Published on January 3rd, 2014 |0
Things to do in Ibiza
Things to do in Ibiza
Ibiza isn’t just about clubbing and partying the night away. Ibiza is a beautiful island with long golden beaches and lots of breathtaking scenery. Why not escape the busy parts of Ibiza and explore the island by water taxi. There’s many different coastal resorts where you will find beautiful untouched towns and villages to relax in. Ibiza is surrounded by long stretches of golden beaches and rocky cliffs and is best known for the beautiful pine forests. There are some beautiful historic churches which can be found throughout the island and the famous “Egg” landmark which is the monument to Christopher Columbus.
Hippy Market – Punta Arabi
The hippy market is near to Santa Eulalia and takes place every Wednesday offering a huge collection of clothing, East-Asian ornaments and jewellery, exotic and custom clothing and trinkets.
San Carlos Market
The market at San Carlos takes place every Saturday, and offers handmade clothing and jewellery. A favourite popular tourist spot, this market stays open all year, round and can be enjoyed until well into the night.
The Archaeological Museum
The Archaeological Museum is located in the Ibiza Old Town and where you will learn about the ancient history of Ibiza and neighbouring Formentera. The museum stands over a Carthagean burial site which is reported to contain over 4,000 graves.
The Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art is a small gallery boasting an excellent sample of permanent and touring contemporary art which are all influenced by the island of Ibiza.
The Puig des Molins
The Puig des Molins is a world heritage site and was declared a property of cultural interest back in 1977. It is located at the foot of the mountain of the same name and is the biggest and best conserved necropolis of the Phoenician, Punic culture with over 3.000 Punic tombs with chamber and access well called hypogeums. Definitely worth a visit and entry is free.
The Santa Maria Cathedral
The Santa Maria Cathedral was built in the early 13th century and is located in the crown of the Old Town. The Cathedral includes a museum, chapels, a tall bell tower and a holy cross made from gold and silver over 600 years ago. Open in the morning on Tuesday’s, Sundays, the Santa Maria Cathedral is a truly amazing building steeped with history to discover.
The Can Marça Caves are a labyrinth of caverns which were once used for alcohol and tobacco smuggling and are over 100,000 years old. Today, you can take a tour around the caves to see these breathtaking caves in all their natural glory, which are almost all fossilized apart from the deepest caves where the dripping still forms stalactites.
Sports and activities
There’s plenty of sport activities in Ibiza, from tennis to horse riding in Talamanca and golf to mountain biking in Cala Llonga. There’s also plenty of water sports such as skiing and banana boats as well as plenty of diving schools around the Island.