7 Ways To Enjoy the Ultimate Ibiza Break
Ever been to Ibiza? I have. Three times. It’s a brilliant island, easily the most fun of the Spanish Balearic isles and one of the most naturally beautiful islands in Europe. It’s most things to all types of people, from up-for-it clubbers and sun-worshippers, through to families and those looking for a serious chill.
Join me now for 7 ways to enjoy the ultimate Ibiza break…
1.Escape the crowds
Ibiza boasts over 80 beaches, with a stretch of sand to suit everyone and plenty of space to go around even in summer, especially if you hire a car and get out of the resorts for a bit. Some of the best beaches include Cala D’Hort and Cala Benirras. The sunsets at the latter are stunning.
2. Explore the local villages
Many visitors end up not straying far from the clubs and resorts around Ibiza Town and San Antonio. That is a shame as there is so much more to explore elsewhere in quieter spots like Santa Ines and Puerto de San Miguel
3. Go all Zen
Clubs aside Ibiza is a haven for those looking to connect with their spiritual side. You’ll find many ways to rejuvenate your health and well-being around the island. The Healing Ibiza Festival is one of the most renowned events, with a full programme of events in May.
4. Market Mayhem – Many holidaymakers love a bit of retail therapy. Eschew the fancy (and expensive) stores and boutiques and instead seek out the artisan markets found around Ibiza. On sale are everything from fashion accessories to local foods. On Wednesday from April to October the Hippy Market Punta Arabi at Es Cana is the place to head while year round Sunday sees the colourful market at San Juan.
5. Savour a sunset!
Savouring a lingering sunset with a glass of sangria in hand is one of the quintessential Ibiza experiences. You can enjoy stunning views from Cala Conta, a string of beaches on the western side of Ibiza that is handily well stocked with many restaurants and bars.
6. Hit the clubs
No trip to Ibiza, the self-styled ‘party capital of the world’, would be complete without a serious night out in one of the world’s best nightclubs. I’ve been to most, but know everyone has their own favourites so I’ll leave you to choose yours when you visit…
7. Flee to Formentera
Let’s fact it – the hustle and bustle of Ibiza can get too much! If it does slope off to the wee isle of Formentera, one of the smaller of the Pityusic Islands, a more relaxed option than Ibiza.
Photo by Victoria Peckham used under the Creative Commons license