The Other Side Of Ibiza

I don’t think there’s a person alive whom hasn’t heard about Ibiza, Renowned for it’s international party status thousands flocks to the White Island for sun, sea and parties. But I bet you didn’t know part of the island is a UNESCO world heritage site?

Ibiza is a part of a 4 island archipelago of Spain, Located 150 kms south from the coast. With over 50 beaches, there is plenty more to see than San Antonio Bay!

When I travelled to the Islands back in 2012 I went with my then boyfriend for something a little different. Of course I had planned to see the inside of some of the most famous clubs in the world with their resident  world class DJ’s but I wanted to prove Ibiza could be a destination for all so here are my top tips to get something more from your travels in Ibiza.

 

Es Cana Hippy Markets –

In the small town of Es Cana, Club Punta Arabi  host the local markets every Wednesday. Like stepping back in time these markets have called Punta Arabi home for over 35 years! Perfect for a stroll around and with some fantastic eateries near by, Travel by public bus to make a day of it. Located just up from the beach, it’ll be hard to miss.

 

Sunset In San Antonio –

Even if you aren’t staying in San Antonio and have no intention of a night out you certainly can not miss the beautiful views this coast gives you of the sunsets. Located on the south west tip of the island it’s easy to see why there are so many bars offering sundowner prices and parties.

 

Port de Sant Miguel –

Located in the North of the island this pretty little fisherman sea side resort is perfect for those looking to get away from the crowds and experience something a little more off the beaten track. With only 2 hotels in the area and a secluded beach front this resort is as picturesque as you can imagine. With some coastal paths to take you around the bay, you can get some pretty awesome cliff-side shots of the boats below and even take a walk to the hidden beach!

 

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Located only 4 miles from Southern Ibiza this slice of heaven is not what you would expect from its sister counterpart! If you are looking for pristine white sand beaches look no further! With very limited accommodation on the island you often find most there will be on a day visit from Ibiza. With ferries running most hours of the day and costing 34 Euros per person return, It is an inexpensive day trip out to see an island which could compete to something in Thailand for the brightest sand and clearest waters!

As the island is so flat, Bicycle hire is highly recommended just grab a bike and explore. With so many beaches to discover it wont take long for you to find your own private stretch of beach.

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Ibiza Old Town –

Interestingly enough the Old Town of Ibiza is that UNESCO world heritage site I was talking about before, The Dalt Vila – Literally translating into ‘upper town’ funnily enough is located on the hillside of Ibiza harbour. This treasure trove of shops, restaurants and cobble stoned streets in a breezy way to spend an afternoon exploring. The dramatic entrance over the cobbled pathway and drawbridge is a sight to be seen if nothing else! With whitewashed walls and colourful window shutters it made for some gorgeous photos for the album.

 

Best Time To Travel?

Shoulder season on the island is between April – June and again from Sept – Oct, Giving you the best prices but less guaranteed weather. Best for families and couples looking to avoid the summer time ravers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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