Just like everybody loves Raymond, everybody also loves Ibiza. Which is quite amazing, because half of the island is tourist-infested, quite ugly and pretty expensive. Luckily the other half of the island is fantastic: beautiful little bays, great places to eat, amazing nature, a relaxed atmosphere, … You just have to know where to go.
According to the locals we talked to, you can draw an imaginary line from west to east, right through the middle of the island, from San Antonio to Santa Eularia. If you’re into nature, peace and quiet, beauty and that sort of stuff, you’ll basically want to spend most of your time on Ibiza north of that imaginary line (although there are some really nice places in the south, especially in the south-west as well, like around Es Cubells, Es Vedra and Experimental Beach). Visit charming little villages like Santa Gertrudis, Sant Joan, Santa Agnès and Sant Miquel. Enjoy hidden bays that attract only few tourists and some locals. Throughout its 210 kilometers of coastline, Ibiza is home to over 80 beaches and coves. The northern side of the island hosts the most preserved and hidden beaches. It’s also home to Es Amunts, a natural reserve that encompasses the most authentic part of the island and that is the perfect spot for hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding. Anyway, here are some of our favorite spots:
Es Portitxol – 45 minute hike to get there but worth it!
Portinatx – as north as you can get
Sant Joan – the village with the best hippie market (skip the famous ones)
Finca Can Martí – the most amazing/quiet/romantic/eco place to stay
We chose TUI fly Belgium to get us from Antwerp to Ibiza. Prices for one way tickets start at 49,99 EUR. We rented an all-inclusive rental car through Sunny Cars and chose for the Express Service option, letting us skip the queue in the arrival hall (quite handy in Ibiza).
Speak Dutch? Then you might want to check out our mini guide to Ibiza on our NL-blog: