If you have chosen Ibiza as your holiday destination you have surely made the right choice, because here the endless possibilities offered every season when it comes to enjoying free time are unimaginable. Therefore, among so much variety we want to offer this small travel guide to help you discover the best of the island.
Every holiday start with a nice awakening without getting up too early. Start the day calmly, and there is nothing better for this than a restorative breakfast at any of the charming and lively terraces of the inland villages. Sant Josep is a perfect place, full of traditional bars such as Bernat Vinya or the sunny terrace of Es Racó Verd, and great spots for spending the morning hours. Mornings are also ideal for shopping and, a classic ‘to do’ thing on the island, is going to the craft markets which still have a twist of the island’s hippie past. Ses Dalies, located in Sant Carles and Es Canar market, larger and located at Punta Arabí, are two of the most visited markets by crafts and decor lovers.
Going to the beach is a must on the ‘White Island’, especially the beaches on the coast of the Sant Josep area, which covers the entire southwest part of the island and it is one of the most attractive activities within the wide variety of options. As well, its situation allows you to enjoy dreamy sunsets in many of its beaches. Platges de Comte (Cala Conta) is one of the most interesting options as it has the best sunset scenery plus, its crystal clear waters make it even more beautiful. Yet, other beaches in the area are also beautiful and perfect for watching the sunset, such as Cala Carbó and Cala Molí, which are ideal for those who seek hidden corners more calm and less crowded, while those who are seeking a more glamorous beach can enjoy the atmosphere of the famous beach of Ses Salines, always full of cool the beautiful people, and Cala Bassa, which in recent years Cala Bassa Beach Club has become a one of the trendiest spots on the area. Moreover, the beaches of Cala Vadella and Cala Tarida are perfect for those looking for a more family atmosphere and which offer a wide range of services on the beach.
One of the keys is that all of the beaches have restaurants specialised in seafood cuisine and are perfect to taste the authentic Ibizan cuisine with dishes like “Bullit de Peix” and “Fish and Seafood Paella”. Probably, one of the best places to try these delicious dishes is at Ca’s Milà restaurant, at its beautiful and lovely terrace, at Cala Tarida beach. And if you feel adventurous, we recommend going to Es Cubells, somewhat secluded, but where at Es Torrent beach you will find one of the best and most authentic places to try Ibizan seafood cuisine.
The Ibiza nightlife is another of the strengths of the island, not only by the amount of lively nightlife places you can find, including some of the most famous clubs in the world, but also for more relaxed and chilled out options, like enjoying a glass of wine or a cocktail under the stars at a lovely terrace is also a great plan for the warm summer nights. It is also the perfect moment to get dazzled with more elaborate dishes at places of sublime beauty. Can Berri Vell Restaurant at Sant Agustí village, is one of these places: the atmosphere of the ‘casa payesa’ where it is housed is ideal to accompany exquisite dishes such as ‘Cochinillo’ crystalised with Hojiblanca olive oil. An unbeatable taste.
And of course, to top off the evening it is a must to go to one of the many trendy places where you can dance all night. In recent years places like Ushuaia and Hard Rock Hotel, both located in Platja d’en Bossa, attract thousands of people to dance from early afternoon to the rhythm of the best house music. DJs such as Avicii, Guetta and Sebastian Ingrosso will be the emcees of these unforgettable nights.
Whether it’s a long stay holiday or a quick weekend, you can see that there are countless things you can do on the island that never sleeps. You just have to pack your suitcase and come and see with your own eyes what can be one of the best holidays of your life.