Top 10: Off the beaten track


For such a small island there is a plethora of things to see and do – many of them not found in guidebooks, on websites or in travel magazines. Here is a distilled Top 10 to take you off the beaten track and into the heart of Ibiza.

1. Walking Ibiza
This family run business offers walks all over the island for all levels including kids and overnight stays. There is no better way to experience the island’s beauty…

2. Mountain biking
Kandani is a one stop biking extravaganza based in Santa Eulalia. Owner Dani knows all the routes, has the bikes to rent and is just an all round lovely guy.

3. Mushroom picking
There are a few different groups offering mushroom hunting (go with a professional), which is always followed by a delicious, freshly picked brunch.

4. Kayaking
Kayaks can be rented from many of the beachside sports clubs with or without a guide. Seeing the island from a dolphin’s perspective is unforgettable.

5. Scuba diving
Then there is what’s under the sea. From wreck dives to aquatic wildlife, the coastline is brimming with excellent scuba locations.

6. Formentera before the crowds
Popping over to Ibiza’s sister island is super easy – charter a boat with a captain or hop on the ferry. Get there before or after August and miss out on the masses.

7. Museums
Ibiza’s rich and varied history will soon grab the attention of even the littlest ones. Museums abound – ethnological, archaeological, contemporary art, history – it’s all there.

8. Catacombs
The Necropolis del Puig des Molins is suitably spooky with real life (dead) skeletons and loads of info; it’s a fun family day out.

9. Ruins
Speaking of Phoenicians, get up close to the various ruined Phoenician villages and structures, including those at Sa Caleta, and imagine what life was like before the Internet.

10. Lighthouses
It might not be an obvious thing to go and check out but these majestic and often historic buildings are located in some of Ibiza’s most stunning areas.