Sometimes dubbed “the clubbing capital of the universe”, Ibiza certainly has a reputation of being the party hotspot in Europe. Don’t be fooled, though… there’s plenty to do and see in Ibiza. So whether you’re interested in the quieter side of this Spanish island or you’d simply like to squeeze in some sightseeing before checking out the next set by your favourite DJ, here are some of the best things to do in Ibiza.
Rent a Scooter
Is there any better way to explore an island? Leave your worries behind and let the breeze flow through your hair as you make your way around Ibiza like a local. Check out Cooltra Scooters, where you can rent a scooter for the day.
Ride The Ibiza Tourist Train
There’s no shame in jumping on this tourist train – it covers some of the best routes around the island, and all you have to do is sit back and soak it all in. Hop aboard the Ibiza Express to get a totally different view of the island, including romantic villages, pine-covered hills, and churches rich in history.
Embark on a Catamaran Cruise to Formentera
If you’re looking for a break from the party buzz, try a sailing trip on a catamaran to Formentera, the smallest of Spain’s Balearic islands. Idyllic beaches, turquoise waters, and a barbecue lunch await.
Visit the Aquarium Cap Blanc
Spanning nearly 4,000 square feet, this aquarium boasts an impressive array of tropical fish, making it the perfect family outing.
Take a Scuba Diving Course
Scuba diving opens up a whole new world, giving us a glimpse of life under the sea. Join Take Off Ibiza for a scuba diving course that’s perfect for beginners.
Rent a Flyboard in San Antonio Bay
Adrenaline-junkies simply have to try renting a flyboard over San Antonio Bay. Strap in to water-powered boots and make like Superman as you fly up to 30 feet above the water.
Go Horseback Riding in the Mountains
There aren’t many more relaxing activities than a peaceful horseback ride through the gorgeous nature reserve on the northern end of Ibiza. From atop your horse you’ll spot alpine forests, fields of olives, and the crystalline water of the Mediterranean sea.
Go Parasailing Over San Antonio Bay
If you’ve never tried parasailing before, doing it over San Antonio Bay is a great place to start! There’s no better way to check out the beautiful landscapes of Ibiza than from the air, and parasailing can take you up to 400 metres into the sky.
Browse the Las Dalias Hippy Market
If shopping is more your vibe, check out Las Dalias, an outdoor market that runs every Saturday. From brightly-coloured clothing to handmade jewellery, you’ll find lots of treasures here. Stay for lunch, too, as there are plenty of delicious street food stalls to tempt you.
Watch the World-Famous Sunset
It doesn’t matter if you’ve spent your day on a scooter, a horse, or simply kicked back on the beach, there’s no question about how you should spend your evening. The sunsets on Ibiza are a sight to behold, and the best way to see it is to make your way to the Hacienda Na Xamena hotel for a sunset sangria as you watch the sky change from blue to pink to gold. It’s guaranteed to be a sight you never forget.
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