5 Things To Know Before You Go To Ibiza, Spain
By Parker Diakite
Ibiza, Spain needs no introduction. As one of the Balearic Islands in Spain, Ibiza is a popular destination among travelers from all around the world.
From the nightlife, sandy beaches, and food, Ibiza boasts all of the elements for an unforgettable vacation.
The Spanish island may be small in size, but there’s so much more to do outside of its over-the-top-party reputation.
If you are planning a trip to Ibiza, here are five things you should know before visiting:
It Can Get Expensive
Ibiza has never been considered a cheap destination for vacation.
Accommodations and entertainment will be your biggest costs during your stay.
Hotels can average between $200 and $300 a night and nightclubs can cost €60 at the door. This doesn’t even include drinks, which can range anywhere from €10-€15 for one.
There are a few things you can do, however, to stay within your budget.
For starters, try booking a place through Airbnb or consider staying away from popular attractions.
If you plan to go out, do your research beforehand and buy your tickets in advance.
Online tickets can save you up to half of the cost compared to purchasing them at the door.
More Than Parties
Don’t get consumed with the nightlife in Ibiza.
Ibiza has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO for its rich biodiversity and cultural attractions, which include the Phoenician archaeological site of Sa Caleta, the necropolis of Puig des Molins and the historic Center of Eivissa, according to Spain.info.
Hike to Sa Talaia, the tallest point in Ibiza, jump into the Mediterranean from Cala Tarida, shop for local goods at the hippy markets, and don’t forget to eat paella.
There’s No Uber
Uber is not an option in Ibiza. You will have to take a taxi, the public bus or the ferries also known as the “aquabus.” Renting a car is also an option if you feel comfortable driving.
Find Your Way To Hidden Beaches
Las Salinas may be one of the most popular beaches in Ibiza and a favorite for those looking for a good time, but the true gems are where you would least expect.
14 miles north of Ibiza Town is Cala d’Albarca within the municipality of Sant Antoni de Portmany. The views of the high cliffs and turquoise water are breathtaking.
For those of you looking to spend a long and relaxing day on the beach without the noise, then Cala Carbo is where you want to go. This secluded cove feels like a private beach but it is open to the public and where locals like to spend their time.
As with many cities throughout the country, there are some establishments in Ibiza that take a siesta.
A siesta is short nap taken in the early afternoon after the midday meal and businesses will shutdown anywhere from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Use that down time to explore the rest of what Ibiza has to offer.