11 Best Things to Do in Ibiza for a Fun Island Holiday

things to do in Ibiza

So you are travelling to Ibiza this year and you’re wondering about things to do in Ibiza? You came to the right place! Ibiza is known as a party island but there is so much more to Ibiza than that. Yes, there are the famous supper clubs and beach parties but there are also beautiful pine forests, Unesco World Heritage sites, secret beaches and hidden bays.

Paradise island: a guide to things to do in Ibiza

We’ve got 3 words for Ibiza: paradise on earth. So boys & girls, ladies & gents… welcome to Paradise! Ibiza is a wonderous, beautiful island thrilling adventurers, partygoers, nature freaks, culture seekers and villa lovers. The island has buzzing towns for those seeking entertainment and nightlife but also quiet places to retreat in nature and forget about everything for a little while. The perfect destination for a memorable holiday with an superb mix of entertainment and relaxation.

1. Explore Ibiza’s Old Town Dalt Vila

Things to do in Ibiza - Visit Dalt Vila
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Dalt Vila translates to ‘upper town’. It’s the old town of Ibiza situated on top of a hill, surrounded by ancient city walls. The views from the old town are mind-blowing, overlooking the ocean. Dalt Vila has endless picturesque cobbled streets with must-visit cafes, restaurants, art galleries and museums. On top of the hill sits the cathedral which is truly impressive.

2. Go Scubadiving

Scuba diving in Ibiza
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With incredibly clear waters and underwater caves, Ibiza is a great place to go scuba diving! There are 17 diving schools on the island. Go see The Wreck of Don Pedro, a ship that sank back in 2007. You can see lots of colourful fish, octopus and more. Perhaps you even get to see dolphins while out at sea.

3. Stroll around hipster hippy markets

Things to do in Ibiza - Check out Hippy Market
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Back in the 1960ties many artists, painters and designers came to Ibiza and the island never lost her artisan feel. Just go to one of the many hippy markets to experience it yourself. You can hunt down treasures such as cool vintage artifacts, handmade jewellery and so much more. You can buy delicious street food and enjoy live music. The ambience is friendly and laidback. Las Dalias is a wonderful night market on Monday and Tuesday evenings from June to September. The oldest and biggest hippy market is Punta Arabi held on Wednesdays starting at 10 am in the summer months. This market has lots of activities for the kids.

4. Horse riding in Horse Valley

Horse riding in Ibiza
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What better way is there than to explore the island on horseback? Ibiza Horse Valley is a rehabilitation centre that opened in 2010. This sanctuary is located in the north of the island spread out across 40 hectares of land. At Horse Valley, you get to meet all of the horses and connect with them before choosing the horse you are going to ride. Bonding is a very important part of the horse riding experience. There are beautiful trails leading you to the mountains (half-day trips) or towards the beach (full-day trips). It’s a wonderful experience.

5. Spa time

Spa time
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You won’t be getting away from self-pampering during your stay in Ibiza. The island has a fabulous spa culture all you need to do is surrender and relax. Massages, beauty treatments, floating pools. Combine it with yoga classes and healthy food and you’ll return home reborn and renewed. Atzaró Spa is a great wellness centre with bathing pools, sauna, hammam, massages and more.

6. Hit the Beach

spend time at the beach
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Beach time is fun time! it is time to relax and let your hair down. Beach time is what you came to Ibiza for! Crystal clear water, beautiful sceneries, beach bars, long chairs, you’ll never get enough of the beach. There are quiet, hidden beaches and lively, busy beaches with lots of entertainment. What is your favourite beach? Most popular is Cala Comte Beach. If you can’t get enough of the hippy vibes, you’ll love Cala Benirràs and her stunning sunsets. Watersports are plentiful at Cala Llonga. Prefer a beach with dreamy turquoise waters? Check out Cala Bassa.

7. Sunday evening is drumming time at Berrinas Beach

ritual drumming ceremony
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Every Sunday around sunset time, a ritual drumming ceremony takes place on Berrinas Beach. You can take part in it or you can watch and dance to the music. Either way, it’s super fun and totally cool! Watch this video to get a good impression of a drumming session on the beach.

8. Feel the magical energy at Es Vedra Island

Es Vedra Island
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Es Vedra is an uninhabited rock formation that rises 404 metres above sea level. It’s located near Cala d’Hort nature reserve on the southwest coast of the island. Many myths and legends surround this mysterious rock formation. It’s believed to be the third most magnetic spot on planet earth and the tip of Atlantis. It really does have a special, magical-kind-of energy. Come and feel it for yourself.

9. Ibiza Party Island

Party in Ibiza
Credit: Amnesia Ibiza

There’s a reason why Ibiza is often referred to as ‘party island‘. Although there is so much more to Ibiza than parties, you should definitely go check out the party scene! World’s best DJs fly over to Ibiza to get the party started and if you don’t want it to end, you can just keep going. Privilege is known as the biggest nightclub in the world. Other famous clubs are Amnesia, Pacha and Ushuaia.

10. Sunset drinks at Cafe del Mar

sunset drink at Cafe Del Mar
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There are many places to go for sunset drinks. Even your private villa can have gorgeous sunset ocean views but Cafe del Mar is the iconic sunset bar Ibiza has known since the 1980ties. Cafe del Mar is located in San Antonio. Go check it out on the main strip if you’re in town.

11. Stay in a private villa

Ibiza villas

If you’re looking for a vacay home in Ibiza, we have narrowed down the selection to amazing private pool villas with strict hygiene policies and wonderful staff. Hand-picked, private, safe, there’s just no better way to experience Ibiza! Whether you are looking for an affordable villa or a luxury villa, we’ve got you covered.

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