A far cry from Ibiza’s tourist resort towns, Ibiza Town is the cultural hub of the island, a mass of busy streets sitting below the beautiful old town. During the day visitors busy themselves browsing in fashion boutiques or enjoying sea views from the walls of the old town. While most of the clubbers head to San Antonio at night, Ibiza Town attracts a more sophisticated crowd to its welcoming restaurants and local bars.
First on your to-do list has to be Dalt Vila, the walled old town located on the hill above the main town. It’s one of the island’s most iconic sights, a maze of cobbled alleyways lined with whitewashed houses where bright blue doors and blooming flowers provide splashes of colour. Once you’ve explored the castle grounds, wander back down to the harbour to watch the world go by from a seafront café.
Dalt Vila is a popular place for an evening meal, its pedestrianised streets making it a calmer place for outdoor dining than the roadside restaurants of the new town. Choose between the cosy atmosphere of the restaurants on the streets inside the town, or opt for the beautiful city views offered by those on the town’s edge. Tapas and fresh seafood is top of the menu, washed down with sangria and a scoop of ice cream.
Ibiza Town is one of the transport hubs of the island, so although it doesn’t have a beach it’s a useful place to be based if you’re planning to do lots of trips around the island. A lot of bus routes run through Ibiza Town so it’s fairly easy to get to every corner of the island, and the ferry port provides access to the island of Formentera via a 30-minute boat ride.