Ibiza has been an annual trip for me for the last 4 years or so, and I think I only did the hardcore “Ibiza” party 5 nights in total across the 35 days I’ve spent there over the years. So, what do I do there?! Of course there are many wonderful restaurants and bars that are more well known, but one of the many joys of having friends there means I’ve been introduced to some off the off the beaten track places and parties. So, I’m going to share this year’s experiences with you and give you some hidden gems in Ibiza.
Hidden Gems in Ibiza
Okay so if you know me, you know I LOVE tacos, and even more so than that, I love authentic Mexican food.
Chidas is a tiny little hole in the wall taqueria with patio seating in Ibiza town that hits the nail on the head.
Firstly, if Andreas is there, ask for him and he will whip you up incredible cocktails to your taste. What flavours do you like? Sweet? Smoky? Fresh? He kills it every time!! And the food… the fooooood!!! It’s all small plates, so go wild ordering! You will want to try a little bit of everything! I promise, you will not be disappointed! You know when you order guacamole and chips and its out of this world, that everything else is going to follow suit!!
After your tacos 😉 head towards Old town and get your butt to Gelato Ibiza.
Its on the square on Vara de Rey and there is usually a line up, so you’re not likely to miss it! Possibly the best gelato I’ve had outside of Italy AND they do vegan/dairy free options, which are equally outstanding! My personal favourite was fresh Thai coconut sorbet. It had the gooey consistency of gelato, was dairy free, but tasted of the fresh coconut meat that you eat after drinking the coconut water on a tropical island!! YUMMMM!!!
If that doesn’t get your mouth watering, they have a full assortment of fruity sorbets, creamy gelato in every flavour you can imagine. They regularly change up their flavours, so you could arguably go every night and try a new flavour (or two) each night. Just an idea!
Tirapalla is a little tucked away hidden rooftop with views of the walls of the old town. Just a really lovely place to relax, with a little party and great cocktails. It’s one of the best kept secrets for satisfying the want for a nightcap after dinner, without going ‘Ibiza wild’!
This party was actually one of my favourites I’ve been to and its called Namaste.
The doors open early and it is actually family friendly in the earlier hours. Of course, as bedtime creeps up, the children leave and the partygoers filter in. However, this vibrant festival with food and hippy markets, to the beats of Ibiza house music, was a beautiful experience. We actually took my friends 1 year old, and she was dancing like nobody was watching.
So much colour, such a great vibe, and a really wonderful experience for any one of any age. There was a distinct feeling of oneness and everyone was kind and friendly. We only attended 6-8pm, by which time it was definitely bed time. You will need a car for this, or to prebook a taxi, as it’s a little further out.
One thing that we JUST missed, but were dying to do, was the Terra Masia Ibiza dinner.
Terra Masia is an organic farm which collaborates with the finest chefs in Ibiza, to put on a moonlight dinner throughout the summer months on the property. You eat dinner under the stars amongst the orchards and sip organic wine. I mean, it sounds and looks like an absolute dream. We were so sad that we JUST missed it this time.
There will always be next time though!
So those are my recommendations for hidden gems in Ibiza, based off of my most recent trip! Let us know if you try any of them, or if you have any you would add to the list!
Until next time!
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