Spanish island with a UNESCO city and rugged nature and beaches

Ibiza is more than a party island. Ibiza Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while nature is remarkably rugged, as are the beaches. These are the best tips for your visit.

The island of Ibiza has wild coastlines, the old town and sandy beaches are ideal for hiking and relaxing. And of course, it has a pleasant climate, so you can visit at any time of year.

The island of Ibiza belongs to the Balearic Islands, which lie to the east of Spain. With an area of 575 km², Ibiza is a relatively small island in the Mediterranean. It is about 45 km long and 25 km wide. You can combine a visit with the more southern Formentera.

Es Vedra Nature Reserve

Es Vedra Nature Reserve on Ibiza.

You will find various nature reserves, which have been established by the Spanish government to protect the special, but fragile nature. The Es Vedra Nature Reserve is an island that can be reached by boat. You can walk to the highest point in all of Ibiza: 476 meters high.

Las Salinas Natural Park

The Las Salinas National Park is a small ecosystem in itself. This nature reserve consists of 75 percent sea and runs all the way to Formentera. A wonderful place for swimming, snorkeling, and walking along the rugged coast.

Ibiza Town

Ibiza Town is on the World Heritage List.

Few people know that Ibiza Town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. The old town, which is higher than the rest of the city, is called Dalt Villa. You will find the mighty cathedral and the famous archaeological museum.

Sa Caleta

Another well-known attraction is the ruins of the settlement of Sa Caleta, which was once set up by the Phoenicians. This old town is about ten kilometers to the west.

Cap Bernat

Cap Bernat is a beautiful rock formations in the sea. According to the locals, the rock resembles a woman praying, or a giant baby or even a sphinx. Decide for yourself what you see in it.

Santa Eularia Festival

The colours of Santa Eularia Festival on Ibiza.

Cap Bernat is a beautiful rock formations in the sea. According to the locals, the rock resembles a woman praying, or a giant baby or even a sphinx. Decide for yourself what you see in it.

Aigua Blanca

Aigua Blanca on Ibiza.

Aigua Blanca is according to many the most beautiful beach in Ibiza. It is officially a nudist beach, but you can still visit it. You reach this beach via steps and a narrow path. Due to its remote location, it is often quieter at Aigua Blanca than on the other beaches.

It is best to visit this beach in the morning. In the afternoon the sun disappears behind the rocks. You will find Aigua Blanques in the northeast of Ibiza.

Cala Benirrás

Cala Benirrás is also perfect for snorkelling, although it can get busy. Both with people and with boats. There is a small car park, which fills up quickly. The beach consists of pebbles. From the beach you have a view of the wonderful rock Cap Bernat.

Cala Conta

Cala Conta is Ibiza's most famous beach. The beach offers golden sand, but also a beautiful view of various islands in the sea. In fact they are two beaches; one between dunes and one between the rocks.

It can get crowded in high season. So make sure you arrive on time. It is also one of the best places to experience the sunset. You can then take wonderful pictures.

Cala Xarraca

Cala Xarraca on Ibiza.

Cala Xarraca is a beach with unprecedented clear water. This makes it a popular spot for snorkeling. Very occasionally you will also see divers who want to experience the underwater life. The beach itself is about 100 meters long and 15 meters wide.

Cala Bassa

Cala Bassa is a beautiful, but also busy beach with lovely golden sand. You will also find several restaurants and bars. While you can easily reach it by bus and even from the ferry. Note the beautiful old trees on the edge of the beach. This beach is located in the west of Ibiza.

My Tips

Show all Bucket List Tips on Spain

Read My Tips
Show all articles