Pssstttt… I’m going to let you in on a secret. Ibiza is so much more than Amnesia, Space, and Pacha. (In case you’ve been under a rock, these are some of the most famous nightclubs in the world). In fact, these clubs are only open three months out of each year.
After visiting Ibiza twice, I am convinced that Ibiza really is the world’s utopia. You don’t often find the mix of all that Ibiza has to offer in one place, but Ibiza has them all.
Here Are 10 Reasons Why Ibiza Is The World’s Utopia
1. Ibiza Has The Most Jaw-Dropping Beaches In The World
Seriously. I have been to many beaches all over the world, and none have hit me like the beaches on Ibiza. Ibiza has some of the most beautiful water in the world. Clear and many different shades of blue. Rock formations and small islands seem to emerge from the water wherever you go. These pictures don’t even do it justice. I couldn’t take my eyes off the ocean when I was in Ibiza.
2. Stress Melting Chill-Out Bars
Ibiza practically invented chill-out music. Cafe del Mar, Blue Marlin, Tantra, Bambuddha. Yeah, all of those. They are located in Ibiza. They all have live DJ’s who are creative with their music and set just the right mood. Most of the chill-out scene is located ocean-side and many of the bars have big beach beds for you to nap on and watch the day fade away. My personal favorite is Sunset Ashram which overlooks Cala Comte Beach, which to me, is the most stunning beach in Ibiza.
3. Ibiza Has Its Own Salt Flats
Ibiza has salt pans, and the salt is some of the best in the world. The salt works there date back to the 8th century BC! Before tourists knew Ibiza for its beaches and its clubs, people knew of Ibiza for its salt. I bought so much the first time I visited, that I still had a supply six years later. Dean & DeLuca chooses salt from Ibiza to sell, and the delicate flavor makes it a great finishing salt.
4. Ibiza Is Home To The Mesmerizing Es Vedra, The 3rd Most Magnetic Spot On Earth
I wanted to cry when I saw Es Vedra. I have never seen anything which captivated me more. I seriously couldn’t take my eyes off this beautiful rock formation. Gratitude for the simple fact that I was alive and getting to experience that moment welled up in my entire being. Many say that Es Vedra is the tip of the sunken civilization of Atlantis. People come within the vicinity of Es Vedra to meditate or just to experience the energy that surrounds this transformative spot. It is a surreal place to see the sunset, and I would not leave Ibiza without seeing the glorious natural beauty of Es Vedra.
5. Ibiza Has Sea Caves
Ibiza has a lot of secret sea caves all over the island. I have to keep some things a secret, so I won’t tell you where this is, but this particular one is known for its secret cave parties. People come to celebrate the setting of the sun and to dance the evening away. (Sounds kind of like a scene from The Beach, doesn’t it?). Seeing that a stalactite had completely crashed into the cement floor and gone through it causing a big hole in the ground made be wonder what would happen with a lot of thumping bass going on. Regardless, at least visit the caves for their beauty!
6. Health Food Stores
For such a small island, there are an incredible amount of health food stores. I visited three on my first day there. It was so great to be able to restock my spirulina and the other supplements that I travel with to stay healthy. Many cafe’s also served beet-orange juice and healthy foods.
7. Old Town (Dalt Villa)
Old Town is one area that you don’t want to miss. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a hidden treasure for photos. The pedestrian-only cobblestone streets lead you down narrow alleys that make you feel like you have gone back in time. At night, tables from restaurants and bars spill out into the streets and can make for a fun atmosphere.
A lot of island paradises have very little to offer in terms of nightlife, but Ibiza has some of the best nightlife in the world. If the big clubs aren’t your style,check out some of the quaint bars and discos in Old Town.
Need I say anything more?
10. Ibiza Is Fun
There is a fun, playful atmosphere about the whole island. The people are happy. How could you not be with so much color and beauty saturating your life?
— Valen Dawson (@ThisWayParadise) March 24, 2016