10 best must-do things in Ibiza

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Ibiza is known not only for clubs and cocktails, but also for unusual hotels, the gentle Mediterranean Sea, luxury yachts, pine forests, and other things, which we will tell you about in our article.

Whether you come for the music, perfect tan, amazing views, new hiking trails, or the beauties of the underwater world, Ibiza is always ready to surprise you.

Get a golden tan

The most popular beach in Ibiza is Playa d'en Bossa. Near it you will find the island's best clubs, such as Ushuaia Beach Club, Bora Bora, and Hi. Popular DJs, incendiary dances, and an absolutely fantastic atmosphere - all this is waiting for you here, on the Mediterranean Sea shore.

But amazing Ibiza gives you not only fun and drive but also deep relaxation with the sound of the waves and the rustle of pine trees. For example, the picturesque resort of San Antonio Abad is famous for its ideal beaches: S'Estanyol sheltered at the foot of the cliff, a little further lies Cala Saladeta surrounded by green hills, and then Cala Bassa with its luxurious villas and the excellent service. San Antonio is known for the most beautiful sunsets in Ibiza, which are best observed from the coastal Cafe Del Mar, after all, the sunset is always better with shrimp and unobtrusive music.

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Next, you will find the romantic town of Santa Eulalia del Rio, where yachts are swaying on the waves, and soft Spanish music is heard from the restaurants... Five minutes here and you are already moving along the coast in a dance rhythm. In 2019, the legendary Nikki Beach was opened in Santa Eulalia and now it is the most glamorous place with bright VIP parties. Come here if you want to swim in the ocean of social life.

Palm trees, pine trees, rocks, and soft golden sand are waiting for you in the town of Puerto San Miguel, where no one will interfere with your vacation. Sunny Portinatx offers you perfect service, high pine trees that grow right by the sea, and in the morning air so fresh that you want to drink it in the mornings instead of coffee.

More interesting resorts and ideas you will find in the article Ibiza guide: best resorts and how to get there.

Have a sunset adventure

Rent a paddleboard, kayak or SUP early in the evening and enjoy the magical sunset far from beach parties and loud music. Paddle along the coast discovering new stunning views and listening to the music of the waves. Thoughtful instructors will teach you all the nuances. And nothing will disturb you except noisy seagulls. See more.

Enjoy the best parties in the world

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The word "party" in Ibiza takes on its true meaning. Ibiza clubs set the standard - top DJs, carefully staged shows, themed parties, professionally made cocktails, and a festive mood are guaranteed.

Pacha Club is known for its perfect show program and it is also the only club in Ibiza that works all year round. Pacha nightclub is one of the most popular establishments in the world. Here you will find electronic music from the best DJs, addictive trance, relaxed funk, and lingering soul. There is always something new here.

Blue Marlin Ibiza Beach Club is perfect for those who want something special. It is located 13 km from the center of the capital so you will get here in 30 minutes by taxi. Blue Marlin is a seaside restaurant-club serving Mediterranean cuisine, great lounge music, first-class service, a fine golden sand beach, a big pool with a spacious terrace, and the most spectacular sunsets on the island. Come here in the morning and you won't want to leave. 

The most popular parties on the island are held at Ushuaia Club. The club is located in the very center of the capital, in Playa d'en Bossa beach. All summer the most famous DJs play on several stages of the club. The club is located on the territory of the Ushuaia Beach Hotel, where everything is perfectly thought out for real party-goers. After dancing by the pool and the main stage, you can continue the evening on the roof of one of the hotel's buildings - Ushuaia Tower. There you will find a bright show, hot dances and a breathtaking view of the capital and the sea. And the fire is added by planes landing just above the beach of Playa d'en Bossa.

Continue your unforgettable night at the stylish Hï Ibiza club, located across the street, or at Bora Bora, famous for its techno parties.

Explore the city and the island

Locals know Ibiza the best so don't miss the opportunity to join them. Learn about the city legends and folklore, nature and wildlife, underground and even underwater secrets of the island. Ibiza offers amazingly wide selection of tours for every taste. Try the best of them.

Go on a Mediterranean diet

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Mediterranean cuisine is the only cuisine in the world that is considered a healthy diet, and in 2013 was even declared a cultural heritage by UNESCO. Ibiza is a perfect place to enjoy it.

The Mediterranean menu always includes seafood, vegetables, cereals (for example, rice, couscous, and bread), and low-fat cheeses. Yogurt, olive oil, and aromatic herbs are taken as seasonings, and it allows to use less salt. The Spaniards drink a lot of red wine, but sometimes dilute it with water. Such nutrition is low-calorie, but at the same time balanced, improves the functioning of the heart and blood vessels, and gives a lot of energy and a good mood. 

The hits of the menu in Ibiza are the traditional paella with seafood, brut - rice with tomato sauce, fish tartare, especially from tuna, vegetable sauté, croquettes with cheese, and jamon. Add a glass of wine or Hierbas Ibicencas anise liqueur, the recipe of which is kept a strict secret by the locals. By the way, if you don’t know what to bring home as a souvenir, choose that liquor - 20 euros per liter and an original gift is yours.

Guided Food Tour of Ibiza Town with Tastings gives you a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with the local food and culture. And perfect way to combine the local food degustation and the island exploration is Catamaran Cruise to Formentera with Meal and Drinks where you will soak up the sunshine, admire the scenic views, and enjoy a meal and open bar onboard. 

Rent a boat

Just imagine the perfect time on board the beautiful boat where you can sunbathe, swim, snorkel, relax, listen to music, or read a book listening to the whisper of the sea. You will enjoy incredible views, visit hidden beaches, and have nice lunch with drinks. See more.

Explore the wild cost by jet ski

Still think that Ibiza is only about dances? The jet sky near Margarita island will prove you wrong. Admire wonderful beaches and secret grottoes, enjoy the scenic views of Cala Gracio, Punta Galera, Cala Salada and Cala Saladeta, and spend a day you will never forget. Learn more.

Watch the sunrises and the sunsets

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Looking for enchanting sunsets, take a car, taxi or bus and go on an unforgettable journey through the most beautiful places in Ibiza.

Point number one on our itinerary is Cafe del Mar. It is located in the resort of San Antonio Abad, 17 km from the capital. Look for a waterfront cafe between Calo El Moro beach and the city's port. The cafe serves Mediterranean cuisine, a DJ plays sunset music, creating a special atmosphere, and the sun sets in the sea, painting the water and sky perfect colors.

Another option is Benirras beach in San Miguel resort. Here you will find transparent waves of the Mediterranean Sea, soft sand, and picturesque low cliffs. Bring snacks and drinks with you and sit right on the sand. But if you prefer service, then there are several cozy cafes with outdoor terraces near the beach.

If you are in San Antonio for a few days, remember another place - Las Puertas del Cielo. This is an observation deck and a restaurant of the same name, which are located 10 km from San Antonio and 20 km from the capital. Whether you choose a picnic in nature or a seafood paella in a restaurant, you will see one of the most magical sunsets of your life, as well as enjoy the rustle of the pine forest, the pinkish white of the rocks, and the endless azure of the sea.

Еhere is a restaurant called Es Boldado on the shore in front of the island, where you have a pleasant dinner, and also admire the sea and sunset. Behind the not-so-pretentious facade two Michelin stars and the title of the best restaurant on the island, and perfect views of Es Vedra island hide.

If you like this magical place, you can stay in one of the nearby villas, such as Villa Romero, whose terrace overlooks Es Vedra, or the Aparthotel Puerto Cala Vadella, where you can rent spacious apartments by the sea for a large company. 4-Hour Es Vedrá Cruise will allow to relax aboard a double-decker catamaran as you take in views of the beaches and picturesque bays that dot Ibiza's west coast.

Feel peace and love

Hippie culture in Ibiza

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In 1930, a revolution thundered in Spain. It brought devastation, poverty, and the dictator Franco. Life in Spain has become difficult and very disturbing. People began to leave the country searching for a new happy life. The biggest wave of immigrants came in the 60s, among them were those whom we now call hippies. They came from Spain and settled in Ibiza closer to the capital and the sea. People lived in communes and built new easy and happy life full of joy and freedom. These hippies taught the locals to hang out, and a bit later, to make money.

One of the places that was established by the first settlers, is Can Alfredo. It is an authentic restaurant located in the capital, serving delicious food for over 75 years.

Another place is Sunset Ashram Beach Restaurant. It is located between the beaches of Cala Bassa and Cala Tarida, 24 km from the capital. Perfect views of the sea and rocks, delicious cocktails, unobtrusive music and a relaxed atmosphere immerse you in the local culture.

You can buy interesting souvenirs, jewelry and clothes at hippie markets. The most popular markets are in Punta Arabi and San Carlos. Both towns are located near the resort of Santa Eulalia del Río, so if you are staying nearby, do not miss the opportunity to buy something unusual.

There are several hippie beaches in Ibiza, for example, partly nudist Des Cavalet beach, which lies 10 km from the capital, or the picturesque Aguas Blancas, located a couple of kilometers from the resort of Es Figueral. If you go towards Es Figueral, you will find several beautiful beaches, quiet bays, rocky shores, and emerald forests.

Ibiza has several unique hippie-style hotels that offer amazing local flavor and, at the same time, the highest level of service.

Try the five-star hotel Agroturismo Can Talaias, which is decorated in the style of a bohemian summer house by the sea. The rooms offer incredible views of the sea and mountains, there is an oven in the dining room, you can play the piano in the hall, and if you want real luxury, rent a suite in the tower. The hotel also has a swimming pool with a spacious sun deck, and the sandy beach is a couple of minutes' walk away.

If you want to feel like a hero of Federico Garcia Lorca's poem and live in the middle of an orange garden near the sea, choose the five-star Agroturismo Atzaró. Just like the previous hotel, it is located near the resort of Santa Eulalia del Rio. It offers spacious rooms decorated with traditional Balearic paintings and original décor. Some rooms have terraces with a fireplace where you can snuggle in the evening with a glass of good wine.

These hotels are suitable for those who want to get acquainted with the local culture and at the same time not deprive themselves of comfort. But don't forget that the first hippies in Ibiza lived in caves by the sea.

Master the buggy

Big Buggy Tour is a perfect way to spend a day exploring impressive landscapes and getting your dose of adrenaline. A wonderful route from Playa d'en Bossa is waiting for you and it is full of vista points, incredible views, small villages, picturesque valleys, steep cliffs, and beaches ideal for sunbathing, swimming and relaxing. Be sure you will see indescribable landscapes and get interesting experience and unique memories.

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