The most important cities of Ibiza

That Ibiza has been in fashion for a long time is something that I will not discover now. It is the island of reference for many famous people who decide to spend their vacations there attracted by the good atmosphere that is breathed. In addition, we must not forget that Ibiza not only lives from the parties that are organized in its famous nightclubs , since it also boasts beautiful beaches and cities that are worth knowing in depth.

I’ll talk about the most important ones below, so take note and don’t forget to visit them on your next trip to the white island.


The municipality of Ibiza, which as you can imagine is the capital of the island, is by far the largest city of all, and also the most inhabited. It narrowly exceeds 50,000 inhabitants , a number that skyrockets during the summer for obvious reasons.

Boredom is banned because there are many plans you can do to entertain yourself, such as walking through the port or going to Dalt Vila, which is the oldest part of Ibiza and is located on a hill. You can visit Dalt Vila by accessing through any of its five gates (its walls are tens of meters long), the Portal de ses Taules being the most recommended of all.

More plans? Visiting the fishermen’s neighborhood called La Marina or strolling through Vara del Rey and the Plaza del Parque.

Sant Antoni de Portmany

Sant Antoni de Portmany, also known as San Antonio Abad by its name in Castilian, is a city with just over 25,000 inhabitants that is only 15 kilometers from the capital. We could say that it is where the most youthful tourism is concentrated, a place capable of showing the best and the worst side of the island because of the tourists.

It is in front of the island of Sa Conillera and boasts incredible sunsets. The Paseo de Ses Fonts, near the port, is one of the busiest places. There is the monument to the discovery of America, which at street level is known as "Columbus’s Egg."

Santa Eulària des Riu

Its 37,000 inhabitants allow us to speak of the second most populated city on the island. It is located to the east and can boast of being the only municipality in the Balearic Islands that sees a river pass by (hence its name).

It is advisable to visit it to disconnect, since it is an ideal place to relax and visit beaches that are really good and are not as crowded as those of Ibiza or San Antoni de Portmany. That is why it is not surprising that it is the destination of choice for many families.

Sant Josep de Sa Talaia

Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, also known as San José Obrero, is the smallest city on this list because it is slightly below the 25,000 inhabitants registered by San Antoni de Portmany. Best of all, it preserves the charm of the Ibiza towns, which makes it remain very special.

Its beaches are spectacular (Cala Comte, Cala Bassa, Cala Vedella …) and not only attract you by its crystal clear waters, but also by the defensive towers that are scattered along its coastline. In addition, there is the Phoenician Site of Sa Caleta, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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