Now that summer is here, the thing that most of us think about are the upcoming holidays and where to go in order to take a break from our daily routine and enjoy a few days of absolute relaxation. If you’re looking for a warm, sunny place, with turquoise sea, with long white sand beaches, with discos where you can party al night long, with restaurants and bars in which you can spend a few pleasant hours during the day, then you should definitely go to Ibiza!
Ibiza has been regarded as the capital of seaside entertainment ever since Sandy Marton’s famous song People from Ibiza made the island famous. Today it is still the ideal destination for those who believe that summer is not a real summer if they don’t dance from dusk till dawn. If you decide to go to Ibiza for your holidays, your days will end at 7 a.m. and will start at noon, when you will decide to go to the beach thinking that there is no way you can go back home from your seaside vacation without a suntan.
However, if you think that Ibiza is all about nightclubs you are definitely wrong: la Isla Blanca, the fortified old town of Dalt Vila, the Punic necropolis of Puig des Molins, the Ses Salines natural park and the Sa Caleta Phoenician settlement are only some of the places you should visit while you’re on the island.
Dalt Vila is the best illustration of all the colonial influences that make Ibiza such a unique place. The Phoenicians, the Muslims, the Romans and the Carthagineans have so profoundly altered the structure of the town throughout the centuries that it is now a mandatory stop on every trip to Ibiza. If you want to thoroughly enjoy your visit to Dalt Vila, you should walk to the top of the fortress because it is only by walking up the steep, narrow streets that you will get to know and to appreciate the town. When you reach the top, the view that will lie in front of your eyes will leave you speechless.
If you are fond of visiting churches, you should definitely go to Southern Ibiza in order to see Sant Josef de sa Talaia. The original, unusual style in which the churches and chapels in this area are built will leave you satisfied with your trip. After visiting the churches, if the thought of going thirty meters below the ground does not frighten you, visit Cova Santa. In this cave you will be able to enjoy a unique scenery, with fantastic stalagmites and stalactites shaped by the extraordinary power of nature.
If you like walking and if, in addition to strolling up and down the fascinating small streets, you also like going on longer nature walks, you should go to the North of the island because Sant Joan de Labritja is the right place for such activities. In this village you will enjoy discovering the small streets and churches and you will also find fabulous trekking tracks from which you will be able to admire the crystal-clear sea on the horizon.
If you get tired of the sea and the fun and the sightseeing and you feel like spending a quiet day doing some shopping, you should know that Ibiza offers you a wide range of choices. You will have no problem finding traditional shops, shops that offer out-of-the-ordinary products, or shops that sell souvenirs and other objects that are typical of the island.
All in all, although Ibiza is famous for being the place where you can have fun all night long, remember that in reality this island has a lot more to offer.