff jumping, you can lounge on the white beach, swim in the clear Mediterranean waves, and more. If it’s your first-time cliff jumping, speak to a seasoned diver or go with a tour so you know which points are the safest.
Cala Saladeta rests past clusters of slippery rocks, a direct contrast to the golden-peach sand and crystal clear waters that the beach has to offer. Most of the crowd consists of childless adults, so it’s a good spot for couples or for your own enjoyment.
For just €5, if you feel so inclined, you can purchase handmade mojitos in a little plastic cup. They’re delicious and what the beach is renowned for!
3. Watch A Sunset
The sunsets in Ibiza are otherworldly, and the sun isn’t going to charge you a fee to watch it go down. Here are the best places in Ibiza to watch a sunset.
It’s no surprise that this location is on this list – that’s literally the name of the stretch of coast! Located in San Antonio, this incredibly popular spot is fantastic for watching the sunset.
If you have the money to spare, you can take a sunset charter to watch the sun go down, visit a bar and sip champagne or cocktails, eat gourmet food, or take part in one of Sunset Strip’s world-famous parties. If not, you’re also welcome to simply lounge in the public areas and watch the sky turn orange!
This area, also known as Platges de Comte, is where three different beaches come together. It is naturally beautiful in many ways, with lovely sand, lots of blue waters to swim in, parasols and loungers to chill out under, and a chance to ride a pedalo!
Once again, if your budget allows, there are even more things you can do. Boutiques, bars, and restaurants line the area, and ferries and buses can easily bring you to Cala Conta if you can’t make the 15-minute drive from San Antonio.
· Es Vedrà
We’ve already talked about the wonders and strangeness of this islet, but not only is it famed for its myths and legends, but its sunsets are just as worthy of praise! Head to the high area near Pirate Tower or climb atop one of its many cliffs to get the full effect.
This is another beach we’ve already mentioned, and its photogenic qualities aren’t just due to the stellar daytime atmosphere. As the sun sets over this beach, you’ll be able to view a majestic panorama of orange and red.
This is due in part to the direct view that Cala D’Hort easily gets of Es Vedrà, which, as you know, is another good spot to see the sunset. It doesn’t take long to get to this beach – just a 10-minute drive from Cala Vadella or even San José.
Cala Benirras is one of the more “authentic” and stereotypical Ibiza beaches. It has a unique rock formation called the finger of God or Cap Bernat, and it’s a common place for motorboats and private yachts to anchor – which may or may not be because of the wonderful sunset you can view here!
There is also something even more special about Cala Benirras – the drums! On Sundays, drums accompany the setting of the sun in a ritual-like performance that is a joy to watch for locals and tourists alike. You only need to drive from San Miguel for 10 minutes to get to Cala Benirras – and then you can enjoy the parties that compliment the sunsets!
4. Bird Watching
Birdwatching is a great free activity, provided that you already have the equipment. There are so many exotic birds in Ibiza, including many that can be quite difficult to see, so if you have your binoculars you’re in for a somewhat challenging treat! Here is a list of the endangered birds you can find on the island.
Endangered or threatened birds To Look Out For:
- Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)
- Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
- Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)
- Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)
- Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus)
- Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
- Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)
- Dartford Warbler (Curruca undata)
- Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)
- Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata)
- European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur)
- Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)
- Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris)
- Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis)
- Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
- Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus)
- Razorbill (Alca torda)
- Red Kite (Milvus milvus)
- Red Knot (Calidris canutus)
- Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus)
- Redwing (Turdus iliacus)
- White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala)