Published on August 18th, 2013 | by Will0
The other side of Ibiza
Ibiza is infamous for its night time scene, particularly during the summer months when it’s heaving with students celebrating end of exams and results, and stags and hens hitting up the clubs and bars for their final nights of freedom. But there is far more to Ibiza that just its pumping parties.
With temperatures on the island can soar up to the mid 80s in high season, and sit in the comfortable low 60s during the winter months. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, this means you can enjoy everything Ibiza has to offer at any time and there are plenty of cheap holidays about in the low season too for those who’d prefer to save their hard earned cash.
If you’re holidaying in Ibiza with kids, you’re bound to be spending a lot of time around the pool and at the beach. For the older ones and more adventurous parents, try out some of the water sports that are available on nearly every beach such as kayaking, windsurfing and Banana boating. When they’ve bored themselves of this though, there are plenty of day trip options from boat trips to the Aguamar Water Park.
If you’re looking for something a bit more educational, San Marca has its own set of underground caves complete with a tour. Ibiza is also known as being a haven for the artistic, so is packed full of galleries and shops where you can peruse the as yet unknown talent of the island.
It wouldn’t be a holiday without good food, and Ibiza has it in abundance. Many of the favourite local dishes have that typical Spanish flavour with the added bonus of locally sourced meat, fish and seafood. As on the mainland, tapas is popular, but for something more unique to the island, try Arroz de Matanzas Pork with rice.
Of course, if you do want to hit the clubs, Ibiza Town and San Antonio are the best places for this. Home to a number of ‘superclubs’ such as Pacha, Privilege and Amnesia, the island draws big name DJs, bands and acts from around the world.