Why choose a cruise to Ibiza Town?
Famous as a party island, Ibiza has so much more to offer than just its buzzing nightlife. Ibiza Town is truly stunning, it’s UNESCO listed old town is a charming maze of shady walkways and sun-dappled squares, where locals and visitors enjoy tapas and conversation outside canopied cafes and tavernas.
The nightlife in Ibiza Town is of course legendary, but there are also relaxed bars and trendy cocktail lounges in the Old Town and classy Marina Botafoch.
This cosmopolitan city attracts an international crowd, and shopping wise, you’ll be spoilt for choice with quirky boutiques, high-end fashion stores and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.
A guide to Ibiza Town’s hotspots
Ibiza Town is a delight to explore, with chic boutiques, streetside cafés and chilled-out beach bars promising relaxed days and high-octane nights. Beyond the port are a wealth of delights including Santa Eulalia, a charming coastal town with a palm-lined promenade and several art galleries.
Explore on foot to enjoy Dalt Vila (‘Upper Town’). The dramatic main entrance, which can be reached via drawbridge, is flanked by impressive statues which takes you into a spacious courtyard. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time and will be rewarded with impressive sea views.
The Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa is another must-see. This superb collection of contemporary art is spread across two buildings, one of which dates to 1727, the other from 2011. Nearby is one of the town’s most attractive squares, Carrer de Sa Carrossa, where you can enjoy a light tapas lunch or full evening meal.
There are lots of family friendly activities, too, with the Aguamar, Ibiza’s largest waterpark, just a short drive away from Ibiza Town. When the sun sets, those wanting to party can head to any number of clubs or bars. S’Escalinata in Dalt Vila is ideal for a laid-back drink, while those in search of dance-til-dawn action may prefer The Rock Ibiza, located on the seafront.
Cruise lines that sail to Ibiza Town
The best time to visit Ibiza Town
If you’re after a tan, the best time for your Ibiza Town cruise stopover is August, when you can expect average temperatures of 26°C and above. This is also the time when the sea is at its warmest, so you can enjoy pleasant swimming conditions and sunny days on the beach.
The spring months offer warm days for sightseeing with the odd beach day possible. January, the coldest month at around 12°C, is ideal for sightseeing and day trips. Take an umbrella if you plan to visit in October, when there’s a chance of some rain.
Did you know?
· The reason the diving conditions are so good around Ibiza is because of Neptune grass, a seaweed that keeps the sea clear
· The correct way to pronounce the island’s name is ‘ev-ee-sa’
· In Calle de la Conquista you’ll find Ibiza Town’s version of the Walk of Fame with numerous stars’ handprints, including Penelope Cruz
· The orange colour in Ibizan soil comes from the tannin found in the pine needles from the island’s numerous trees
· Film director Orson Welles and punk musician Sid Vicious lived in Ibiza.