Thing's to do in Ibiza
Going to Ibiza this summer? Here's a few tourist attractions and great sightseeing places to visit
Besides raving at the fantastic night clubs Ibiza has to offer, there are many touristy things you can do to fill your day to take in the beautiful sights of the Spanish island.
Last summer in June, I spent a week in Ibiza, we booked a package holiday with Thomas Cook and stayed at Ses Savines Hotel in the popular nightlife area of Sant Antoni. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and apart from spending our days on the many beautiful beaches, swimming in the Mediterranean sea and taking long walks strolling around the Spanish streets, we also did a couple of fun excursions to explore other parts of the Balearic Island.
Our hotel (see my video above of room tour) was conveniently located on the Ibiza strip, facing the beach and near all the shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment. Within a short 15 minute walk from our hotel, we found a Lidl supermarket and a large bus station. You can read my Ibiza travel diary posts here, for more information and holiday snaps.
Ibiza Old Town
The old town of Ibiza is located on the opposite side of Sant Antoni, yet only took a quick 15 minute bus journey to get too. The buses are brilliant in Ibiza, they are clean, air-conditioned, regular and cheap, it cost 2 euros each way to travel to the other side of the island. The old town itself has beautiful architecture, narrow streets and some great fashion stores like Zara and plenty of tapas restaurants with al fresco dining. (See post: Ibiza Old Town)
The castle is a must see if you visit the old town, it's near the port so once you climb your way up the steep cobbled path you will find its totally worth it for the stunning ocean views and on a clear day you can see so much of the beautiful town. As you make your way down the castle you will come across homes full of colourful flowers and plenty of adorable friendly cats.
San Miguel Caves
There are many boat trips you can choose from companies located on the beaches, I recommend you stroll around and check out their boards to see the prices and what trips they have to offer before picking one.
We decided on a boat trip with Aqua Bus Ferry Boats, for a boat ride to San Miquel to check out the natural rock formations of Cova de Can Marca, when you climb the steps up to the caves you will get a stunning view of San Miguel and the ocean. When you get into the caves you have a tour guide informing you about all the fascinating stories of how the caves were found by smugglers who used to store their treasure there. This excursion is perfect for those interested in history and geography, like me. (See post: San Miguel Caves)
There are a couple of hippie markets on the island, the one I have found to be highly recommended is in Cala Martina. Where you can purchase plenty of colourful craft items from the many stalls.
Just like the boat trips, there are so many companies offering experiences such as snorkelling and scuba diving, speak with your hotel, pick up a flyer in the foyer or simply have a short walk and you will come across a company offering many exciting water activities, hiking and biking trips.