Tourist Attractions in Rural Ibiza
Ibiza is known for its nightlife, natural beauty and historical attractions. Before we cover the best attractions, let’s look at the nightlife scene. If you’re the type of person who enjoys a good party, this is the #1 place to visit. DJs with international reputations travel to Ibiza and spin house and techno on a regular basis. In addition to that, the nightclubs stay open all night long up until the early morning hours. Local officials are planning to pass a law thatravet requires nightclubs to close by 6 a.m., but that’s not going to tame the party.
When it comes to natural beauty, you’re going to have an opportunity to sit at a café overlooking the sea and tan on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The people are also incredibly friendly, which makes everything seem even more beautiful. If natural beauty isn’t enough and you want tons of amenities, there are several super clubs in Ibiza. These high-end resorts offer several pools and hot tubs, a spa, numerous restaurants, their own bars and nightclubs as well as beach access. If you would prefer to get to know the locals as well as the culture, stay at a smaller, independent hotel.
Now let’s get to the attractions. We will begin where the action is and work our way out toward more rural areas.
This is the Old Town, where you can navigate narrow cobblestone streets, explore tiny houses, eat at street-side cafes and enjoy extraordinary views. The informational plaques will give you all the historical detail you need to know about the exact area where you’re standing. There is a medieval feel and you should expect to spend 1 to 2 hours. The entire area is closed in and protected by large walls. There are 5 gated entrances, but it’s recommended that you choose the Sea Taules Gate, which is protected by the Goddess Juno as well as a headless Roman soldier. Once you’re inside, you will see street artists, shops, museums, a gothic cathedral and more.
Castle Of Ibiza
This attraction is listed second for a reason. If you work your way up from D’Alt Villa, you will find yourself at the Castle Of Ibiza. It’s a steep walk, but well worth the effort. While the historical aspect is interesting, it’s the views that stand out most. You can see everything from the city below to sailboats and cruise ships on the sea. It’s a popular place to take photos. Also be sure to see the cannons, the old grave and the iron fence.
Cala d’hort Beach
If you think you will need a break from all the action, go to Cala d’hort Beach. The crowds are moderate depending on the time of year, but it’s the fish restaurants and sunsets that make this beach stand out. The parking here can be tricky so try to arrive early.
This is the most popular beach in Ibiza. If you love to people-watch, then this is the place to be. The parking lot here is also crowded. Once again, try to arrive early. If that’s not an option, take the bus. The water here is clean and calm, which makes it appealing for all ages. Snorkeling is also available, which is great since there are so many different types of fish to see. Not only that, but kids are also allowed to snorkel. Various water sports are available and they’re all affordable. Cala Bassa has a café that offers fresh seafood. The food is great, but it’s expensive since there’s no competition.
This is a different type of attraction because in order to take advantage of it, you must stay here. Don’t let that scare you away. This is the ultimate experience when it comes to Ibiza rural tourism. Leah, Arlette and Dan are very friendly and knowledgeable, Benirras Beach is easily accessible and there’s a great pizza shop right next door. This is a great place to visit if you want to sleep amongst the stars and enjoy the best yoga on the planet.
Iglesia de Sant Rafel
This is a beautiful old church where the Virgin Mary hangs above the altar opposed to Jesus.
If you want the epitome of Ibiza rural tourism, go on the Jeep Safari. You will see all the natural beauty Ibiza has to offer, which includes all the best viewing platforms. You will also stop at a bar in the country and enjoy some tapas.