Ibiza Town & South Coast
Ibiza Town and South Coast
Ibiza may be best known for its party credentials, but there’s so much more to this island than its nightlife. Take historic Ibiza Town. Not only will you find a slice of the celebrated nightlife, but you’ll also find a vibrant city steeped in history, tradition and culture that's an absolute joy to explore, especially the dizzy heights of Dalt Vila, the ancient walled ‘upper town.’ For a more peaceful scene, head off to nearby Jesus to enjoy Ibiza at a slower pace.
Want to cool off at a nearby beach? Take your pick. The beaches along the south coast are stunning and very individual. For a trendy, relaxed party scene head to Ses Salinas. Want some quiet family time? Try Sa Caleta, and for some all-round active family fun pay a visit to Playa d'en Bossa.
Out and About
What isn’t there to love about Ibiza town? An historic, cosmopolitan city with lively quayside bars, romantic restaurants, shops galore, a fantastic covered fruit and vegetable market, sun-bleached cliffs, cobbled alleyways and home to probably one of the most famous clubs in the world – Pacha. And if that wasn’t enough, the gorgeous beaches are only a short stroll away.
It isn’t just about the entertainment though, Ibiza’s ancient capital has a long illustrious past. Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and Moors all settled here before the Catalans took over in the 13th century, and Dalt Vila, the grand walled UNESCO world heritage site that towers above Ibiza town really is testament to the history this city has seen. With cobbled, narrow, winding alleyways and romantic restaurants, it’s a real treasure.
And as if that wasn’t enough, there’s Ibiza port, summer home to some of the world’s biggest super yachts. Reserve a waterside table at one of the stylish cafes or restaurants and take in the wonderful scene. You might just spot a celebrity or two.
Ibiza's fastest growing village, Jesus has become a firm favourite with those who like a more relaxed pace on holiday and is close by for those staying in the popular residential urbanisations of Can Furnet and Talamanca. Here, in Jesus, you’ll find a lovely town with restaurants, bars, a supermarket and even a golf course nearby.
Home to one of the oldest churches on the island, you’ll find the island’s greatest art treasure inside - an altar screen completed in the 16th century, which has survived invasions for over 500 years. Enjoy watching the Ibizans from here or simply take a stroll around this lovely traditional village.
Surrounded by pines and jagged cliffs, Cala Jondal beach is stunning and therefore extremely fashionable. With a wonderful selection of beach restaurants, a white pebbly beach sloping into crystal clear waters where the seabed is sandy, it’s no surprise that this is a beach loved by the rich and famous as well as locals and holidaymakers.
It's a conservation area of pure natural beauty and is certainly worth a visit.
Otherwise known as Es Bol Nou, Sa Caleta beach too is set in wonderful surroundings. A soft, golden sandy beach with sparkling clear shallow waters overlooked by striking red cliffs make this a popular choice for families. Not only do you have a great beach restaurant and bar to hand, the shallow water makes for great snorkelling and is a safe place for children to really enjoy splashing around. In summer you’ll even find a masseur who sets up to make sure you are as relaxed as possible.
Named after the Salt Lakes in the south of Ibiza, this fantastic beach is situated at the southern-most part of the island. Here you’ll be catered for no matter what your preference. Fancy a swim in crystal-clear transparent waters or want to try some body surfing? How about dining at one of the exclusive restaurants or relaxing in one of the trendy bars whilst listening to some summer tunes. This beach has it all, and it’s really quite stunning. Belonging to the Natural Park of Ses Salines, it’s a highly protected area due to its high ecological value and has been awarded a blue flag. The long, pale sandy beach is bordered by pine woods, which are great for exploring when you feel like a break from the sun.
This really is the 'beach of the moment', attracting a wealth of celebrities and holidaymakers alike who enjoy a laid-back party atmosphere in glorious surroundings.
Playa d’en Bossa
Set on Ibiza’s southeast coast, Playa d’en Bossa is a real all-rounder. As much for the adults as it is for the kids, it’s a popular spot. There’s beachfront bars where you can enjoy a dance, sunbeds to simply relax in, kite-surfing, diving and volleyball for the active. There’s even merry-go-rounds, bouncy castles and trampolines on the beach for the little ones. This is a beach that caters for everyone.
And on top of that Playa d’en Bossa is home to celebrated clubs Space and Bora Bora for those who want to experience some of Ibiza’s famous nightlife. Otherwise, many of the bars have a family-friendly atmosphere and openly welcome children.
Flanked by hotels, restaurants and retail stores, you’ll also have the opportunity to shop, eat and explore, unless you just want to sit back, enjoy the sun and watch the world go by of course.
Commonly known as the ‘the beach of Ibiza town’ as it’s located just a 15 minute walk away, you'll be surprised to find a peaceful beach that’s spacious enough to find yourself a spot and relax for the day.
Here you'll find your dream beach; gorgeous white soft sand that slopes down into the sparkling turquoise waters, making it a safe and heavenly place to bathe. With a lovely promenade at the end of the beach and a good selection of bars and restaurants it’s here you’ll find the ultimate beach retreat, just minutes away from vibrant Ibiza town.
One of Ibiza's larger beaches, this gorgeous golden beach offers enough space for everyone, whether you’re looking to relax on the soft sand at one of the many cafes and snack bars, or looking to enjoy family time at the playground and mini-amusement park.
There’s even scuba-diving, windsurfing and water-skiing available, and a golf course nearby.
Want some retail therapy? There’s plenty of shops including some great gift ones. And, if you’re after some nightlife there’s always something going on in the local bars and hotels with some great live acts. For a romantic meal, try the Amante Beach club where you can watch the moon rise over the sea from a tier built into the cliff side.
Due to the diversity of the historic town and nearby beaches there’s a great selection of wonderful villas and stylish apartments to choose from in this region. Contemporary whitewashed villas, rural hillside properties and traditional Ibicencan hideaways - all have private pools and are within good proximity to Ibiza Town. So, even if you’re after a secluded romantic villa, you’re never far away from the action. Whatever your requirements Sun-hat Villas are on hand to help you chose the perfect property for you and your family.
All of the beaches in this part of Ibiza provides something wonderful for the kids. Whether it’s a relaxed party atmosphere for the slightly older ones or parks, playgrounds and amusements for the little ones. Then there’s the endless array of water-sports on offer and the shallow waters for just splashing around in. And once you’ve built up an appetite there’s a great choice of cafes and bars to feed the whole family a meal everyone will enjoy.
And it’s not all about the beach, the nearby towns provide a great place to stroll around and marvel at the riches of an historic past, or even do some light shopping, if you can persuade the little ones.
Not to be missed
Ses Salines, a beautiful beach belonging to the Natural Park of Ses Salines is the beach of the moment and worth a visit. Highly protected, due to its high ecological value, the surrounding pine woods offer a great place to explore when you need a break from the sun. If it’s good enough for the celebrities...