When the Balearic island of Ibiza is mentioned in the media, it is most often in reference to its well-developed party and club culture. But there is more to Ibiza than its exciting nightlife: the beautiful Mediterranean island is home to many attractive and popular places that make it a superlative holiday destination. Along the coast you will find crystal-clear waters, endless sandy beaches and unrivalled sunsets. Ibiza Town offers a wide range of shopping opportunities and a picturesque old quarter.
The island’s long-established hippie tradition, which goes back all the way to the 70s, is reflected in countless hippie markets, among other things.
Heavenly beaches and coves
The popular 2 km long Playa d’en Bossa is the longest beach on the island. Here, active holiday-makers can find plenty of opportunities to engage in water sports. The beach is ideal for romantic strolls, and the many bars offer numerous possibilities to escape the heat with a refreshing cocktail. One of the most beautiful aspects of the beach, however, is the amazing view of Ibiza Town’s historic old quarter.
In the west of the island is a small sandy bay called Cala Salada. This beautiful spot is especially popular with boat owners, as it’s a perfect place to linger and enjoy the idyllic nature. Only few tourists make it here. The reason probably being that this corner of paradise can only be reached by car. Close to the beach you will find the caves of Ses Fontanelles, which are well worth seeing.
The fine, light-coloured sand and the clear water make the beach of Santa Eulalia an ideal bathing place. Water sports enthusiasts, too, will get their money’s worth. The magnificent palm-lined promenade along the beach offers numerous cafes, restaurants and small shops, providing a pleasant contrast to the city’s elegant marina.
Of course, Ibiza is also known for its unique nightlife in the island’s clubs. Most of them are located in San Antonio and Playa d’en Bossa. The oldest and most famous of them is Club Pacha in Ibiza Town. Many famous DJs perform here, and the club is often frequented by celebrities. Night also turns to day at the world famous Amnesia – for example during the legendary foam parties. The world’s largest club – the Privilege – is also at home on Ibiza. Not to be forgotten: the legendary open-air parties with their unparalleled party vibe, supported by mild temperatures.
The centre of the island
The port of Eivissa – also known as Ibiza Town – is the largest town on the island and the island’s capital. It is one of the most popular places on Ibiza. It has a beautiful old quarter with many a bar and cafe to make the most of. Here you will find outstanding restaurants with international cuisine as well as traditional Spanish venues in the diverse neighbourhood. If you like shopping, Eivissa is the place to be. In addition to conventional stores, there are also exclusive designer shops and small individual shops where you will find that special something. At the hippie markets around the island, you will even find many unusual vintage items from the original hippie era.
Living on Ibiza
Whether you prefer vibrant San Antonio and Playa d’en Bossa or wish to visit remote coves – Ibiza has something for everyone. But of course, the best way to enjoy the island is from within your own four walls. In this way, you have a holiday destination you are familiar with or can turn the island into your place of residence. Engel & Völkers is also represented on Ibiza, and will gladly help you find a house or apartment in the popular places around the island.