Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ibiza’s Best bits

 Have you ever considered going to Ibiza? Well, I thought I’d share with you some great tips I’ve learned from my last trip.

 Ibiza is a sleeping island from November to May; the Ibiza's capital is transformed in summer into a massive party season! However the island and town have much more to offer just than the night-life. This is what I discovered when I went on my last cruise
Everybody loves a bit of history

Ibiza Old Town, Dalt Vila is a UNESCO World Heritage site with magnificent views, narrow alleyways and amazing atmosphere. I did not expect it when I first landed on the island!

Around the coastline this island has 50 sandy beaches. Did you know Ibiza was discovered by sun-seeking hippies in the late 60’s? 

Coming ashore

As I mentioned previously I visited Ibiza whilst on my cruise holiday. If you are about to, here are some tips when coming ashore: Boats dock on the town pier at the edge of town. From here you can walk into the capital without problem, and this for reason facilities at the terminal are limited. 

You won’t need transport to enjoy Ibiza, but if you do rent a car, you can explore much of this small but fascinating island in a day. From what I remember, the cost to rent a car is 80euros but you will have to book ahead.

There are 25 buses a day between Ibiza, Sant Rafael and San Antonio, several per day between Ibiza, SantJordi, Salinas, CalaTarida and SantEulalia. Fares start at 1.80 euros and all under 5 euros.
Taxis are numerous and are metered. They can undertake tourist tours too!

Ibiza best bits

Explore the narrow alleyways of Sa Penya, Ibiza town’s most atmospheric quarter is great for browsing and shopping.

Bring your swim suit and spend an afternoon on one of the trendy beaches! The beaches on the east coast have been developed, but Santa Eulalia remains attractive. The resort has a narrow, sloping 

beach in front of a pedestrian promenade that is much less frenetic than some other beaches on the island.

So you are aware, topless bathing is accepted all over the island, but EsCavallet is the official nudist beach.

Where to eat

Can Caus: Ibiza might pride itself on its seafood but there comes a time for meat and potatoes! It is a informal family-style roadside restaurants that serves feast on skewers, goat chops, lamb kebabs and much more. Most people eat at the long wooden tables on the terrace to enjoy the sunset. 

Mezzanotte: This charming little portside restaurant is a branch of the popular Mezzanotte in Eivissa. There are 12 tables inside, lighted with candles to give a very cosy atmosphere to the place. The cuisine prides itself with fresh seasonal ingredients flown in from Italy. 

You must try the linguini with jumbo shrimp, saffron and zucchini, it is delicious!
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