Top 10 things to do in Ibiza

Published June 09 2023

1. Visit one of the two water parks

  • Aguamar Water Park: it’s the closest water park to the capital, located in the south-east of the island, in Playa d’en Bossa. You will find several adrenaline-inducing rides such as Kamikaze slide or Agujero Negro (Black Hole). But if you’re travelling with toddlers or smaller children there are multicoloured slides that are baby friendly as well as a children’s pool.
  • Sirenis Aquagames Ibiza: located in the west of Ibiza, a wonderful place to spend a family day out thanks to their wide range of rides and attractions for all ages and heights. The Tornado and Multitrack Slides for faster and more exciting rides. Then, for the smaller kids, they have Caribbean Pirates’ Boat, water jets, a safari surrounded by palm trees, a kids’ pool and more! The possibilities for a fun time are endless.

2. Mercadillos hippies or Street Markets

Two street markets with unique handcrafted items you won’t find anywhere else – your chance to get the best souvenir during your family trip to Ibiza!

  • Las Dalias is located on the outskirts of the town San Carles de Peralta. If you want to go during the morning, on Saturday the market opens from 10 to 20. But we recommend you to go either on Monday, Tuesday or Sunday as they do a “night market”, opening up from 19 to 0:30 so you are able to look through everything without the heat of the island and with the nice ambiance of live music. These opening and closing times are all from June to September.
  • Es Canar is located in the street “Avinguda Punta Arabí” which is why the market is often called Punta Arabí as well, within the town of Es Canar. This market is the oldest and biggest of Ibiza, with more than 500 craftsmen that sell some wonderful and unique items. You will even have the luxury to see some of the people working on their craft right there at the market. They even have a Hippy Kids stand, a play zone area for the little ones where they can have some fun doing their own crafts. The market opens from 10 to 19 on Wednesdays.

3. Trip to Formentera

A one-day escape from Ibiza to the Formentera Island – the ultimate family adventure! There are many incredible, kid-friendly and unique experiences within this small island.

  • Visit the Ses Illetes beach (The Islands’ beach), the pink lake Estany Pudent or the leaky cave. 
  • Another good option is to stay more than a day and visit the entire island if you have the time. Explore Formentera through its creeks, villages and be astonished by its gorgeous landscapes and its very own particular feeling. 
  • The Ferry from Ibiza to Formentera depends on the date you book it, but the ticket costs usually around 20-30€ each way and it takes around 30 minutes - you can also take your car with you!

4. Chirincana on Wednesdays

In Cala Martina or Martina’s Creek there is this lovely beach bar, Chirincana, that holds musical live performances and is surrounded by a cosy and warm atmosphere. It’s held right in open air for the perfect ambiance and the entrance is free – great for a family trip on a budget. This type of performance is done on Wednesday afternoons from 6pm to 12am. There’s also delicious traditional tapas and other types of food and beverages.

5. BiBo Park or Ibiza Biotechnological Botanical Garden

Discover the natural habitat of Ibiza and learn about its plant and animal species through this beautiful park. Find the landscapes of the island portrayed in the park and let you and your family learn about all there is to know about Ibiza through a relaxing and interesting experience.

6. En Barco por Es Vedrà (Boat trip to Es Vedra)

The Es Vedrà islet is said to have a unique and special energy, why don’t you and your family see if it’s true? There are lots of legends involving this particular spot. Due to preservation reasons, people cannot go inside the islet, but if you want to adventure yourself and let your kids see the islet from up close, we recommend a beautiful boat trip to es Vedrà.

7. Ruta de Pueblos (Route through the towns)

An island such as Ibiza has many charming towns and villages, what better way to explore them than through a beautiful route with your children?

  • We recommend to make a day out of it and start in Santa Eulalia for a classic Ibiza landscape.
  • Then head to San Antonio for a bigger town with lots of activities to do as a family.
  • Finally, San Juan to end the route in a small village, with the loveliest houses, breath-taking views and charming atmosphere.

8. Casco histórico de Ibiza (Ibiza's historic neighbourhood)

It wouldn’t be a proper trip to Ibiza without a visit to the historic neighbourhood of the capital: Dalt Vila. Wear some proper footwear and walk through the hills of these charming streets, lovely local stores, delicious restaurants and an especially unique charm!

9. Parque Natural de Ses Salines (Natural Park of The Salts)

Spend the day with your kids being surrounded by nature! This Natural Park is preserved, to ensure its beauty, habitat and species are safe. A wonderful area located in the south of the island, where you can experience a side of the Mediterranean natural habitat that will forever stay with you. A great and easy way to spend a good quality time with your family and loved ones.

10. Faro de Punta de Moscarter (Lighthouse of Moscarter's Edge)

One of the most picturesque spots in Ibiza, get your camera ready! Feel the breeze in your hair, get to the top of the hill where the lighthouse is located and be astonished by the view – definitely worth it to make a trip to this spot during your family trip to the island!

Last updated: 9th of June, 2023.