Ibiza has long held a reputation as a global night clubbing centre. The island attracts travellers from all over the world looking to party at famous open-air clubs, beach raves, disco buses and the San Antonio strip.
There is however so much more to Ibiza and times are changing. The island is home to world class beaches, picturesque rugged landscape, fun water sports and adrenaline inducing adventure activities.
We’ve put together a list of the best things to do on the island other than clubbing.
Explore Dalt Vila
Ibiza has rich tapestried history that goes back as far as the Romans, so it’s no surprise the island is home to numerous UNESCO world heritage sites. The pick of the bunch is the Ibiza old town known as Dalt Vila. The area is full of beautiful white-washed building, cobblestone streets, cathedrals, castles and canons. If you’re in town during the second week of May then you’ll be able to join the Ibiza medieval fair, a four-day local event celebrating the towns history.
Try some Water Sports
Ibiza is surrounded by crystal clear tranquil waters, the ideal setting some water sports. Stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkelling, flyboarding and water skiing are just some of the options on offer.
Diving is a must and the marine life is exquisite. Whether you are beginner or experienced diver Ibiza will have something for you.
Attempt to Cliff Jump
Ibiza is made up of many rugged cliffs that are perfect for the adrenaline rush of a cliff jump. This one isn’t for the faint hearted but once you get over that first leap into the cool water below, you’ll want to go again. For first timers we recommend Cala Tarida as the jump isn’t too high and it’s easy to find.
Enjoy a Cruise
This one is a pleasant chilled out way to enjoy the beauty of Ibiza and the surrounding Mediterranean Sea. Whether it be on a private cruise or a group trip you’ll want to make sure you have a cold drink in your hand and when it gets too hot you can always go for a swim in the sea. There are multiple options to choose from, full day trips, half day trips, beach hopping, cave tours and our favourite a sunset cruise.
Hike in the mountains
There are several hiking trails to explore on Ibiza and most aren’t to difficult. The hike to the top of Sa Talaia, the islands tallest point, is a straightforward uphill walk stretching only 2.4km. At the top you’ll get panoramic views of the whole island.
Go on a Road Trip
Ibiza’s road network is extensive, clearly marked and well maintained so renting a car for a long drive makes is easy. There are numerous tree-lined back roads, charming villages and beautiful landscapes just waiting to be explored.
A Day trip to Formentara
Known as Ibiza’s chilled out neighbour, Formentara is only five-mile ferry ride away. You’ll find pristine beaches, delicious food, bicycle trails and great souvenirs at the Mecat de la mola (a hippy art and flea market).