Ibiza is the grandmother of party holidays, attracting those who love dancing, partying and having a good time generally. However, there is more to the pretty Balearic Island than meets the eye. The rolling countryside of the north is scattered with rich olive groves and lush woodland and offers a complete contrast to the hustle and bustle of the busier resorts of Ibiza Town.
The beaches are beautiful, offering soft white sands and dazzling blue sea. It is the ideal place to relax and have an afternoon snooze in preparation for the night ahead.
Things to do
The island of Ibiza is quite small so it is very easy to drive around the island and explore. There are numerous beaches around the island; the quieter ones being to the North of the island.
To relax and have fun, there are a range of water sports available. On the crystal clear waters of Es Cana, Cala Llonga and Playa d’en Bossa you will find beach lovers water skiing, para gliding and riding huge inflatable yellow bananas!
For those who prefer to stay on land, there are many professional golf courses on the island and if you don’t want to be restricted to the green, there are some fantastic views to be seen on walking and cycling treks.
Markets are located in Es Cana. The famous Hippy Market has been a weekly highlight in Ibiza since the early 1970s. You can pick up handmade leather moccasins, trinkets, jewellery and an enormous range of souvenirs as a reminder of your holiday.
However, for full on fashion magazine chic, you need to head to Ibiza Town. It has a huge selection of boutiques in a relatively small place. If you head towards the old town and the port, there is more unusual Shopping to be experienced. It’s a honeypot for local designers, most of whom wield a needle and thread like an artist with a paintbrush. If you’re looking for outlandish clothes to go clubbing in, this is your haven.
Clubs in Ibiza are a major draw, with Ibiza being the nightclub capital of the world. Space and the Bora Bora Beach club are two of the most famous nightclubs in Ibiza; both are situated in Playa den Bossa. You could also try other clubs in Ibiza Town or head to San Antonio for some extra special Nightlife. Go to the mambo bar or the famous Café del Mar to watch the sunset and have some pre club drinks.
Pacha is a really impressive place with many different bars and zones containing different cultures and sounds. It has the capacity to hold three thousand clubbers and somehow still maintains its cosy feel.
Ibiza has over two thousand bars and restaurants so finding something you fancy should be pretty simple. The island has as much as an appetite for food as it does for clubbing. Fresh seafood is Ibiza’s forte and you won’t have to cast your net far to find a decent fish restaurant. The paella’s always popular, with deep fried calamari and grilled swordfish tempting alternatives.
The old quarter of Ibiza Town does a great trade in tapas with authentic little bars spilling out on to both pavement and terrace. Ibiza has something for everyone.