In physical terms as well as in its atmosphere and adventure, IBIZA TOWN ( Ciutat d'Eivissa ) is easily the most attractive place on the island. Most people stay in rented apartments or small hostales which means there are fewer ugly hotels. Approach by sea and you'll get the full frontal effect of the old medieval walls rising like a natural extension of the rocky cliffs which protect the harbour. Within the walls, the ancient quarter is topped by a sturdy cathedral, whose illuminated, but often inaccurate, clock shines out across the harbour throughout the night.
Daylight hours are usually spent on the beaches at Ses Salines and Es Cavellet or the nearer (but not so nice) Figueretes. In summer, the streets are packed with people exploring the whitewashed, warren-like port area, where many of the fashionable boutiques stay open until 2am in summer, and stalls line the pavements, selling everything from jewellery and sarongs to Ibiza-mix CDs. Bars stay open until 4am or later, and afterwards the action moves to the clubs until daylight, and for the serious hedonists, there are yet more after-hours bar-clubs. As a break from the stress of sunbathing and the simple pleasures of wandering the streets, there are a couple of modest museums and fancy modern art galleries with prices that will amaze you even if the displays don't.