As well as the dramatic landscapes in San Antonio, the north of Ibiza offers stunning scenic views and the natural environment makes for a fantastic day trip out. So, if you fancy a change of scenery, from the golden sandy beaches, venture here by boat and immerse yourself in the views of luscious blankets of greenery, covering the surrounding hills.
If you are looking for a splashtastically fun way to spend a day in the sun, head on over to Aguamar Waterpark in Ibiza’s Playa d’en Bossa. Home to white knuckle waterslides and chutes, this is a thrilling day out for the whole family to enjoy.
There is a children’s play area for the little ones who may be a bit too small for the serious slides, ensuring everyone can have a good time. Showers and first aid can be found within the park.
If you don’t fancy getting your feet wet during your trip to Aguamar Waterpark that’s fine, too. There are plenty of sun loungers to lay back on and parasols to keep you safe from the sun’s rays. Just lay back by the pool and watch the rest of the family play. There’s also a restaurant and café on site, so you can replenish your energy levels after a day of fun.
Located in Sant Antoni de Portmany, Aquarium Cap Blanc is a fantastic, fun and educational place to take the kids during your Ibiza holiday. Here, you can view a varied range of exotic ocean life, from octopi, various rays, fish and other marine creatures, all in their natural underwater habitat.
Walk over the waters and look down to see a wide range of sea life. There’s an enormous number of colourful fish to be spied and children can spend hours watching the fish swimming in and out of the cavern.
Aquarium Cap Blanc runs underground, so visitors are treated to a truly unique experience like no other on the island. This underground cavern also has a small bar, with a terrace, so you can enjoy a refreshing drink overlooking the sea after viewing the sea life. It can be reached very easily from San Antonio, either by bus or taking a stroll along the coastline.
Often referred to as “the hidden beach”, Atlantis Beach is one of the most secluded sights all of Ibiza. However, it is also one of the most beautiful locations to be found anywhere in the world. Several centuries ago, rock from this beach was quarried to create the homes in Ibiza, as well as the Dalt Vila, so today Atlantis Beach is home to many unusual rock formations.
It is not the easiest location to access and requires visitors to climb down a rather steep, rocky hillside and steep sand. Nonetheless, if you are able to overcome this minor hurdle, the view and experience is more than worth it. The ocean off Atlantis Beach are a breathtaking aquamarine colour.
The term ‘beach’ may not be the most appropriate for this sight; there is no sandy shore or obvious way to access the coastline, but for unparalleled ocean views, there is nowhere better.
Located in Port de Sant Miguel, the Can Marca Caves are the perfect way to escape the Ibiza heat. These underground caverns are spookily beautiful, illuminated by various colours, you can study the various formations of stalactites and stalagmites and absorb the Can Marca Caves’ unique atmosphere.
Guided tours point out the most interesting areas and also provide you with historical information on the caves. Can Marca Caves have a rich history as they were originally used by smugglers to store their contraband goods – the marks they used to guide the ships in at night are still on the walls.
Can Marca Caves also offer spectacular views of the ocean and is open throughout the year, so whenever you are visiting Ibiza, you can take in a tour. Don’t miss your chance to visit this truly historical and magical location. The caves can be easily reached from Puerto San Miguel by car, bus or on foot.
Whether you are looking to shop till you drop or for a bar to take in the local atmosphere, the Gorila Hippy Market in Ibiza is a must visit.
Sitting in San Antonio Bay, the market runs multiple days a week and has something for everyone. If you want to do some shopping before you go home, there is an array of stalls at the market selling quality homemade products and gifts. There is a wide selection of clothes, textiles, jewellery and even musical instruments, so you are almost certain to find something you love to take home. If you just want to relax and take in the terrific atmosphere, there are plenty of bars at the market, as well as multiple high quality food and drink stalls, including ice cream and smoothies.
The market is a great experience for kids as well. There are bouncy castles and a petting zoo to keep them entertained, as well as live music and fantastic performers including fire eaters. It is open till midnight and accessible from all over the island by bus.
Sitting in Old Town Ibiza, the Ibiza Castle is a must visit for anyone with a love of history and culture. The picturesque walk through the Ibiza Citadel is well sign posted with directions that guide you up to the castle and also guide you through the history of the area as you walk up. There are plenty of nice restaurants and shops on the way up, and the view from the castle itself is stunning, with fantastic views of the marina and the city of Ibiza.
The structure was built by Arabs in the 16th century when they ruled Ibiza, and is joined to the military wall known as La Almudaina. It is made up of nine square towers and there are multiple exhibits open at the site. This includes an exhibit of the weapons that were used to defend the walls of Ibiza, and one also explaining how the walls were built.
The castle also plays host to party once a year in August, with DJs and cocktails available until late.
If you are looking for somewhere to binge on culture and history while you are on holiday, then make time to visit Ibiza Cathedral. Sitting at the top of the fortified area in the Old Town, the Cathedral is visible from miles away, but it is worth making the effort to get a close up look at it.
It is a beautiful structure part of an astoundingly peaceful area, from which the views of the seafront are spectacular. It’s also one of the best places on the island to watch the sunset.
Also known as “The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Snows”, the structure was completed in the 16th century and became a Cathedral in the 18th century after it was significantly refurbished. Before it was built, the area was previously used a Temple by Carthaginians in the 7th century.
It is still used as a place of worship today and can even be booked to host weddings. There are multiple works of art inside, including two Gothic paintings by Francesc Cornes that date back to the 14th Century.
Playa Es Can Harbour is a quaint harbour located on the southern side of the beach. It is one of Es Cana’s main attractions, providing visitors with a peaceful and picturesque place to visit.
From Playa Es Can Harbour, you can take a ferry service to other areas in Ibiza including Ibiza Town and Santa Eulalia. The ferries also run trips to some of the island’s most loved beaches. Glass bottom boat tours also run from here. If you’d rather stay on dry land, you can take a leisurely stroll around the harbour and watch the various boats pull in and head out to sea.
The beach beside the harbour is home to a great range of beach bars, where you can enjoy a cold drink and order something to eat as you take in the ocean views. Alternatively, you can sit by the harbour itself and relax in the sun.
The legendary Sunset Strip is the essential go-to place for bars and restaurants in Ibiza. This iconic stretch of coastline can be located in the gorgeous resort of San Antonio and certainly lives up to its name, giving visitors a breathtaking view of the sun going down over the ocean, every evening.
Enjoy dinner and a drink out on the patio of one of the many bars or restaurants located along the strip. Many of these eateries overlook the ocean, providing diners with one of the most romantic views to be seen anywhere on the island. The nightlife is also abuzz of activity, with many bars staying open late.
If you’d rather visit the strip during the day, why not call in at one of the sushi bars for some fresh seafood? The promenade makes for a delightful walk which leads from San Antonio’s port and stretches to the north of Cala d’es Moro.