General view of Eivissa (Balearic Islands)


The cultural heart of the island


Ibiza (or Eivissa), the capital of the island, greets visitors with the iconic image of the Dalt Vila (upper town), the historic, walled area of the city. 

A labyrinth of winding, white streets scattered with boutiques, charming restaurants, art galleries, flowers and monuments; it is one of the most beautiful, lively and interesting places on the island. This serene, cultural side of Ibiza coexists perfectly with its fine sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and its much sassier side, which is revealed when night falls and some of the most famous clubs in the world come to life.

A stroll through the Dalt Vila

After a stroll around the Plaça del Parc or along Passeig de Vara Rey, the best option is to head to the Portal de ses Taules: the most beautiful gateway to Dalt Vila. To reach the top, you need to walk up gentle slopes but it is well worth the effort to see the historic Cathedral, the Almudaina, joined to the castle, and sea views that conjure up images of pirate days of old. On your walk you will see whitewashed houses and the bright colours of the bougainvilleas. Have your camera ready, because you’ll find yourself in one of the most photogenic places on earth.

On your trip to this city, we highly recommend a visit to the Puig des Molins Museum-Necropolis, which is none other than the largest and best preserved necropolises in the world. Another reason why Ibiza was declared a World Heritage Site for its biodiversity and culture.

Other “Ibizas”: the sea and nightlife

As you move away from Dalt Vila, you get to see its characteristic skyline with greater perspective. It's now time to head to the marina to admire the yachts and to neighbourhoods such as La Marina, with whitewashed streets filled with shops boasting Adlib fashion, the perfect place to achieve the island look, cafés, restaurants and charming places such as the Mercat Vell selling fresh produce... Pure Ibiza life! And not to be missed is the experience of eating in one of the new fashionable restaurants that often have a terrace on the seafront where traditional dishes such as sobrasada, flaó and tumbet are combined with Mediterranean avant-garde cuisine.If you want to take it easy for the rest of the day, what could be better than relaxing on one of Ibiza's fine sandy beaches: d´en Bossa, Ses Figueretes, Talamanca…And what would be the best way to round off a perfect trip to the city? By heading out to one of its world-famous clubs, such as Pachá or Ushuaia and listening to the music of the best DJs in the world for as long as your body will allow.

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What to visit

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Practical information

How to get there - transport information

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How to get to aeroplane

  • Ibiza Airport is located in the south of the island, 7.5 kilometres from the capital, Eivissa. Direct flights arrive there from the other Balearic Islands, the Peninsula and the rest of Europe.

  • You can get to Eivissa from the airport by public transport

  • Specifically, city bus line 10 connects directly with the Ibiza bus station, very close to the old town, the Formentera maritime station, the port and San Jorge.

  • You can also opt to travel by taxi.

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How to get to boat

  • The island of Ibiza has three main ports: port of Ibiza, the Santa Eulària des Riu marina and the port of Sant Antoni de Portmany.

  • The ports of Ibiza and Sant Antoni are served by the regular lines that connect the island with different parts of continental Spain such as Barcelona, Valencia and Denia (Alicante); and with other islands of the Balearic archipelago such as Palma de Mallorca and Formentera.

  • Ibiza Port is also a port of call for Mediterranean cruise ships.

  • You can also get to Ibiza in a private or chartered yacht.

  • Eivissa Port is in the very heart of the centre. If you arrive in the port of another municipality you can get to the island’s capital by car or bus.

How to get there by road

  • If you want to bring your own car to Ibiza you can take one of the regular ferries that run from the Peninsula: Barcelona, Valencia and Denia (Alicante); and from other islands like Mallorca and Formentera.

Practical information

  • It is easy to get around the city of Ibiza on foot.

  • To visit other places on the island, the best options are travelling by car or motorbike.

How to get around in bus

  • The intercity buses will take you to some of the most interesting places on the island and they operate services between Ibiza and other towns such as Sant Antony de Portmany and Santa Eulalia del Río.

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How to get around in other means of transport

  • Taxi: the taxis in Ibiza are white with a diagonal stripe on the door (the colour of the stripe varies according to municipality):

  • City bike: Eivissa boasts several kilometres of cycle lanes through the principal streets and the port.