Ibiza is unique as it attracts a variety of travelers. From Euro trash to jet set ballers, Ibiza has something for every body and pocket book. It’s like yin and yang, beautifully concocting an ecstasy-kale smoothie. Those who have visited Ibiza claim, "the energy is different." Whether its the quartz crystal that is piled up under the surface or the inspiration from creative hippies - you have to admit that Ibiza is its own energy center based on what is being created their - fashion, music, fitness, health and healing. If you want to enjoy something different follow these ideas and tips.
If there’s one thing to do in Ibiza other than party, it’s to get in touch with your spiritual side. Travellers have endless choices on hippie-inspired towns, retreats and centers. Definitely explore the Las Dalias Hippie Market and visit the off-the-beaten path beaches that are not in Playa D’en Bossa and San Antonio.
Book a Reiki appointment with Cat or simply hangout in nature. Join a drum circle and bang some bongos on Sundays at Las Benirras Beach - the choices are endless. If you need any recommendations, please contact me. I’d be happy to help.
Ibiza offers plenty of road bike tour companies that conduct tours and offer rentals. The island is not that confusing so with a good map and road skills, you can easily bike Ibiza. However, the road is shared and you should be cautious since roads are two lanes (one in each direction).
Fitness, yoga, massage and everything wellness are popular options for those who do not want to drink and do drugs. Detox centers offer weekly stays and plans so all you chia seed granola munching hipsters can chow down on some tasty organic delights.
Explore the Island
Rent a car and get lost. It’s hard to get completely lost. Ibiza was the first place in Europe that I rented a car. If I can drive in Ibiza, so can you. Driving in a foreign country scares the life out of me. Outside of Ibiza town, I found the island to be well marked, but I still recommend a GPS. Ibiza features fantastic beaches that are away from the party towns. Take it slow and explore the off the beaten path areas, and keep your eyes peeled for roadside lemon trees between San Antonio and San Rafael town.
Enjoy the Sunset
Ah yes, Café del Mar is the classy, most notable lounge on the sunset strip. Adjacent to the café is Café Mambo. Both offer ambient music and seaside views of the sunset. If you completely despise this type of music, head to a nearby beach for a quieter experience.
The Hippie Markets
Did I mention this already? Hippie markets are a fun and essential part of the Ibizan experience. If you are a modern gal (or dude) that is a hippie-at-heart than you’ll find a variety of options at the markets. Playa D’en Bossa offers a small daily hippie market. Las Dalias offers a grandiose market on Saturdays. Another big-time market is the Punta Arabi Hippy Market on Wednesdays in Es Cana. Expect to pay for parking and a shit-load of money for handmade chic trends. Seriously though, a 120 Euros for a handmade scarf - bowzers!
For a second-hand experience, explore the Car Boot Markets in San Jordi in the Hipodromo. Used bike tires, old t-shirts, anything goes and near everything is sold. If you love bongos, beat some drums on the spectator’s steps midday with fellow Rastafarian-souls.
Relax on a Beach
Once again, there are plenty of beaches, resorts and centers that are off the beaten path. Experience quiet nights and day in solitude at places away from Ibiza town, San Antonio and Playa D’en Bossa. Playa is not the prettiest beach and you'll hear beat-thumping music from morning to night. So if that's not your thing, stay on the other side of the island.
Search for UFO’s
That’s right you conspiracy theorists, you can search for UFO’s on Ibiza. And if you spot one it’s probably the real deal and not the kombucha. Head to the notable Cala Llentia where it seems UFO spotting’s are as common as DJ’s doped on Molly. Speaking of UFO’s, have you heard this song? It’s from my favorite Australian group and reminds me of living in AUS in 2008.