Best things to see in Ibiza if you’re not into the party scene

Ibiza has earned its reputation as a summer party hotspot thanks to the heaps of raves, gigs and pool parties and beach clubs to be found across the Balearic Island .

While the party scene is of course a huge draw, especially for revellers, there’s actually heaps more to discover on the island.

In fact you won’t even need to head too far away from the main hubs if you’re looking to do a bit of sightseeing.

We’re talking everything from beautiful beaches to UNESCO sites and quiet islands a short boat trip away where you can escape all of the hustle and bustle.

We take a look at some of the best things to see and do in Ibiza aside from the parties.

(Of course if the parties do appeal you may want to check out our Ibiza 2019 guide to the best events of the summer!).

Check out our Ibiza round-up below…

1. Dalt Vila UNESCO Site

City view of Dalt Vila

 

The Old Town in Ibiza is a must if you’re after a dose of history and culture during your trip.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999, the town boasts a picturesque castle and walls, as well as a cathedral, monastery and plenty of museums.

You can easily spend a few hours wandering around and taking in the sights (not to mention there are some charming shops and restaurants to be found).

 

2. The beaches

Playa d’en Bossa

Ibiza boasts some spectacular beaches with fine white sands and turquoise waters.

You’ll find everything from beaches with vibrant bars and cafés, but there are plenty of coastal spots where families can unwind or intrepid explorers can go and discover natural landmarks.

To give you a helping hand, we’ve put together a guide to the best beaches in Ibiza .

3. Aguamar water park

Aguamar water park

 

This water park in Playa d’en Bossa is a must-visit if you’re heading to Ibiza with the kids.

There’s everything from thrilling water slides – including some racing options – as well as splash pools for smaller children and sun loungers for parents who want to unwind and soak up the rays while the kids take on the rides.

You can check out some of the TripAdvisor reviews here .

 

4. Ibiza Cathedral

Ibiza Cathedral

 

If you only visit one place in Ibiza’s Old town, make it this breathtaking 14th century cathedral.

The Cathedral of Our Lady boasts beautiful Gothic architecture with some eye-catching features, grandiose interiors and some pretty spectacular views of the sea.

 

5. Santa Eulalia

Santa Eulalia

 

If you’re heading on a family holiday and don’t want to be in the heart of the party scene, then you may want to check out the quieter resort of Santa Eulalia.

Sitting on the east coast of the island, the resort offers long stretches of sandy beaches, a bustling promenade with restaurants and shops, and plenty of historic landmarks to visit.

6. Es Vedra

Es Vedra

 

This small rocky island off the southern coast of Ibiza is uninhabited and makes for a pretty beautiful view whether you’re taking it on from a coastal walk or opting for a boat trip which goes past the landmark.

The island has long been the stuff of myths and legends with some claiming it’s the third most magnetic spot in the world, some believing it was once the home of sirens, and even claims that it’s the gateway to the sunken city of Atlantis.

7. Sa Talaia


Hikers and ramblers may want to take on the trek to the top of Sa Talaia as you’ll be rewarded with unparalleled views of the island.

Not surprising when you consider that it’s the highest mountain on the island.

 

8. San Carlos Hippy Market


 

If you’re in Ibiza on a Saturday then you may want to spend your morning exploring this bustling market where you’ll find everything from trinkets and souvenirs to clothes and delicious local food.

9. Formentera

Playa De Ses Illetes, Formentera

After some peace and quiet? Then you may want to consider a day trip to this Balearic Island with its beautiful beaches and coastal spots.

Tipped as the ‘little sister’ to Ibiza it’s just half an hour by boat and can make for a brilliant day trip.

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10. Can Marça Caves

Can Marça Caves

Intrepid explorers may want to head to these underground caves where formations of stalagmites and stalactites await.

You can take guided tours of the attraction and there is also an on-site cafe for replenishing your energy after all of the adventure.

It takes around half an hour maximum to explore so can easily be part of a wider itinerary.

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