Ibiza has a well-earned reputation as the clubbing capital of the world; the destination of choice for the party-hardened ravers of Britain and beyond.
But, in truth, there’s so much more to the island than this… There are many beautiful destinations that you can visit in Ibiza, and you don’t have to be a party animal to enjoy them.
Ibiza is an island of two halves. Considering the island is only fifty miles long and fifteen miles wide, there are lots of hidden gems Ibiza has to offer. We’re going to run down the list for you so that next time you fancy a secluded, peaceful holiday you choose the peaceful resort of Ibiza!
This peaceful village is a haven for those who want to simply escape the hustle and bustle of normal holiday life! That sounds suspiciously like a paradox, but that is the perfect way to describe it. The village itself is largely untouched by tourism, and retains its unique spirit and identity. The 18th century whitewashed church is an impressive sight, as well as the picturesque, cobbled avenues and narrow streets. The main attraction of this village is most definitely the tranquillity, but the village does also host an annual fiesta, usually between the 23rd and 24th June, featuring a variety of festivities such as bonfires that are designed to drive away evil spirits and welcome the summer.
Known for its surrounding spectacular scenery, the resort of Portinatx is the most northerly on the island of Ibiza, and arguably the most isolated too. For families, this is the ideal setting for relaxing by the beach (there are 3), and to escape the rowdiness of Ibiza town.
Another island village set in the middle of the island, this is another beautiful environment for the ideal tranquil holiday escape. If you’re a club kid, this is not a great place to stay, but if you need a break from the madness, then it’s a perfect sanctuary.
The village is also home to many artists and has a somewhat creative past. There are numerous art galleries and also the splendid church to visit, and a slightly upmarket feel following the opening of new restaurants and cafes on the main avenue. The village festival also occurs during the month of November, when concerts and cultural events occur throughout the day.
The Ses Salines National Park is one of two on the island of Ibiza. The wonderful, unspoilt countryside and also the views across the Mediterranean provide a spectacular backdrop to this amazing area. Filled with history and interesting sights, visitors are welcome to explore and witness the natural habitat of Ibiza’s indigenous species of plants and animals.
Ibiza Upper Town is considered the oldest part of the old town of Ibiza. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are stunning views across the harbour from the rise and also the imposing 14th century Santa Maria d’Eivissa cathedral is well worth seeing. This part of the town is incredibly atmospheric, and you will not be disappointed if you’re on the lookout for a hidden gem!
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