Everything we hear about Ibiza is only parties, parties, and more parties. Isn’t that true? But, did you know that Ibiza is not only for party people? There are really a lot of things to do in Ibiza! Yes, you should explore the island during the off season (from September to April), when the clubbing season ends, to see what Ibiza offers outside parties and why it is still absolutely worth visiting. During this time everything is calm and you don’t need to queue over queue to enter a place or wait in line for a cocktail or food.
Home to woodsy hiking spots, secret beach coves, gorgeous hideaway villa rentals, and beautiful hotel spas, Ibiza is perfect for visitors looking to enjoy the island outside of its famed party scene.
Now let’s see together, “What to do in Ibiza that isn’t a party.”
What to do in Ibiza that isn’t a party: Incredible Beaches.
There are many incredible beaches in Ibiza. Exploring or simply relaxing on the beach with blue crystal clear water is one of the best things to do in Ibiza.
Ibiza is warmer than other places in Europe, so you may still get a beach day even in the off-season when the weather at home is colder.
Beaches often have cafes and restaurants close by where you can just sit and relax in case you don’t want to bathe in the sea.
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What to do in Ibiza that isn’t a party: Trekking and Hiking.
Not only the incredible beaches of Ibiza but the rest of the incredible natural world in Ibiza will blow your mind away.
Experiencing the untouched parts of the island to discover some hidden gems or exploring some spectacular coastline are some of the other best things to do in Ibiza. There are many spectacular walks to choose from and the trekking and hiking routes in Ibiza provide options for all levels and interests. Believe me, for an island of its size, just 40km long, Ibiza packs in a lot of nature.
The trekking route I most liked was route number 3 in Portinatx: you can walk up to the lighthouse and then continue walking for 12 km. It has a splendid landscape and spectacular views.
What to do in Ibiza that isn’t a party: Sunset.
One of the best things to do in Ibiza is to watch a sunset. They are truly magical here. For some recommendations for where you can enjoy spectacular colours of a sunset in Ibiza you can check out Ashram Bar on Cala Comte beach or Cafè de Mar in San Antoni.
Well, if you don’t want to sit at beach clubs, you can just gather on the beach area with drinks to enjoy the setting of the sun.
This is definitely a relaxed way to have a good time in Ibiza.
What to do in Ibiza that isn’t a party: Exploring cities and towns.
One of the things to do in Ibiza is to explore towns and cities.
After all, taking a stroll in the prettiest towns and villages of Ibiza is one of the best ways to get to know the island. Among all of them I feel like suggesting Santa Gertrudis and Ibiza Old town. Art galleries, handmade souvenirs, markets, boutique shops, mythical bars, white houses, cute corners, and photogenic churches will surely catch your attention.
What to do in Ibiza that isn’t a party: Hippy Market
Ibiza is well known for its hippy markets where you can find artisan products, local foods, and second-hand goods. There are some markets all year round, but most take place only during the summer season so check at your hotel for information.
Hippy markets in Ibiza are held all over the island, but the biggest hippy markets are on Wednesday in Es Caná (formerly known as Punta Arabí Hippy Market) and on Saturday in San Carlos (formerly known as Las Dalias Hippy Market).
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What to do in Ibiza that isn’t a party: Go on a day trip
If you are still looking for things to do in Ibiza, I can suggest some of the best day tours to take from Ibiza town or from Sant’Antoni. For example, you can try a Classic Full or Half-Day Boat Charter, 4×4 Safari, full day Jeep Tour, rental water bike adventure, Hot Air Balloon Ride or even Jetski rental.
If you have even more time available, you can take a day trip to Formentera Island or enjoy a day trip to Palma de Mallorca.
Final Thoughts about visiting Ibiza off-season
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There are many more amazing things to do in Ibiza.
Visiting Ibiza during the off-season when there are fewer people to cater to, will definitely give you the opportunity to see the real Ibiza. There’s a ton of culture, history, and nature that make Ibiza extremely vacation-worthy, even if you’re not a huge partier.