24 Hours in Ibiza’s Old Town

When many people envision Ibiza, thumping nightclubs and 18-30 holidays instantly spring to mind. Typically these holidaymakers flock to cheap hotels in the popular resorts of San Antonio and Santa Eulalia, leaving the romantic Old Town area free for holidaymakers seeking an altogether different kind of Ibiza holiday.

With the sun not yet at its peak, early morning is the best time to fit in a spot of sightseeing. Put on some sensible shoes and stroll up the cobbled streets to Dalt Villa, the castle perched high atop Ibiza Town. Take your time to explore the area and you’ll find a collection of gift-shops and art-galleries on the way up to the old Cathedral of Our Lady of the Snows.

Many of the best restaurants in Ibiza Town are closed for lunch, typically opening their doors at 8pm when it is customary for the locals to eat. Although, that said La Brasa is perhaps one of the nicest restaurants in the Old Town and opens for both lunch and dinner. Guests can dine under the bougainvillea on typical Spanish delicacies.

After lunch, take a gentle stroll around the marina and have a gander at some of the luxury yachts in the marina. You can rent your own yacht here, with hire starting from half a day, although if you’re not a keen sailor then how about booking on one of the regular boat trips that run from Ibiza Town marina to Figueratas Beach? The white sand beach is the Ibiza Town’s only beach and a great way to while away a lazy afternoon.

With afternoon turning to evening and the sun cooling down, head to the Plaza de Parque area to find something to wear this evening. You may want to avoid Le Calle de La Virgen, a street known for its wild S&M shops and piercing studios, with the vintage-inspired fashion at Holala and linen dresses of Harvey Musin being a much safer bet!

In the evening, the best bars and restaurants can be found in the Dalt Villa area, with the Can De Parra restaurant and Lola’s both highly recommended. There are many Ibiza hotels in the Old Town area, but the best is perhaps the Ibiza Gran Hotel with stunning views of the Dalt Villa and Mediterranean Sea.

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