5 good reasons to go to Ibiza
To see / do
Culture and history
Ibiza Town, a place with undeniable charm
Ibiza Old Town, Dalt Vila, is a UNESCO world heritage site. When you visit the town, you’ll be able to see the 16th-century Almudaina ramparts and castle, Ibiza Cathedral, Santo Domingo Church, and more. But Ibiza also boasts museums, craft shops, a port, and restaurants serving tasty dishes.
Ses Salines Nature Reserve
Ses Salines Nature Reserve lies between Ibiza and Formentera. The reserve is a protected area featuring a diverse range of unique landscapes. The stunning site includes over 15,000 hectares of salt marshes, sand dunes, cliffs and beaches. Spending a day in the reserve is a complete delight. If you get the chance, go and see the pink flamingos.
A mythical park
Es Vedrà Nature Reserve is made up of several small islands including Es Vedrà itself. This imposing, 400 metre-high rock is speckled with caves sheltering birds and reptiles. You can take a look at this small, wild island from aboard a boat. The myths surrounding Es Vedrà are fascinating for visitors. The sirens were on Es Vedrà when they tried to lure Ulysses from his ship.
If you’ve come to Ibiza to party till the early hours of the morning, then head to the capital or pretty much anywhere on the island! Start off by having a drink in the port before going to one of the island’s many clubs. They’re open all night! Some of the most famous clubs here include Pacha, Privilege, Space and Amnesia.
The hippie markets
Ibiza has been a popular place for hippies since in the 1960s. It used to attract members of the Hippie movement, and hippy markets are still organised here today. On Wednesdays, head to the market at Punta Arabí, and on Saturdays, go to Las Dalias. Whether you’re after clothes, accessories or decorative items, you’ll find your groove right here!
Guisat de Peix is a type of Mediterranean stew made with shellfish and fish such as grouper or seabream. You add potatoes, tomatoes and peppers, herbs, spices and almonds to make the stew. It’s then served with aioli (garlic mayonnaise).
Panelletsare a type of Spanish confectionary
According to tradition, Spaniards make Panelletson the run-up to All Saints’ Day. But actually, these small sweets, consisting mainly of marzipan and covered in pine nuts, can be devoured all year long. For a softer texture, potato or sweet potato is added to the marzipan.
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