One of my numerous trips this summer took me to IBIZA. First of all: this was not the typical Ibiza trip you would imagine for a girl my age. I didn’t spent my week in one of the overpriced three-star hotels and went out partying every night. In fact, I was lucky to live in one of Ibiza’s countryside cottages. This was only possible because of my dear friend Isabell who grew up on Ibiza and invited me and Selina to visit her during the summer. Isabell’s parents Tina and Jogi are running a successful diving school at the Cala Pada which is definitely worth a visit while you’re on the island! (http://www.diving-ibiza.com/)
We spent a perfect week of visiting different beaches, driving around the island, going shopping in Eivissa and enjoying delicious food.
The two beaches that definitely stuck with me were Cala Olivera and Cala Compte. Let me start off with Cala Olivera. This is a very tiny and serene cove at the east coast of the island. If you are searching for a crystalline sea, clear skies and a rocky coast this will be your happy place. Since this cove is so hidden, you will mostly encounter locals there.
If looking for the perfect sunset, you simply have to visit Cala Compte. There is not much to tell about this sunset, it is simply breathtaking. Make sure to arrive in the late afternoon to secure your spot at the beach since it is always crowded with the local hip scene.
One spot that you cannot miss while you’re on the island is the Las Dalias hippy market. There are various hippy markets throughout the island but this one is the biggest and most famous one. The best time to visit the market is at night – two days the week Las Dalias is open until 1 am.
After we visited the night market, Isabell brought us to the Atzaró Natural Hotel & Spa. From time to time during the summer, local fashion designers are hosting a fashion show there. The combination of a jaw-dropping scenery and a lively atmosphere during the fashion show makes for a perfect evening!
Of course you are going to want to visit Eivissa during your trip on the island. When visiting during the day, you can enjoy a variety of Spanish fashion chains such as Bershka, Blanco, Stradivarius or Pull & Bear just to name a few. To take a quick break and grab a snack during your shopping spree, you can visit Es Tap Nou. Don’t be deterred by the not so cozy atmosphere – the juices and salads are just mouth watering!
If you decide to visit Eivissa during the night, you can start your night off by walking up to Dalt Vila, the old town of Eivissa until you reach the castle which is located at the highest point of the city. The walk up through the cobbled streets and the view from above down to the port and the city are worth the trip up steep stairs and small alleys!
The moment of gathering our stuff, driving to airport and taking our planes came way too early. A big thank you to Isabell and her family for making this one of the most memorable weeks of my summer!