Ibiza is a destination that is always worth visiting, even if it’s just for a short break. If you have limited time, but want to make the most of your stay on the island, here we suggest plans for a weekend in Ibiza, so you can disconnect and recharge your batteries without missing anything. Of course, we recommend you hire a car so that you can get around in comfort and make the most of every last minute of your stay by exploring its dream spots.
Discovering its beaches and toasting the sunset
Obviously one of Ibiza’s main attractions is its wonderful beaches. No one should visit Ibiza without bathing in its crystal-clear waters and although each beach has a different vibe, there is something for everyone.
We recommend a visit to Las Salinas, one of the most popular ones. Here you will find famous beach bars such as Jockey Club or Sa Trinxa, but if you prefer peace and quiet you can also take a lovely walk to the Torre de Ses Portes, between Las Salinas and Es Cavallet, where you will find many small, almost deserted coves. The nearby Es Cavallet beach is another highly recommended option where you can find one of the few nudist areas as well as the famous Chiringay, one of the favourite bars of the LGTB community.
Cala d’Hort is a perfect beach to have lunch in front of the magnetic rock of Es Vedrà, one of the most photographed sights. And for sunset, in addition to any point on the west coast, such as Cala Carbó, Cala Molí or Cala Tarida, we recommend you to visit Cala Conta, in front of the islets of s’Espartar, s’Illa des Bosc and sa Conillera. There you will find Sunset Ashram, one of the liveliest bars to toast the sunset with good music. But if you are looking for more atmosphere, go to the famous Café del Mar in San Antonio, a little more touristy, but still a classic. And if you’re in the north, celebrate the sunset in Benirràs to the rhythm of the famous drum party.
Culture, folklore and villages
Take the opportunity to have lunch or dinner in one of the beautiful whitewashed villages that characterise the island. We recommend stopping in Santa Gertrudis, which is right in the middle of the island or in San Agustín, San José, San Juan or Santa Inés. A stroll through the steep streets of Dalt Vila, the historic centre of Ibiza Town, and enjoying the views from the Cathedral is another must.
If you are interested in learning more about Ibiza folklore and culture, every Friday during the summer at 21h in Dalt Vila and on Thursdays at 18h in front of the church in San Miguel, there are exhibitions of the folk dancing “ball payés”. And of course you can’t miss one of the many craft markets that reflect Ibiza’s hippy and multicultural spirit. Las Dalias in San Carlos, Punta Arabí in Es Canar or the San Juan craft market are just some of the options. They are almost always enlivened by live music performances and other happenings.
Going out to party
And of course, if there is one thing that has made Ibiza world famous, it is its unique parties with the best DJs in the world. If you want to dance during the day and on the beach, there are places like Nassau beach bar or Blue Marlin Ibiza. Also there are day time parties at the famous Ushuaïa, Ocean Beach or Destino, among many others. And if you want to party all night, be sure to visit iconic clubs such as Amnesia, Hï, Pacha, Eden or DC10, where you’ll find a different party and music concept every night, always with an unbeatable atmosphere.