A weekend in Ibiza is something people have to experience at least once in their lives. The island is famous for its parties with the best DJs from all around the world and its stunning beaches and little coves with turquoise waters and golden, sandy beaches.
However, there is so much more than partying and getting tanned – Ibiza town is as old as you can imagine (it was founded thousands of years ago) and the island is also a paradise for foodies.
Let’s discover how to make the most of your weekend in Ibiza!
Weekend in Ibiza: getting to the island
Getting to Ibiza is easy – and it is even easier during summer, thanks to the many seasonal flights from all over Europe. Many airlines offer summer flights from different countries to the Ibiza airport, but during winter most of the air traffic come from Spain and big cities like London or Munich.
There are several options for you to get from the airport to your destination. You can take the bus – it is very cheap and just a short ride to Ibiza town, San Antonio or Cala Nova – or take a taxi. Of course, taxis are more expensive but they are advisable if you carry a lot of heavy luggage.
You can also rent a car – it will be useful to get around the island. The different companies that offer these services are located inside the airport. Then, it’s just a 15 minutes ride from the airport to the Ibiza city centre. Your weekend in Ibiza has just started!
Weekend in Ibiza: day one
Let’s say you arrived on Friday evening to the White island. After an exhausting week at work, you only want one thing – to get as soon as possible to the hotel, have something to eat and sleep. Tomorrow is going to be a long day and you need to save some energy for your weekend in Ibiza.
Who am I kidding? If you’ve come to Ibiza, the odds are that you’re looking for the craziest Ibiza party as soon as you land on the airport. We’ll leave it to you – let’s talk about Saturday.
This part is for the brave people that wake up early, ready to enjoy their weekend in Ibiza admiring every corner of the island and its wonders. After having breakfast in the hotel or one of the local bars and cafés, head to the Dalt Vila (or Upper Town), the highest point of the Ibiza old town.
The walled town of Dalt Vila is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and you can clearly see why. After crossing the walls, cobblestone streets welcome you to a hidden treasure that offers breath-taking, panoramic views of the Ibiza town and the Mediterranean Sea. Here you will find top spots in Ibiza, such as the Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves or the Archaeological museum.
After having something to eat in one of the Ibiza old town restaurants, we will go the other side of the island. There, you will find one of the most popular places in Ibiza and one not to be missed during your weekend in Ibiza – San Antonio.
I am sure you’ve started to feel party vibes at this time, so… why not? Before heading to the best clubs in Ibiza at night, you should party on a boat. Yes, it’s one of the main attractions in Ibiza and you’ll spend a great time dancing to top DJs.
With Float Your Boat, you’ll enjoy a 3-hour Ibiza boat party with open bar on board and DJs until late evening hours, when the sun goes down and the orange tones reflect on the water while you’re on the middle of the sea.
First you’ve got to eat something in one of the many restaurants in San Antonio before the party continues. Depending on your budget, choose a local café or a high-end restaurant – there are many options!
Then, let’s go to one of the many Ibiza clubs. With your Float Your Boat combo ticket, you will have access to Hï Ibiza, where you can dance to DJs like Armin van Buuren or David Guetta.
Weekend in Ibiza: day two
It can be pretty hard to leave the bed after partying until sunrise, but it’s only a weekend – you will relax back home.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been partying all night long or not – having breakfast is mandatory because we will need energy for our last day of our weekend in Ibiza. Then, it’s time to get aboard a cruise to see the Ibiza coast and some little islands around.
The Float Your Boat cruise sail off from the San Antonio harbour at 12pm and the 5-hour journey will let you discover amazing places like Cala Conta or Cala Bassa, apart from doing water activities, such as snorkelling or paddle-surf.
Then, after sailing around Illa Sa Conejera , an uninhabited island in front of the Ibiza coast, the boat returns to the harbour at 5pm.
It’s the moment to taste local dishes, if you haven’t done so before. Have you tried the ‘bullit de peix’? It’s a typical fish stew with potatoes and spices. Besides, some of the most well-known dishes in Ibiza are desserts. Try ‘greixonera’, a pudding with cinnamon, or ‘flaó’, a local cheesecake with mint.
Then, it’s time to say goodbye to this amazing island. The perfect end to our weekend in Ibiza – one last walk along the seafront, marvelling at the beauty of the town and the sea, before going back to pack our things and to the airport.
Now it’s time to relive all those great moments in Ibiza on your way back home, looking at all those pictures you’ve made and reviving all those unforgettable memories with your friends and family. We hope to see you soon again!