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“Lovely Port”
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Puerto de Ibiza
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“Lovely Port”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Great place for a waterside meal or drink and shopping.

It's nice and clean and ferries are available to Formentera and Playa d'en Bossa and I assume, other locations.

The port is full of amazing yachts to daydream over.

Visited July 2014
Thank Bobby C
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“Visit early”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

You need to visit the port early as it gets very hot. Then stay and go somewhere nice for lunch under cover. Lovely

Visited July 2014
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“Beautiful Marina”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Beautiful part of Ibiza Town , Loved looking round the massive yachts and boats , Lovely walk through the small streets of the town overlooked by the imposing cathedral.

Visited May 2014
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“the party face of the island!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

If you come to Ibiza for partying, this is the place to be in Ibiza. The Harbor part of the city is very typical (it used to be the place where fishermen lived) with small white houses converted in bars and restaurant. A nice walk during the day for an ice cream, for a drink, or later at night for the first cocktail of the night and to watch the clubs' dancers parade to present the night show. I don't like the PR to stop you at every step inviting you to sit in the bar they work for and prices are much higher here than few blocks away...but is worth a visit to have an idea of what Ibiza also is, even if I rather prefer the chill identity of the magical island.

Visited May 2014
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“The horrible new, waste-of-money PORT!”
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Until very recently, all of the ferry ships - to Barcelona, Valencia. Denia and Palma de Mallorca berthed right in Town in the harbour, by the historic La Marina area... and likewise almost all of the cruise liners did the same but for the very biggest which would anchor offshore and little tenders would shuttle to-and-forth between ship and harbour. Now, after spending millions of euros on dredging and the construction of an extended harbour arm on the opposite side of the harbour beyond the Marina Botafoch, these ships no longer berth in Town itself.

Whereas in the past you could just step on or off the ferry right in the Town, as a foot passenger you are incredibly inconvenienced now as you are virtually dependent on taking a taxi... often with a long wait or have a very long and not very pedestrian-friendly walk around the harbour into Town... something like 45 minutes,,, unless you are very organised and check out the infrequent bus service.... all with your luggage.
If you are on a cruise liner docking at Ibiza (except for a couple of top end luxury small liners} you can no longer, for the same reasons, just step on or off your ship to and from the Town, as in the past. You now have to take a transfer bus, often involving queueing and waiting around, for trips between the Town and the ship.which most cruise companies make a hefty charge for as they also do, of course, for excursions which make them money but which deprives the passengers through the disincentive of convenience and easy access, from making an easy trip into the Town. Of course, there remains the option of a good 45 minute walk in each direction in the heat of summer! Likewise, the businesses in the Town... the shops. bars and restaurants, who previously would have benefited from the easy embarkation and disembarkation right in the Town, are now worse off with reduced passenger numbers accessing the Town.
There is, apparently, a plan to construct a proper terminal building with facilities but of course, as happens so often with Ibiza's grandiose projects, the full implications of this unnecessary project has not been thought through and has been constructed piecemeal .Had a fully operational terminal been constructed, had a properly developed pedestrian and even an efficient tram route around the harbour been made to connect with the Town... as a complete project, there may have been some logic to the new port project... but no, none of this... and up to now there is a ghastly tent passing as a terminal building... and that is all!
If this is not enough of a criticism, there is more. There are so few ships using the new port. There are no increased number of passenger ships now as there were when they came into the Town so why all the upheaval? If it is for the cruise liners, these now hardly benefit the island because of the inconveniences described above and at no point, even in the height of summer are there so many ships that the original port in Town couldn't absorb... and of course, the cruise liners only visit during the summer season so the extended docking provision is a total waste of money for half the year when no cruise liners visit.
Finally, there is the 'aesthetic' reason or put another way, another aspect of the tourist attraction which is the port area of Ibiza Town. It really was a splendid sight to see the ships docked right in Town, towering over the harbour-front and gave a 'busy' interesting and varied picture to the area with all the to-ing and fro-ing of the ships, The area has now been denuded of its 'raison d'etre' and is rather less interesting as a consequence unless the dream is to fill the vacuum created by attracting the high fee-paying yachts of the super-rich.
Meanwhile, the tourists, the ferry passengers and the cruise passengers miss out, as do the Town's businesses. A crazy, disappointing and retrograde development?

Visited October 2013
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