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Ibiza Town in 24 hours in 2019

Discover the charms of Ibiza’s capital

Featured in: | Isha Sesay, Ibiza Reporter | Published
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Ibiza is the island of a thousand dreams, with endless possibilities for enjoyment in a variety of extraordinary settings. The island’s capital, Ibiza Town, is enriched with entertainment, culture and history, being home to a plethora of hotels, shops, restaurants, bars and cafés.

Most could spend a lifetime on the glorious White Isle or give up everything to savour just one day here. So, for those who only have 24 hours to spend on the island, this is our idea of the perfect day in the vibrant city of Ibiza Town.

Breakfast of champions

The most important meal of the day is made even better in the city’s capital, with a variety of options to suit every morning craving. Whether you like yours to be healthy and gluten-free, hearty to cure a hangover or with a high-end twist, you will be truly spoilt for choice in Ibiza Town. A superb pick is Café Montesol Ibiza which will certainly set you up for a day of adventure. Situated on the prestigious avenue of Vara del Rey, the upscale eatery has a delicious breakfast menu sourced from the island’s fresh produce. As well as great coffee and detox juices, their homemade pastries and vegan plates are the perfect wake-up call.

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Hike to Dalt Vila

Once you have fuelled your body with the island’s goodness, now is the perfect time to partake in a spot of hiking. Perched upon a hilltop, creating a striking skyline that has become iconic to Ibiza is the ancient walled fortress of Dalt Vila. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a treasure trove of cobbled streets and narrow passageways leading to spectacular panoramas of the island. There are two ways to enjoy the majestic old town, each offering something uniquely fascinating. By following the trail of bulwarks you can soak up the vast architectural works that make up the 16th-century fortress, passing above the city, port and coast. It is also well recommended to get lost in the alleyways and small squares that are peppered within the walls, following a winding trail typical of a medieval quarter.

Sights in Ibiza

History, culture & art

Now that you have reached the majestic city of Dalt Vila, you will be able to immerse yourself in the area’s rich culture and history. In addition to stunning examples of medieval architecture in the cathedral and castle, you can also discover hidden treasures in the renowned Archaeological Museum. Located at the top of the Old Town, the museum exhibits artifacts from prehistoric and Phoenician times. For those with a love of the arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art is a great find as showcases artwork from both local and international artists.

Directly below Dalt Vila, you will find the Port of Ibiza which was founded by Phoenician settlers in 654 BC and was once an important naval base. Although its promenade is lined with luxury yachts, there is a maze of intriguing medieval buildings leading from the port. Whilst wandering around the area’s streets you should treat yourself to a coffee at one of the quarter's charming cafés.

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Ibiza Town has a wonderful selection of restaurants and cafés perfect to enjoy after a busy day exploring the sights. Mediterranean cuisine is commonplace, with tapas being a popular lunchtime fix. Located in the heart of Ibiza Town and only a moment's walk away from the port is El Zaguan, one of the island’s oldest pinxto restaurants. Serving traditional Basque tapas on individual cocktail sticks, the lively eatery offers both hot and cold dishes such as scrumptious croquetas and jamón ibérico. The restaurant is a true, authentic dining experience which can be enjoyed at a very reasonable price.

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Where to Eat in Ibiza


Shopping is simply a pleasure in Ibiza Town, making it the perfect activity to indulge in after lunch. The city is a haven for shoppers with boutiques, markets, designer and high street brands all dominating the retail scene. Its Old Town offers a wealth of hidden gems, where you can find beautiful boutiques showcasing styles iconic to the island. As well as local artisans selling handcrafted items, designer stores are frequent with names such as Charo Ruiz making their home in the capital. The centre of town is also filled with a host of high street stores such as Mango and Zara in addition to a lovely selection of jewellery and shoe stores.


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Dining under the stars

Ibiza Town is a true gastronomical paradise with a rich and diverse culinary scene. The island’s capital offers a multitude of options for dining, with both international and local cuisines on offer. Here, you can not only enjoy delicious bites in alluring atmospheres but many of its restaurants also provide breathtaking panoramas of Dalt Vila and its surrounding ports. Can Terra is a popular spot for its excellent offering of traditional Basque pintxos and red wine, all of which are inexpensively priced. Another excellent find is Restaurante Ca n'Alfredo which sits on the town’s main promenade and specialises in Ibizan plates such as 'borrida de ratjada' or stuffed squid.

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Vibrant nightlife

Ibiza is renowned for its phenomenal clubbing scene, with first-class production and incredible performances all providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences on the dancefloor. Only a moment's away from the centre of Ibiza Town is the iconic superclub of Pacha Ibiza. The venue is a hotspot for anyone looking to dance the night away, with a fantastic weekly lineup of superstar DJs including Solomun, Claptone and Marco Carola’s incredible Music On brand. On the road leading to Pacha, you will find Veto Social Club, a small but bustling venue popular as a pre-party destination. Also bustling with activity is Plaza del Parque, which is nestled on the edge of Ibiza’s Old Town. Lined with a great choice of bars and lively terraces, the vibrant square is famous for its delicious cocktails.

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Nightlife in Ibiza

Dreamy hotels

Ibiza Town has a great selection of accommodation in a multitude of spectacular environments. For those that seek the peace and tranquillity of a hidden oasis or the buzz of a contemporary hotel, there is something to appeal to every taste, mood and budget. With chic hotels brimming with character and romantic escapes in the historical quarter, the island’s capital really has it all. At the prestigious La Torre del Canónigo Hotel in the heart of the Old Town, guests can experience an unparalleled level of luxuriousness. Boasting first class facilities and million dollar views, the chic hotel is the perfect choice to spend your last night in Ibiza.

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The list of things to see and things to do in Ibiza is endless. Plan your day well and make the most of this cosmopolitan seaside city.

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