The secrets of Ibiza: Party Heaven vs. Natural Paradise? Can´t say enough how much I love Ibiza.
Party Heaven vs. Natural Paradise?
People think Ibiza is only “party all day and all night”. – This is wrong. Ibiza has it all: whether you want to explore its natural wonders or experience its flashy nightlife, – you´ll find what you´re looking for.
However, it is true that except summer months, Ibiza is a natural paradise all year around. So, if party is not your only aim, I´d recommend visiting Ibiza out of the season. May or September (sometimes even October) are the coolest months, when the weather is still summer-like, but there are already significantly less tourists.
So far, I´ve already visited Ibiza twice, so I´ve been lucky to explore it all. Yet still haven´t been to Pacha [lol]. So here you have some of my travel tips for all the nature lovers and foodies. All the information collected by me, from the locals straight to you…
Must see and do:
- Discover Dalt Villa, the old city of Ibiza and the Port area
- Las Dalias, hippie market close to Sant Carles de Peralta
- Sant Antonio, watch the sunset from Cafe de Mar
- Eat “Bullit de Peix” by the seaside, el Bigotes (cala Mastella) is very local and romantic place
- Illa es Vedra, has some of the most wonderful island views
- Eat the typical dessert “Flao” and try Ibiza´s typical herbal liquor
- Ses Salines, these salt flats have been in use for more that 2000 years and if you lucky with the weather – clouds reflection it the water are amazing
- Explore the paradise beaches, i loved: Cala Comte, Cala Bassa, Cala Salada, Cala Xarraca, Cala d´en Serra, Platja de ses Salines – but there are many more, all with blue see through water
Where to stay:
First time I´ve stayed in a nice hotel in the center of Ibiza. This time I went for something more local – Agroturismo San Cosmi Prats. I loved the place, family owned, beautifully decorated, very authentic… home made breakfasts were delicious. You need a car to get to the place, but to see all the beauty of an island you´ll need it anyway (in summer a quad could be a great option too).
Where to eat:
- Sa Caleta
- Es boldado
- La escollera
- El Bigotes
- Can Gat
- La paloma
Generally Ibiza restaurants are expensive, for a light snack or “tapas” these bars are also fine: Bar Can Costa, Bar Anita, Bar San Juan.
I used Thrifty Car Ibiza Rental, they have an office in the airport. The prices were good, but they charged me a really big deposit as a guarantee. And also, book your car in advance for all of your stay, otherwise they make you pay much more for the extra days.