Nights and music festivals. But also relax in beaches far from the crowd. And a surprising campaign. Discover all the faces of Isla Blanca
Who did not think at least once in the life of spending a vacation in Ibiza? Isla Blanca has always been one of the most popular summer destinations, especially among the Italians. It will be that the star of the Balearic Islands is the island for everyone. Nightlife, entertainment, clubs and discos where to get up until dawn are not the only attraction: just knowing the right places and Ibiza is a suitable destination for those who do not like the crowds, a perfect place to relax and retrieve energies, walking, pedaling, paddling and swimming, without being overwhelmed by tourists.
A holiday in Ibiza can not be missed by Dalt Vila, the acropolis of the Ibiza / Eivissa capital, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site: a maze of narrow streets enclosed by impressive walled enclosures filled with restaurants and locals. Vibrant at any time of day and night, the old town is the perfect place to have fun and make some healthy shopping. Among the historical monuments that come along the trail, the Almudaina Castle, the Cathedral Santa Maria de les Neus and the Teatro Pereyra where every summer evening is attended by live music concerts. You must climb to the top of one of the seven bastions that intercept the walls to admire spectacular views of the bay surrounding the city and contemplate Formentera in the distance. For a break, the choice falls on La Comida San Juan, a local institution, an authentic osteria with rustic atmosphere where you can eat a great fish of the day.
The beaches of the capital are Talamanca and Playa d’en Bossa. And in its vicinity is also the famous Sa Caleta. However, it is necessary to move to the municipality of Sant Josep de Sa Talaia to come across a dream sea and in particular within the Ses Salines Natural Park. Here, the Es Cavallet beach, chosen from the gay community as a meeting point for the gay community, is now mainly popular with nudists, while Ses Salines is famous for multicolored water and soft dunes. For the more sporty, the beautiful park is perfect for hiking and mountain biking. Also worth a visit is the beach of Cala Lentrisca, known for its green turquoise waters and the Mediterranean scrubland. When you return, after a sunny day, sit at Fish Shack tables, a restaurant hidden in the rocks of Playa Talamanca, to admire a spectacular sunset and enjoy fresh fish.
You travel along the west coast to reach Cala d’Hort, from where, with two hours of kayaking, you will reach the islet of Es Vedrà, majestic rock rising from the sea on which stories and legends flow, part of a nature reserve. Another “legendary” place nearby, Sa Pedrera, a kind of cliff overlooking the sea, which is famous for its name Atlantis and linked to the history of the island, colonized by hippies in the 1960s.
Along the west coast, but further north, here is the quiet Cala Vedella and the most world-famous Platges de Comte, which gives postcard water and sunsets. From here to Sa Conillera Island, the step is short: if you like to isolate yourself in nature, this is the place for you.
Urban art lovers do not miss a stop at Sant Antoni de Portmany where for some years street artists are invited to leave the mark on the city walls and the result is a rainbow of colors that illuminates the village.
The north-eastern part of Ibiza, between Santa Eulària des Riu and San Joan de Labritja, surprises inside: the real show, in fact, here is the campaign. Oranges, lemons, mangoes, almonds. Narrow trails, non-existent traffic and a thousand shades of green: the Ibiza you do not expect.
From June to September all the most famous venues of the island host internationally renowned Djs and themed evenings. To have fun in great style, the famous Pacha, Ushuaïa and Amnesia remain the three compelling steps. The Bloop Festival, as well as the Lonely Planet as one of the eight best urban art festivals in the world, will be on the agenda from August 23 to September 16 in Sant Antoni.
Being a very famous and tourist island, it is not difficult to find accommodation in Ibiza suitable for all tastes. For a postcard sea view you need to book a room at Hotel Torre del Mar in Eivissa city (double b & b from 100 to 130 €). Las Mariposas (double from 80 to 150 €), instead, in the municipality of Sant Antoni de Portmany, is a typical ibizenca finca converted into b & b and managed by an Italian family. A true oasis of tranquility, with lovely colorful rooms and a swimming pool where you can even swim at night. Nature lovers can not book a room in Can X