Ibiza is a great holiday destination. The island has a lot to offer, with a rocky landscape littered with pine trees and olive groves and a rugged coastline that is softened by dozens of beautiful sandy beaches. The tourist hot-spots on Ibiza are bright, loud and modern resorts, but if you head out of those areas to explore the northern part of the island you will find peaceful rural villages. Ibiza is full of surprises!
Making the Most of Your First Trip to Ibiza There is a lot to see and do in Ibiza and it would be impossible to fit everything into one trip. If you’re a first-time traveller, booking a package holiday is a good way to have a hassle-free travel experience. The most popular resorts are Playa D’en Bossa, Es Cana and San Antonio.
Staying in a hotel in a resort or renting a villa in one of the resort villages is a safe and convenient way to enjoy Ibiza, but you will miss out on a lot of the local flavour and atmosphere. It is a good idea to devote at least one day to exploring local towns and villages and heading to an off-resort beach. Ibiza is a fairly small island, so you can explore it easily even if you do not have access to a car.
Clubs and Entertainment
Ibiza is famous for its club scene. There are a handful of “super-clubs”, as well as several lesser-known venues and beach clubs that are worth a visit if you want to expand your musical horizons. The most well-known clubs are Amnesia, Pacha and Privilege. These clubs are large, loud and extremely busy.
If you want to go somewhere more low-key, then Bar Costa, located in Santa Gertrudis, is definitely worth visiting. It is one of the oldest bars in Ibiza and it has managed to retain its traditional charm. During the summer you can enjoy a drink on the terrace, while winter guests can enjoy sitting indoors, huddled around the quaint and cosy fireplace.
Budgeting for Your Ibiza Holiday
If you want to enjoy the party lifestyle when you are in Ibiza, then you will need to have a substantial budget. Alcoholic drinks can be quite expensive and cover charges at the larger clubs are usually high. If you are on a tight budget, you can keep your costs down by choosing cheaper nights of the week to go clubbing and buying your tickets online. Those who are looking for a more chilled-out beach experience should be able to enjoy a holiday on a budget. You can find cheap flights to Ibiza at most times of the year, even during the peak holiday season and a cosy villa at a small resort should not break the bank.
Whether you want to explore olive gardens, relax on the beach and get a sun tan, or let your hair down and party every night of your holiday, Ibiza is a good destination choice. There is a lot to see and do and after your first visit, you will be raring to return.