When we think of Ibiza, the first thing that comes to mind is an island full of discos, pubs and coves where beautiful people come from all over the world to enjoy the incredible summer parties. However, the island of Pitiusa is so multifaceted that it also offers various alternatives to enjoy a stay with the family. We present you 5 plans to get to know Ibiza with children. Do not miss it!
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Ibiza has excellent conditions for snorkeling, especially from June to October. The visibility in the water is very good and the underwater life is really varied and colorful. Some of the animals that can be seen are mackerels, groupers, rays, moray eels, barracudas, crabs, octopuses, jellyfish, sea breams, lobsters or sea turtles, among others.
If the weather allows it and you want to know what inhabits Ibiza's waters, it is possible to take an excursion to see Posidonia, a marine plant endemic to the Mediterranean Sea that was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. and whose existence is essential to protect the coast and that the waters of the island remain crystal clear.
Discovering this area of Ibiza with children is a plan that they will love. First you start with an explanatory workshop and then you take a boat to get to the dive site.
Other places of interest for snorkeling in Ibiza are in the coves and bays of the north such as Cala d'en Serra, Cala Mastella or Es Pou des Lleó.
Las Dalias hippie market
This market is one of the most important tourist attractions on the island. It is located in Sant Carles, to the north, and opens throughout the year to sell accessible handicraft products such as clothing, footwear or jewelry as well as antiques, decorative objects, books, incenses, records, paintings or musical instruments. In addition, you can also receive a massage or find out the future with letters.
The Las Dalias market has a restaurant whose menu combines different world cuisines as well as offering delicious natural juices, slushies and cocktails. A great place to eat in Ibiza with children as they can taste different types of dishes from other countries and sweets.
Cueva de Can Marçà
With more than 100.000 years old, Can Marçà is an impressive cave located in the north of the island in Port de Sant Miquel and constitutes one of its main tourist attractions. The Can Marçà cave is located in front of the bay and close to the Ferradura and Murada islands.
In the past it was used as a hiding place for smugglers' merchandise and you can still see the markings with which they marked the entrance and exit. From the 80s, Can Marçà became one of the most important tourist destinations in Ibiza.
The tour of the cave lasts approximately 40 minutes and allows us to observe the vagaries of nature thanks to the action of the passage of time. Stalagmites and stalactites create sharp ornaments that one day arose from the water that flowed through the site, even though it is now dry.
One of the most outstanding parts of the visit takes place on the outside walk on the cliffs which leads to the entrance to the visitors. The ticket price is 10,50 euros for adults and 6,50 euros for children from 4 to 12 years old.
Aquarium of Cap Blanc
Located in the town of Sant Antoni, inside a natural cave is the Cap Blanc aquarium, which has an approximate area of about 370 m2 and which is home to different species of animals separated into fish tanks according to their compatibility. In addition, it is an active species recovery center.
In the Cap Blanc aquarium you can see native marine species such as conger eels, rays, bream, lobsters, groupers or moray eels. There are also turtles that are healing from injuries caused by nets and boats. However, in addition to live animals, you can also see a collection of samples of shark eggs, sea sponges, gastropods, bivalves and other marine invertebrates.
The entrance to visit this aquarium has a price of 5 euros for adults and 3 euros for children from 4 to 12 years old. Visiting this aquarium in Ibiza with children will allow them to see another side of the island and learn the importance of caring for the environment.
Historic center of Ibiza
Dalt Vila is the historic center of Ibiza. Its spectacular walled enclosure stands on a hill and can be seen from many kilometers away both by sea and by land. The intramural neighborhood is full of steep streets and narrow cobbled alleys that lead to viewpoints with beautiful views.
Some of the most prominent places of interest in Dalt Vila are the Cathedral of Santa María, the Town Hall, the churches of Sant Cristòfol, Santo Domingo and l'Hospitalet and numerous palatial homes. In addition, the medieval quarter concentrates a good part of the city's museums such as the Diocesan, the Archaeological, the Contemporary Art and the Puget, among others.
A good way to get to know Ibiza with children is through the theatrical visits organized by the City Council every Saturday afternoon of the year. They will love it!