The island’s capital is romantic and intriguing, exciting and vibrant, brash and buzzing, cosmopolitan and classic, all rolled into one eye-catching package. By day, she’s all about shopping, boating, beach-bar-hopping and historical sightseeing then by night, alfresco wining and dining followed by dancing ‘til dawn…
Who you’ll meet
Everyone from stylish fashionistas and savvy restaurateurs to ex-hippies and DJs who’ve chosen the island’s capital as their home, plus born-and-bred locals who’ve never ventured outside of town. The international jetset and yachting communities hobnob in their natural habitat, Marina Botafoch, while the family-friendly urban beaches play host to young, fun and VIP holidaymakers. After dark, edgy creatures of the night frequent the port area and the gay-friendly back streets of Sa Penya come alive with a multitude of colourful characters.
When to visit
The social scene in Ibiza town is buzzing from late May until early October, re-emerging in December when the town becomes a winter wonderland of Christmas markets and special events. Foodies and history buffs should book their stay on the second weekend in May, when the annual Eivissa Medieval Festival – a free, three-day event celebrating the anniversary of the town’s UNESCO World Heritage listing – takes Dalt Vila back to days of old, a cornucopia a food, arts, crafts and performances.