The ships dock at the Passeig Marítim, from where you can walk (a pretty long walk) to the center of town, the heart of all Ibiza's action with the area of Sa Marina, around the base of the rock, full with open-air bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Ibiza City is also called Eivissa.
The Dalt Vila area further away is very hilly and cobblestoned, but spectacular. A medieval town atop a modern town. See below that a taxi will be your best bet here.
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Ibiza, the smallest of the three Balearic Islands, attracts thousands of people from all over Europe every year. Lying near its bigger sister Mallorca, Ibiza itself is an internationally leading tourist destination. Nicknamed the capital of electronic music, Ibiza has one of the best nightlife offers of Europe with several discos, bars and night clubs which have gained international reputation particularly because of the numerous intense dance music sessions and parties held during the summer months.
Old Town of Ibiza, Dalt Vila, Cobbled streets, amazing views, bastions and esplanades of Dalt Vila (high town). The stately main entrance, flanked by two roman statues, welcome you when going uphill and crossingthe drawbridge, known as Portal de Ses Taules. From there you will get to a cobblestone courtyard that is the prelude of Plaza de Vila or main square. D'alt Vila offers visitors many other attractions, such as the numerous bars, restaurants, shops and art galleries plus some small hotels, establishments that complement the wide variety of services in the popular fishermen's district of la Marina, situated between the fortifications and the port.
Caves Can Marca. You can find these caves on the north of Ibiza, in Port de San Miguel. The entrance fee is about 8 euros and you will be treated to a guided tour that can last around 30-40 minutes. Discovered long ago by smugglers, and later used by arms dealers in the Spanish Civil War, these caves have now undergone extensive lighting and access improvement for the tourist trade. The forms and shapes of the stalactites and stalagmites alone are worth the visit. Watch out for the red and black markings on the walls - they denote ancient smuggling routes.
Most cruise ships offer a shuttle to the center of town for about 13 Euro.
While for about 11 Euro a taxi can be had to bring you to Dalt Vila (much further away), truly the highlight of Ibiza. From there you can walk downhill to Ibiza center, enjoy the shops and sidewalk cafes around the nice promenade. A taxi from here back to your ship is only around 8 Euro.
Note: from the center of town it is a steep walk to Dalt Vila, but from Dalt Vila to the center of town is an easy and most enjoyable downhill stroll.
It pays to compare your cruise line shore excursions here.
Bustly, weekly Ibiza markets, held in provincial towns and villages, are the ideal place to purchase the freshest products, like fruits, fish, vegetables and local products, for a reasonable price. Ibiza markets, mostly selling a bit of everything, also offer the best opportunity to meet the local population or to try local specialties.
On the center promenade there are many cafes which offer free WiFi.
Emergency number: Dial 112 free of charge (valid throughout Spain). Service is given in Spanish, and also in English, French and German in some tourist areas.
The most common business for shops and businesses hours are Monday through Saturday, from 9.30 h to 13.30 h, and from 16.30 to 20.00 h.
Big shopping centers and department stores open from 10.00 h to 21.00 or 22.00 h uninterruptedly. These big stores open sometimes on Sunday.
In coastal cities, in high season, shops are usually open passed 22.00 h.
Pharmacies open from 9.30 to 13.30 h, and from 16.30 to 20.00 h. In all major cities you can find pharmacies that open 24 hours. Pharmacies follow a rolling late-hour schedule, which is published in the newspapers, and is posted at all pharmacies.
Museums are in general closed on Mondays.
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