Thursday, 29 September 2016

Top 3 Ibiza Moments 3: Ibiza Old Town





"You won't like Ibiza Old Town, there's not much to do there" said the travel agent when we were booking our holiday.

Clearly we had been stereotyped due to our age. The travel agent had mistaken us for the kind of people that went away on holiday to a foreign country to only eat KFC and McDonalds and not leave the hotel all day due to a being really hungover. We did eat McDonalds one time on the way home from a night out but on the whole we definitely appreciate some culture. I for one was a bit of a history geek at school (I still am) and so I love walking around old, historical cities. Ibiza town is exactly what I needed from the holiday. 


The town is approximately half an hour away from San Antonio Bay in a taxi and is actually closer to all the main clubs (if that's your thing). There's also loads of shops ranking from Zara to little boutiques selling everything you can imagine (literally). Once you get past the shops the town begins properly. It is set on a hill as well so you don't have to feel bad about eating all the tapas because you will definitely have done all your exercise for the day...

If you are to do anything whilst you are in the town, then walking up to the top of the city just to see the views is 100% worth it. The old wall has the most incredible views of the city and further if it's a nice day. We were lucky enough to go twice and even managed to watch the sunset which was absolutely beautiful. 

Even though there is apparently nothing to do there then at least there are 4739204ish restaurants to choose from. We went for tapas and I ate a whole block of manchego cheese because I was on holiday so no food judgement exists... Try patatas bravas too- my favourite dish! 

All in all, if I had the choice in the first place of were to stay I would definitely have picked the old town. It's chilled out in a way that San Antonio Bay definitely is not and is the perfect base for people of any age!

N x




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  1. Nice to see a new side to ibiza! :)

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  2. I went to Ibiza town a couple of years ago and loved it there, so pretty! xo

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  3. Now my friend wants to do Ibiza next year and I thought EDM, fast food - the usual what you use to hear and see when people went but you've totally showed me another side. I must show her this, looks lovely x

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    1. You can definitely do Ibiza without the clubs and party scene!
      I've been on a couple of family holidays there too :)
      So much to do and see!
      N x

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  4. I really want to visit this side of Ibiza so much!

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  5. I would always much rather visit the cultural side of a place than go just to party! What's the point in travelling if you don't see the town you're in! It looks beautiful here!

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    1. I am 100% the same! I love doing all the more cultural things :)
      Thanks for having a read :)
      N x

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  6. Old Town is amazing in Ibiza, I have stayed there twice and it is totally not what you expect at all, but so pretty and obviously very quiet in comparison to San Antonio x

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    1. Yeah, I loved it. If I visit again I would definitely choose to stay here over San Antonio!
      So much more to do for a start!

      N x

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  7. Ibiza town was my first holiday abroad, it was so nice <3

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  8. That sounds lovely! I have always been doubtful about going to Ibiza because of the club scene, but it's nice to see that there's more than that.

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    1. The party scene is small in comparison to everything else you can do there :)
      I would definitely recommend a visit :)

      N x

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  9. I have never been to Ibiza but i have heard lots of people say the old town is lovely. Glad to hear you enjoyed your holiday!

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    1. It's amazing! It was fab :)
      Thanks for having a look at my post!

      N x

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  10. Tapas - my favourite, so much to pick from! It's nice to hear about a different side of Ibiza rather than just the clubs and pubs x

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    1. I could eat tapas every day! Especially manchego cheese hahaha!

      N x

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  11. I've never been to Ibiza its party central so its nice to hear of the quieter things you can do in town!

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    1. Only a small part of the island is the party bit :) It's also famous for its you retreats and family holidays!

      Definitely worth a visit... I love it there!

      N x

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  12. I've never been to Ibiza but if I go, I'd love to visit the Old Town - it sounds lovely! x

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  13. Oh wow, Ibiza Old Town looks gorgeous! :)

    Dani x

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  14. It's nice to see that there is a another side to the Ibiza we always hear about x

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  15. I've never visited ibiza before as I assumed it just be all night clubs! The old town looks so beautiful xxx

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  16. I love Ibiza old town. It just goes to show that there is so much more to Ibiza than what people think.

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  17. Seems like only I haven't been to Ibiza yet. It looks so lovely!!

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  18. I love the old town in Ibiza. Theres such a mix of ways to enjoy the island.

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  19. I would love to visit Ibiza. Sounds like a fab place.

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  20. I've never visited before but I would love to soon!

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  21. This is my kind of holiday, we are in our late twenties, early thirties with a small kid and I hate the idea of going on typical package holidays but the old town Oboza sounds and looks perfect for us. We are foodies so the thousands of restaurants would suit us! And anywhere I can shop and see some gorgeous sights and scenery is always a plus in my book.

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    1. It's gorgeous! I've been on family holidays there before as well. We also stayed in Santa Eulalia where they have a street of the best restaurants ever (so much Tapas). it's not far from old town either :)

      N x

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  22. I would love to visit this side of Ibiza - it looks absolutely beautiful and I would love to see the view x

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  23. I would love to visit Ibiza I've heard it's lovely and some parts are very beautiful.

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  24. The view over the city would be absolutely magnificent. What a phenomenal place to go!

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  25. i want to go to ibiza. mainly to explore and not the clubbing scene.

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    1. Plenty to do that definitely does not involve setting foot in a club :)
      I'd recommend!

      Nicole x

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  26. I've never been to Ibiza before but I've always wanted to go, it sounds great

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    1. You definitely should go if you ever get the chance :)
      I absolutely love it!

      N x

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  27. Sounds great that you wanted to experience the other parts of Ibiza, sucks that you were stereotyped for wanting to go drink crazy haha x

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    1. I loved Old Town! Oh, I know... bit unfair really! We know for next time though :)

      N x

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  28. It looks lovely - I've long known Ibiza had a beautiful side as well as all the rest of it, but I've never been!

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