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Holiday Rentals in Ibiza Town – Try Self-catering in the Spanish Balearic Islands

Ibiza Holidays
 by J. Corcoran 

 Ibiza Town is an extremely captivating vacation spot to book apartment holiday rentals in Ibiza or holiday villas in Ibiza town. It features charming historic fortifications, first-class places to eat out, a magnificent cathedral and a superb assortment of retail outlets. Ibiza Town is quite small, so recently it has become popular with some holidaymakers who like the beach, to stay at one of the nearby resorts on the coast such as Playa d'en Bossa, Figueretas or Talamanca. This can be ideal for holidaymakers who like to book Ibiza holiday apartments in a lively resort but who also want easy access to the nightlife and facilities of Ibiza Town. 

If you are staying in Ibiza holiday apartments or holiday villas in Ibiza town you will be interested to know about the local food. As a result of the numerous nationalities who have lived in Ibiza in the past, you will find that many diverse dishes make up the gastronomy of the island. A couple of traditional dishes worth trying are Ibizan-style tuna, roast pork, fish soup and rustic stir-fries with meat, potatoes and vegetables. Ibiza also offers a good selection of drinks to go with your food. Locally produced beer, wine and spirits are available at very reasonable prices and Cocktails are available in most bars. There are also plenty of non-alcoholic drinks available which make use of the wide selection of fruit grown on the island. Ibiza Town boasts a significant selection of restaurants for visitors who are staying in self-catering holiday rentals in Ibiza. 

If you are staying in villa holiday rentals in Ibiza or Ibiza holiday apartments you can find several wonderful beaches in the vicinity of Ibiza Town:

Playa de Talamanca borders Talamanca Bay and is a pleasant sandy beach with clear waters. It can be reached in about 20 minutes on foot, as can playa de Figueretas. The lively resort of Playa d'en bossa has the longest stretch of beach on the island and is dotted with bars and cafés. It is a favorite with tourists who enjoy watersports. If you want to go a bit further afield, the beaches around Ses Salines are easily reached by bus and are thought to be some of the finest on the island. You can also take a ferry to the neighbouring island of Formentera where the beaches are second to none.

The island of Ibiza has a worldwide reputation as one of the best places for nightlife and holidaymakers often book their holiday rentals in Ibiza to make the most of what is on offer. Ibiza is a dance Mecca and Ibiza Town is one of the dance hotspots. The entrance fees for the big, popular clubs can typically cost around €30 to €60 and drinks are often exorbitant so clubbing in Ibiza is not cheap. It may be worth exploring the possibility of buying your tickets beforehand online. Nightclub opening hours are from around midnight to 6 am, so some people like to have a couple of hours sleep in the early evening before they go out so that they can last the night out!

While you staying in your villa or apartment holiday rentals in Ibiza you may well get to experience one of the many fiestas which take place throughout the year. There are fiestas for each town as well as for the patron saints days. The town fiestas can go on for a week and usually have loads of children’s entertainment, live shows, competitions and parades through the town with floats ending with spectacular firework displays. The Eivissa Medieval Festival is held on the second Sunday in May. This new festival includes concerts and dancing and celebrates the declaration of D’alt Villa as a World Heritage site in 1992.

When visiting Ibiza and staying in apartment holiday rentals in Ibiza or holiday villas in Ibiza town you must explore the Sa Penya and Sa Marina districts near the port. These districts are full of stylish boutiques and unique shops and it is one of the most popular shopping areas on the island. The New Town and Vara de Ray Boulevard also have some good shops and the streets around Carrer d'Enmig are where you will find the famous 'hippy’ markets with their many stalls selling all kinds of art and craft products. If you like a good rummage for a bargain there is a flea market every Saturday at the race-track of San Jordi. 

Try booking self-catering holiday rentals in Ibiza, online. Ibiza holiday apartments and holiday villas in Ibiza town can be booked direct with the property owners. Julie Corcoran, the author, works for the Holiday-Villa-Select website.