Top Ten Traditional Ibiza Dishes That You Must Try At least Once (part 2)

4. Flaons

Flaons or flaó are filled pastries that are usually shaped circular or semi-circular.  The fillings vary depending on different areas in the Catalan regions of Spain. The ingredients may be local sheep or goat cottage cheese and pumpkin jam, or ground almonds and honey. Due to its extensive use of cheese, it is commonly described as an Ibizan cheesecake. Originally, this dish was prepared for Easter family gatherings, but now it can be ordered all year.

5. Zarzuela de mariscos

Zarzuela de mariscos is another popular traditional Ibizan dish. It is an Ibizan seafood stew, with a mixture of shellfish such as scallops, mussels, prawns, and crabs, with squid and different types of fish. This dish is cooked in a saffron-flavored stock, often mixed with bay leaf and lemon juice.  It is named after the Spanish word for comic opera or variety show. This means that eating this dish evokes a symphony of flavors all mixed up together.

6. Bullit de peix

This traditional Ibizan fish stew is best and most popularly ordered at Es Boldado, a restaurant in Cala D’Hort, that overlooks the beautiful Es Vedrà rock.

7. Parrillada de Pescado

This dish is a mixed seafood grill, typically served in beachside restaurants. What comprises the dish is grilled on the same day and served to customers. In addition to local fish varieties like mero (grouper), bacalao (cod), and rodaballo (turbot), lobster, squid, octopus, and prawns are also grilled. It is best served with freshest grilled seafood at the Fish Shack on Talamanca beach.

8. Paellas de Marisco

Paella de Marisc means seafood paella in Catalan. Each region in Spain have their own paella version. The seafood ingredients of this dish come fresh from the bounty of the sea surrounding Ibiza. Cala Es Xarcu, the restaurant run by a husband and wife team native to the islands, is most famous for paella.

9. Greixonera

Greixonera – bread pudding commonly served in the British Isles – is another traditional Ibizan desserta. This dish is made with leftover pastries or bread, like ensaimada.

10. Ensaïmada de Mallorca

Another delicious dessert is ensaïmada de Mallorca, made of fluffy pastry dusted with icing sugar on top.  It can be filled with chocolate, cream, or sweet pumpkin.

Top Ten Traditional Ibiza Dishes That You Must Try at Least Once (part 1)

Ibizan cuisine has slowly made a mark in the culinary world. Having often frequented by travelers from all around the world, an amazing gastronomic culture has developed recently, characterized mainly by the use of fresh local dishes.

Located on the Mediterranean side of Spain, the food and drinks served there are all sourced from the very fertile region surrounding it. Thanks to the presence of world-class chefs in the restaurant kitchens in villas and resorts, food in Ibiza town is more and more exciting and vibrant, without veering away far from ingredients located in the area. In addition to traditional Spanish cuisine, many restaurants also offer food off the main coast of the country. Ibizan cuisine is more typical of the Balearic Islands’ distinct flavors.

Here are top ten traditional Ibiza dishes that you must try at least once.

1. Arroz de Matanzas (or Arròs de Matança)

Arroz de Matanzasis one of the most traditional dishes in Ibiza. It is made of rice, any type of local meat such as chicken, pork, fish, squid, and sobrassada, added with mushroom, and saffron, and cooked in a broth that has been reduced. Each family in Ibiza has their own special recipe of this dish. One of the best Arroz de Matanzas is served in Cas Pages – a family-run restaurant in San Carlos. This restaurant has been serving locals and tourists for more than 40 years.

2. Sofrit Pagés

Sofrit Pagés is a traditional Balearic stew, which is a hearty mixture of local meats such as lamb, chicken, and the Ibizan sausages botifarra and sobrassada. It is also commonly added with vegetables like artichokes, potatoes, and peppers. Ibizan cuisine is typically known for its seafood specialties, and Sofrit Pagés is traditionally served only on special occasions. However, this meat dish is now available in almost any restaurant that serves traditional Ibizan food.

3. Balearic sausages sobrassada and botifarra

Typically, meat sausages native to the Balearic Islands are eaten on its own as an appetizer or mixed in with other dishes. Sobrassada is made from paprika, ground pork, and several other spices. Meanwhile, Botifarra is an ancient recipe, which is an Ibizan version of a blood sausage with spices.

The seven most adventure sports to do in Ibiza (part 2)

4. Jet skiing

Jet skiing in Ibiza will show you the best of what the island has to offer and give you the opportunity to put the pedal to the metal and rally around on the blue waves.

Accelerating through the water on a jet ski is not only a lot of fun but is also an excellent way to explore the beauty of the  island. There are a plethora of outlets in the island for you to rent thrilling mode of transport, with options for guides to take you to some of the most beautiful and hard-to-reach settings in Ibiza.

5. Cliff diving

Cliff jumping is often considered as a risky way to delight in an adrenaline kick. But if you accompany with an experienced professional, it can be safe and thrilling. You can take a mask with you on your leap and snorkel into the water to catch a glimpse of the island’s beautiful underwater life.

6. Parasailing

Parasailing is one of the most incredible activities to do in Ibiza. Parasailing gives you a tremendous opportunity to soak up the island’s incredible coastlines by providing a birds-eye view of the island as well as the Mediterranean waters. You will be strapped yourself to a harness and whisked up high into the air and then will have unforgettable memories of the White Isle below.

7. Mountain biking

Mountain biking is one of the best ways to explore the beauty of Ibiza. In total there are around 35 mountain biking trails within the region of Ibiza for travelers to discover the breathtaking panoramas of the island’s lush landscapes and seas. You can have a sightseeing over its beautiful beaches or be challenged by its valleys and cliffs. As a host of shops specialized in mountain biking, Ibiza also offers a fantastic selection of local guides who can give you the most helpful advice on the most enjoyable routes.

Top reasons why you must visit Ibiza (part 3)

5. Sandy beaches

Ibiza is famous for its beautiful beaches. The island has it all, from hippie beaches to family beaches, and from popular beaches, to peaceful unknown strips. If you want to party with the celebrities, make your way to the Las Salinas in Playa d’en Bossa on the south of the island. It is packed by pine forests and full of the sounds of DJ beats. If you need something more relaxed and family friendly, visit Cala Jondal, located in San José, a mix of sand and pebbles with beautifully clear waters. If you want something offering great view, head to Cala d’Hort near Cala Vadella to enjoy its spectacular views to Es Vedrà. Relax to explore a bit, the best beaches may be those that require a little more effort to reach such as Cala Salada or Benirras beach.

6. Hippy Markets

Since late 1960s, Ibiza has been home to many hippie markets who are giving its charm to the island. Going to hippie market is a must if you are looking for authentic Iberian products, old school style of clothing, live music, workshops. The first and so called original market is Las Dalias, also considered best by many, is home to weekly markets for over six decades. You can find there more than 200 stalls selling jewellery, clothes, artisan products etc. Another famous weekly market is the second hand market Cala Llenya, which is open on Sundays. It’s perfect for those who want to bargain. One of the longest running markets is at Es Canar, also the biggest hippie market on the island with more than 500 stalls filled with various stuff. Although Sunday market in San Juan is one of the newest hippie markets, it attracts a lot of visitors, especially those in search of fresh and organic food.

Top reasons why you must visit Ibiza (part 2)

4. Ibiza Town

Called Eivissa by locals, Ibiza Town is the largest and prettiest destination on the island. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the port city boasts a walled fortress and cobblestone streets. Ibiza Town is divided into sections: Dalt Vila and Eixample. Dalt Vila, which is perched above the water, is the historic area full of world-class restaurants, bars, and amazing sights. Underneath Dalt Vila, you can find Eixample with a lot of newer buildings. Check out the Cathedral called Our Lady of the Snows, which offers one of the best views in the entire town. In addition, don’t forget to walk around the city walls, which are surrounding old town offering great view over the port and south across the water to Formentera.

5. Authentic Spanish food

While visiting Ibiza, you can enjoy its cuisine that has Spanish and Mediterranean influence. Mediterranean influence in Ibiza’s cuisine can be found in most popular dishes such as bacalao (cod), emperador (swordfish), lenguado (sole), and merluza (hake), which are served very simply with some salads or potatoes so that you can taste the fish fully. Meanwhile, Spanish influence can be seen through traditional dishes such as gazapacho and paella. Since Ibiza is a very popular tourism destination, you can find a lot of international restaurants that are suitable for you, ranging from luxury restaurants to simple fast foods.

6. Es Vedrà

One of the most intriguing destinations in Ibiza is the island of Es Vedrà, located just off the coast of Cala d’Hort on the western coast. Es Vedrà is uninhabited and protected as a natural park. The island, which emerged abruptly from the glittering Mediterranean like an offshore volcano, is one of the most startling sights in the Balearics. It’s associated with many local myths and legends, from sirens to UFOs to the Virgin Mary.

Top reasons why you must visit Ibiza (part 1)

Ibiza is one of the most famous, scenic and popular of the Balearic Islands. Although the island’s size is relatively small, it is packed with amazing sights, attractions and things to do. So if you haven’t already visited this unforgettable island, we put together a list that will definitely put Ibiza on your bucket list.

1. Clubbing

When someone thinks of Ibiza, first thing that comes in mind is nightlife and they are not wrong. The clubbing season usually starts in May with the International Music Summit followed by Ibiza opening parties, and keeps rolling through the sizzling summer months until late September’s closing fiestas. For continuously partying, head to Ibiza Town or the resorts of Playa d’en Bossa and San Antonio, where concentrates most of the island’s super clubs like Amnesia, Space, Pacha, Sankeys and Privilege. These clubs have dancefloors spread across several levels playing a various types of electronic music hosted by most famous world DJs.

2. Formentera

Also known as the Caribbean Island of the Mediterranean Sea, Formentera is located just 9 kilometers away from Ibiza. Beaches with the whitest sand and waters the clearest and most crystalline you could ever hope for have marked out this island as one of the most idyllic destinations in the Balearics. Many believe that the beaches on Formentera are among the best in the world and when you get there, you will think so too. Formentera is not only great for relaxing on the beach and enjoying sunshine, it’s great place to take a walk and explore island too. You will be able to find yourself breathtaking views from fields and cliff tops.

3. Breathtaking sunsets

Ibiza is also regarded as one of the best locations to watch the sunset on Mediterranean. No matter what time of the year it is, sea and beautiful scenery on the island will be offering breathtaking sunsets. So if you are in the hunt for some of the greatest natural beauties that island has to offer check out one of the most popular locations for watching sunsets like Sunset Strip, Benirras beach or San Antonio bay.

Ibiza Not Expect Tourism to Cover till at Least August

This is an unprecedented summer for the tourism of Ibiza since the Balearic Islands will not expect any touristic activities during May, June, and even July due to the coronavirus outbreak.

This sad information comes after a study released by the Balearic Government’s Department of Labor. They research the figures on the economic debacle looming on the islands that were caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The tourism consequences will be devastating for the whole archipelago, according to an intermediate scenario.

On a little optimistic note, the activity could start minimally in August. Iago Negueruela, who estimated the influx of visitors, expected that 2 percent of those who arrived at the islands last year will return throughout August.

As a result of this as well as due to the slowdown in tourist arrivals, business investment, and consumption, the GDP of Balearic will fall by 31.6 percent over the year as a whole, which represents about 9,200 million Euros. This shows the great economic impact caused by the coronavirus.

Plenty of Jobs are on Stake

Moreover, it is estimated that a total of 147,000 jobs are to be destroyed on the four islands. Though the Government hasn’t yet had figures that are broken down by the islands, the Minister admitted that the severity of these effects is even greater in places where tourism is major like Ibiza or Formentera.

This is so bad news for islands that mainly live on tourism. Some of the iconic clubs in the islands, including Hï Ibiza, Ushuaia, and some more, are gathering in virtual events in order to collect money to fight the pandemic.

The Minister added that 18,000 Temporary Employment Regulation cases have also been filed in the Balearic Islands with 44,000 permanent and discontinuous employees being also part of these files.

We all hope that the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end as soon as possible and the islands well recover from this. Ibiza islands gather thousands of party-goers in the famous clubs of the city. Although tourism will reduce this year on White Island, it will certainly come back stronger than ever.

What To Do in Ibiza Besides Clubbing?

As fascinating as Ibiza can be, for most people it associates with parties all night long, parties on the beach, in the bars, hotels and pretty much everywhere. And that can be a reason for some tourists to turn down Ibiza while planning their vacation. It is true that Ibiza is famous for clubbing and incredible parties. However, it’s not all about that. Various resorts and hotels offer engaging, unique and diverse activities for everyone. You can do whatever your heart desires, form scuba diving or cliff jumping to meditating on the beach. So, let’s take a closer look.

Explore the Old Town

Ibiza’s Old Town is called D’Alt Vila which means “Upper Town, and though it’s only a few minutes away from the loud and wild Ibiza town hitting off a party after party, it feels like a completely different country. With its historical heritage, D’Alt Vila is one of the main tourist attractions.

Indeed, it’s remarkable. Once you go through the Portal de ses Taules, the Plaza de Vila (or main square) will open in front of your eyes showing parts of the ancient history of Ibiza.

As you go higher, you will observe the magnificent landscapes and the ancient artifacts created 2500 years ago. One of the main landmarks is the 14th-century Catedral de Eivissa.

Dive Into the Era of Hippies

The village of Las Dalias located between Santa Eulalia and San Carlos is one of the places you can’t miss out in Ibiza. Once, the village was one of the original hippie epicenters and holds the spirit of the era up to this day. These days in Las Dalias you can visit an incredible hippie market with colorful clothing, jewelry, handcrafts along with a variety of musical instruments, records, paintings, books and so much more. This is a place to go and encounter the true Ibiza’s bohemian vibe.

Snorkeling or Scuba Diving

If you are fond of sea life and have always been dreaming to scuba dive and see all the underwater charms with your own eyes, snorkeling is an excellent opportunity to bring your idea to life. Moreover, if you are new to scuba diving, it’s perfect for you.

Snorkeling doesn’t imply for you to go deep under the water. Instead, you can enjoy the marine life right beneath the surface of the sea in a more relaxed manner.

The tour lasts for one or two hours, and you can rent all the necessary equipment: masks, fins and floatation jackets. Also, you will get precise safety instructions and a guide on local sea life. It is absolutely worth checking out and trying.

For those who prefer a more active time that will rush the adrenaline, there are also such activities as cliff jumping or mountain biking. If you wish to relax – then yoga on the beach can be an excellent option for you. Although, whatever activity you choose, Ibiza will regardless remain an unforgettable place where you will want to come back over and over again.

What Is the Best Time to Go to Ibiza?

Ibiza is an attractive place to visit at any time of the year but, certainly, you will have diverse experience during different seasons. In different months the prices will differ, the crowds will be bigger or smaller as well as some activities will take place at particular times. So, if your decision to spend your vacation in Ibiza is final, it’s time to pick the perfect time of the year to have the trip of your dreams.


May is a great month to visit Ibiza if you want to chill and have a peaceful time. The towns are not too crowded yet, but the restaurants and clubs are already up and running. The winter finishes and the new fantastic season begins.

The temperature at this time is ranging in the 60s so no cold can stop you from enjoying all the activities. Besides, the last weekend of may is a season-opening! So plan your time carefully if you don’t want to miss it.


That is when the season really begins! The weather’s getting warmer, the beaches are more crowded and the clubbing nights are heating up. It’s essential to keep in mind that the prices will start raising too, so be sure to book a hotel and rent a car beforehand. Many young people arrive in San Antonio and Playa d’en Bossa to blow off steam – and that’s what Ibiza is about! If you enjoy clubbing, June is a perfect month for you to visit Ibiza.


In July the temperature goes up to the 90s, and Ibiza gets busier. There are more people at the beaches, and the hotels are full, but the nightlife never stops. Every weekend you can still party all night long. On the other hand, there are also plenty of options available for the families who hope to get rest and have fun family time. Resorts and hotels hold a variety of events to entertain the whole family.


August is definitely the hottest and craziest month of the year. Parties go around and never stop, music is everywhere – dance by the pool or dance at the beach! If you have come for clubbing, it’s an excellent time for it for sure.

There are still attractive options for the families (don’t think that it’s all about clubbing), and the best places to go are Santa Eulalia, Es Canar or Portinatx. There your kids can enjoy any sort of entertaining activities including water parks or go-carting.

September to April

Ibiza is still very much alive during September and October. However, October is the official end of summer in Ibiza. In September though you are still able to enjoy warm weather, less crowded beaches and have a chance to hit the Closing Party of the season.

The months from November to April are not too active, and most of the clubs and restaurants close. And Ibiza does go cold during the winter – the temperature reduces to 30s. However, the landscape is remarkable. So if you enjoy a camping trip in a rented car (for only six bucks a day) and a fantastic view – you should definitely visit Ibiza in winter.

We hope this small guide will help you pick the best time to visit this amazing place. And you should remember you can have an unforgettable vacation during any season – just stay positive and enjoy all that you encounter.

The Ibiza’s passionate and exciting night

If you want to “fire excited yourself” at a party, nothing more than a out night in Ibiza!

Along with the cities of Mallorca, Minorca and Formentera, Ibiza is part of the Balearics region of Spain. It is a small archipelago about 215 km from Barcelona in the Mediterranean Sea. It is known as name “White Island”.

Ibiza is famous for its natural beauty, many white sandy beaches, picturesque old town and also the world famous party venue. During the summer, guests from all over the place danced and danced at clubs such as Pacha, Privilege, Amnesia, Space and DC10.

If you think that night in Barcelona is so hectic then perhaps when you come to this place, you will have to use wild and wild words to talk about the scene of the night party. The clubs here have become an indispensable place for dance musicians around the world.

Every year, famous DJs come to perform here from the night before until the next morning. But the ticket prices of these places are not cheap either. So, if you do not want to spend too much money on big nightclubs, you can still enjoy the hot atmosphere at beach parties that can be discounted.

Also, if you want to have a weekend holiday that you can jump jubilantly do not forget to travel by boat from Barcelona. From the end of May to September, this is the time that  in every weekend there always is a boat trip to serve the guests.

The adventures of the lively White Island begin on Thursday night, and after three days of fun, visitors will return to the mainland on Sunday night. Although the schedule of each trip is slightly different, but no matter how, when the boat you will enjoy playing with fellow travelers, whether people from all over the world.