Ibiza. My Delightfully Surprising Experience

While we’re talking about Spain, why not mention Ibiza too. Only a quick post this time so enjoy the read!

Sunsets in Ibiza
Sunsets in Ibiza

On a recent trip throughout Spain’s entirety I was lucky to see some amazing things, charming small towns, major cities, beaches, mountains, the lot. One of these amazing things was Ibiza. Notorious party island for the young and dumb right? Wrong. So very wrong.

I travelled to Ibiza during the peak of the summer party season and quite frankly I expected to find only the party scene and because of this reason alone Ibiza wasn’t one of my top travel list, but regardless it is not in my nature to pass up an opportunity so off to Ibiza I went. For those who have been there and know better, how very narrow minded of me I know. Throughout this piece I will let you in on some of the things that made my Ibiza experience all the more worthwhile.

Ibiza has much more to offer and I’m glad that I ventured out of the hotel and saw more than my own familiar four walls. So I did as I normally do when I first arrive in a new destination, I took a walk. The hotel I was staying at was in the centre of Ibiza city only a block of so from the port and only a short trip to some of the major hotspots such as Pacha nightclub, so I was very lucky to have such a great location. The city centre is full of quirky little restaurants and bars, so you will never be short of choices and like most parts of Spain the food is phenomenal. Another thing that I found in Ibiza that I was definitely all for was some serious shopping, I’ll admit I may have spent far too much time and money for that matter in clothing stores in Ibiza.

If there is one thing throughout all of this that I can talk you into doing, let it be this. Take a trip to the west side of the island at sunset. Not only will you be able to witness some legendary icons such as Cafe del Mar and Cafe Mambo on the ‘sunset strip’ but witnessing the sunset from this part of the island is in itself an icon. Stop at a supermarket, buy a few beverages (or not, to each your own) and go and find yourself a nice spot to enjoy the sun going down. Even though this was one of the most chilled out nights without any big fancy plans, it remains one of my favourite memories from this trip.

I will admit however, I do fall into the young and occasionally party hungry category and so when in Ibiza right? I took my chance to see Steve Aoki, David Guetta, Nervo, Nicky Romero, Diplo, R3hab, the list goes on. We were in Ibiza after all and what would a visit to Ibiza be without way too many hours spent at some of the best nightclubs in the world. Ushuaia and Pacha, wow, I’ll never be the same again. Side note on going clubbing in Ibiza, be prepared to have a few drinks at a bar early in the night, the prices of simple drinks in nightclubs will definitely hurt your hip pocket!

I can safely say I was genuinely surprised by what I found in Ibiza and it surely reminded me of the simple fact that you cannot judge a book by its cover, you cannot make assumptions.

Keep adventuring, take a chance, you never know what you might find.

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