Ibiza is one of those incredible Balearic Islands that are so epic to explore. It is best known for its world class nightlife, but there is so much more to Ibiza. Imagine superb expanses of white sand beaches and incredible turquoise waters, breathtaking hikes, diversified water activities, in short you can find everything in Ibiza and this is what I will present to you today.
Es Vedra is a small magical island or even magnetic for some. 400 meters high, this uninhabited spiritual rock is located opposite Cala d´Hort on the west coast. Venture in the middle of the day or at sunset to the "Torre del Pirata" accessible by car. You will find two car parks on site. Watch out for sunset time, this place is packed with people so be sure to arrive early to make sure you find a seat.
Anyway, Es Vedra is a must-see during your trip to Ibiza, you will get epic photos!
Ibiza has a lot of amazing beaches. You will find deserted coves, sublime cliffs, crystal clear waters and many small fish.(watch out for jellyfish!)..
After several trips to Ibiza, here is the list of the most memorable beaches:
– Cala Comte –
A visit is essential. It is known as the most beautiful beach in Ibiza, due to its breathtaking views and incredibly crystal clear waters. Sunsets on this beach are unique.
– Cala Bassa –
If you are planning to spend a relaxing day on a sun lounger enjoying a massage and sipping cocktails, you will love Cala Bassa. A beautiful beach with a superb beach club offering unforgettable views.
– Cala d’Hort –
A pretty beach with a breathtaking view of the mystical rock of Es Vedrà.
– Cala Saladeta –
A small protected beach with an incredible setting. This is THE postcard beach.
The old town of Ibiza is known as Dalt Vila, which means "the upper town". It is the main cultural attraction of the island with its history, museums, cathedral, narrow streets and unique energy, but it is also listed as a UNESCO heritage.
Sunsets, my first passion! And in Ibiza I was not disappointed by these incredible shows of nature. There are many places to admire them, here are some good addresses not to be missed:
- Es Vedrà
- Sunset Ashram Restaurant in Cala Comte
- Kasbah Restaurant in San Antonio
- Cafe Del Mar Restaurant in San Antonio
- Cala Benirras
- Ses Salines
Atlantis or the lost city are fictitious names given to Sa Pedrera, a small cove in the Cala d´Hort nature reserve, in front of the immense and incredible rock of Es Vedrà. This place really looks like the lost city of Atlantis, surrounded by stunning turquoise water, stunning seaside views, tall cliffs and shallow natural pools to invigorate yourself.
Getting there is not that easy, but that's also what makes this place uncrowded, even in the height of summer. You can get there by private boat or by land. By land, you will have to follow by car “Torre Des Savinar” and park when you see a small open area. It will then be a good hiking-type descent that will await you. It takes 40 to 50 minutes to reach the beach. Do not forget your sneakers and especially water for the ascent!
The biggest markets are the Punta Arabí Hippy Market on Wednesdays and the Las Dalias Hippy Market on Saturdays, which also has night markets with small music shows. You will find everything there, jewelry, wooden sculptures, food, but above all an original atmosphere.
If you want to explore another charming little place, head to the island of Formentera for a day trip. This neighboring island with a unique ambience stands out from all other Mediterranean destinations. Its long white sand beaches and totally transparent waters, you will believe yourself in paradise. Some of the most beautiful and popular of these beaches are Platja de Llevant, Platja de Ses Illetes and Platja da Migjorn. On site you can rent a scooter or a bicycle to discover all the little nooks and crannies of this island.
Different ferry operators offer fast 30-minute ferry trips to Formentera, which cost between € 30 and € 40 for a same-day round trip.
If you want to take a little break from island life, I advise you to spend half a day or even a full day by boat. You will be able to explore the island via the sea and thus discover small secret coves that are hard to reach on foot.
We rented a private boat this summer from the companyDayDreamBoatsIbizaThis is a small family business and their boats are amazing. They are designer, fitted with a bench, a table can be set up by you if you want to eat, they also have a GPS and nautical equipment such as snorkel masks.
You can book with them with your eyes closed, it is sincerely the activity that we preferred of all our stay in Ibiza.
Imagine yourself snuggled up on a comfortable beanbag with popcorn and a glass of wine in your hand while your favorite movie is shown on a giant screen in a dream setting surrounded by rocks with the added sound of the waves in the background, well that's exactly what the Amante restaurant offers with their open-air cinema. It’s a crazy and magical experience to live.
This experience at Amante costs € 30 and includes unlimited popcorn, a glass of wine and a blanket. Remember to book well in advance as they are always full, which is not surprising.
Ibiza is the perfect place to take yoga or meditation classes, it's the perfect way to take some time for yourself and connect with your mind. The choice is wide because there are now hundreds of companies offering courses across the island in unique places: on the beach, on cliffs, in luxury hotels with breathtaking views or even on a paddle at sea.
So which of these activities makes you want to take off for Ibiza the most?
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