Towns and Villages


The best way to discover the island is by scooter or by car. Because then you will be able to see al the nice beaches, and the most cute towns and villages.
For me that’s the way to get to know Ibiza, and to feel the magic vibe that’s anywhere at the island. We are doing it for some years now in that way, and every time again we discover new things and new places, even when you consider that the island isn’t that big. But there’s a lot of movement on the island and there are a lot of creative and entreprising people. There’s enough to discover, over and over again.

The old town;

Dalt Vila as it is called is rich in cultural and historic artefacts and as a result in 1999 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
It’s the upper part of the town. There’s a castle and it’s walls, a cathedral, a monastery and several museums. But the attraction of Dalt Vila around these artefacts are the restaurants, antiques shops, jewelry shops and so much more. There’s a labyrinth of cute narrow passageways as you climb up in direction of the cathedral and monastery. There are different ways to enter the historic center, Portal Nou is one of the entrees that’s very nice to visit. It’s a entree from the 16th century, and it still has the beautiful wooden doors and a tunnel with 50 meters of long stairs.
The other entree that’s worth visiting is Portal de les Taules with the drawbridge. I really recommend to go and visit Dalt Vila. When you are at the top you have the most beautiful view over the harbour and the sea. You can visit the cathedral as well, and that is beautiful inside as well.

When you are in town anyway start your day with a coffee or breakfast at Croissantshow, with a nice view at the old town from the terrace of this place. Besides that it’s a great place to sit down en look at at the people walking by. Like artists and artistic type of people, hippy’s, tourists, and locals, younger and older people. I love to start the day like that. A bit further on you will find Vivi’s Creamery, where you can get the best ice-cream from Ibiza if you ask me, and the shop itself is already cute to walk in, so nicely decorated.

La Marina or the harbour is also nice to visit. You will find a lot of luxury yachts here. So you can spent some time to look at them all and there are nice restaurants and shops around. At night it’s very nice here as well, the shops are open till late in high season. Beside that there are a lot of bars here and terraces with a nice view at the harbour.

In front of La marina on the other side of the water there’s Marina Botafoch. Also nice to spend your afternoon or evening. There’s Lio for a spectacular night out ( dinnershow ) but also grand Cafe Cappuccino and La Calma are on that side. At both places you can have a nice breakfast and start your day at their terrace with a beautiful view at Dalt Vila on the other side. And of course also from this side the nice view at the boats and yachts that come by.

Santa Eularia des Riu;

A charming and nice village with a nice boulevard to take a walk in the afternoon of evening. Just outside the center on the hill you will find Puig de Missa , it’s a 16e century old church with a cemetery and some cute little white houses. It’s like a village on it’s own and very nice to take a little walk there. Beside that you have a very nice view at the area. At Santa Eularia you have a lot of shops as well as nice restaurants, and around the area you will find nice beaches.

Sant Antoni de Portmany;

San Antonio as it’s called as well, used to be a fisherman village and is grown out to a seaside resort. It’s located around a bay with harbour and it has a promenade called the Paseo Maritimo. You can have a very nice walk here. The beaches Cala Gracio and Cala Gracioneta are very nearby. But San Antoni has a beach itself as well. It’s well known because of the beautiful sunsets you can enjoy here. The famous Cafe del Mar is located here. But also Mambo and Golden Buddha are places where you can sit down and enjoy the sunset. These spots are known because of this, so they are crowded at that time of the day, or shall I say evening. But about the sunsets, there are a lot of places where you can enjoy them, I wrote about different spots in my information about the beaches.

Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera;

One of my favorite villages in the middle of the island. It’s a small village with a very nice square with terraces. Here you will find the locals as well and you are able to feel the ambient of this village. There are some nice shops with handcraft, antique, jewelry and fashion. Also at the square there is a nice church, also nice to visit. For the nights there are some nice restaurants. If you like a peaceful environment and gastronomy, than you will love it. Just like me.

San Joan de Labritja;

Also named San Joan, is a quiet village in the north. But for sure worth to visit. When you are there you have to visit The Giri Cafe, again a recommendation from my side to take breakfast here, or lunch or have dinner. The decoration and their garden are lovely. And next to their cafe there’s The Giri Residence, a boutique hotel with spa. It’s on my list to stay over at this place. The hotel is decorated in great style and for sure you can relax here perfectly. Also with a beautiful garden with a swimming pool to enjoy your nice sunny days at the island when you are not a beach person.

Sant Agusti des Vedra;

A tiny village with traditional houses and so cute to visit. There’s a small church as well, and the special thing about this church is that it’s build in direction of the west. The other churches are build in direction of the south. It’s build this way because of a fight between the two most important family’s of the village in the past. By building the church in direction of the west it was adapt to both houses of the family’. Before you know it you’ve passed it, but it’s so nice to see this little village.

San Josep de sa Talaia;

A rustic town with beautiful old details, think about a very old olive tree in front of the church. There are shops, restaurants and this beautiful church. Very nice to walk around and take a look in the little shops or have a drink at a terrace.

Es Cubells;

Very small village, but so beautiful when you drive in. There is not much going on, but it’s so charming. The village is build on the edge of the cliffs and that’s beautiful to see. A small stop during your island tour to enjoy the view here is very nice.


Just outside Eivissa you have the village Jesus. It’s a nice town and it’s grown the last years. But you will feel the authentic Spanish ambient here.There are different kind of restaurants and bars here. It’s close to Talamanca where you can find the beach, and take a walk over the nice wooden promenade, with different terraces to have a drink or eat something.

Es Canar:

Es Canar is a village that started in the 70’s. It’s close to Santa Eularia. It’s a touristic village with shops, terraces and restaurants. You will find the hippy market “Punta Arabi” here. At the area around this village you will find different very nice beaches. Es Canar itself has a beach as well where you can do different kind of water sports.


This town exists completely by hotels, apartments, restaurants and shops with souvenirs. So in the evenings there’s always something going on. Portinatx is also popular because of the beaches and the beautiful bay. If you like to snorkeling this is a recommendation, because there are beautiful coral and fishes overhere.

Sant Carles de Peralta;

Also a authentic village. With different restaurants to have a nice dinner.It seems like time stood still overhere. Also here a beautiful white church.The area around this village is also beautiful. You have almond and fig trees here. On the side of this village is also on of the two most known hippy markets on the island; Las Dalias. So before or after visiting the hippy market it’s nice to take a look around in this village. And if you love ice-cream then there’s Viccio, where you can take lovely ice creams. You have to try it!

Sant Miquel de Balansat:

In the north there’s Port Sant Miquel de Balansat. A small and quiet village. It’s located at a beautiful bay with cliffs. There are lots of water sport possibilities, windsurfing, diving or rent a waterhole, it’s all possible. A few kilometers ahead is Sant Miquel de Balansat. Here you will find a beautiful church from the 16th century. Inside are some beautiful wallpaintings. It’s a very nice town to walk around. On Thursdays there is a market with only local products. So if you like to know Ibiza in another way, than you know where to go to.


Playa den Bossa:

Playa den Bossa is close to Eivissa and close to the airport. There’s a long sand beach and it’s very popular by young people. There’s a lot of entertainment on the beach, there are a lot of restaurants and bars. Ushuaïa is located here as well, where all the famous DJ’s are playing, and that’s definitely the most busy open air discotheque of the world.

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