18 May 2017

Postcards From Ibiza Old Town

We didn't have the time to visit the desert-island destination of Formentera, where stripped-back, white-sand beaches have made the place a must-do day trip when in Ibiza (far from the hedonistic nightlife of San Antonio), but we did set a morning aside to see the island's Old Town. Just under an hours ferry away from where we were staying, Santa Eualia, it was a notoriously rocky ride negotiating the windy conditions of the Balerics in May - so be prepared if you're prone to sea sickness. The boat ride itself is an experience, with beautiful views of the cliffs, open-top ferry sunbathing opportunities and a chance to watch the sunset over the horizon if you time it right. The ferries are pretty regular, about twenty euros return for adults and due to the time of year, not that busy (but I can imagine the queues get a bit out of control during July-August time). 

Pulling into the harbour, the views of the scenic town with the fortified citudel Dalt Vila (translates literally to 'high town') overlooking it all make for postcard-worthy shots that rival any you can pick up in the town itself. Cobbled, winding streets with colourful walls (reminiscent of one of my favourite Spanish cities, Seville), bohemian boutiques and beautiful palatzos complete with fountains and gelato offerings at every corner; what's not to love. We got there at lunchtime, and had our first ice-cream of the holiday (burnt caramel - highly recommend) and an alfresco coffee in the sunshine whilst people-watching. A relaxed atmosphere in all senses of the word; you can spend your time wandering the streets aimlessly or see some of the town's hotspots (like the fortress or cathedral). Most of the things to do in the town are free and the prices of food and drink are pretty reasonable, considering it is Ibiza after all. 

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