OD Talamanca is located in Ibiza, Spain, one of the four largest islands in the Balearic Islands. The Balearic Islands are an archipelago of Spain in the western Mediterranean Sea near the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. The archipelago forms an autonomous community and a province of Spain, with Palma de Mallorca as the capital. Ibiza combines an unhindered atmosphere, stunningly beautiful landscapes of still-unspoiled natural beauty and a relaxed lifestyle. It moved from its hippy, clubby roots to being an exclusive, sophisticated and luxurious destination.
The OD Talamanca Hotel enjoys one of the finest locations on the island, with spectacular views of both Talamanca Bay and Old Ibiza Town (D'Alt Villa), a UNESCO Heritage Site. It is just steps from Talamanca Beach and five minutes away from Ibiza’s most exclusive marinas (Marina Botafoch, Marina Ibiza and Ibiza Magna). Talamanca Beach is a lovely quiet beach close to Ibiza’s Old Town, which is filled with history dating back to 1554. The hotel is 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the IBZ-Ibiza International Airport and the most famous beaches and beach clubs are easy to reach with direct access to the main roads. Outdoor sports are abundant, including fishing, boating, golf, jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, jogging and mountain biking.
Within 3 kilometers from the hotel are Old Ibiza Town, the Port of Biza, Blue Marlin Marina Ibiza, Pacha Ibiza, Lio, Heart, Consell Insular Ibiza Formentera, Palladium Hotel Group, Gestión Naviera SL (Balearia) and Grupo de Empresas Alonso Marí. Ibiza’s Trade Fair Complex and Ibiza Mayor are 4 kilometers away. Roca Llisa Golf is just 5 kilometers from the hotel. Within 12 kilometers are the Amnesia Club, Ushuaia Club, Space Club and Salinas Beach. The Blue Marlin Ibiza is 15 kilometers away. Ibiza’s Conference Center is 14 kilometers from the hotel. Cala Conta Beach is 28 kilometers away and Formentera Island is 31 kilometers.
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Old Ibiza Town (D'Alt Villa)
The bustling port area of Old Ibiza Town or D’Alt Villa (meaning High Town) is the perfect place to get lost on quaint cobblestone streets winding up, up, up and resulting in dramatic views of the town and the island. At this UNESCO World Heritage Site, visitors will find a well preserved fortified acropolis that sheds light on the early Phoenician settlers. There are also remnants of Arab, Catalan and Renaissance periods. The main square, Plaza de Vila, is filled with some of the best dining on the island. At night, the town becomes even livelier with plenty of bars and hip spots to enjoy a drink. Not to be outdone by the food and nightlife, there are also plenty of shopping options. A simple walk down a side street can delight visitors with tiny shops filled with local wares and more. The Museu Arqueologic d’Eivissa i Formentera is a free museum that treats visitors to the early history of the island (1554 – today).
Ibiza Town's romantic medieval castle in the walled city of D’Alt Villa is a must-see for all visitors to Ibiza. The Ibiza Castle, also known as Eivissa Castle, is located at the top of the town’s massive hill, standing today very much as it did in the 12th century. The castle was built before the walls of the city, which occurred during the Renaissance. Today, the compound includes the Governor’s House, citadel (Almudayna) and 12 towers. The sand-colored fortress is home to centuries of history and design, mixing not only 12th century medieval architecture with Islamic and even 18th century barracks. During the late 1200s, Alfonso III of Aragon even stayed here at the Governor’s House, located on the southern side of the castle.
Ses Salinas Beach and Natural Park
Ses Salinas is one of two natural parks on the island. Located in between southern Ibiza and northern Formentera, the park is made up largely of water (a whopping 75 percent of the area) and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is home to many different types of vegetation, including the underwater plant Posidonia Oceanic, an important organism which helps balance the Mediterranean ecosystem. There are another 177 plants here, along with 210 species of birds, including the flamingo, Audouin’s gull, Balearic shearwater and more. There are three beaches, salt marshes and lagoons. The reserve also features remnants of the island’s history with a 16th century watchtower, old churches and more. From Old Ibiza, it is a 10 minute drive.
Las Salinas Salt Flats
Las Salinas Salt Flats is an idyllic and pristine beach located in a natural reserve. Las Salinas Salt Flats is Ibiza's most famous landmark and at sunset, it provides a beautiful background for a photo. Located on the southernmost tip of the island, the salt fields have been in use for over 2,000 years. During the hot summer months, the water evaporates and leaves a layer of pure salt on the lake’s floor.
Back in the 1960s, Ibiza became home to a vibrant community of artists and musicians who appreciated the island’s stunning natural beauty and its laid-back pace of life. Where traces of the hippy movement have faded elsewhere in Europe, the spirit of that time is still very much a part of contemporary Ibizan culture, and this is exemplified in the weekly markets of Es Caná and San Carlos. Featuring stalls selling everything from home wares to food and drink, the markets are vibrant, colorful places to spend a few hours hunting for bargains and snacking on freshly prepared street food.
Restaurants, Nightclubs, Yacht & Beach Clubs
Pacha and Amnesia Clubs are probably the most famous nightclubs with world-renowned DJs playing the best music around. Ibiza Magna, Marina Ibiza and Marina Botafoc are both private yacht clubs with boutiques and restaurants. Lio Restaurant, located inside Marina Ibiza, offers shows, cabaret during dinner and beautiful views of the sea and Old Town. The Blue Marlin is an exclusive Beach Club on the island, located at Cala Jondal. Beach, with sun beds, dining and music all day into the night. Cala Bassa Beach Club is a hidden beach with 250 meters of soft golden sand and turquoise clear waters.
The Adrià Brothers and Cirque du Soleil unite their unique creative minds in HEART, an innovative concept curated by Albert and Ferran Adrià, the world-famous chefs renowned for their Michelin three-star restaurant elBulli and GuyLaliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil. For more than 10 years, Albert and Ferran Adrià and Guy Laliberté have been sharing ideas on the concept. This project was born from their common passion for art, gastronomy and music. Cirque du Soleil and the Adrià Brothers seek to explore what happens when food, music and art collide.
Ibiza’s gorgeous beaches and secluded coves are never far away on this small island. Talamanca Beach is just steps away from the OD Talamanca Hotel. It is very quaint and beautiful with shallow water and it has a nice boardwalk with excellent restaurants. Cala Bassa Beach Club in Ibiza is a hidden beach with 250 meters of soft golden sand and turquoise clear waters. Protected junipers shade 4 restaurants and the exclusive Taittinger Lounge. There is also the CBbC Beach Boy, service boats, massage, water sports and a permanent DJ. Ses Salinas is an idyllic and pristine beach located in a natural reserve. Cala Jondal is a beautiful beach with pristine surroundings of pines and cliffs, visited by expensive yachts. Playa d'en Bossa, the longest beach on the island, is known for Ushuaïa and trendy beach clubs. Cala Comte is a small sandy beach with rocks on both sides. It has some of the most incredible sunsets on the island.
The Famous Rock of Es Vedra at Cala D'Hort
At 400 meters high and 3 kilometers off the coast, Es Vedra dominates the view towards the sea. It is an official nature reserve and an impressive visit at any time of day, but at sunset, the rock takes on a life of its own. It has been said that this imposing creation of nature would be the perfect backdrop for a villain's hideout in a James Bond film.
Santa Eulària Des Riu
Located on the east coast of the island, Santa Eulària has it all – stunning beaches, historic monuments, outdoor activities, shopping and more. It is the second most visited location on the island (only behind Eivissa) and even has something for golf lovers – the only course on the island. Santa Eulària has become known for its quieter atmosphere compared to Eivissa and San Antoni. Here, the tourist enclaves, such as the bars and nightclubs, are set apart from the other attractions. Aside from the beach and promenade along the water, there are other places to explore here, too. Visitors should carve out some time to visit the Puig de Missa, a hilltop church built in 1568. Within this complex is also an old cemetery worth a wander.