Ibiza is the island of a thousand dreams, with endless possibilities for enjoyment in a variety of extraordinary settings. Whether you desire relaxation, sophistication or simply want to discover the island’s culture and history, you will be truly spoilt for choice in a simply paradisiacal destination.

Top Guide to Ibiza

Thousands of visitors descend to Ibiza each year, taking advantage of its gorgeous beaches, delightful gastronomy and spectacular hotels Although Ibiza is renowned for its otherworldly offering of clubbing, there truly is so much more to discover on the beautiful White Isle.

Accommodation

The island has a great selection of accommodation in a multitude of spectacular environments. From boutique hotels brimming with character, to rustic Agroturismos in the heart of the countryside, the island has it all.

Beaches

From secluded bays to dreamy coves, there is no better way to soak up Mediterranean life than at one of Ibiza’s beaches. Check out Punta Galera for its dramatic stone rocks or Cala Comte for its magnificent beauty.

Shopping

Ibiza Town is every shopper’s dream with the Old Town offering a wealth of hidden gems. As well as high street and designer brands you can find beautiful boutiques as well as local artisans selling handcrafted items.

Nightlife

As a paradise for lovers of music and dance since the 1970s, the island provides an unparalleled level of clubbing that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world. Boasting international DJ’s, first-class production and incredible performances, Pacha and Ushuaïa are just some of Ibiza’s superb night-time picks.

Spirituality & Wellness

Spirituality and wellness go hand in hand with Ibiza thanks to the island’s intense spiritual nature, outstanding natural beauty and incredible magnetism. The island is home to an array of luxurious retreats and world-class practitioners providing unique classes, treatments and experiences.

Gastronomy in Ibiza

Ibiza is a true gastronomical paradise with a rich and diverse culinary scene. The island’s capital, Ibiza Town, offers a multitude of options for dining, with both international and local cuisines on offer.

Dreamy breakfasts

A superb pick is Café Montesol Ibiza, which is situated on the prestigious avenue of Vara del Rey. The upscale eatery has a delicious breakfast menu, including detox juices, homemade pastries and vegan plates.

Tasty tapas

Mediterranean cuisine is commonplace in Ibiza Town, with tapasbeing a popular lunch time fix. El Zaguan is one of the island’s oldest pinxto restaurants, serving traditional Basque tapas such as scrumptious croquetas and jamón ibérico.

Traditional bites

A great find is Restaurante Ca n’Alfredo, which specialises in Ibizan plates such as ‘borrida de ratjada’ or stuffed squid. Alternatively, La Cava Ibiza offers a different take on dining, fusing traditional plates with a modern twist.

Local dishes

Ibizan cuisine is made up of a delicious mix of fresh seafood, traditional recipes and local produce, using age old recipes and techniques. Arroz de Matances is a traditional rice dish using pork or squid, mixed with tomatoes, peppers, garlic, onion, olive oil and saffron resulting in a delicious soupy dish.

Bullit de Peix is a tasty Ibizan fish stew made with fish, potatoes and vegetables to create a salty flavoursome dish. For a sweet fix, Flao is a Spanish cheesecake with a unique combination of flavours – anise and mint.

History, Culture & Art

Perched upon a hilltop, creating a striking skyline that has become iconic to Ibiza is the ancient walled fortress of Dalt Vila. The UNESCO World Heritage site is a treasure trove of cobbled streets and stunning examples of medieval architecture.

As well as the Cathedral and Castle, you can discover treasures in the renown Archaeological Museum. For those with a love of the arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art showcases artwork from both local and international artists.

Hidden hikes 

There are two ways to enjoy the majestic city of Dalt Vila, each offering something uniquely different. First, by following the trail of bulwarks you can soak up the vast architectural works that make up the 16th century fortress, passing above the city, port and coast. You can also get lost in the fascinating streets and small squares that are peppered within the walls, following a winding trail typical of a medieval quarter.

Environment & Sustainability

Ibiza works towards preserving the natural value and beauty of the island, with several sustainable initiatives in force to respect the conservation of its environmental and cultural heritage.

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Ibiza in Numbers

Residents: 152,000 inhabitants

Area: 571 km2

Length: 40 km

Coastline: 210 km

Beaches: 57

Highest point: Sa Talaiassa – 475 m above sea level

Weather: Ave. of 10 hours of sun a day, 300 days per year

Travel: 57,000 global flights

Tourists: 3,141,934

Income: 75% of inhabitants get their income from tourism

Spirituality: 3rd most magnetic area in the world

Recycling: 16.7% of total waste

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Photographer: Soravit. L

Model: Inez Estelle

Fashion: Beatriz San Francisco

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StylistMartha E.

Spirituality images courtesy of Ibiza Retreats

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