You’ll certainly find such things in plentiful supply here.


You don’t have to go far, however, to discover a world apart from DJs and drinks, where history takes precedence and small villages entice you to relax on a peaceful coastline overlooking the glimmering Med.

Arriving at Ibiza Airport 

Your plane will touch down in the busy south-west corner of the island, about four miles (6km) outside of Ibiza Town. This is a compact island; Cala de Sant Vicent, at the opposite corner of the island, is only 40 minutes away by car.

Regular buses provide transfers between the airport and Ibiza Town’s bus station. This is the transport hub for the rest of Ibiza, providing regular services to other towns and villages scattered across the landscape.

If you want a more direct route to your accommodation, taxis and hire cars are both available at Arrivals; it’s best to pre-book car-hire.

Ibiza Airport is also the first stop if you’re heading to neighbouring Formentera. Simply hop on a bus to the town’s ferry harbour and it’s just a 35-minute journey to the smaller island, which is famed for its beaches. Three different ferry companies operate routes across the water, so finding your way there is easy.

Essential sights

Dalt Vila Fortifications

The historic fortifications that dominate the landscape of Ibiza Town are one of the most impressively preserved sights in Spain. It’s no wonder UNESCO put its stamp on this attraction. Find the entrance to the fortifications at the Porte de ses Taules, then wander around the 16th-century walls for the best views of the town.

Port of Ibiza

Get a glimpse of luxury lifestyles by wandering around Ibiza Town’s glamorous port. Mega-yachts and fishing boats are moored next to one another in this atmospheric harbour. Stroll around the boardwalks or relax by spending the afternoon in open-air cafés.

Las Salinas Nature Reserve

Drive only 10 minutes from Ibiza Town to reach one of the island’s finest natural attractions. This protected nature reserve features salt flats, sand dunes and a popular beach, as well as ponds frequented by pink flamingos.

Café del Mar

So popular it’s almost a cliché, watching a famous Ibiza sunset at Café del Mar is still one of the quintessential island experiences. While you’re here, enjoy a drink to the strains of a chilled DJ set playing in the background.

Cala Jondal Beach

Ibiza’s sun-baked beaches are one of its chief attractions, but picking which one to visit can be tricky. Cala Jondal, backed by a conservation area, is particularly beloved for its serene natural location. Head here to escape the noise of city beaches and bask in the warmth of the Mediterranean sun.