Travel: How to spend 48 hours in Ibiza

Ibiza, Spain - May 23, 2015. The Ibiza culture means to enjoy the life in the clubs and bars.
Ibiza, Spain - May 23, 2015. The Ibiza culture means to enjoy the life in the clubs and bars.

Stay

Hotel Es Vivé is an art deco boutique hotel perfectly situated between Ibiza Town and Playa d’en Bossa. It offers a quiet place to rest with easy access to the island’s thriving nightlife scene. It’s adult only.

Food

La Paloma is the loveliest bohemian restaurant near the charming village of St Gertrudis, and a favourite of the jet set including Jade Jagger. La Bodega, near the old town in Eivissa, has arguably the best tapas on the island.

Catch a boat from San Miguel to a secret beach cafe called Utopia for signature cocktails, barbecues on the beach, grilled sardines, couscous, salads and a good selection of seafood. They also offer comfy large sunbeds to lounge on and relax, as well as a romantic dining area with white furniture and twinkling lights.

Drink

Ibiza is famous for its spectacular sunsets. Drink in the cocktails and gorgeous pink skies at the aptly-named Sunset Ashram on Cala Conta beach. Sa Trinxa bar at the far end of Salinas beach is where to go for secret after-parties, or in the day time for sunset lunching, dancing and sangria-quaffing with the legendary Jon Sa Trinxa DJ-ing.

See

Dance the night away til dawn at the legendary Pikes, where Wham! filmed the video for Club Tropicana. Head to Benirrás in the north of the island on a Sunday for sunset bongo drumming. And take time out for a spot of yoga. Amante Ibiza (amanteibiza.com) offers yoga classes in the morning on the beach. Literally, right on the beach. The classes are taught in English and in Spanish, so you don’t have to worry about the language barrier.

Ibiza is also famous for its hippy markets. The biggest are the Punta Arabí on Wednesday in Es Caná and the Las Dalias on Saturday in San Carlos.

Some have local handicrafts, others bring you exotic jewellery, textiles and clothing from places such as South America, India and Indonesia.

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