An alternative guide to enjoying Ibiza

by Eche Egbuonu
   
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Ibiza has become synonymous with a bustling nightlife and summer parties that attract many tourists. However Ibiza has more to offer than simply bars and clubs. Read our guide on alternative activities to partake in during your leading weekend holiday in Ibiza.

Castle of Ibiza

Dalt Vila, the upper region of Ibiza town, is situated on a mountain by the sea. It received a UNESCO World Heritage status in 1999. A castle is situated at the summit of Dalt Vila, inside the walls known as the Almudaina. Take advantage of the vantage point with stunning panoramic views of the city and harbour below. The walk to the top of the castle is steep, but the views more than make up for this.

Enjoy a magical walk from the castle down the small winding streets en route for Ibiza town. It is a wonderful experience observing the contrast of the peaceful olde world houses along the steep hillside with the busy streets and excellent restaurants. Visit the Ibiza Castle as part of your leading weekend break In Ibiza.

Es Vedrà

Es Vedrà is an outstanding rocky peninsula that stands 380m tall and is composed entirely of limestone. There are many myths that surround this island, including alleged UFO sightings and claims that the landmark contains remains from Atlantis. There’s also a legend that Es Vedrà is the third most magnetic place on Earth, a claim refuted by geologists but plagued by a lack of an explanation as to why compasses and electrical equipment go haywire in the area. Check it out yourself during your special weekend getaway in Ibiza.

Es Vedrà is a stunning landmark that is best admired from the beautiful Cala d'Hort beach. The nearer you get to Es Vedrà the more complicated the rock formations become. You will also notice the smaller island of Vedranell where can capture some amazing photos of Es Vedrà from the fort that overlooks the island. If you aren’t prepared to make the journey then you can also capture some great footage from the beach. It’s a truly incredible experience sitting on the beach during a full moon - perfect for a special romantic holiday in the Mediterranean.

Cala Bassa Beach

Cala Bassa features a large expanse of golden sand from which there are wonderful views of the distinguished peninsula of Cap Nono and San Antonio. The rocky headlands on either side of the beach are perfect for fishing or taking a dip in the crystal clear water. Shaded pine forests run down the rear of the beach providing a reprieve from the heat. The sea here slopes smoothly over even sands and is ideal for playing in the water and feeding the friendly fish which will swim up to your hand. It’s a great destination for a leading family break in the Mediterranean, especially during the summer period when it is very popular.

Just a few minutes away from the beach are the assembly of rocks that overlook the island of Conejera and an old watch tower that you can explore. There are bars and restaurants situated at the back area of the beach. Take advantage of the sun beds and beach umbrellas during your short break in Ibiza.

Ibiza Yoga

Being on holiday is no excuse to let loose, and there is no better way to keep in shape both physically and mentally than by practicing yoga at a retreat in Ibiza. Ibiza yoga will aid you in understanding and experiencing your true nature through meditation and engagement in a yogic lifestyle. Some of the activities that you can partake in include classical hatha yoga, chanting and reflection. Factor in the ayurvedic massage treatments on offer and you could soon be experiencing a holiday that both relaxes the body and mind.

Regardless of one’s experience level, the yoga retreat will be able to accommodate your needs and extra attention is given to an individual’s needs. The high-energy yoga sessions will tune you up physically, mentally and spiritually. Deviating from your normal routine and practicing yoga in a natural environment may help to give you a new perception and awareness of yourself and your life. Morning sessions will allow you plenty of time to relax and explore what Ibiza has to offer throughout the day. Practice Yoga during your leading wellness getaway in Ibiza.

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