Pacha, Space, Amnesia… each year, many people make a beeline for these clubs when they head to Ibiza. You can soon burn through your holiday budget if you visit these places every night, so here are a few free things you can be doing if you are travelling Ibiza on a budget, on this Catalan-speaking island instead. Best of all, there’s still scope to get in on the party vibe!
Travelling Ibiza on a Budget
Explore the hippy market
You don’t have to be a hippy to enjoy this curious little market situated in the East of the island, in Es Cana. It sure does help, though! The market sells a range of leather goods, handbags, wallets and other hippy-related gear. There’s also the tie-dyed trousers, of course! Despite becoming somewhat commercialised, the original hippy spirit and ambience of the market lives on. Visit and soak it up!
Bask in the sun
Speaking of soaking up Ibiza, take advantage of the island’s enviable climate to get as much sunshine as you can (remember to put on sun cream, though). In July and August, the average temperature in Ibiza sits around the mid-twenties, with the average high temperature hitting 30°C in August.
One of the best beaches in Ibiza is Playa d’en Bossa, situated in the resort of Playa d’en Bossa itself. This beach stretches for 2 kilometers and will take you through the different faces of Ibiza, for laidback beach cafes through to happening dance spots (if that’s what you’re after!). At one end, you have the watchtower of Dalt Vila, and at the other you have Ibiza Town. Speaking of Ibiza Town…
Visit Ibiza Town
You can get cultured in Ibiza Town by visiting some of its older buildings. The Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa offers free entry and has a curious main floor which boasts works by the Catalan artist Albert Porta, including a strange display of disembodied eyes. Or if you want culture with a view, you can climb the Carretera Nargiso Puget to the Bastion Santa Lucia and admire the view of the harbor, or to Bastion Sant Joan and enjoy the view out to Formentera, one of the Balearic Islands.
Take up some free yoga
If you head out to the beach in Benirràs on a Sunday evening, you can partake in some free yoga sessions. They’re perfect for rejuvenating you after a weekend of exploration (or of partying if you finally gave in to the temptation to try out Ibiza’s famous club scene). Achieve some inner tranquility and stretch while the waves lap gently against the shore and the bongo drums play out a gentle rhythm.
Go to a free party
This is the party island, after all, so why not make the most of the lively dance and party scene and attend a free party. The place to be is the Sands Beach Bar, in Playa d’en Bossa. The bar is partly owned by the DJ Carl Cox and plays free sets right there on the beachfront. What can be cooler than dancing in the sun and on the sand?
With all these free things to do, the scene is set for an amazing Ibiza holiday. Enjoy the trip and the Ibiza experience!