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5 Stunning Places to Visit in Ibiza

Ibiza is a picturesque island featuring different terrains, dramatic rolling hills, lush pine forests, and golden sand beaches. The island’s best natural sights offer idyllic vibes and breathtaking views along the coastline and the interior. There are plenty of beautiful towns and cities to explore on this Mediterranean island, and the variety leaves you spoilt for choice.

If you’re wondering what to see on your next Ibiza holiday, here are some of the most stunning places to visit in Ibiza.

Ibiza Town

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Ibiza Town is the island’s capital city and is also the largest. As one of Europe’s oldest towns, Ibiza Town is home to fascinating historical sights and world-famous restaurants, bars, and clubs. Being the centre of many touristic activities, Ibiza Town is also home to some of the best hotels on the island, making it an ideal base for your holiday to Ibiza.

The highlight of Ibiza Town is its rich cultural heritage. If you love discovering local culture and learning about the island’s history, this is the place to be. Venture into Dalt Vila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site established by the Phoenicians over 2500 years ago. A treasure trove of history, Dalt Vila features traces of the island’s rich history, from Moorish-style buildings to museums displaying artefacts from the time of the Romans and Phoenicians.

Wander around the old port area, where you’ll find picturesque cobblestone streets lined with whitewashed houses and buildings. In summer, the place is bustling with tourists strolling around during the day, and it comes alive at night when bars and clubs start opening up, luring partygoers with its loud music and vibrant atmosphere.

Cala Moli

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Ibiza is renowned for its delightful beaches. There are several of them scattered across the island, in all shapes and sizes. Many beaches are full of tourists, especially those close to the island’s party hub. If you prefer a quieter and secluded beach, head to Cala Moli. The idyllic cove sits between Cala Vadella and Cala Tarida along a cliff on a hillside.

Cala Moli is a pebbly beach tucked away from Ibiza’s bustling areas. While it does not have the usual parasols and sun loungers, it’s an excellent beach for snorkelling. It boasts clear waters, which makes spotting marine life easier. Plus, the nearby caves add an extra dimension to the beach.

Unlike the many other beaches in Ibiza, Cala Moli rarely gets busy. And when it does, the visitors are mostly local families from the nearby villages. Therefore, it’s a great spot for soaking up the local culture while enjoying peace and quiet. There are also local guesthouses and small hotels nearby, perfect for when you want to stay somewhere far from the crowds.

Santa Eulalia

Santa Eulalia
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To make the most of your holiday, stay in luxury villas in Ibiza, with many great options in Santa Eulalia, one of the most beautiful parts of the island, with stunning charm everywhere you look. It’s home to a small village with whitewashed houses perched on the mountainside looking out to the unwavering views of the crystal-clear seas.

Santa Eulalia is one of the largest towns in Ibiza, offering many stunning sites to visitors. It’s also popular among island residents and a much sought-after resort by those looking to enjoy a quieter holiday in Ibiza. Its most prominent feature is the lovely seafront promenade, a perfect place for enjoying scenic walks by the coast. It spans the length of the town’s beautiful beach adorned with lush palm trees, a gorgeous garden, and a large fountain. Stroll towards Santa Eulalia Bay beach, where you’ll find the only river in the Balearic that runs towards the sea.

As you stroll along the promenade, you will reach a historic stone bridge dating to the 18th century. Midway through your walk, you’ll find a paved path leading to the small beach of Calo de S’Alga in the nearby village of Siesta, with its relaxing, laid-back atmosphere.

San Agustin

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San Agustin is the perfect place to soak up the calm and serene atmosphere of the Ibiza countryside. It’s ideal for those who prefer a relaxing holiday instead of partying or enjoying water sports. But that does not mean you’ll have nothing to do in the town. Between relaxing, you can explore the historic buildings and whitewashed houses featuring typical Ibizan architecture.

As soon as you arrive in San Agustín, you’ll immediately experience that authentic feeling of peace and tranquillity typical to rural areas. Since it’s a small walkable town, you don’t need a car to explore. You can walk from one place to another in only a few minutes. Some notable buildings include a stone tower, parish house, and an old church, inaugurated and blessed in 1806.

After a day of strolling, enjoy the gastronomy of Ibiza by heading to the many fantastic restaurants of San Agustin. Check out Bar Can Berri, a welcoming eatery next to the church. Find a spot on its lovely terrace, surrounded by orange trees. When evening comes, it comes alive with tourists and locals sharing stories over a good meal.

San Jose

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San Jose is a charming village sitting in the foothills of Sa Talaia in the west of Ibiza. As the area’s main village, San José has everything a tourist will need – beautiful hotels, excellent restaurants, and numerous bars and shops. On its main street is an impressive church with a courtyard shaded by trees and a perfect spot for relaxing and soaking up the peace and tranquillity.

While many ex-pats have settled in this area of Ibiza, it still exudes an authentic Ibizan charm. You can hear church bells chiming every morning and local men sitting in cafes enjoying their daily coffee. The outdoor seats offer the perfect spot for people-watching and observing locals going on with their life, with some having a quick chat through their windows.

Life is much slower in San Jose than in the other areas of Ibiza. It’s the best place to soak up the local culture and appreciate the authentic charm of the island, away from the wild parties and crowds.

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