Stroll into Forada
and visit Can Tixedo, where they serve excellent tapas.
This sleepy town is just 6 kilometres from Es Po Bou and has a great choice of restaurants and shops, as well as craft workshops and artisit studios. There is a little church just outside of the town, from where the views of Ibiza Town and out to sea are just stunning.
As a change from the supermarket, shop at the local market that is held on Saturdays. Here you can buy anything from locally produced fresh fruit and vegetables, wines and liquors to herbal medicines and works by local artists.
The mystery that is the island of Es Vedra…
What makes it so special? The unusually high levels of metals and minerals create a highly magnetic field around it. There are many myths and legends surrounding this island and its history, ranging from being the alleged birthplace of Hannibal, to being the island of the sirens in the Homer epics, through to the spot where UFOs have been spotted.
Ibiza has a laid back atmosphere and one of life’s pleasures must surely be to relax, enjoy some cool refreshment and just watch the world go by.
Watching the sun set is a very serious past time in Ibiza, whether it be from the peaceful terrace of your villa, from one of the sophisticated ‘chill out’ beach clubs with cocktail in hand, or sitting on one of the sandy beaches, it is a ‘must do’ during your stay on the island.
Go to the beach
There are some 56 to discover, ranging from small, intimate coves to larger bays, but all with fine sand and lapped by crystal clear waters of every shade of blue imaginable.
is an important economic activity within the Ses Salines natural park and the exportation of the salt is a significant source of income. The salt pans are extensive and cover a large part of this corner of the island, close to the airport.
Go to Formentera for the day
Ferries leave regularly from the port in Eivissa. The second of the Pitiusas islands is well worth at least one visit. Here you will find beaches of the most amazing white sand washed by waters of the most incredible shades of blue.
Visit the Cova of Can Marçá.
This is a natural grotto 20 kms from Ibiza and a few kilometres from Puerto de San Miguel. The cave system was formed as a result of sea erosion and as you walk through it you will see stalactites and a 20 metre high waterfall. The cave was once used by smugglers to store their booty. Opening hours 10am to 7 pm. Tel: 971 334 776.
Go to the aquarium
The Cap Blanc Aquarium in San Antonio is a natural underwater cave complex where many species of sea animals typical to Ibiza are on show. Open daily May to October 10.00-21.00. www.aquariumcapblanc.com.
The Can Rich de Buscastell vineyard is located on the outskirts of San Antonio. Some interesting choices of whites, tintos and rosés are on offer.
Go ride a bike!
There are over 25 designated cycle routes, ranging from short gentle rides through the pine forests to 90km Olympic standard courses. Guides are available from local tourist offices. Bikes can be hired from Ibiza MTB. Tel: 616 129 929, email:email@example.com, www.ibizamtb.com. Helmets, locks and water bottles are usually included in the hire rates.
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