Ibiza is a Spanish island in the Mediterranean Sea off the eastern coast of Spain. Renowned for its association with the ‘party scene’, nightlife, electronic dance music, and for the summer clubs but it’s a lot more. The white island boasts 1000s of years of history, culture, & relaxing good vibes. The old town of Ibiza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the killer views follow you throughout the island. So, here’s my Ibiza itinerary with all things to enjoy a relaxed trip full of culture & views when you have 4 days to spend on the island.
Before I start this Ibiza itinerary, I have to say that this is my first time in Ibiza, so whatever I’m sharing is based on my personal experience.
When is the best time to visit Ibiza?
The best time to visit Ibiza is from May to October when high temperatures hover in the mid-20°C and mid-30°C. The months between November and April are considered low season when flight and hotel rates drop along with the temperatures to more moderate.
How to reach Ibiza?
Flying is the fastest way to reach Ibiza and best done via one of Spain’s larger cities. You can catch direct flights from Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia. Flights range from 45 minutes-1.5 hours depending on departure city.
Why visit Ibiza? Who is the Ibiza trip for?
Ibiza is known as a party island, but the scenic island can also be just as relaxed and peaceful. The island is suited for the young and the old. Enjoy the nature of the quiet north, for example, and the beautiful beaches. Even with kids, you can enjoy a wonderful holiday on the island. If you’re especially interested in Spanish history, culture, & Mediterranean vibes, this island may be your calling.
4 Days Ibiza itinerary
Day 1: Explore the old town
Dalt Vila or the old town of Ibiza is the site for all age groups & travelers to enjoy. Originally called Ibosim and founded by the Phoenicians, this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an ode to the different civilizations that have inhabited this magical island. Hike all the way up past the Cathedral of Santa María de las Nieves to see the panoramic views of the seaport on the Mediterranean. Dalt Vila was once one of the most important coastal cities in the Mediterranean. The last addition was the Renaissance defensive walls that surround it, which Kings Charles I and Philip II of Spain had constructed to defend against the French and the Ottomans.
Protip: Make sure you carry comfortable footwear so that climbing & walking on the cobble streets doesn’t stress you out.
Day 2: Beach Hop & catch the sunset
Ibiza has one of those islands that go to one vibe from another between two adjacent beaches. So, keep your second day to beach hop and dip into the clear blue waters. I discovered that most of the beaches in Ibiza are rocky & remote but you can easily find some sand beaches, too. That said, the rockier the beach is, the more scenic it is!
Check out my detailed beach list here for details: 7 best beaches in Ibiza
For the best, most scenic sunset, head straight to Punta Galera. This remote cliff is a short hike with literally the most majestic sunset I’ve seen in a long time. This was definitely my most favorite part of this Ibiza itinerary.
Protip: Rent a bike/car to move around with ease. The public transport isn’t the most reliable here and the taxi can get pretty expensive.
Day 3: Boho or glam? What’s your scene?
So, once you’ve had your first exposure to the strikingly different beaches on the island, you know that the difference in vibe and aesthetic also spills over to the neighborhoods. So, head to San Antoni for the glam vibe or the Hippie Market for the boho feels. Of course, you can do both, like I did, too.
I recommend going to the Hippie market first and relaxing at the Benirras beach followed by a lunch at the beachfront pizzeria. Then head to San Antoni to walk around in the evening lights and catch a sunset that this side is famous for. You can also discover some eccentric properties here like the Paradiso Art Hotel famous for its ‘Art Deco’ concept, adjacent art gallery, and a lot more.
Day 4: Kick back & relax
Now that you’ve been out and about for a bit, give yourself time off on your last day. Your idea of relaxation could be a big party in the next club, a big dinner out, or just some chill time at your Luxury hotel followed by a Spa and massage. My choice was obviously the latter at Hotel Torre Del Mar. It was really something else getting a massage by sea with those beautiful views and relaxing sound of waves. Definitely another highlight of my Ibiza trip.
You can also go back to your preferred beach and chill there, followed by another fresh, tapas meal.
Voila, that’s all from my visit to Ibiza. If you have any other suggestions or picks, do leave them in the comments below. If you liked this travel diary, you can also check out my other blogs from the white island:
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