Ibiza Tour Guide

A beautiful approach, meandering down through hills and valleys, brings you to the beach at Benirrás. In Ibiza’s north, this is a pretty stretch of sand and pebbles, with rocks on either side that you can clamber over, and it offers an eye-catching view across the water to an interesting rock formation known as Cap Bernat “the hand of God” to locals.

The sea bed is rocky, which makes it excellent for snorkelling. This sheltered bay is a popular anchoring spot for private yachts and motor boats, which gather in the late afternoon to enjoy the romantic sundown, accompanied on Sundays by the drummers who descend on the beach to “drum down the sunset” it’s a unique Ibiza experience, established over many years.

The view from Sa Talaiassa

Sa Talaiassa, a 1,560ft (475-metre) mountain, is the highest point in Ibiza, signposted from St Josep in the south-west of the island. It offers a breathtaking view from east and west coasts. You can watch the sunset in all its glory, listening to nothing but the sound of nature. To the east, you’ll see the island darkening beneath a beautiful purple sky, while the west is still lit in a deep orange sunset. It’s the most magical way to experience the natural beauty of Ibiza for free.

Teatro Pereyra (live music bar)

This is a vibrant place set within the lobby of the island’s historic former theatre. Pereyra is situated in the Old Town, with jazz, soul and Latin performances on stage from 11.30pm until 3.30am. The varied selection of drinks go up in price once the music kicks in, but you won’t find a better mojito, and there is no entrance fee or silly VIP area. A varied (though not exclusively) mature crowd, real music, no queues and subtle lighting make for a memorable evening.

Es Cubells

This tiny village has the best location on Ibiza. Amid olive, lemon and citrus groves, it is perched on a headland with clear, uninterrupted views over the silver-sprayed sea to the island of Formentera. Explore the lovely old church or walk down steep steps to the white sandy beach, before heading back to enjoy the vista from the terrace of family-run Bar Llumbi – it serves fresh fish or paella for €12.

The Fish Shack

Head down the rocky head of Talamanca beach and at the seafront you will find the Fish Shack, where chairs are plastic, the waiters call out the day’s menu, and the fish is fresh. You’re looking at €10 a plate for lemon-topped grilled sea bass, juicy tuna steaks and fat prawns, complete with garlic sauteed potatoes and Med salad.

Eating out in Cala Mastella

We discovered a little gem of a restaurant when we were exploring the many beautiful coves Ibiza has to offer. A bit off the beaten track, Cala Mastella is a tiny cove lined with small, rustic fishing huts. Scramble over the rocks to the left and you will find El Bigotes, a tiny eatery that is always buzzing with people at lunchtime. Only one dish is served here, an amazing fish stew, cooked over a wood fire. Arrive early or you won’t get a table. A true Ibizan experience.