Yes, believe it or not, Ibiza has much more to offer than just incredible beaches and a great variety of nightlife, including some of the world’s most popular nightclubs. Despite the fact that no one doubts the importance of these Ibizan tourist attractions, there are many more reasons why it is worth visiting the white island and uncovering its other, hidden side, unknown to many, but which undoubtedly allows you to discover the essence of Ibizan life.
To enjoy alternative sightseeing and tourism in Ibiza, the best thing to do is to stay at the Tropicana Ibiza Suites Hotel, accommodation that offers, thanks to its privileged location in the popular Playa d en Bossa area, the perfect location from which to visit the main places of interest listed below.
Hippy market in Las Dalias
Since the early 1960s, when all kinds of artists began to settle in Ibiza to be inspired by its essence, the territory of Ibiza has become a meeting point for painters, sculptors, craftsmen and designers from all over the world. An artistic tradition that ended up making Ibiza a reference point for art lovers and, more specifically, for lovers of the craft market world.
Although there are countless markets all over the island, if there is one that is a required visit when you hesitate what to do in Ibiza, it is, without a doubt, the Las Dalias market. Located between the towns of Santa Eulalia and San Carlos, this hippy market, inaugurated in 1954, opens its doors every Saturday of the year, becoming an icon for bohemian Ibiza and an important meeting point for artists, tourists and Ibiza residents. Complementing this market, each Monday during the summer, there is the Las Dalias Night Market, which has many colourful stalls and all kinds of live musical performances.
Cotton Beach Club Ibiza
Located in the southwest of the island, just above the emblematic Cala Tarida cliff, Cotton Beach Club Ibiza is another of the places of interest for those who want to discover the other type of party that the island offers.
With a relaxed atmosphere and unique design, made entirely from 100% cotton materials, the Cotton Beach Club Ibiza terrace is the place to enjoy one of the best sunsets in Ibiza, as well as an excellent meal, with a wide gastronomic proposal including meat, fish, pasta and, of course, delicious desserts..
With a glamorous and cosmopolitan essence, but at the same time casual with avant-garde and oriental influences, KM5 is one of the most popular open-air restaurants on the island, being one of the places of interest in Ibiza for those who are looking for an alternative plan within Ibiza’s nightlife. Inaugurated in 1994, KM5 Ibiza has become an emblem in Ibiza, hosting famous faces from the world of art, fashion, sport and television every night from April to October.
In addition to being a reference restaurant for lovers of good cuisine, especially grilled meats and Japanese food, KM5 also has an important artistic space, where works by such prestigious artists as Tapies, Picasso, Dalí, Miró and Warhol have been exhibited.
Port of Ibiza
Formed by the marine districts of La Marina and Sa Penya, the port area in Ibiza is one of the areas of the city that has best preserved the Mediterranean lifestyle that characterises the islands in the Balearic archipelago. Located at the foot of the historic Dalt Vila centre, the port of Ibiza is surrounded by a maze of narrow streets that snake between the traditional Ibizan limestone houses.
At dusk, the limelight moves to the bar area that extends along the Marina district, just at the foot of the walls of Ibiza. Undoubtedly, this is area is one of the most emblematic and recommended places for drinks on the whole island. From late afternoon onwards, another of the attractions offered by the port of Ibiza is the multitude of small boutiques full of typical Ibizan fashion that take over a large part of the streets, remaining open after midnight throughout the summer season.