Beach holiday? Mention Ibiza, and most people think of the famously wild island super clubs. Young party goers arriving en mass to tan, drink and celebrate club culture with the creme de la creme of the world’s DJ’s. HOWEVER, the island has an alternative side to offer. Remove yourself from high energy San Antonio, and you can turn Ibiza into the ultimate European sunset, crystal beach, wanderlust spot:
Benirrás hippy beach
A relaxing little cove beach, located in the North Ibiza, flanked by rows of small boat huts. Take a picnic and stroll around the mini hippy market, before settling on one of the many little wooden docks to sun yourself and watch the world go by.
Es Vedra, Ibiza
Had enough of lounging around on the sand? Swap your flip flops for trainers and take a drive out to this West Ibiza location. The Es Vedra cliff tops view give you unspoiled horizons and terrifying drops down to crystal clear waters. Scramble up the hike trail to the old pirate look-out towers, and then relax with the view and the cliff breeze.
San Antonio sunset
Head along in the evening for the a glimpse of one of the world’s most famous sunset experiences. Perch yourself in front of the long running Cafe Mambo or Cafe Del Mar pre-club bars, and watch the sun slowly creep down below the horizon alongside excited crowds and laid back tunes. Quite an emotional experience, even for the hardest of souls. The atmosphere is warm and electric, with crowds cheering every evening as the horizon steals the last flash of light from the setting sun.
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