Explore Ibiza with Avis
With its reputation for frenetic nightlife, it may come as a surprise to learn that the old walled town of Ibiza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on account of its architecture. The Dalt Vila (old town) is guarded by massive mediaeval walls built to keep out marauders, with both cathedral and castle at the top. Just inside the main gate to the town you’ll see the elegant Plaça de Vila spread out before you with its restaurants and cafés. An ideal spot for a meal or some tapas.
Just outside the citadel, the district of Sa Peña offers up a maze of passages and narrow alleys flanked by whitewashed houses with iron balconies. The area is crammed full with boutiques, bars and restaurants and a “hippy” market on Carrer d’Enmig. Highly atmospheric, you’ll rarely enjoy a better chance for people watching.
Rub shoulders with the jet-set and rich and famous at the Marina Botafoch. Take a stroll along the quays and jetties for a good look at the huge luxury yachts moored there or sit outside at one of the cafés or restaurants to enjoy the view and soak up the cool, cosmopolitan atmosphere.
A short distance from the marina is the more peaceful Talamanca bay and beach with its soft white sand. The resort is close enough to the city to lie in the sun during the day and then go back in the evening for a night of clubbing.
While we’re on the subject of clubbing, it is of course no secret that Ibiza has some of the most spectacular and famous clubs and bars on the planet. The buzz begins roughly in May and starts to wind down in October, so there’s plenty of time for partying. A lot of the action is centred in the stylish Sa Peña quarter or the narrow streets of the old town. You may well come across PR representatives, some dressed up as angels or devils, strutting through the streets to drum up custom for the clubs. Most venues are open between midnight and 6 am and famous names include Pacha, Amnesia and Space.