There are plenty of day and night time leisure activities in Ibiza: museums, history, cuisine, music, culture, tradition as well as its beautiful famous beaches or crazy parties with internationally renowned DJs. An endless array of possibilities for experiencing the island and making it your own.
The cathedral, its fortified wall and the old town are fascinating. Declared a World Heritage Site, the narrow streets and alleyways brim with the history of all the cultures which have passed through Ibiza. Greeks, Romans, Carthaginians, Phoenicians, Arabs, and even pirates have left their mark on Ibiza's old town. And if you get tired of walking up and down its sloping hills you can always catch your breath in one of the charming bars or restaurants.
It's a magic place, full of energy. This majestic island is enveloped in history and legend. Don't miss the sunset from the Torre des Savinar watchtower. You can also see Es Vedrá from the cove of Cala D'Hort, a beautiful beach north of San José. If you don't have much time, how about a delicious paella or a traditional dish like Bullet de Peix in one of the restaurants with Es Vedrá in the distance. The most famous restaurants are El Carmen right on the beach and Es Boldador on the cliff at the right of the beach.
Ibiza's churches have historical importance. Not just in a religious or cultural sense, they were also where the peasant farmers took shelter from pirates. That is why they are so sturdily and compactly built. The main architectural feature of these churches is their thick walls and buttresses, with small windows cut into walls of more than 1 meter thick.
This corner of the island is on the other side of the mountain from Sa Torre des Savinar and is where the stones were quarried to build the walls of the Dalt Vila, the old town. During the 60s it was a place of pilgrimage for hippies looking for the right place to meditate. As you descend past the cliff you'll find a small cave halfway down, where it is said that a Japanese man came ashore and decided to make the cave his home. To decorate it he painted a giant Buddha on the stone roof of the cave. Further down, by the sea you'll find the gird of wells of turquoise water that he cut into the rock. A special place, with a magical feel.