A dream destination for many, and with plenty to do in one day in Ibiza it’s no wonder why. Although this beautiful island is known for hosting and throwing big parties and an awesome night life, visitors can still enjoy the lovely sceneries that this Spanish island can offer.
Apart from the party scene, the art scene is also quite big in Ibiza with artworks all over its museums and galleries. Ibiza often holds cultural events and live music as part of their culture and to entertain guests as well.
Aside from the night scene, Ibiza is fortunate to have breathtaking views, lovely beaches, captivating coves, Instagram worthy villages, towns, and a magnificent view of the sunrise and sunset.
Ibiza is also a great place for shopping especially since Ibiza is one of the trendiest and fashion capitals in the world. You can find different local and international brands in the shopping areas.
What more can you ask for? Ibiza simply has everything you need to have a perfect vacation. So, what shall we do in but only one day in Ibiza?
- What would one day in Ibiza be like then?
- Enjoy breakfast in bed while revelling in the terrific views.
- Spend the morning at the beach
- Have lunch at a typical restaurant
- Explore Ibizan culture
- And if on your one day in Ibiza it rains?
- End your one day in Ibiza plan with some cocktails or an awesome party
What would one day in Ibiza be like then?
Enjoy breakfast in bed while revelling in the terrific views.
Stay at one of the lovely villas in Ibiza that offer terrific views of the sea or the mountains. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast while breathing in fresh air and taking pleasure in the wonderful views. You can choose to stay in a villa that gives you a nice view of the ocean or in a more peaceful villa situated in the country side that gives you a great view of trees and mountains making it seem like you are in the middle of the forest.
Aside from the scenic views, you can also enjoy the unique architecture of each villa. They designed each villa to perfection. In order to pamper the guests and shower them with luxury for them to have a perfect holiday.
Spend the morning at the beach
There are a lot of pretty nice beaches in Ibiza where you can enjoy morning walks. However, if that’s not your case, just lounge on sunbeams while sipping your favourite drinks.
In addition you can even try out the different water sports and activities that the island has to offer in one day in Ibiza. You have an option of going for the quiet beaches that are less crowded or hang out at beach clubs where you can enjoy good music, live performances, and alcoholic drinks all day.
You can visit the farther beaches such as Portinatx in the northern part where you can enjoy the crystal clear waters and snorkelling, Formentera Island where you can enjoy clear waters and unspoiled beaches, or Cala d’Hort located on the southern tip of the island where you can have a more relaxed atmosphere and a nice view of the Es Vedra rock.
In addition try to visit the beaches along or near San Antonio. San Antonio is the clubbing capital of Ibiza and is also known as ‘Sunset Strip’ because of the rowdy clubs located in the area. But during the day, you can enjoy the lovely beaches near it such as:
S’arenal de san Antonio
This is the main beach in San Antonio is in the centre. It is made of fine white sand and shallow waters. It is a great place to watch the sun set because the the beach resembles a golden light.
Es puet beach
Es Puet is one of the small beaches in San Antonio that has fine golden sand and shallow waters which is great if you have kids joining you.
Playa S’Estanyol is made up of two coves with small sandy beaches that lead to shallow waters. Both small beaches have a promenade, parasols, sunbeds, bars, and restaurants. Activities available are watersports, pedals, and banana boat.
Playa Pinet is a beach around the San Antonio bay that has soft sands and shallow waters. Sol House is a clubber’s paradise that can be found on this beach. It offers pool parties on a daily basis and also sunset DJ sessions.
Playa xinxo or playa bella
Playa Xinxo or popularly known as Playa Bella is the last beach along San Antonio bay. It has a golden curve of sand and gentle waters that kids can enjoy.
Playa port d’es torrent
Playa Port D’Es Torrent can be found at the western end of San Antonio bay. It can be reached by bus or car which is a 5 minute drive from San Antonio. The beach is made of fine golden sand, crystal clear waters, tranquil waters that are safe for swimming and perfect for snorkelling and diving.
Caló des moro
This is the sunset strip which is in the north side of Ibiza. It has a sandy cove that has a limited space enough for laying down towels and warm and shallow waters perfect for having a dip.
All of the beaches have a promenade, parasols, sunbeds, toilets, and showers. Some of them have lifeguards, bars, shops, restaurants, and an access for the disabled. These beaches also offer different water sports and activities such as:
- banana boat
- electro boats
- jet ski
- wind surfing
- boat trips
- inflatable water park
Have lunch at a typical restaurant
There are a lot of restaurants, cafes, and bars that you can choose from in Ibiza which are open for lunch from 13.00 to 16.00 h. There are different choices for all budgets and tastes which are spread all over the beaches, the old town, and even in the countryside. These restaurants, cafes, and bars offer a wide range of culinary choices.
Seafoods such as fish is a typical Ibizan meal. However, many restaurants offer typical Spanish food such as tapas and bocadillos. Other Spanish dishes that you can try in Ibiza are bread and aiolli, ensalada payesa, and sobrasada for apetiser; paella, arroz de matanza, bullit de peix, fideua, and sofrit pagès for the main course; pintxos for snacks; greixonera, flaó, orelletes, and ensaimada for dessert; and various kinds of fish and meat. A wide range to choose from in your one day in Ibiza plan.
The local drinks that you can try are sangria, hierbas ibicencas, vin payes, frígola, tinto de verano, zumo fresco, and refresco.
Explore Ibizan culture
After having a sumptuous Ibizan food for lunch, enjoy the cultural side of Ibiza as part of your one day in Ibiza. You can head over Dalt Vila or the Old Town and enjoy this UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a walled town with narrow and well-preserved streets and alleys. It has a couple of museums, shops, and restaurants. Santa Maria Cathedral can be found here. This place has also one of the best views of the island and be sure to incllude it in your one day in Ibiza plan.
You can also visit the Atlantis Quarry which is popular among hikers because of the stone hand carvings or the Can Marça caves that show ancient formations. Puig des Molins is an archaeological site at the foot of the mountain which has been the cemetery of Ibiza since the end of the 7th century BC. Santa Maria Cathedral is also a nice place to visit because of its baroque and gothic architecture. One can find a fine collection of gold and silver inside the Cathedral which dates back to the 13th century.
And if on your one day in Ibiza it rains?
Although it rarely rains in Ibiza especially during the summer season, there would be times where you would prefer activities that you can enjoy indoors while waiting for the rain to stop.
Galleries & museums
You can enjoy the different art installations in the different museums and galleries that Ibiza has to offer. For instance, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Archaeological Museum.
Head over to Santa Rafael which is Ibiza’s main centre for pottery. You can shop for ceramics in this village while enjoying the view of Ibiza Old Town.
There are different markets and shopping areas all over Ibiza where you can find clothes, bags, accessories, jewelries, and other things. There are local shops as well as world-class shops located all over the island. Santa Gertrudis is the best place to go shopping for furniture. Vara del Rey and Rosello are the main shopping streets in Ibiza Town.
End your one day in Ibiza plan with some cocktails or an awesome party
Ibiza is a party capital and you wouldn’t want to miss experiencing the night life or the party scene in this island to cap off your holiday.
You can check out the world famous clubs such as Amnesia and Pacha or head over to Santa Eulalia, San Antonio, or Ibiza Town where the rowdy bars and clubs are located. If you prefer a calmer and more peaceful atmosphere, you can head over to the hippy bars that are located near the beaches.
So many things to do in only a day, what would your “must-go-to” place be if you had only one day in Ibiza?