A local guide for Ibiza: 10 top tips | to travel
Es Cavallet – a kilometer of beautiful sand, dunes and wild rolling waves – is one of the official nudist beaches of Ibiza. It is the home of the Chiringay bar, the high-end La Escollera restaurant and also one of my favorite places to eat, El Chiringuito who dj & # 39; s has, overlooking the sea and good food. Seafood and meat dishes start at around € 25 and there are also excellent plates to share, fresh oysters, large salads and a great selection of the wood fire grill.
• Playa Es Cavallet, elchiringuitoibiza.com
Arty party house
B12 is a spacious and beautiful gallery for contemporary art with high ceilings and enormous open attic space on the edge of an industrial site at the Pacha roundabout in Ibiza town. The gallery has brought much-needed modernity to the art and events world of the island. There are cool happenings throughout the year, from pop-up fashion shows and record labels to sculpt exhibitions and even some really good parties after closing time until dawn. Admission is free or around the sign of € 10-15, so it is of great value for an evening out.
• Calle Antonio Planells Ferrer 1, b12gallery.com
Founded in 2002 by the Croatian-born Lana Love, there are now seven Passion Cafés all over the island, including one in the marina in San Antonio (reopening in the spring) and one in Santa Eulalia (open all year). There is an emphasis on organic, healthy food: favorites are breakfast pancakes, homemade muesli, açaí bowls, vegan hamburgers, innovative salads and raw dishes. After a hard night DJ, I always have one of their pure, cold-pressed juices (about € 8) to get my energy level back on track. I love the Super Detox, made with apple, spinach, cucumber, celery, lemon and ginger. These cafés always leave you ready for the next Ibiza adventure. • passion-ibiza.com
Receive with the beets
Wildbeets is a vegetable café-style restaurant in the village of Santa Gertrude in the middle from the island. Dubbed as "the Notting Hill of Ibiza", it is open all year round and the menu is full of creative, raw vegan goodness and some hot dishes. One of the most amazing things I ever had was the dairy-free mango cheesecake. The signature dish is beetroot ravioli, wafer-thin marinated beet filled with cashew nuts. They also have great cold-pressed juices and healthy elixirs. For € 7 for a glass of juice and € 12-18 for mains, it is not the cheapest on the island, but you really get what you pay for at Wildbeets.
• Carrer Venda de Llatzer 9, wildbeets.com
The Club Tropicana hotel
Pikes in the hills north of San Antonio is the famous boutique hotel and celebrity meeting place where Wham! shot their Club Tropicana video in 1983. Many stars stayed here and celebrated here in the eighties, including Grace Jones – who had a famous affair with founder Tony Pike – and Freddie Mercury. Nowadays it is run by Dawn Hindle and husband Andy McKay, who own the Ibiza Rocks brand and formed half of the Manumission club night team. The club room is a very intimate space with only 150 people, but outside there is a cool swimming pool and a pink tennis court where parties are held. It also organizes art exhibitions, open-air cinema nights and themed evenings with food. Find host Sunny Ramzan and ask him if he can leave you in his dressing room boudoir. This is a treasure trove full of costumes and trinkets and a must for self-addicts.
• Double play from € 139 B & B, pikesibiza.com
] The famous hippie market on Las Dalias just south of the village of Sant Carles de Peralta, you have stalls selling local art, jewelry, clothing, leather goods, ceramics, crystals and Ibiza quirks. Open on Saturdays in winter and for three days and four nights a week in summer, it is one of the biggest tourist attractions on the island, even if you're not in the store you can drink a cold beer while you watch people . I have held my club night Wax Da Jam here and the location is also famous for local bands and world music events such as Namaste. It is the oldest live location on the island – it is the 65th year in 2019 – so it was the forerunner of the club scene in Ibiza.
• Only open in summer, lasdalias.es
In the past, the port of Santa Eulària des Riu was considered a city with only the locals, but in recent years some really great restaurants, bars, shops and hotels have surfaced – and are about to participate in a stylish W Hotel with 162 rooms. The city is the gateway to a number of great beaches, villages and restaurants in the north. Cala Pada is a beautiful little beach a few minutes by bike from the city that is empty in spring
My favorite club
For a fair club tip, I would recommend DC10, in the fields behind the airport. It is known every Monday for the Circoloco techno party with huge DJ line-ups, just like Paradise brought every Wednesday by British DJ / producer Jamie Jones. There are no VIP tables – this place is for club-goers, where music prevails and nobody goes home until the last record is played.
• Access € 35- € 50, Carretera las salinas, km 1, Sant Josep de sa Talaia, dc10-ibiza.ibiza-clubs.net
Tucked away behind the main taxi rank in Ibiza Town, Malanga Café is a great alternative to the big club vibe and is open all year round. A favorite among the locals, you will see that many of Ibiza's resident DJs come by to play a real cross section of the music throughout the week. The place has only about 100 people, which creates a great atmosphere when it goes off. Admission is usually free and the bar prices are also reasonable – € 2-3 for a stick (small beer). It is open until dawn, which makes for an interesting disgrace walk
• Carrer Carles V, 11, local 15, on Facebook
Urban In Ibiza is an exciting event organized by Paul "Dizzi" Saunders a former London promoter, in September. Every year it goes from strength to strength, with young artists presenting their work alongside internationally established names. The event includes a lot of street / contemporary art on canvas in combination with living painting and workshops with artists including Inkie K-Guy Jim Starr ] Ben Allen RYCA and Scott Gray . It takes place at locations such as Atzaro Agrotourism and HEART, and there are always great DJs and live music alongside art.
How to get there
The only direct winter flight from the UK is with British Airways from London City, but Vueling and Iberia are flying via Palma, Madrid or Barcelona. Airlines, including easyJet, Ryanair and Jet2, fly directly from different UK airports to Ibiza in the spring or early summer.
When to go
Ibiza is blissfully free of crowds in the winter and is beautiful in spring, when the temperatures start to rise (highs of 22C in May). The club season runs from late May to October
Ibiza is not cheap, but avoid tourists and you can eat in a tavern for about € 15. Admission to top clubs can cost € 60, with drinks from about € 12.
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