Every year, like clockwork, Ibiza’s world-renowned clubs welcome hundreds of thousands of fun-seekers with their opening parties in May. The months-long
excitement of the Ibiza high season continues all the way through September, with Summer 2015 promising to be no different. For first-timers to the White
Island, all the energy and festivities may seem a bit overwhelming at first. Unsure of where to go, what to do, who to hang with? Lucky for you the
wonderful staff at Ibiza Summer Villas knows Ibiza intimately, and they have collated their “best kept
secrets” about the island into the following post just for you:
Taste the Bullet de Peix at El Bigote
You have to eat, right? Ibiza is renowned for its succulent Balearic cuisine, consisting of varied fresh-caught seafood and traditional meat dishes. For
first-timers to Ibiza, the secluded cove of Cala Mastella hides one of Ibiza’s best kept secrets: Restaurant Es Bigotes. Here, you can sample one of the
local dishes, Bullet de Peix, a hearty dish of saffron-flecked fish and potato that is served as a thick stew. It’s simply divine!
Explore the Old Town and Dalt Vila
After you’ve had your fill, walk off some of that deliciousness by exploring the cobbled streets of Ibiza’s Old Town. The Old Town of Ibiza is rich in its
history and legend. The old fort of Dalt Vila towers over the rest of the town, making it unmistakable. Take a nice stroll to really soak up the
atmosphere, and look in all the fort’s nooks and crannies, as it’s packed with hidden restaurants, cafes, shops and galleries that you wouldn’t notice at
first glance. Finish off your walk by enjoying a good glass of red at the local watering hole – you deserve it.
Watch the Sunset at Cala Comte
A beautiful end to your first evening in Ibiza includes watching the sunset from a particularly special spot. It’s said that no two sunsets are ever the
same, and watching the sunset in Ibiza is certainly a magical experience. Head to Cala Comte and take a seat at the aptly named Sunset Ashram for a truly
picturesque view. Don’t forget your selfie stick!
Shop ‘til you drop at the Las Dalias Hippy Market
If you’re unsure of what to do on a Saturday morning, the colourful stalls at Las Dalias Hippy Market offer a treasure trove of bohemian trinkets, clothes,
jewellery and artwork, and any dedicated shopper couldn’t fail to be in heaven here. So go ahead! Take a look around, and maybe even buy something! The
Hippy Market is open every Saturday all year round between 10 am and 6.30 pm, with a special night market on Mondays from
8pm until late from June until September, just for tourists like you.
Swim at Salinas
Once midday rolls around and it becomes a bit too hot to stroll around comfortably, why not take a dip in the ocean? A visit to Ibiza wouldn’t be complete
without, and I’m sure you’ve been waiting to break out that new bikini/swim trunks. Las Salinas is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches on the
island, if not in the world. It consists of a long sandy stretch of shore which is dotted with some fabulous beach bars and restaurants. Taking a swim in
the crystal clear waters will soothe your mind, body and soul, and if you’re hungry, there’s grub right there!
Watch the drummers at Benirass beach on Sunday evening
Speaking of beaches, in the North of the island, Benirras beach is an eternally popular spot with islanders and holidaymakers alike. You can go there
during the day to sunbathe, swim, or stroll, but undoubtedly the best time to go is on a Sunday evening, when an eclectic crowd gather for the weekly
sunset drumming ritual. The Sunday drumming attracts hundreds of people who gather to witness another glorious sunset and enjoy the laid back vibe. Wear
something you bought from the Hippy Market, and you’ll fit right in!
Sail to Formentera
While this technically isn’t a best kept secret of Ibiza’s, it is a great thing to do when you’re in the area. Ibiza’s neighbouring island
Formentera is just two nautical miles South of Ibiza but if you go there, you really feel like you are in another world. Its unspoilt beaches, breathtaking
nature and sparkling turquoise waters make it an ideal destination for a relaxing day trip from Ibiza. Formentera especially appeals to those not seeking a
full-on ‘party’ atmosphere.
Visit Es Vedra
You’ll probably see this famous landmark on your sail over to Formentera, but if you get the chance, definitely visit the giant mystical rock off the coast
of Ibiza called Es Vedra. The rock, which can be seen from the shores of Cala D’Hort is said to have magical powers and local legend says it’s the home of
Tanit, the goddess of fertility. Pack a picnic and marvel at its beauty from the serene sands of Cala D’Hort.
Eat a Menu del Dia
What many people don’t necessarily know when they go to sample Balearic cuisine is that many of the bars and restaurants on the island serve what is known
locally as a “Menu del Dia”. This usually comprises of three courses, with bread and aioli (a local kind of garlic mayonnaise), and is served with wine or
beer, all for only around 9-12€ per person, depending on where you go. Tasting a Menu del Dia is a great way to sample local dishes without breaking the
Of course, we wouldn’t expect you to come to Ibiza for the first time without experiencing the fabulous nightlife which the island is so famous for! Head
to any of the top nightclubs, Pacha, Space, Amnesia or Privilege and dance the night away to some of the world’s top DJ’s. If you’re wary of going to the
“top spots”, fear not. They really are they’re all cracked up to be. Ibiza is known for its nightlife the world over, and not for no good reason.
In the height of summer the clubs can get very busy so a word to the wise is to book tickets for your chosen night in advance to avoid disappointment.
We hope you enjoyed our version of Ibiza’s best kept secrets, courtesy of us at
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