From what you’ve seen on TV or the internet, it’s easy to glean that Ibiza is the party capital of the world. And it just might very well be, but Ibiza is so much more complex than just parties everywhere, all the time. It’s a commonplace, often far too unfair misconception that that’s all there is to Ibiza. And while we love that side of this historic island, today we’re delving right into the other sides of this wonderful place.
Ibiza is steeped in rich culture and has its own share of quiet places. That’s one of the many reasons we keep coming back to it: it’s multi-faceted. There are plenty if you know where to look. So if you want to take some down time after days of partying, or if these quiet places are exactly what you’re looking for from the get-go, it’s worth exploring them.
You’ll find rural, quiet, out-of-the-way hotels all around Ibiza, away from the hubbub of the partying scene it’s so known for. It’s a great place to take the family. If you head up north, you’ll have an even easier time finding them. So non-clubbers, or clubbers looking to take a break, check out these spots:
First, there’s Ibiza Town, what might be one of the most well-known of Ibiza’s quieter spots. Here, you can catch some rays by the pool or trek around beautiful fields dotted with fruit trees. Olive and orange scents permeate the air and the idyllic, picturesque sunset is the perfect way to end any day.
In Sant Mateu, you’ll find Sa Cova, one of the five commercial wineries in Ibiza. Here, they’ve stuck to tradition and pick everything by hand. Wine is then aged in oak barrels. Authentic! They mostly deal with reds, so if you’re a fan, you’ll definitely want to try this one out. You’ll need to book a visit by phone to nab a spot, but it is worth it. You’ll get a tasting session, with €18 for four wines, and a tour of their lustrous vineyard.
There’s Can Curreu, a place just bursting with rural beauty and a great spot to relax. This great hotel offers panoramic views of agriculturally beautiful landscapes. Gorgeous gardens and groves are aplenty here. And should you want to purchase souvenirs and other things, there’s a market nestled at the bottom of the hill.
Lastly, and just for this list, mind you, we have the beautiful Benirras, also to the north of Ibiza. Here you can immerse yourself in crystal-clear waters and the sounds of bongos when the sun goes down. You’ll find a score of other families and locals here, so this is a great place to take your family, too. And even better: off-season, the populace dwindles down and you can truly relax.
These are but just a few of the wonderful, satisfyingly serene places in Ibiza you can check out. There’s always more to explore- who knows? You might stumble upon a gem to call your own. Do you have any quieter places in Ibiza you’d vouch for? How do you unwind in this wonderful little island?