Ibiza with friends, seven ways to enjoy the island in good company
If there’s a favourite destination for holidays with your best friends, it has to be Ibiza. This Pityusic island is the perfect choice for a few days of fun, famous as it is for its huge festivals, fantastic beaches, adventurous activities, and a happy atmosphere.
You’ll have the time of your lives while creating memories to treasure forever. Why not add all our ideas for things you shouldn’t miss to your Ibiza itinerary? A schedule to take on board, and one that is sure to make the island your new favourite destination.
- Conocer sus playas y calas
- Bailar en las discotecas de Ibiza
- Juerga en una excursión en barco
- Risas aseguradas con el esnórquel y el paddle surf
- Las visitas turísticas no pueden faltar
- Cruzar hasta Formentera
- Un poco de naturaleza
Get to know Ibiza’s coves and beaches
It goes without saying that Ibiza’s main attractions are its beaches and small covesthat seem to have been transported here straight from the Caribbean. A great idea is that you and your friends hire a car so that you can travel around the island at your own pace and in complete freedom, and go to the places that particularly appeal to you.
Some of the most outstanding coves and beaches are Playa d’en Bossa, synonymous with a good time (thanks to its famous pub), Bora Bora and its famed beach parties. Cala Bassa is another equally lively and spectacular resort, in a beautiful natural setting, with a lounge bar that’s just perfect for a few drinks.
Nor should you miss the sunset on Cala Benirrás. Here, you can also enjoy the drumming ritual, a spellbinding hippy event full of rhythm. Cala Conta, or Cala Comte, near San Antonio is another essential visit if you’re a fan of beach bars.If you’re looking for a truly spectacular landscape, head for Cala d’Hort, with its extraordinary islet, Es Vedrà a focal point in all the panoramic views. There are superb restaurants here, such as El Carmen where you can try a delicious rice dish or a bullit de peix [Ibiza’s traditional fish stew].
Fancy somewhere quieter? Then head to Cala d’en Serra, nestling among the cliffs, and set in a verdant landscape. If you’d like a really funny photo to remember your holiday by, at Cala Xarraca you can get the perfect snap after your mud bath.
Dance in the best clubs in Ibiza
The music and partying never stop when you’re on holiday with friends in Ibiza. The island has some of the world’s best and most highly-rated clubs. Obviously, you need to make sure that your plans allow for enjoying the nightlife until you drop.
The best-known clubs include Amnesia Ibiza, in Sant Antoni (or San Antonio). Amnesia has capacity for 5,000 people and its DJ sessions are internationally famous. Pachá Ibiza is a club with legendary status; it even has parties featuring David Guetta, and attended by famous celebrities.
The water party at Es Paradis Ibiza will give you plenty of laughs, and the stunning Privilege Ibiza, considered one of the largest clubs in the world, is equally thrilling. Rather more relaxed is Ocean Beach, which offers nightlife, but also swimming pools and restaurants by day.
Have a great time on a boat trip
Continuing with the party theme, another popular option when holidaying with friends in Ibiza is to book a sailing trip. This is an alternative means of seeing the island’s best sights while you sail the waters around Ibiza.
However, this option doesn’t just offer sailing: it includes a free bar with food, music and lots of fun. There is a wide choice of companies which will plan a bespoke day out for you, both during the daytime or with the setting sun as a backdrop.
Boat parties can be private, or you can join others — a great chance to socialise. Some options include admission to clubs at the end of the boat party. Cocktails, DJs, a chance to enjoy water sports: what are your “must haves”?
Guaranteed fun with snorkelling and paddle surfing
Two of the most popular activities on the island are water-based, unsurprisingly, given the wealth of marine life around Ibiza, with its posidonia meadows. These have World Heritage status, and are living proof of the high quality of the sea bed, with its abundance of attractions.
The days are long, and there’s time for everything. Getting onto a board to go paddle surfing together to explore the undersea caves at Cala Xuclar or to circle Es Vedrà is guaranteed to be a thrilling experience. As is putting on your goggles and gazing at the breathtaking underwater sights when you go snorkelling or diving. A world of colour at your fingertips.
Given the cultural heritage concentrated within Dalt Vila, as the historic centre of the island’s capital is known, you really cannot afford to miss wandering around its attractive medieval streets while learning something of the history of its town walls and of its cathedral. Moreover, you can eat at the San Juan restaurant, renowned for its home-made meals eaten at shared tables in a buzzing atmosphere.
If you’d like a deeper insight into Ibiza’s culture, head for the pretty towns of Santa Eulalia or Santa Gertrudis, where you can experience the island’s authentic, bohemian lifestyle, far away from the hustle and bustle. Another essential visit is to Las Dalias, one of the most famous hippy markets, where you can buy a craft item as a special gift, or typical clothing.
Crossing to Formentera
A 30-minute boat trip from the port of Ibiza brings you tothe idyllic island of Formentera. You can enjoy a truly fun-filled day if you hire a couple of bikes to tour the island’sfabulous beaches, such as Cala Saona or Es Pujols, among the most beautiful beaches in the world.
The windmills, the Mola lighthouse, and the amazing restaurants where you can try mouthwatering local cuisine — the list of attractions is endless. Every time you look at your photos, memories of this trip will come flooding back.
A glimpse of the natural world
If you don’t want to miss the island’s incredible natural attractions, you must visit the Ses Salines Natural Park, a true gem that takes in the south of Ibiza and extends as far as the north of Formentera, an area of 2,800 hectares, plus another 13,000 hectares at sea if we include the strait of Es Freus. Watch the flamingoes flying across the marshes, and wander around the defensive towers scattered around the area, such as Ses Portes.
The Can Marçà Cave in Port de Sant Miquel (or Puerto de San Miguel), is an extravaganza of stalactites and stalagmites combined with waterfalls, light and sound. The cave also offers a great opportunity to see even more of Ibiza’s natural landscape. The views from the cave, which is on a clifftop, are superb — make sure you don’t miss them.