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Are you planning a few days' holiday in the Balearic Islands? We advise you to visit the island of Ibiza, a place that has become one of the most important in Spain: a true paradise on the Mediterranean Sea, Ibiza is a jewel of incomparable nature with its 170 km of coastline, its wonderful coves and its beautiful old town where you can discover hippy markets.
With so many things to see and do in Ibiza, it is a good idea to put together a plan and below to help you, are some ideas to make your stay in Ibiza unforgettable.
Renting a boat in Ibiza is a beautiful way to get to know the island and its coves. By renting a boat you can enjoy the coastline, discover the island from the sea, relax on board and go swimming and snorkelling. It is a perfect option for discovering hidden beaches that are only accessible by boat.
To the north of Formentera, Espalmador beach is a private island with a white sandy beach and transparent waters which makes it the ideal place to anchor. You can also rent a boat for a few hours and enjoy a sunset onboard. Ibiza is renowned for its sunsets which are among the most beautiful in the world. For an unforgettable sunset, go to Benirrás. Here, you can experience a pure moment of magic as the sun hits the sea and it's a real spectacle.
If lying on the beach and sunbathing is not your thing, there are many activities and excursions in Ibiza for those who enjoy something a bit more active. You can opt for hiking, an activity that will show you Ibiza from another side. In Ibiza, there are many hiking routes for all levels of difficulty and many of them are located near the coast. If you go to Ibiza in spring, we recommend the route from San Antonio to Cala Salada, which is probably one of the best hiking routes in Ibiza, taking you on a walk along the coast with a view of Sa Conillera.
When talking about Ibiza, almost everyone thinks of parties, discos and beaches but the white island has a lot more to offer! The walled town of Dalt Vila should be one of the must-see spots for all visitors to Ibiza. This 16th century fortification was built to protect the town from pirate attacks by Philip II and has been a World Heritage Site since 1999. Dalt Vila is located on a small hill called Puig de Vila. Strolling through its streets is one of the things you can't miss in Ibiza, plus from this point, the views of the city are great!
Another of the top things to do in Ibiza is to visit some hippy markets to buy beautiful crafted objects. The Mercadillo de las Dalias is located in San Carlos and is the most famous and oldest market on the island. It started in 1986 with only 5 stalls, today it has more than 200. It has become the most famous market in Europe and you can find clothes and handicrafts from all over the world. You can also sample the local cuisine and listen to live music in a hippie atmosphere.
Enjoying nature in the Ses Salines Natural Park is highly recommended as it is a protected area and a World Heritage Site for its biodiversity and beauty. This natural paradise stretches from the south of Ibiza to the island of Formentera. It is home to more than two hundred species of birds, most of which are migratory, such as kestrels and flamingos. If you like flora, you can discover more than a hundred species of plants, a paradise for botany lovers!
The park also has white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, charming coves, salt ponds... You're sure to love it!Back to overview
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