Day 4: Ibiza
We headed back to the Barcelona airport to fly to Ibiza. We bought our flights ahead of time using Ryanair, which has some of Europe’s cheapest airfare. We decided on Ibiza for the beaches and to experience the nightlife. When we landed in Ibiza, we took Bus 10 (or you can get a taxi) to our hostel: Europa Punica Hostel.
PRO TIP: If you’re worried about flying a cheap, unknown airline, don’t be! Typically, these budget airlines don’t offer as many flights, making them more affordable, but they are perfectly safe!
Today was a beach day! We made our way to Figueretas Beach, which honestly was not the nicest beach we’ve been to. It was near a lot of hotels and apartments. However, it is right next to Ibiza Town, so there is a lot to do and see on the nearby promenade.
Later for dinner, we went to Fusion, which is a restaurant right on the promenade over looking the water in Ibiza Town near Figeretas Beach.
Day 5: Ibiza
Today was another beach day, but we decided to check out a different beach on the island in San Jose: Playa d’en Bossa. This beach is the longest beach on the island with shallow water and a strip of land lined with beach clubs and bars. This beach is not quite for solitude and relaxation. There were loads of people, loud music, and dancing. The water was much nicer than Figueretas and there are a lot of activities for rent: paddle boards, kayaks, jet skis, catamarans, etc.
PRO TIP: European beaches have loungers with umbrellas spread across the beaches for rent. We always try to be resourceful and just use our towels, but the sand was too hot to lay on! You may want to invest in the lounger, especially if you are there for most of the day.
Later that night, we grabbed dinner at a place to see the sunset in San Antonio, a large resort area set in an open bay with sunset cafes, restaurants, bars, and tons of clubs. After extensive research online, we settled on a place, which turned out to be THE BEST location for the sunset and dinner, the tapas restaurant: Kasbah Sunset Ibiza. The food is reasonably priced with a spectacular view. Make sure you grab a seat on the edge, near the bay, so you can capture the beautiful sunset!
After dinner we walked around San Antonio for a while and checked out a few lounges. This town is very vibrant with parties going on everywhere! If you’re here in the summer, you will definitely meet English people (as we did) — they all vacation here!
Later that night, we checked out the infamous club scene in Ibiza and bought tickets to Privilege. Honestly, the place was a little sketchy (people offering us drugs) and the headliner DJ (Paul Oakenfold) didn’t come on until maybe 3 or 4am, which is pretty typical of the clubs here. Keep in mind that they party until 6am! We bought tickets that night and we don’t think it’s necessary to book this is advance unless it’s a VERY popular DJ.