Thinking about visiting the island of Ibiza? One of the things that you mustn’t miss are its stunning villages. Ibiza boasts 15 villages, some of which have remained virtually unchanged for a hundred years. If you want to know what life on the island was like in the old days, be sure to visit the following villages on Ibiza:
This village nestles in a beautiful valley of almond trees which, when their white flowers appear, mean that spring is just round the corner. This small hamlet also boasts a white church that embodies the traditional local architecture. The plain on which the almond trees grow is known as the Pla de Corona.
It’s well worth paying a visit to this tiny village, where the church juts out from the Es Cubells cliff-face, the only church on the island located right next to the sea (apart from the cathedral). Sitting down for a drink in the square and savouring its tranquillity is an authentic treat for the senses.
Santa Gertrudis has become Ibiza’s most bohemian village thanks to its cosmopolitan ambiance, its fashionable clothes and design shops and its restaurants. Many people stop to have a drink at the legendary Bar Costa, the walls of which are lined with countless paintings created by hippie artists in the 1960s and 70s.
This village in the north of Ibiza boasts an enchanting atmosphere at any time of the year and right on its doorstep you’ll find such stunning beaches as the famous Cala Benirrás. If you visit on Sunday morning, you’ll find a seductive little market with crafts and organic produce.
Located in San Carlos is the extremely well-known Las Dalias hippie market and the legendary Bar Anita: one of the few Ibiza hippy venues still to survive. Stopping off to savour a delicious glass of home-made hierbas ibicencas liquor is almost a compulsory part of your tour of Ibizan villages.
Although its size suggests it’s more like a town, Santa Eulària des Riu is one the Ibizan villages you can’t afford to miss. One must-see place is the fortified church of Puig de Missa, from where you can soak up impressive views of the entire Santa Eulària Bay. The houses that cluster around this place of worship make up the historic heart of the village.
Culture, tradition and mouth-watering cuisine – among many other attractions – await you in these Ibizan villages. Wouldn’t you like to come and get to know them at first hand?
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