Despite being the smallest of the Balearic Islands Ibiza has quickly become one of the most visited cities in all of Europe! The island has had a significant influence on European nightlife since as early as the 1960s, and has often been ranked as one of the top party hotspots in the world. Combine this with the Ibiza’s year-round sunny weather, incredible beaches, and wealth of fun attractions, it’s no wonder why groups of friends and families flock here every year!
At Best4Travel we have a wide selection of exclusive special offers for the best hotels and resorts across Ibiza’s top cities, including Cala Llonga, Es Cana, Figueretas, Ibiza Town, Playa d’en Bossa, Port des Torrent, Puerto San Miguel, San Antonio , and Santa Eulalia.
For more information on the resorts or other destinations in Ibiza mentioned above, or to receive a tailored quotation on any of the hotels and resorts featured on Best4Travel.ie , please drop into one of our stores nationwide or call our expert travel guides today at our Irish call centre FREE on 1800 814 000.
- The Egg
One of the strangest landmarks in Ibiza is ‘The Egg’ in Sant Antoni. This monument was built to mark the supposed birthplace of the famous 15th century explorer Christopher Columbus. At the centre of the egg is a model of the Santa Maria, one of the three ships that went with Columbus on his most famous voyage when he ‘discovered’ America.
The significance of the egg comes from a legend that says that when Columbus was planning his journey to the Indies, he was denied funding on the basis that such a trip would be impossible. Columbus then asked his potential investors if they thought that standing an egg upright is impossible too. When they said yes, Columbus smashed the base of an egg into a table, making it stand by himself, and subsequently got his funding.
- Sa Caleta
On the south west coast of Ibiza, around 10 kilometers out from Ibiza Town, lie the remains of several stone buildings that date to 654 BCE, when the Phoenicians inhabited the island. This is said to have been the first settlement the Phoenicians made in Ibiza, and consists of an urban street and neighbourhoods.
The ruins of Sa Caleta were rediscovered in 1980, and became an official UNESCO World Heritage Site a decade later. Today an iron railing has been put in place around the site, to preserve this historic area.
Where to Eat
To help set your holiday off on the right foot, we here at Best4Travel have compiled a list of some of the top rated cafés and restaurants in Ibiza, divided by price to cater to all budget types.
- Low Cost
- Can Gourmet, Calle de Montgri 18b, Ibiza Town
- Osteria La Taverna Ibiza, Carretera San Josep k1.1 N 30, 07800, Ibiza Town
- Bar Dona Ana, Puerto Deportivo de Santa Eulalia, Buzón 3 Zona 2 Local 3B, 07840, Santa Eulalia del Rio
- Moderately Priced
- Ohana Ibiza, Calle Cami 1002, 10, 07800 Playa d'en Bossa
- Sushimi, Calle de Sant Antoni 5, 07820, Sant Antoni de Portmany
- La Mesa Escondida, Avenida Isidor Macabich 36, 07816 San Rafael
- 45 Millas, Calle Ample 32, 07820, Sant Antoni de Portmany
- Es Tragon, Cerca de Cala Gració y Cala Gracioneta, frente al Hotel Stella Mari., 07820, Sant Antoni de Portmany
- Montauk Steakhouse, Carretera Platja D'en Bossa 10, 07817 Playa d'en Bossa
With Best4Travel you can have a transfer arranged for you from Ibiza Town Airport straight to your hotel!
The approximate transfer times from the airport to the island’s top resorts are as follows:
- Cala Llonga: 25 minutes
- Es Cana: 35 minutes
- Ses Figueretes: 10 minutes
- Platja d’en Bossa: 5 minutes
- Port des Torrent: 30 minutes
- Puerto San Miguel: 30 minutes
- San Antonio: 25 minutes
- Santa Eulalia des Riu: 25 minutes
For more information or for a tailored quotation on transfers to any of the resorts in Ibiza featured above, please call our expert Irish call centre today FREE on 1800 814 000
- Capital: Ibiza Town
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Eivissenc (A native dialect of Catalan), Spanish, and English
- Time Difference to Ireland: +1 hour
- Flight Time: Approx. 3 hours
- Local Phrases:
- Hello: Hola
- Good morning: Bon dia
- How are you?: Com estàs?
- Good afternoon: Bona tarda
- Good night: Bona nit
- Goodbye: Adéu
- Please: Sisplau
- Thank you: Gràcies
- You’re welcome: De res
- Where is…?: On és…?
- Do you speak English?: Que parla anglès?
- I am from Ireland: Sóc d'Irlanda
- Public Holidays
- 1 January: New Years Day
- 6 January: Epiphany
- 1 March: Balearic Islands’ Day
- Holy Thursday
- Good Friday
- Easter Monday
- 1 May: Labour Day
- 15 August: Assumption Day
- 12 October: Hispanic Day
- 1 November: All Saints Day
- 6 December: Constitution Day
- 8 December: Immaculate Conception Day
- 25 December: Christmas Day