If you can only come to Ibiza for a long weekend, no doubt you'll be left with plenty of things still to see and do, but we can at least orient you with this itinerary for three days in Ibiza so that you get the most out of your stay.
Start your vacation with a “beach crash course” on Salinas or Es Cavallet, two of the largest, most beautiful and most famous beaches on Ibiza, located very close by, within Las Salinas Nature Park. We recommend devoting all day to contemplating the incredible turquoise waters of either of these two beaches, soaking up the sun, relaxing, and eating in restaurants such as El Chiringuito or La Escollera (on Es Cavallet), Jockey Club or Malibú Beach (on Salinas). In the afternoon, take a stroll through Dalt Vila, the historic district of Ibiza, and get lost among its beautiful streets, go shopping in the city center of Ibiza, and dine in one of the city's restaurants such as La Brasa, Re-Art, S'Ametller, Ca 'N' Alfredo, or Sa Brisa. Then, walk off some of your dinner and meander over to the central Plaza del Parque for a drink, a preferred place among locals for getting together. For the last stop of the evening, go to Pacha Ibiza, one of the most famous clubs in the world and the only one open year-round on the island. You can also take advantage of the dining options at Pacha's restaurant, which are included with the entrance to the club that night.
Spend the morning discovering incredible items and characters at one of the island's colorful markets and take advantage of a great opportunity to buy souvenirs or gifts for your loved ones. Every Saturday of the year you'll find the Sant Jordi rummage sale, with its great atmosphere and a prevalence of second-hand bargains, the artisan market of Forada, and the famous hippy market of Las Dalias in San Carlos, no doubt a very original way to take advantage of your time on Ibiza. Sundays you also have the artisan market of San Juan or of Cala Llenya. Wednesdays you have the Punta Arabí in Es Canar, Thursdays in San Rafael, Cala Llonga, or San Miguel... There are lots of options! After trying a bullit de peix, one of the most typical dishes of Ibizan Cuisine, in the famous restaurant El Bigotes (in Cala Mastella) or in Salvadó (Pou des Lleó), take the car and spend the afternoon getting to know the eastern side of the island with beaches as lovely as Cala Boix, Cala Mastella, Aguas Blancas, Es Pou des Lleó... For the sunset we recommend you head a little ways to the North to see it from the beach of Benirras, a beautiful place famous for its hippy drum festival and where, in summer, they also have a flea market on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. For dinner, choose between the luxurious Km5 Ibiza, on the road from San José, the famous cabaret restaurant Lío, one of the preferred places among celebrities, or Heart, the establishment of the brothers Albert and Ferrán Adrià and Guy Laliberté, creator of the Cirque du Soleil. In the latter, you'll also find a great nightclub from midnight on, with its famous events such as the Troy party. Another option to end this action-packed day is to head toward San Rafael to Amnesia or Privilege, two of the most famous nightclubs of the island and in the world.
For the final part of your 3 day itinerary on Ibiza, we'll dedicate a day to learning a little more about the western side of the island, where you'll find some of its most beautiful beaches, such as Cala Comte, Cala Bassa, Cala Moli and Cala Tarida. After a morning enjoying the sun and the sea have a meal (reservation required) at El Carmen, Es Boldadó or Cala D'hort, some of the most excellent restaurants found on the beautiful beach Cala d'Hort, which boasts incredible views of the islet Es Vedrá. In the afternoon, continue to explore the beaches of the area, and as the day comes to a close, go enjoy the sunset amidst the great atmosphere of the popular Sunset Strip of San Antonio, with venues as famous as Café Mambo or Café del Mar where you can enjoy the music of internationally renowned DJs up close while you contemplate the sunset. Take a look around San Antonio and dine in restaurants such as Es Rebost de Can Prats, Es Ventall or Curry Club. San Antonio is one of the most bustling areas, lively and fun, so if you feel like partying it's highly recommended, with grand nightclubs to be found in the city such as Eden or Es Paradis and plenty of bars and pubs of all kinds. If you prefer a more quiet evening, you can choose to dine in the beautiful restaurant Can Berri Vell up on a hill in the small village of San Agustin.
You'll have left lots to do for your next trip to Ibiza, but there is no doubt that you've gotten the most possible out of your time on the island. If you have more days, see our suggestions for the 7 days itinerary in Ibiza.