How to Spend 3 Days in Ibiza
Ibiza may be best known for its beaches and nightlife, but there’s much more to the Balearic island than that. From history and food to kayaking and cruises, here’s how to spend three days in Ibiza.
Day 1: On Land
Spend the morning orienting yourself in Dalt Villa, Ibiza’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town; get an insider’s perspective on a walking, bike, or scooter tour. After lunch in town, rent a scooter and head out on your own, or go off-road on a Jeep tour to Ibiza’s more secluded beaches—set aside a couple of hours to spend on a white-sand beach as you’ll want to relax a bit before an evening of partying Ibiza-style. There’s no shortage of places to dance and drink on the island, but some of the best clubs can be found in Playa d’en Bossa, San Antonio, and Ibiza Town.
Day 2: In the Water
Dedicate today to enjoying the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Choose your own adventure—spend the day beach hopping around the island, learn how to scuba dive in turquoise waters, kayak to Xarraca Bay, Jet Ski in San Antonio Bay, or parasail high above the island. No matter how you choose to spend your day, wind down with a sunset catamaran cruise along Ibiza’s coastline; some cruises feature an open bar, which allows you to sip cocktails and sample Spanish tapas as the sun begins to set.
Day 3: Fabulous Formentera
Devote your final day to exploring the neighboring island of Formentera, known for its white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and a relaxed atmosphere that feels worlds away from the clubs of the White Isle. Most day trips include round-trip boat rides, opportunities to swim and snorkel in the Mediterranean, and lunch either onboard the boat or at a beachfront restaurant. Some excursions also stop at Espalmador Island, an uninhabited islet that sits between Ibiza and Formentera. For the ultimate day of relaxation, opt for a private tour by luxury catamaran.