Welcome to Ibiza, the jewel of the Balearic Islands and a sanctuary for those seeking a perfect balance of relaxation, adventure, delight and inspiration. From its pulsating nightlife and vibrant maritime experiences to its artistic sites, tranquil nature and mystical energy, Ibiza hosts a huge range of venues, activities and things to do to cater every traveler’s desires. In this ultimate Ibiza guide, we'll uncover the top five things to do and our travel insider tips in Ibiza for a truly unforgettable Mediterranean holiday.
1. Dance Until Dawn: Party in one of the big clubs.
Immerse yourself in the heart of Ibiza's legendary nightlife.
Ibiza's reputation as a party destination is well-earned, and no visit is complete without experiencing the electric atmosphere of one of its renowned clubs. From the iconic Pacha to the legendary Amnesia, from the amazing open venue Ushuaia to the cosmic Cova Santa.These mentioned are just a few of the most famous clubs, but Ibiza's catchment area is much more diverse: in fact, each venue offers a unique vibe and world-class DJs. Lose yourself in the rhythm, surrounded by the energy of fellow revelers, and dance the night away under the stars.
Being world-famous for its vibrant nightlife, going to one of the super clubs is not really an insider tip, but for sure one of the top things to do in Ibiza.
2. Escape to Paradise: Visit Formentera.
Discover the tranquility of Ibiza's little sister.
You’re not so much into partying? Or have you partied too much and a day of relaxation is necessary?
An activity in Ibiza you should not miss is a boat trip to the little sister island: Formentera.
The small island is known as the Caribbean of Europe for a reason: It’s the definition of paradise with endless white beaches and shallow, crystal clear, turquoise waters.
Formentera is the best destination to nurture mind, body and spirit.
There are two ways to reach the island:
Take a ferry from Ibiza to Formentera or
Join the all-inclusive excursion Formentera with Benefits.
A short 45 minute ride transports you to the serene paradise where you can immerse yourself in a therapeutic balm for the soul visiting the island for the day.
If you join the boat trip by Ibiza Boat Club, you have 6 hours in Formentera before you get back aboard and the voyage continues for 4 hours more aboard the unique floating beach club.Gourmet food like home-made Paella Ciega de Marisco y Peix, ice-cold drinks and an Italian sax player are there to make the experience unforgettable and make this boat trip one of our ultimate insider tips and top things to do in Ibiza.
3. Bohemian Vibes: Visit the Hippie Market.
Immerse yourself in Ibiza's artistic and free-spirited culture.
Ibiza has long been an international cradle for artists, creatives and free spirits. That’s why many people from all over the world decide to move to the island. They want to give voice to their dreams and imagination and nowhere is this more evident than at the island's famous hippie markets. From the vibrant Hippy Market Punta Arabí to the eclectic Las Dalias Night Market, the wild Sant Jordi Market and the drummy Benirras Market, these markets showcase handmade crafts, unique clothing, distinctive jewellery and exclusive artworks. Explore the stalls, meet the locals and breathe the unique bohemian spirit that permeates the island.
Beyond the vibrant stalls, you'll find yoga sessions, holistic therapies, and a peaceful atmosphere. The markets embody the spiritual and free-spirited essence of Ibiza.
Visiting at least one of the hippie markets should be on everyone’s bucket list for the next Ibiza trip.
4. Sail with style: Experience an exclusive Boat Party.
Take the celebration to the open sea for an exceptional experience.
A unique way to discover the beauty of Ibiza without forgetting its musical energy is joining a boat party aboard Ibiza Boat Club. This stylish floating venue offers two different productions: if you are looking for something exclusive and mature the Five Star Boat Party is the option that suits you better, on the other hand if you are looking for something more crowded and younger, the Aftersun Boat Party is there waiting for you. Sail along the stunning coastline, surrounded by breathtaking views and be ready to jump into the crystal clear waters.
Move your body following the rhythm of the waves and let the sea become your dance floor.
Dancing aboard a floating beach club is an activity in Ibiza you should not miss.
5. Mystical Beauty: Sunset at Es Vedrà.
Discover the enigmatic Es Vedrà, a magnetic rocky island covered by myths and legends.
No trip to Ibiza is complete without witnessing the magical Es Vedrà. This uninhabited islet, located just off the southwestern coast of Ibiza, is surrounded by an air of mystery. Towering at 400 meters, Es Vedrà is a breathtaking sight, especially during sunset. It’s considered as the “third most magnetic spot on Earth” after The North Pole and The Bermudas and it’s also a famous sight for UFO’s sighting.
Surrounded by myths and legends, Es Vedrà's impressive beauty and spiritual energy make it a must-see natural wonder.
Whether you view it after a little hike or embark on a boat tour, we invite you to go and experience yourself the power of this rocky island. Just a little suggestion: April and October are the best months to visit Es Vedrà. It’s warm and sunny, but there’s not plenty of tourism, so you are able to feel a deep connection with this majesty without any distractions.
6. Tan & relax: Explore Ibiza's hidden coves and beaches.
Connect with Ibiza’s natural spirit with salty hair and sun-kissed skin.
Ibiza's coastline is a treasure trove of natural beauty, offering a diverse range of landscapes that cater to every beach lover's desires.
Our Ibiza insider tip is to consider venturing off the beaten path to discover smaller, lesser-known coves like Cala Mastella and Cala Boix. These serene locations offer a more private and authentic experience, surrounded by the island's unique flora and fauna.
For those seeking a livelier atmosphere, Ses Salines Beach is a must-visit. This long stretch of coastline, named after the nearby salt flats, is famous for its vibrant beach clubs and crystal-clear waters.
Another gem is Cala Salada, a secluded paradise framed by pine-covered cliffs. The turquoise waters of this pristine cove invite you to take a refreshing dip, and the fine golden sand is a perfect spot for sunbathing.
Slip into your swimsuit, embrace the island breeze, and let Ibiza's coastal wonders connect you with the island's unique charm.
Exploring Ibiza’s beautiful nature is for sure one of the top things to do.
Find out more about Ibiza's most beautiful beaches in our guide.
7. Shop & Explore: Dalt Vila & Ibiza Old Town.
Enjoy a relaxed day full of shopping, drinking coffee and eating Tapas.
Explore the heart of Ibiza Town – Dalt Vila. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts cobbled streets, ancient walls, and stunning views of the island. Wander through the charming alleys, visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria, soak in the historical atmosphere of this captivating old town and wander through the charming boutiques and cafes that line the winding alleys.
You will for sure find one or the other souvenir and unique boho dress that screams "Ibiza" to take home.
After a day of strolling and shopping, you can reward yourself with some local tapas in one of the small restaurants (one of our favourites are La Bodega Ibiza and La Oliva Ibiza) and grab a cocktail in a rooftop bar, for example at The Standard Ibiza.
8. Your inner Zen: Yoga, retreats, sound bath.
Rejuvenate your mind & body with breath work and yoga.
Discover the spiritual and energising essence of Ibiza as you embark on a journey to find your inner zen through beachside yoga sessions. Whether you're a seasoned yogi or a beginner, the tranquil surroundings of Ibiza's beaches offer an idyllic backdrop for enhancing your well-being and experiencing a peaceful escape.
For a more immersive experience, consider joining a holistic day retreat that seamlessly blends yoga, sound therapy, and adventure. Alternatively, opt for a beach yoga class in San Antonio for a more easy-going yet equally enriching session.
If you're looking for a unique twist to your yoga experience, Ibiza also offers unconventional options, like an outdoor yoga lesson focused on breath work, discovering the power to balance your inner self.
For something even more extraordinary, try an unconventional yoga class set in a hidden cave, culminating in a refreshing glass of cava or indulging in a bottomless brunch with the magical Es Vedra as your backdrop.
As a bonus, many beach clubs across Ibiza host morning yoga sessions complemented by a nutritious breakfast, providing an excellent opportunity to start your day on a positive note.
9. Hike & Discover: Nature reserves.
Connect with Ibiza's beautiful nature and pure essence.
Explore beyond Ibiza's sandy shores to uncover the lush and captivating interior of the island. Nature enthusiasts shouldn't miss Ses Salines Natural Park, the island's highest peak Sa Talaia and the mesmerising Atlantis.
For a leisurely stroll, Ses Salines offers diverse flora and a chance to spot Flamingos, adding a touch of wildlife to your experience.
For those seeking a more adventurous escapade, embark on a hike to Atlantis, a secluded cove adorned with mesmerising rock formations. This hidden gem promises an off-the-beaten-path adventure, unveiling not just breathtaking landscapes but also the spiritual aura of Ibiza's hidden wonders, completely isolated from technology and the modern world.
10. Relax & dance: A day at a beach club.
Escape reality for a day full of sunshine and good vibes.
Ibiza's beach clubs aren't just for daytime relaxation; they come alive at night with music and dance. Join a beach club for a unique daytime and nightlife experience with the backdrop of the sea.
Spending the day at a beach club in Ibiza isn't just about relaxing... it's about the music & the vibe; it's a holistic experience that combines the beauty of the Mediterranean, the warmth of the sand, and the pulsating rhythm of the island. Whether you're seeking a glamorous soirée or a more laid-back affair, Ibiza's beach clubs offer a diverse range of options for every discerning partygoer or tranquil peace-seeker.
Check our guide to Ibiza's best beach clubs to help you deciding where to go.
Our Insider Travel Tips for Ibiza:
Consider visiting Ibiza during the shoulder seasons (April, May, September and October) to enjoy milder weather, fewer crowds, and potentially lower prices on accommodations.
Renting a car is a convenient way to explore the island and discover hidden gems, beaches and charming villages like Santa Gertrudis off the beaten path.
Engage with locals to uncover lesser-known spots and experiences.
Take a hotel outside of touristic areas like Playa d’en Bossa or San Antonio to breath in the real Ibiza spirit.
Respect the environment. Ibiza's natural beauty is a precious asset. Practice responsible tourism by respecting the environment, avoiding littering, and choosing eco-friendly activities to help preserve the island's unique ecosystem.
Ibiza, with its dynamic energy and diverse offerings, transcends its reputation as just a party hotspot. From dancing the night away in iconic clubs to sailing into luxurious boat parties, exploring the unspoiled beauty of Formentera, immersing yourself in the island's artistic culture at the hippie markets, and inhaling the mystical charm of Es Vedrà – Ibiza designs lifetime memories.
As an Ibizan artist once said:
“Every experience in Ibiza is an intense brushstroke on the canvas of life”