Ibiza’s nightlife is surely legendary, but there is more to it. Ibiza is one of the world’s most popular party holiday destinations.
Go Wreck Diving In Sparkling Waters
Ibiza has more than 120 miles of coastline, full of sparking white beaches and beautiful, crystal clear bays. Check out the thriving scuba scene for some daytime relaxation from clubbing. Nothing beats gliding through the sunlight waters, as you explore the mysterious world that exists beneath the azure waters.
The resort town has several diving schools that can teach diving newbies all they need to explore the undersea world. Courses range from beginner to advanced levels and offer everything from regular dives to cave diving and wreck exploration.
At times, tourists even get a chance to explore a genuine ship wreck. The wreck of the cargo ferry, Don Pedro, has been turned into an open dive site for recreational diving. The ferry, which sank in 2007, has been one of the most popular diving attractions since 2008.
Explore Ibiza’s Strong Hippie Culture
Before it became a popular destination for party holidays, Ibiza was one of the hot spots for the hippie movement of the 1960s. Artists, musicians, and craftspeople flocked to this Spanish island and turned it into a mecca for handicrafts, art, and freedom of expression.
Today, Ibiza’s strong artistic roots continue to draw enthusiastic crowd that throng its hippie markets in search of one-of-a-kind artwork and exquisite craft wares. Popular items include handmade jewelry and handcrafted artifacts.
The markets are open every day of the week, though each market tends to open on a different day. The biggest and most well-known hippie markets are the Punta Arabí market at Es Caná, held on Wednesdays, and the San Carlos market, usually held on Saturdays.
The Punta Arabí is held between April and October from ten in the morning to 6:30 in the evening on the grounds of the Club Punta Arabí. It is the original hippie market and features handmade ware from around the world. The Las Dalias night market in San Carlos is held between June and September and is a popular meeting point for modern day hippies.
Do not forget to check out the unique San Jordi Car Boot market. This local favorite is held all year round and offers a wonderful range of secondhand goods, including clothes, books, and jewelry. Stay around until the market heats up to experience an incredible jamming session with local Bongo players.
Explore the lesser known side of this popular clubbing destination, to have a truly complete holiday experience.