What makes Ibiza such a popular destination for travelers from all over the world? Certainly the magnificent beaches, the beach clubs, the nightlife and the hippie markets.
But during a holiday on the White Island there’s more to do than just dancing, sunbathing and having fun. For example, you can explore villages, practice water sports and discover magical places.
Do you need some suggestions? Here are 5 whimsical places in Ibiza.
Atlantis is a rocky zone in Sa Pedrera de Cala d’Hort.
Used as a quarry, its sandstone was used to build the fortified walls of Dalt Vila in the 16th century.
The cuts in the rock create fascinating structures, which are embellished with the decorations added by the hippies in the 1960s.
There are also basins that are cyclically filled with water by the waves of the sea. The water in these pools is usually very warm and has an incredible emerald color.
Although difficult to reach, Atlantis is worth a visit also because it is one of the best spots for diving lovers. Just beware of the many jellyfish.
You may have never been to Las Puertas Can Soleil, but you probably have seen pics of this place on Instagram.
Las Puertas Can Soleil is an artistic installation made up of two real doors decorated with etchings and Arabic motifs. They open onto the sea, with nothing around. Between the two doors, just a graceful mosaic floor.
The doors create a quite bizarre atmosphere. But, after all, the owner is the founder of Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberté, so eccentricity and art are at home at Can Soleil.
A few hundred meters away from Las Puertas is another curious installation called Time and Space. Created by the artist Andrew Rodgers, it is a complex of 13 monoliths aligned at sunset during the winter solstice. This is why it is also known as the Stonehenge of Ibiza.
Like Mallorca, Ibiza has some caves too.
Can Marçà is an impressive cave dating back over 100,000 years, which was used in the past by smugglers to hide their wares. Some of their drawings are still visible on the walls.
A visit to the cave is a refreshing and fascinating experience. The yellow-golden color of the rocks, the stalactites and stalagmites and the 14 meters height create an atmosphere that takes you back to the prehistory.
Moreover, the visit is enriched by a light and music show.
But the beauty of Can Marçà is also outside the cave.
You should definitely take a walk on the outdoor cliffs and enjoy the breathtaking view on the coast of Ibiza and the sea.
There is another natural cave that is worth visiting, the one that houses the Cap Blanc Aquarium. Formerly used as a lobster farm, this place now give to visitors the chance to discover the marine species living in the Mediterranean Sea around Ibiza.
Not all the whimsical places in Ibiza are linked to natural attractions.
The restaurant Sa Capella in San Antonio is located inside the 16th century chapel of Saint Agnes.
The ancient stone walls, the arches and the high ceiling create an ambiance which becomes even more suggestive thanks to the light of the candles.
Outside the chapel there is a beautiful terraced garden with the mountains in the background.
Doesn’t it sound enchanting?
Have you ever think about jumping in a hot air balloon and see all these whimsical places in Ibiza from above? And what about spending a day on a boat and tour the best beaches such as Cala Bassa, Cala Conta, Cala Salada, Cala Benirrás and Cala Es Bol Nou?
Seen from a different perspective, the coast, the beaches, the towns and territory of Ibiza show unprecedented details that you would never discover otherwise.
Probably this type of experiences is more suitable for those who have already been to Ibiza, but those who come to the island for the first time will certainly have a great time too.