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Discover a different side to Ibiza

Ibiza attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors over the summer months, flocking to the island to enjoy the glorious weather and party scene. However, the island also has much to offer during the quieter, off season times. With mild temperatures and a peaceful, down tempo pace, discover a different side to Ibiza this spring.

Discover a different side to Ibiza

Explore to coastline of Ibiza

Ibiza has a rugged and fascinating coastline, which lends itself perfectly to hiking and walking. There are many companies who offer guided walks around the island during the winter months, when the climate is perfect for long, adventurous walks. If you have the stamina, why not head to the highest point on the island, Sa Talaia to marvel at the breathtaking views of the mystical rock Es Vedra.

Explore the rugged coastline of Ibiza

Explore the rugged coastline of Ibiza

Or perhaps enjoy a less challenging walk along the beautiful beach of Ses Salines, a natural wildlife park which is home to, over 200 different species of birds and is a recognised UNESCO World Heritage site. You can choose to discover the island by yourself, or join one of the guided walks. See www.walkingibiza.com for some insider tips and an itinerary of their weekly walking tours.

Puig de Misa in Santa Eularia, Ibiza

Puig de Misa in Santa Eularia, Ibiza

Wine and Dine on Ibiza

If you are a dedicated foodie then never fear, Ibiza still has plenty to offer the discerning diner in the off season. Many bars and restaurants are open all year round, albeit some of them just at the weekends, and many offer great value deals for winter visitors. For a delightful beachside meal – head to the shores of Cala Jondal where you will find the eternally popular Yemanja restaurant, open all year round, and serving some of the best freshly caught fish to be found on the island. The gambas ajillo (garlic prawns) have to be tasted to be believed. Another favourite is the organic cafe La Paloma. Hidden away in an orange grove in the sleepy village of San Lorenzo, the menu offers an unusual combination of Italian and Israeli influences, with many of the ingredients coming directly from their own gardens. We recommend the houmous cordero (spiced minced lamb with houmous) which is served with freshly baked foccacia bread, simply delicious.

Organic Cafe Paloma on Ibiza Photo: PalomaIbiza.com

Organic Cafe Paloma on Ibiza

Shop at the flea markets on Ibiza

It’s a great time to indulge in some retail therapy here in Ibiza, especially in the New Year when many shops offer great rebajas (post Christmas sales). Ibiza Town has a great selection of stores which stay open all year round, and the tree lined streets are literally bursting with great value deals to be discovered by an intrepid shopper. Or why not head to one of the markets which run all year round, check out Las Dalias in San Carlos every Saturday for some hippy style clothes and jewellery, or head further north to the Cala Llenya second hand market which attracts hundreds of people each and every Sunday, who head there to grab a bargain and enjoy the live music in the outdoor bar area.

Las Dalias Market on Ibiza Photo: www.LasDalias.es

Las Dalias Market on Ibiza

Pamper Yourself on Ibiza

If you are seeking some R&R and a little ‘me’ time, then low season Ibiza has lots to offer. With Both Atzaro and Can Curreu rural hotels remain open all year round, so head to their spas for some great winter deals on massages, beauty treatments and yoga classes. A perfect time to spoil yourself in the beautiful surroundings of the Ibiza countryside. And why not, you are most definitely worth it!

Visit Ibiza in springtime

Visit Ibiza in springtime

If you’re searching for a place to stay in Ibiza, take a look at Ibiza Summer Villas, who offer a complete portfolio of villa rentals to suit all tastes and budgets. Rent an entire villa for yourself, your family, and your friends. Each villa exudes Mediterranean luxury living at its finest, and some boast up to 17 rooms. Ibiza Summer Villas has almost 100 gorgeous villas to choose from, with special promotions going on year-round. The Ibiza Summer Villa staff know Ibiza intimately, and can give you the best hints and tips about everything island-related.

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Corinne
    February 24, 2015 at 8:41 am

    I’m heading to Ibiza in a month, so this is pretty timely. I can’t wait to try out that fish restaurant! We’ll see you at TBEX!

    • Reply
      Heather Cowper
      February 24, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      @Corinne hope you have a great time in Ibiza and look forward to meeting at TBEX

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    Taylor Travel Tidbits
    March 6, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Ibiza is a nice place. I’ve heard and seen plenty of great beaches and Ibiza is one of the best beaches that I could enjoy with. This place is on my list. Thanks for sharing your ideas it would definitely help me for my travel.

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    Ava Gray
    March 8, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    In the top ten of the favorite content pieces, thanks!
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    Susan - ofeverymoment
    March 9, 2015 at 2:08 am

    I have fond memories of Ibiza – it was the destination of my high school senior trip, the year I graduated from high school in Mallorca! Thanks for the reminders of the flea markets! I still have a necklace from them.
    Susan – ofeverymoment´s last blog post ..Saturday Spotlight #9 – Making Up for Last Week

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      Heather Cowper
      March 9, 2015 at 8:04 am

      @susan teenagers seem to love those flea markets

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    Jane
    March 9, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Ibiza has truly amazing buildings and people.
    I visited Ibiza when Tiesto had a live concert there and I saw thousands of people dancing together.
    It was awesome.
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    Andy
    March 11, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Thanks for this. I’ll be in Spain shortly and may even check Ibiza out now, in the off-season and time permitting. It’s got such a bad rep I wouldn’t have thought much about it otherwise! (shame on me).

    • Reply
      Heather Cowper
      March 11, 2015 at 9:21 pm

      @Andy Yes, definitely hidden charms in the off-season

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    Thomas van der Bruggen
    April 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Great tip, visit The Giri Cafe in San Juan. Lovely restaurant with organic food from their own garden!

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