How to survive in Ibiza if you are over 35 years old

Forget tamarri, bimbiminkia, tunz tunz. Ibiza is the island of everyone and for everyone. Even if you’re not a kid anymore.

Aesthetic and moral intervention (since 2008 the afterhours are forbidden, at least the official ones), restyling, modernization, just to use a term very close to our way of looking at things. In the last ten years, Ibiza has changed profoundly. On the one hand the purists, who no longer recognize themselves on the island, defend themselves as they can before the progress of the progressives, attracted by the important and attractive business opportunities that the entertainment industry offers today. Increasingly they are occasions that can be rejected. I have been in Ibiza since I was 20 and today, when I was 34, I experienced all the phases of its transformation on my skin. Is it me that I have adapted to the island or the island that has adapted to me? Both things. But you need to learn to listen to your mind and your body that asks for some small but fundamental extra attention because, okay that you are not 50 years old, but you do not even have 20 anymore.
It seems clear to me that the times of where “I put myself” are over.
Old school apartments shared in ten with shifts to sleep. Instead, organize a nice group of friends and rent a villa outside the nerve centers of the island. better if with pool. From north to south, from east to west, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Do not panic. The price of a beautiful villa with swimming pool is sustainable in groups and does not differ much from what you would pay for a “nice” hotel room near the port.
The finca offers peace of mind, culinary autonomy, while the pool ensures relaxation and independence from the beaches that, especially in August, are more crowded than usual.
A priceless serenity.
And I recommend it, it is always about price, that sometimes some owners let themselves be taken by enthusiasm.
It can be done!
I never thought that in my life I would have dedicated a few lines to … the shutters. Yes, those blinds that allow you to turn the bedroom into a tomb. For me it is a primary condition for a good sleep. And you can not even imagine how hard I have done during my travels .. From the socks tied on the eyes to the Karate Kid, to the curtains stuck to the wall with tape to prevent the light from filtering. I’ve tried them all and I’ve always suffered a lot. Until, after 30 years I discovered the mask. On some things I’m slow.
The same thing happened with the pistachio ice cream and the Gin that, since taking the place of vodka, has made my best awakenings.
Moral, make sure that at least your room has shutters because in Ibiza you often go to sleep when the sun is already high in the sky. Risking never to rest.
If someone from the group comes out with phrases like “I’ll take the scooter, it’s more agile”, or like that, stop it! Considering that you have taken a beautiful villa with a pool six kilometers of curves from life, you never ever want to reach it with a scooter. Apart from the cool of the evening – and now we get there – the car allows better movements in the distances you have to travel to reach the best beaches. Long days away from home (in Ibiza you know when you leave but you never know when and if you come back …) can find a healthy ally in a car that can also be used as a locker room. So car all the life.
In 17 years that I go to Ibiza in the evening I have never suffered the heat once. Maybe I was lucky but most probably it is only a morphological question. Being an island the air circulates very well and Ibiza is often caressed by a pleasant sea breeze. Some locals make history to themselves. Air conditioning and above all the legendary fans on the sweaty neck can reserve you unpleasant surprises. So pay attention my dear old men that we Italians are beautiful but delicate.
The revolution in Ibiza began on May 28, 2011 at 3 pm. When the great dancefloor of the Ushuaïa Beach Hotel in Playa D’En Bossa rewrote the rules of clubbing. Let’s go back to the bomb. On the one hand the purists who no longer recognize themselves on the island, on the other the progressives attracted by the important and attractive business opportunities that the entertainment industry offers today. The fact remains that the so-called daytime parties have forever changed the island and its vices. The fun is now more aware. Enough afterhours, the party starts around 5pm and ends at midnight, not depriving you of the day at the beach or around shopping or sports. Oh, then if you want to be twenty, you’re still in the right place eh …

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