Explore Ibiza and discover the quiet side of the island

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Aigues Blanques Beach

Discover the quiet side of the island

Explore Ibiza and discover the quiet side of the island.

Beautiful, unspoilt Ibiza is my favourite of the Balearic Islands.  I will tell you where to go to find the best beaches and unspoilt countryside which has remained unchanged for centuries.

Everyone thinks of Ibiza as a party island, which it is in San Antonio but this is confined to a small and specific area on the West coast and if you want to party this is the place to go.  However, for the rest of us an island full of the prettiest hidden coves awaits.

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The North East coast of Ibiza

Discover the quiet side of Ibiza:

I first visited Ibiza when I was 7 years old, which is quite a long time ago!  It was with some trepidation that I returned many years later to attend a Yoga Detox week – the less said about that the better! Lets just say I’m not cut out for faux Yoga and crystals whilst being fed with vegetable juice!  I went AWOL after a couple of days on the Yoga course and hopped in my rental car to explore the island.  Ibiza hadn’t changed at all! I will be back, it is such a paradise!

Ibiza Old Town, Dalt Vila

I was taken aback because this really has not changed since I was 7 years old!  The gorgeous white washed buildings, higgledy piggledy streets and narrow alleyways are just the same and full of little restaurants, tapas, and bars.

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There are countless little shops full of things you will want to buy from the classic Ibizan lace to straw bags and gorgeous cotton dresses.  Ibiza Town has grown considerable but the old town remains unchanged.

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Old Town Ibiza Restaurant

There are so many little bars and restaurants tucked away in the Old Town

 

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Ibiza Old Town Dalt Vila:

Dalt Vila in the old town is a World Heritage site.  There are lovely little restaurants, a lovely view from the battlements and even an archaeological museum.

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Ibiza Town: 

Ibiza Town has 2 marinas, Botafoch and Ibiza Nueva packed full of luxury yachts.  The famous bars and restaurants can be found near the port Blue MarlinLio and Pascha are all here.  There are so many wonderful restaurants to choose from near the Marina you will be spoiled for choice.

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Explore Ibiza Marina

Ibiza town buzzes at night and is packed full of exciting places to go and things to do such as Heart live music nights or dance the night away in Pascha.  For those of you who, like me, prefer the quiet life head into the Old Town for a great selection of little restaurants and bars.

Beautiful BeachesVisit some of the prettiest beaches in Ibiza

You really need a car to explore the island and it is perfectly safe and easy to drive.  My favourite areas are in the North and North eastern area of the island but Ibiza is small so you can reach the North eastern part very easily even if you are staying in Eivissa.  One of my favourite beaches is Aigues Blanques.  Drive along the road from San Carlos to Cala San Vincente and turn right at the sign for Aigues Blanques, the beach is a short walk from the car park.

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Aigues Blanques  Beach

There are so many beautiful beaches in Ibiza that you will be spoilt for choice.  drive up to the north of the island and explore the hidden beaches such as Es Portixol.  It is just beautiful up in the north of the island.

I would definitely consider chartering a boat, even for a day.  The charter prices are very reasonable and you can choose between sailing yourself or hiring a boat with a captain to take you to the best spots.

Where to stay: I would recommend renting a villa so you can enjoy the peace and quiet. http://www.homeaway.co.uk has a great selection of villas.

Hire a Boat: Definitely one of the best ways to explore the hidden coves and beaches of the island.  http://www.charteralia.com or http://www.smartcharteribiza.com

Ibiza Tourism: http://www.ibiza-tourism.net

Nightlife: http://www.pacha.com  http://www.bluemarlinibiza.com

16 Comments

  1. August 1, 2016 / 9:41 am

    Wow Ibiza seems very nice. I agree with you that Ibiza is mainly known as a party destination and I love that you share some tips about the other beautiful ‘hidden’ part of the island. I would love to visit the Old Town once. The pictures look really beautiful!

  2. August 1, 2016 / 9:43 am

    I would love to visit Ibiza Marie. You have painted the perfect picture of relaxed beach vibes and colourful towns. Thanks for sharing

  3. August 1, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    This was great. I definitely didn’t think any more of Ibiza than a party place because that’s all I’ve ever heard of it. Thank you so much for clearing that up. ^^

  4. August 1, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    Great post and pictures. These just brought back memories on my summers on Ibiza ages ago. Pacha was my home 🙂

    • marie
      August 1, 2016 / 5:29 pm

      My Pacha days are definitely behind me! LOL!

  5. August 2, 2016 / 1:42 am

    Ibiza, the place we always hear about for the rich and famous aspect. So nice to see a different perspective. Loved the look of the Old Town and of course I always love being down near the marina in port cities.

  6. August 3, 2016 / 6:47 pm

    Ibiza seems very nice. I have always connected it in my mind with the rich and famous and big parties. But this tranquil side is more my speed. I do not blame you at all for going AWOL on your Yoga thing and trading it in for a drive around town. You got some spectacular views and I bet you achieved a better sense of calm this way. Happy Roving!!!

  7. August 3, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    I would love to hire a boat there! So lovely. Looks like so much fun.

  8. August 3, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    I’ve never been to Ibiza as I always felt it was just a party island but these pictures are beautiful

  9. August 3, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    Beautiful! I’ve never gone to Ibiza because I also thought it was a party spot, not the sort of destination for me. I’ll have to re-evaluate my travel plans now.

  10. August 4, 2016 / 8:36 am

    Thank you for sharing more of Ibiza than just bars and clubs like it is usually known for. I’d love to go and explore the beaches (I’m not a huge party animal).

  11. August 4, 2016 / 10:24 am

    Thank you for sharing this! I only know Ibiza from friends who’ve gone to party there. I had no idea there was an Old Town or such beautiful beaches. Spain is one of my favorite countries and I’d love to experience this side of it.

  12. August 4, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    The old town looks beautiful. I love all the photos!! It looks like such a fun place and sunny! No wonder it’s so popular with tourists.

  13. August 5, 2016 / 2:28 am

    I’ve always heard great things about Ibiza’s party scene, but you made it seem like a quaint and cozy place- one id sure love to visit! Cheers!

  14. August 6, 2016 / 6:01 pm

    Really does look like a beautiful island! I’ve grown out of my party days, so Ibiza hasn’t really been on my list because I had it pegged by that stereotype. Thanks for showing me that it’s more!

  15. August 23, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Enjoying Ibiza doesn’t take much planning. With a rental car and a home base, you can hit a different pristine beach each day, feasting in tiny

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