A holiday on the White Island can involve a lot more than just throwing shapes and soaking up the sun. From buzzing markets and cutting-edge galleries to fascinating historical sites and eerie caves, there’s a lot to see and do in Ibiza. With so much to choose from, we’ve handpicked 15 of the must-visit attractions on this Spanish island.
This popular bar is in San Carlos, a small, picturesque village in the north of the island, which was a famous hippy enclave in the ’60s and ’70s. Bar Anita was the hippy hangout back in the day, as it was the only place with a phone, and it was also where people came to collect their mail. The bar is still a hub for locals and visitors in the area; the original phone booth remains, and the wooden mailboxes are still used by people living in properties too remote for regular postal services. There’s a nice shady courtyard, and an eclectic selection of art on the walls, which is said to have been donated over the years by local artists unable to pay their bills. It’s worth visiting to experience a slice of Ibiza’s hippy history.
Located on the west of the island, Cala Comte has a small beach with sun loungers as well as a rocky coastline with plenty of carved flat platforms to base yourself for the day – perfect for anyone who loves the sea but hates the sand. The water is shallow too, making it a great spot to bring kids. Spend all day in the water until sunset, then head up to one of the three restaurants on top of the cliffs to enjoy the wide-lens views of the sun dropping behind the horizon.