Who said that Ibiza is just the island of entertainment? The Isla Blanca of the Balearics has a lot to offer, between picturesque corners and a spectacular nature, even for a romantic holiday.
If you are leaving for a couple's holiday in Ibiza you have made the right choice. The Balearic island has a lot to offer, even for couples. There are many picturesque corners, typical streets, restaurants on the sea and protected bays where you can spend dreamy moments, away from the noisy groups of young people. Just choose the right places. Here we suggest the places not to be missed in romantic Ibiza.
The first stop, where the planes and most of the ships arrive on the island, is the capital city of Ibiza. Although it is a very lively town, with trendy clubs and shops, the historic center offers charming views and many streets where you can hide from the crowds. The heart of the old town is the Dalt Vila, the Catalan high town, where the original medieval urban core, with its characteristic winding alleys, rises up to the imposing cathedral, closed by the fortified sixteenth century walls. Even the walk along the walls and on the ramparts, overlooking the ancient port, is a sight not to be missed.
Take the Portal de ses Taules, gateway to the old city, and go up the streets in the center. You will find traditional little houses, in stone and painted in white, with terraces of flowers and vines, in pure Mediterranean style. Here you will also find many typical restaurants, bars and taverns, perfect for a romantic dinner. You also have the opportunity to go shopping in typical shops selling handicrafts from Ibiza, from traditional clothing to ceramic products, to packaging and products based on the prized Ibiza salt. Perfect shopping for ladies.
Climb to the top of the Dalt Vila and visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria d'Eivissa, which dates back to the 14th century, then descend a little further down the promenade on the terraces and along the walls. Stop at Plaça d'Espanya, where the city's town hall is located, housed in an old fifteenth-century convent with a beautiful terrace overlooking the sea. Then continue on the promenade along the ramparts overlooking the sea, overlooking the characteristic apse of the Esglesia de Sant Domingo. Further on you will find the Mirador de la Muralla Dalt Vila, a vast and charming terrace on the Baluarte de Santa Lucía, which overlooks the ancient port, with a spectacular view over the city, the port and the island of Formentera. A place to go even at night to admire the lights of the city. Another view, this time of the south coast, you can admire it from the Baluarte de Sant Jaumenella innermost patrite of the Dalt Vila. The view is also beautiful from the Baluarte de Sant Bernat, located right above the rocky cliffs of the Ibiza promontory, where you can also find the Citadel.
One of the unmissable places on the island, even if very popular, is the Café del Mar in Sant Antoni de Portmany, on the coast opposite the city of Ibiza. Cafè del Mar is a trendy and popular place, with elegant terraces overlooking the sea, where you can have a drink at sunset and listen to the best lounge music in the world. This place is worth a visit at least once, because here the sunset is truly a sight to leave you speechless. That's why so many come here, and most people stop on the beach and on the rocks down below.
If you are looking for special beaches, Ibiza offers many. In summer they are very crowded, but if you move away from the most popular destinations, you can find dream coves where you can be quite calm. An absolutely unmissable beach is Es Portitxol, a secluded heart-shaped cove, located on the north coast of the island of Ibiza, near the town of Sant Miquel. The cove rises at the bottom of an inlet formed by the promontories of Cap de Rubio and Cap de Sa Galera and is accessed by descending a path through the woods of the Mediterranean scrub. It has rightly been called the most romantic beach in Ibiza. The beach is made of white pebbles and the water is emerald-colored. The beaches of the nearby coastline are also quite secluded and peaceful. Further east on the coast, you will find the bay of Port de Sant Miquel, the little beach of Cala de sa Ferradura, under the spectacular Torre des Molar. The beach is a strip of sand and rocks that connects the coast to the Illa des Bosc.
Cala Xarraca and Cala de Portinatx are also very beautiful on the north-east coast of the island. A seaside resort, touristy but fairly quiet, is Santa Eulària d'es Riu, on the east coast, 15 km north of Ibiza. Here you will find large, not too crowded beaches, many equipped hotels and a village of white houses.
Finally, among the romantic villages to visit inland, we recommend: Santa Agnès de Corona, Sant Joan de Labritja, Sant Llorenc de Balafia and Sant Carles de Peralta. Here you find small houses and white churches, dry stone walls surrounded by greenery and a beautiful view.
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