A walk through La Marina
The old fishing quarter in the island’s capital becomes very lively during the summer months, especially in the evenings, when it’s not as hot and it’s far more pleasant to take a stroll through its quaint streets. La Marina quarter is quite distracting, so we suggest you save an entire afternoon for it. Don't try to fit it in with a walk through Dalt Vila, because you won't have time to enjoy both quarters calmly.
What to see in La Marina?
There are plenty of charming spots along the narrow streets of La Marina, as you’ll find out first-hand when you stroll through the streets of Mar, Xeringa, del Passadís, de Enmig and Mare de Déu. We recommend you include in your walk the squares of Vara de Rey and Parque, the street of Antoni Marí Ribas, the viewpoint at the end of Mare de Déu street, the square of Sa Drassaneta and, of course, the square of La Constitución, with its old market and an exceptional view of Dalt Vila and the Cathedral. If you’re interested in architecture, you should visit the Broner House Museum, an excellent example of architectural rationalism (in this case, you should bear in mind its opening times when you plan your walk). Façades with a seaside feel, bougainvillea and climbing vines giving shade to quiet corners and narrow streets are some of the beautiful snapshots you’ll find on a walk through Ibiza that you should not miss during your holidays on the island.
Shopping in La Marina
You can combine a walk through La Marina with an afternoon shopping. There are masses of options as we already mentioned in our previous post, Guide to go shopping in pure Ibizan style. Other interesting places are:
- Typical handicrafts and food: Can Gourmet, Sal de Ibiza and Can Murenu.
- Fashion: Bamba Adlib, Noss Ibiza, Tres Ibiza, Catalina Bonet, Piluca Bayarri, Pedro’s and Sombrerería Bonet.
Where to have dinner in La Marina?
On one of your walks in Ibiza and through the small streets of La Marina, you will find countless places to have dinner whilst enjoying the great ambiance which fill the streets when the sun sets. Some recommendations?
- Italian: Pinocho, Il Pavone and La Tana.
- Romantic: Peter Pan, La Velada and La Brasa.
- Informal and with a local atmosphere: Bar Peixet, Bar San Juan, Bar Maravillas, La Bodega, Los Pasajeros and Can Costa.
- Mediterranean food: Guillemís, Formentera, Mamá Pomela and Ca n’Alfredo.
Walks in Ibiza: more interesting places in La Marina
- Coffee?: Can Pou, Bar Peixte, Mar y Sol or any terrace on the Parque square.
- Ice-cream?: Los Valencianos and Vivi’s Creamery.
- A drink with a view?: Tira pallá and Bar 1805.
- The first of a few drinks?: Any terrace on the promenade opposite the marina.