7 types of tourism in Ibiza

types of tourism in ibiza

When we think of the type of tourism in Ibiza without having been to the island, the first thought that comes to mind is the night-time parties and the emblematic discotheques. Undoubtedly, a type of tourism that attracts many visitors, but which also makes others choose other destinations thinking that partying will be one of the few options they can find on the island.

A far cry from reality! In this post we look at the different reasons why tourists choose Ibiza. One of our stops will of course be the festivities, but we will also focus on culture, nature and gastronomy. In short, they are 7 reasons also to visit the island and keep the best version... Or the one that suits you best! Here are our suggestions...

1. Sun and beach tourism

Sun and beach tourism is the most popular in the high season of spring and summer. It is generally family tourism, although there are also many groups of friends who alternate this activity with partying at night and in the Beach Clubs. For tourists looking for sun and a well-deserved rest, there are different types of accommodation, such as flats or campsites, although the large resorts are the ones that host the highest volume of tourists.

A person on the beach in Ibiza

2. All inclusive tourism

All-inclusive tourism has also arrived in Ibiza. The profiles that contract these holiday packages are very similar to those of the sun and beach tourism with the difference that the economic impact on the other tourism sectors is very small.o as the client has already contracted the services with the hotel.

3. Cultural tourism

Ibizan cultural tourism is one of the least known and yet one of the richest. In fact, the old town of Ibiza and the Acropolis of Dalt Vila are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. People who go on cultural tourism activities do not miss out on...

  • Gastronomy

Specialities such as sofrit pagès, guisat de peix (fish stew) or the typical desserts flaó or greixo-nera delight locals and tourists alike. And as for what is on offer, there are a multitude of places to try the typical gastronomy of Ibiza.

  • Heritage

Dalt Vila, the Punic cemetery of Puig des Molins and the Phoenician settlement of sa Caleta are among the obligatory stops on a cultural visit to Ibiza.

  • Typical villages

Also a stop at Sant Rafael de sa Creu, Es Cubells, Sant Josep de sa Talaia and others is a must. Ibiza's charming villages.

Necropolis of Puig des Molins

4. Party tourism

Party tourism is one of Ibiza's main attractions and, along with sun and beach tourism, the best known. Big discotheques like Pachá, Amnesia or Space, the well-known Beach Clubs or the parties on the boats are the most popular options for partying in Ibiza. Although party tourism continues all year round, it is on special dates and especially in summer that tourists interested in nightlife visit Ibiza.

5. Nautical tourism

The crystalline waters of the Pitiusas, its dreamlike coves and its beautiful marine environment attract an important number of visitors interested in nautical sports. Thousands of tourists choose the rent a boat in Ibiza or in Formentera to observe the island from a privileged point of view and spending a day with family or friends on board a yacht.

6. Sports tourism

Cycle touring, hiking, golf and, above all, diving and snorkelling in Ibiza are among the most popular activities. The Marian platform, the vessel Don Pedro or Lladó Sur are some of the most popular dive sites in Ibiza for divers.

Diver in Ibiza

7. Nature tourism

The Greeks named Ibiza and Formentera as the "islands of the Pitiusas Islands which means "pine islands. This gives us an idea of the enormous wealth of flora and fauna. The almond blossom, the diversity of its marine fauna and the spectacular nature of the Ses Salines Natural Park and the nature reserves of Es Vedrà, Es Vedranell and the islets of Poniente are attracting more and more tourists interested in nature.

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