What to see and do in Ibiza in the morning?
Breakfast at Passion Café
Start your day in Ibiza with a healthy (and big) breakfast in one of the four venues that this local chain owns in the island. Head over to the one in the Marina and enjoy their earthy dishes made with fresh and organic produce locally sourced. Nothing better to fuel you up for an amazing day than one of their natural smoothies with some eggs benedict or some gluten-free pancakes.
Make the most out of the quiet mornings in Ibiza and get lost in the labyrinth of whitewashed medieval streets that make Ibiza’s Old Town or "Dalt Vila", as it is known locally. The sun won’t be at its highest point and it won’t be too hot, so explore its nooks and crannies, smell the vibrantly colourful bougainvillea and reach the church of Santa Maria, which overlooks the whole Town and has views across the strait to Formentera. This charming part of time is UNESCO World Heritage and once you step in it you will understand why.
Located inside the medieval walls that circle Ibiza’s Old Town, in a refurbished historical building, the Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa, MACE, is the best place to take shelter from the blazing sun and to get acquainted with the local art scene. Not to be missed are its permanent exhibitions, among which you will be able to see an amazing collection of drawings by Marí Ribas “Portmany” and an excellent collection of Japanese drawings. If you like history, its -2 floor hides a very interesting archaeological complex that dates back to the Phoenician occupation of Ibiza.
What to see and do in Ibiza in the afternoon?
Lunch at Cotton Beach Club
For an absolutely fabulous foodie experience with stunning views over the Mediterranean (and a bit of beach time) go to Cotton Beach Club. This restaurant is located in idyllic Cala Tarida and is quite an exclusive place that is very much worth the trip. Try their sushi and then go for a swim in the turquoise waters of the beach. How about enjoying dessert while you soak up the sun with your feet on the white sand?
Hit the beaches
Apart from its great night life, Ibiza is well known everywhere for its picture perfect beaches and its 100% Mediterranean landscapes. Since you’re here, work your way back to the city of Ibiza with a little road trip through some of its most beautiful coves and beaches like the hidden Cala Vadella, or Caló de s’Oratge. Cala Carbó and Cala d’Hort are also well worth a visit to cool down in their crystal clear water. Do not miss out on the views from the very iconic Torre d’es Savinar. And, of course, don’t forget about the otherworldly salt flats, one of the most surreal landscapes you will see in Ibiza. Still want to go for a swim? Then Ses Salines beach is everything you want. Check out more gorgeous beaches in Ibiza and feel one step closer to the Spanish sun.
Shopping at La Galería Elefante
Beach-hopping is a very tiresome activity, and nothing better to hide from the heat than a short trip to one of the most charming shops in Ibiza. La Galería Elefante, in Santa Gertrudis, is the perfect place to find beautiful homeware, unique clothes, accessories and all sorts of decorations that mix tribal and chic with a lot of style. Oh, and if you really need to relax, join one of the yoga classes they do in their dreamy courtyard.
Hippy-chic shopping at Las Dalias market
Las Dalias’ hippy market is an institution in Ibiza. Open every Saturday all day and also at night on Monday, Tuesday and Sunday during the summer, it has been drawing a lot of visitors for 30 years that come here in search of clothes, jewellery, artisan produce and antiques. The vibe at Las Dalias is amazing and people seem to travel back in time to the Flower Power years. It’s also a good place to enjoy live music, grab something to eat and have a relaxing massage.
What to see and do in Ibiza in the evening?
Check in at the Hotel Atzaró
This delightful rural hotel in Ibiza is surrounded by a fragrant orange tree grove, and the aromas of orange blossom, rosemary and lavender fill the air to soothe even the weariest of souls. The traditional architecture of white walls and bougainvillea makes it the perfect place to stay in Ibiza… But even if you are not spending the night, come over and stop the clocks. They have a sauna, spa and hammam, some very good views and a very chilled out air that you will instantly fall in love with.
Dinner at KM5
Feeling hungry? Then make sure you pay a good visit to KM5, the most glamorous amongst all the bars, restaurants and open air gardens in the island. Decoration is superb, but food is even better. Make sure you try some or the fish-based dishes. And if you still fancy a bit of retail-experience they also have a boutique with great clothes and accessories. It opens every night from July to October, from 8pm to 4am.
Watch the sunset
Watching the sunset is like a ritual in Ibiza and no matter where you go you will be rewarded with a fire-red sky while the golden disc of the sun slowly dives in the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. You can catch a sunset from one of the trendy lounge clubs like Pearl Restaurant in San Antonio, famous Café del Mar, also in town, or try the celebrities’ favourite: Café Mambo. Or, alternatively, if you’d rather enjoy a quieter environment, choose a beach like Cala Conta, Cala Bassa or the hypnotising Ses Salines. The experience will be worth it… and leave you ready for a great night out in any of the local clubs.