Top 5 things to do in Ibiza

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Ibiza is the beach destination in Spain par excellence for disconnecting from the routine and frenetic pace of the city while you immerse yourself in a paradise of crystal-clear waters where tranquillity and partying coexist in equal parts. In this article, you will find activities to do in Ibiza to enjoy the island in the most special way and away from the tourists.

Ibiza is undoubtedly the most famous island of the Balearic Islands, even more so than its neighbour Mallorca, the capital of the archipelago. This is mainly due to the fact that Ibiza is the party capital of Europe, an essential stop for the best-known DJs on the electronic music scene. But apart from the partying, the other great attraction for visiting Ibiza is of course the crystal-clear coves and beaches, where both tourists and those seeking peace and quiet in unspoilt coves have their place.

That's why, at the end of the 1960s, the island of Ibiza was the destination of hippies from all over the world who were looking for a connection with themselves and with nature. If you also want to discover a wilder and less mainstream side, these activities in Ibiza are a must on your holiday.

Excursion by quad or buggy from Cala d'en Bossa

Quad biking in Ibiza
Emove Ibiza

To get to know the island perfectly and discover each of its facets, the best thing to do is to travel around the island, either by boat, car or bicycle. If you are a motor and speed lover, aquad or buggy tour of Ibiza will make you fall in love with theisland. From Cala d'en Bossa, very close to the city of Ibiza, you will discover the centre and the surroundings of Sant Antoni de Portmany and Sant Josep de sa Talaia.


Balloon flight over Ibiza
Ibiza in a balloon

If you want to live an unforgettable and special experience, there is no better plan than a balloon flight over Ibiza to contemplate all the beauty of the island from a bird's eye view. The balloon flight takes place before the island wakes up, as this is the time when the wind is most stable. This way you can watch the sunrise from the skies while enjoying breathtaking views of the beaches, Sant Antoni de Portmany or Santa Eulària des Riu.

Hiking in the coves of the south of Ibiza

Hiking in the coves of the south of Ibiza
The Other Face Ibiza

Hiking in Ibiza is one of the best ways to explore the most beautiful coves of the island. Thanks to a local guide who knows the island like the back of his hand, you'll discover secret coves, fishermen's huts, reefs... This excursion will give you a completely different view and the best thing is that along the way you'll be able to enjoy multiple swims in crystal clear waters and white sand.

Excursion in stand up paddle from Portinatx

Stand up paddle excursion in Ibiza

However, if you prefer the sea to mountain trails, exploring the different coves of Ibiza from the sea on a stand up paddle excursion from Portinatx will delight you. At the same time as practising stand up paddle surfing, the trendiest sport, you will discover some beautiful coves in the north of the island such as Cala d'Aigua Blanca, Cala d'Es Portitxol or you will see the Moscarter Point lighthouse from the sea. You will exercise your whole body while you enjoy the sea and the sun touching your skin.

Flitebord Efoil in Port d'Es Torrent

Flitebord Efoil class in Port d'Es Torrent
Take Off Ibiza

Do you know the flitebord efoil? It's a sport very similar to surfing but with a difference: the foil board has an underwater fin that works with a motor controlled by a wireless remote control. On your board you can reach speeds of up to 30/40 km/hour, so adrenaline and fun are guaranteed! Ibiza is one of the few places so far in Spain where you can practice this sport, in particular you can practice flitebord efoil in Port d'Es Torrent and cross the bay of San Antoni on your board!

Thanks to these activities in Ibiza you will be able to enjoy some of the best coves on the island while doing original activities beyond going to the beach or visiting the most touristy areas. And as the Balearic Islands are addictive, if you want to continue discovering them, in these articles you will find the 10 activities you can't miss in Majorca as well as the best coastal activities on the island.