There are so many things to see and do on the island of Ibiza, so many that you will certainly lack the time necessary to devote to all during your holidays. In order not to lose the essentials and to enjoy the best of its beauty, we decided to draw up a list of the essential things to do on the island, starting from the assumption that Ibiza is not just sea, beaches and nightlife. It also has other aspects that tourists often can not see. In 1999 the White Isla was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for the exceptional cultural and natural richness of many of its places.
The city of Dalt Vila should be one of the must-see destinations for all visitors to Ibiza, for its impressive walls and its beauty, and the tranquility it infuses strolling along its ancient cobblestone streets that climb up the hill on which it is located and from which you can admire an exceptional panorama. During the walk, as well as stopping in the picturesque Plaça de Vila overlooked by clubs, art galleries, craft shops and restaurants, you can visit the Castle, the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Mayor, also known as Nuestra Señora de las Nieves, at the Center Interpreted Madina Yabisa or at the Puget Museum. Visiting Dalt Vila is recommended not only to learn a little about the history of Ibiza, but also to take advantage of an unprecedented tour: it reflects the great cultural variety that has characterized the island over the years.
The rocky island of Es Vedrà
Es Vedrà, the uninhabited rocky island shrouded in a mysterious atmosphere, offers the most beautiful sunset in the Balearic Islands. It can be considered as the most impressive place of Ibiza, located along the south-west coast, one of the most popular and popular among nature lovers. Emblematic fact is the natural park of which Es Vedrà and the other islets live, where there are many species of birds and lizards that differ in size and color, and the marine fauna that enjoys the clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
This island has inspired many artists who fell in love with its strange profile in the shape of a dragon’s head. It can be defined as a real natural sculpture resting on the sea. On the west coast you can also visit the famous Torre des Savinar which was built in 1763, is one of the best restored and is located in a privileged position. The tower has an unforgettable view of Es Vedrà and the Mediterranean Sea.
Access to this place is quite complicated, so we advise you to divide the route in two: one part you will do it by car, and the other will be a long, but pleasant walk along paths and climbs. If you do not have your own vehicle, you can contact one of the many car rental agencies in Ibiza.
Along the south-east coast of Ibiza, just in front of Es Vedra, near the beach of Cala d’Hort, there is a place that recalls an ancient city emerged from the waters. Atlantis, this is its name, is a cliff overlooking the sea that centuries ago was used as a quarry for the construction of villas, towers and defensive walls. Much of his magic is due to the strange rock formations created by the hand of man. A large part of the sandstone that was used to build the fortified walls of Dalt Vila in the 16th century was removed here. Characterized by huge natural pools that open between the rocks, still preserves sculptures and sacred images left over time by local artists.
In the 60s hippies landed in Ibiza, impressed by the strange structures created by the rocks, have made it a place of worship and rest, in which to become estranged between stone formations and natural pools. If you want to take a few hours to relax and get away from the chaos of the city or the discos, this is undoubtedly the ideal place.