Ibiza is the smallest of the Balearic Islands and one of the most popular summer destinations located off the eastern coast of Spain. Although it is world-known for its nightlife and rich international summer club scene, the island’s wide offer progressively becomes oriented toward family tourism and visitors of all ages. The passenger cruise ships dock in the vicinity of Ibiza town, the capital of Ibiza, located on the south of the island. The Passeig Maritim cruise terminal, or Marina Botafoch, is 3.5km away from the Ibiza Town (also called Vila d’Eivissa).
To get to the city, the best way is to take a cruise ship shuttle bus (if provided, for an additional fee), a taxi, or a low coast City Boat that will bring you into the town for less than a 10-minute. It is also possible to catch a local bus that regularly operates during the high season between Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni, another coastal town on the island.
From the cruise ship terminal, you can admire an outstanding view of D’alt Vila, an old fortified town that once used to be one of the most important cities on the Mediterranean coast.
Nowadays, D’alt Vila is a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring a mixture of ancient and modern influences, whose main highlights include a medieval citadel, the 13th century Gothic Cathedral, a maze of winding, narrow streets, and a magnificent Plaza de Vila square, where you can find art galleries, shops, restaurants, and museums. D’alt Vila is 3.8km far away from the cruise terminal, so it’s not advisable to walk (walk would take up to 1 hour).
Besides the Old Town, Ibiza boasts many events and festivals taking place throughout the year, countless nightclubs, luxurious hotels, restaurants, bars, parks, gardens, and a beautiful seafront promenade, the most attractive at the sunset.
The icing on the cake, Ibiza beaches are gorgeous and if you want to have a beach day, head over to Talamanca Beach (1.3km away from the cruise terminal) or Playa D’En Bossa (6km away, 15-20 minutes by taxi) to enjoy the crystal clear water, and its soft sand followed by tropical cocktails and summer beats of Ibiza.
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