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Ibiza is globally recognized for its beaches and clubs, visitors flock to this island to enjoy the hustle and bustle of a city as well as its peaceful atmosphere. If you wish a somewhat different interest for a day out, you can visit the Aquarium Cap Blanc located near San Antonio. Aquarium Cap Blanc is also popularly known as Sa Cova de ses llagostes. This natural cave aquarium (which was a former Lobster storage) is a great place to spend a day out with your friends and family. Though you are not into sea-life, the Aquarium Cap Blanc is still attractive; you'll see what creatures share a love for the Ibiza coastline.
Take The Aquarium Cap Blanc Tour For Your Best Experience
Going to the cave can be a nerving experience; as you descend below water, you will feel like exploring a pirate cave. You will take a long wooden walkway stretching over the largest tank with several added extensions to the walkway in order to view other fish tanks. In the largest tank, you can see fish living in natural sea-water. Information on each different type of fish is available in English, German, Spanish and Catalan. There are also 3 smaller tanks; you can find the Morays which cannot be put in the same tank with other fish. These smaller tanks generally feature smaller fish. A selection of fake and dead creatures are also displayed in the Aquarium Cap Blanc. Never compare the Aquarium Cap Blanc to other Aquariums; the Aquarium Cap Blanc is of a contrast to the common simulated environment in Aquariums. The Aquarium Cap Blanc exhibits a piece of the Mediterranean Sea around Ibiza.
On a small busy island like Ibiza, sea-life conservation becomes an important but difficult task. In the meantime, the Ibiza government is currently running a conservation project using the Aquarium Cap Blanc as a recovery center where animals, mostly turtles, are taken temporarily to recover. After the injured animals have recovered, they are taken back to one of the many Ibiza beaches and floated back into the sea.
Visitors to the Aquarium Cap Blanc shouldn't miss the lovely sea-side bar/restaurant; after spending a great time in the Aquarium Cap Blanc, you can have a drink here while enjoying the views of the bay of Sant Antoni De Portmany.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets are available at the counter. Adults need to pay 5 EUR and children aged 4 to 12 years old 3 EUR.
How To Get Around?
The best way to explore the Aquarium Cap Blanc is on foot.
What Should I Wear?
To experience the best fun in the Aquarium Cap Blanc, put on your most comfortable wear. Light fabric such as cotton is a great option. Tee and shorts or jeans will make a great outfit. Leave your heels at home; it's time to show off your sneakers or colorful sandals.
Best Time to Visit
The Aquarium Cap Blanc is open both during summer and winter. Summer time is from 1 May until 31 October. During the summer time, the Aquarium Cap Blanc is open from 09.30 to 22.00. In May and October, the Aquarium Cap Blanc is closed at 18.30. During the winter time, 1 November until 30 April, the Aquarium Cap Blanc is open only on Saturday, from 10.00 to 14.00.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, you won't find any difficulties exploring the Aquarium Cap Blanc.
How To Get There?
Getting to the Aquarium Cap Blanc is simple. You can take bus line 1 offering hourly services between San Antonio and Stella Maris; you can get off at Hotel Tanit. If you feel like a leisure stroll, the Aquarium Cap Blanc is about 25 minutes from the Ibiza beaches of San Antonio. Driving a car to the Aquarium Cap Blanc is also easy; free parking is available nearby.
There is a stunning beach near the Aquarium Cap Blanc, Cala Gracio. It is known for being a safe, family-friendly beach. Cala Gracio has golden sand and crystal-clear waters.