The summit .. the top of the fortress.. a huge square with fade lights and a gorgeous beach of ibiza's harbour and downtown .20min on walk from the main entrance ...it worth while
in summer time the best option is go up at evening becuase its stifling heat in the morning hours or at noon
Getting around. (2003)
Ibiza is a small island, only 44 kms from end to end, but it helps to have a local to show you around. Adrian has been a resident for four years now and we still love to go off exploring, this year we found the old dolphinarium ( see tourist traps tip ) There are plenty of old windmills still standing in the countryside so we stopped to admire one and grab a cold beer too.
The key Ibiza experience
Where it all started. Consistent great DJing and house. Like all major Ibiza clubs, around 40 Euro a night to enter - good to know or get to know Islanders that can guest list you and your friends. Pacha starts rocking around 2:30/3am but the early crowd arrives around midnight.
Good VIP parties and upstairs area in the main club. The other two rooms are just 'other rooms' but to each his own tastes. The outdoor terrace, both up and down, have been spent with new nightly friends watching the sun rise while sipping liquids in the attempt to rehydrate before heading to Space. Few Ibiza revellers wear costume anymore like the days of pre 1998 - a shame. Drunken brits and now americans confusedly stumble about the clubs wondering if their mumblings can gather them a catch for the night.
But Ibiza is about carnival, Brazilian style, flamboyanht, wild abandonment of the senses, Ibiza is about the sun's smile streched across every face. Its about expanding one's space to include others - about balls of rotating energy as Casteneda described. Find your wave of music, climb aboard and surf it. Relax, enjoy.
San Antonio Nightlife 1(sunsets at Dr Flemming)
This was our first stop after leaving the luggage at the hotel. Well we had a drink at Melody’s bar to say hello to some Stace’s friends, but after that we went into the idea of Ibiza bars that we all had in mind. They are cheaper that the ones nearby Café del mar, but I guess sunsets are not as good.
Car / Moped / Motorcycle Hire
I recommend you hire a car while you are on the Island, at least for a few days of your stay. Public transport is good but it will rarely get you to those 'Off the Beaten path' places which are a great feature of the Island.
Car hire offices are scattered throughout all the major towns, you should have no difficulty finding one, but if in doubt ask at your hotel reception or tourist information office.
You could also hire one at the airport on arrival, the offices are located in the main arrivals hall.
Another option is to pre-book a car through the internet or with your travel agent, sometimes you can get better rates doing this and it ensures you will have one available on arrival.
Be aware that in the high season, August and July there is a big demand for vehicles so early booking is advised, if not essential.
Moped hire is also commonplace, but just a word of warning... many inexperienced riders hire them, dont wear protective clothing, and frequently have accidents driving on unfamiliar roads or due to thoughtless drivers. Be sure you know how to handle them. I frequently meet people around town or at the hotel, bandaged, or plastered, with broken bones, severe gravel burns or worst. You never have to ask the question 'How did that happen'? the answer if you do is invariably, 'I came off a moped'. It really spoils their holiday.