Ibiza is one of the most beautiful islands in Europe, and it certainly is the liveliest one. Every year more than 4 million visitors come to the island, which has just over 100,000 permanent residents. ‘Eivissa’ is the formal Catalan name and the name used by its inhabitants. The Balearic island has had many occupants over the last thousand years - from the ancient Phoenician and Carthigan peoples to the Greeks, Moors, Turks and Catalans.
By the 60's, though, the main invaders were hippies and they established Ibiza as a place for counterculture. All left their cultural fingerprints on Ibiza with a 2,000-year-old salt industry, an old smugglers route, a hippie market and a charming old town. Today, Ibiza is more international than ever - this is evident in the many restaurants offering very different culinary experiences and in the bars and clubs with chic designs set against absolutely breathtaking scenery.
Can Marça Caves
Enjoy the breathtaking views of the sea as you descend into the prehistoric, concealed cave system once used by tobacco and liquor smugglers. Stalagmites and stalactites adorn the cave and at the centre there’s a 9 meter high water cascade. Tours take place every hour from 10.30 until sunset every day all year.
Almudaina/Castillo de Eivissa/Ibiza Castle
This fortress used to be the military and administrative headquarters of the Moslem 'Wali'. Ruins from the 12th and 13th centuries have been uncovered here, although most buildings are from the 16th century. The Almudaina has been declared a World Heritage site.
Bora Bora Ibiza
Bora Bora Ibiza lies right on the beach and has free entry. You can either soak up the groovy vibes from a comfortable sunbed, or mingle with other party people on the terrace. It is one of the island's most popular party venues, both for day and night time.
Good to know
Ibiza has a decent bus service that will take you around the island. Regular bus services work all year, while night busses and the Discobus between Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni are in service from May until September.
All buses run from/to Avgda d’Isidor Macabich in Ibiza Town and bus stops are signed with a blue "P" on white background.
There’s a water bus service from Ibiza harbour to other beaches on the island. You can also take it to go across the harbour (to the El Divino club and Marina Botafoch).