Where is Ibiza located? Ibiza is one of the 4 islands that make up the Balearic archipelago with Formentera, Menorca and Majorca, in the east of Spain.
How to get to Ibiza? The island has an international airport with excellent connections.
How to get around the island? We recommend the car for a first visit. Many rental companies at the airport. For Mini Moke or Mehari, the agency
the vehicle at the address of your choice.
Where to sleep and eat? There is more than enough choice on Ibiza! However, we will avoid the “big” concrete towns like San Antonio, Evissa (except the old town of Dalt Villa) and Santa Eularia to turn to the smaller villages. We prefer the northern part of the island more rural chic between the villages of San Miguel, Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera and Santa Agnes de Corona. Santa Gertrudis, the most developed of the 3 villages, is a very good base for exploring the whole island. The island is full of seasonal rentals.
Some other addresses for accommodation:
Casa Maca, small charming hotel with a view of Dalt Villa and a good restaurant.
In the heart of Ibiza, agrotourism
in an old farmhouse that perfectly embodies the rustic and authentic character of Ibiza.
a very cool B&B in the north of the island. There is also a separate house for rent.
A completely renovated finca of 80m2 with a subtle rustic-modern mix in the north of the island.
Can Basso, a charming finca restored in the rules of art in the North East of the island in San Carles.
Atzaró is a historical address in Ibiza that has recently undergone a facelift. Gone is the Asian decor, so 2000’s and its profusion of Buddhas, and in its place is the concept of natural luxury that honors the Balearic essence of the island.
Half hotel, half private home, this refuge of serenity opened since 1988 is now almost mythical. The owner, Françoise Pialoux, has managed to give her country “finca” a special, family atmosphere.
The Giri residence,
intimate, exclusive, cool, and sophisticated. In the middle of the countryside, in the charming village of San Joan, run by a passionate Danish couple.
There are many good restaurants in Ibiza, here is our short (if, if) selection:
Aubergine, a delicious cuisine straight from the garden to the plate in a superb rural chic setting.
Raco Verd , a place of reference for the locals, is the ideal address to fill up with energy to the sound of live music in a festive atmosphere. On the menu, colorful Mexican cuisine, Spanish tapas and innovative cocktails.
La Paloma, known to insiders in the micro-village of San Lorenzo, the wildest place on the island. A family spot where you can enjoy a delicious and refined cuisine in the middle of orange trees. One of our favorite addresses.
In the heart of Ibiza,
is one of the best tapas bars on the island. All the essential elements of Spanish cuisine are here, interpreted in the most delightful way possible. A must for all gastronomes.
the instagrammable place. Pleasantly decorated terrace to dine at sunset. 9 rooms available at the hotel.
the favorite of the locals on the windy shores of Es Cavallet. Iconic seafood restaurant with a casual charm and old-fashioned Spanish atmosphere with an incredible view of the island of Formentera. A must try: Yaya’s paella (the Catalan word for grandma), which was the first thing on the menu when the restaurant opened. Another classic is sea bass cooked in salt, using products harvested from nearby salt flats.
The Camì de Balafia
The Camì de Balafia, located in the north, is an unpretentious authentic Iberian restaurant. Locals and regulars keep coming back for its grilled meats and home fries. A cuisine without fuss that can be tasted under the oleanders and bougainvilleas of its terrace.
a nice beach bar for lunch.
The restaurant of
of Cala Bassa, in edge of beach in the south of the island. Convenient when the kids want to continue swimming.
for lunch. The beach is not crazy but the restaurant with its feet in the water is worth the detour. Rustic chic decor and good food of Mediterranean influence.
Traditional restaurant with a magical view of Es Vedra in Cala D’Hort.
Oleoteca Ses Escoles
The Oleoteca Ses Escoles is an address with character that hides more than one (good) surprise: an olive library that honors the olive oil Can Miquel Guash and a patio with a bucolic atmosphere.
Bottega il Buco
in Santa Gertrudis. Short menu based on local and seasonal ingredients, perfectly prepared gourmet plates, nice terrace and relaxed atmosphere.
Giri Café, one of the island’s must-visit restaurants, is reserved for the initiated, as the entrance on the main square is so discreet that one hesitates to enter the dark corridor. However, it leads to a secret garden, wide open on the fertile countryside of the island. Innovative and refined cuisine such as the seaweed salad colored with flowers or the avocado cheesecake, flavored with lemongrass and lime…
The book to take in your suitcase? L’envers et l’endroit, Albert Camus’ first work.
The song to include in his playlist? La Notte by Cassius.
And especially where to drink your Spritz? A real dilemma to name only one for this island, you will have understood. However, we have a special affection for
at sunset time.