Ibiza, Spain is a wonderful destination many tourists are drawn too. The Mediterranean island off the coast of Spain is one of the largest Balearic Islands and has become known for its extensive electric sound nightlife. While many visit the island to party the night away, most others visit for its scenic beauty and picturesque locations that dot the island.
Here is our top five must-see Ibiza sites. We recommend you do your own research before booking your trip to ensure appropriate accommodation while staying on the island that is away from the clubs and nightlife scene. This will ensure your stay is memorable and not interrupted by the sounds from nightclubs that often last well into the early morning hours.
1. Platja de Ses Salines
Platja de Ses Salines is located in the Ses Salines are and is considered one of the best beaches on the island. Known for its white sand and clear ocean waters, the large rolling sand dunes and patches of Sabina pine set the stage for what is pure magic. Those wanting to be in the family-friendly area of the beach should venture to the northwest section and those looking for something a little less family friendly will find nude sunbathers in the southwest section.
2. Dalt Vila
Dalt Vila is located in Ibiza Town. This site shows the historic importance of Ibiza with its 16th-century bastions that can be seen to the south. The fortified hilltop was initially established by the Phoenicians and was later occupied by various other civilisations. It is now a scenic and tranquil area that offers cobbled lanes and is accessible by foot only. There are also a number of medieval mansions one can visit and a cathedral.
3. Platges de Comte
Platges de Comte is a wonderful part if West Ibiza that is covered in sand dunes and offers wonderful warm and shallow water, perfect for the kids and family afternoons by the ocean. The perfect time to hit this area is late afternoon as it is west facing and perfect for afternoon sun.
The Ramparts are located in Ibiza Town, and for history buffs, its large walls that soar 25 meters high are ideal for a look back in time when forts were constructed in the Renaissance era as a way to protect those living on the island. The area offers the ability to walk the full perimeter of the fort and affords great views along the way.
Ibiza’s Stonehenge is located in South Ibiza. This monument is one that locals chose to call Stonehenge as it resembles the more famous one in the U.K. It consists of thirteen basalt columns and was created by Andrew Rogers, an Australian artist who was commissioned by Guy Laliberté, the founder of Cirque du Soleil.