Known for its sun-kissed beaches and beautiful, blue skies, the Mediterranean island of Ibiza is a popular choice for summer vacations. Packed with tourists, this energetic, party-mad location is a place lined with sun-beds, hotels, bars and shops during the hot, summer months. Unknowingly to many however, during the winter this Balearic island transforms into a tranquil destination; ideal for those ready to enjoy a relaxed and rejuvenating winter. Here are some great ideas for a winter holiday in Ibiza.
Unique Winter Markets
During the winter months, Ibiza welcomes the arrival of many unique, little market stalls and car boot sales. During the Christmas months in the quaint town of Las Dalias visitors will find an array of markets. Throughout the winter season Las Dalias restaurant is made into a Christmas market, selling a variation of beautiful decorations, tasty winter snacks and other hand-crafted delights. Open every week day after 5pm and earlier on the weekends, this is a great place for visitors to check out.
When visiting Las Dalias, visitors should also attend the famous Hippy Market; an original and unique stall which continues all year around. Held every Saturday, the Hippy Market offers visitors an incredible selection of jewellery and clothes. A bright, vivid and fun event, visiting this market is sure to brighten up the day and will allow visitors to purchase some gorgeous gifts to take back home.
Quiet Sandy Strolls
During the winter months, Ibiza’s beaches make for superb places to enjoy relaxing, quiet strolls. With few tourists about, visitors will be able to bask in the peaceful pleasures of beaches such as Es Cavallet and Cala Bassa. Thanks to Ibiza warm climate even in the winter, visitors will be able to enjoy a walk along the beach without catching a cold. A great way to soak in the sea, sand and sun, a quiet stroll will make for a great winter activity.
Winter is the ideal time for tourists to explore Ibiza’s selection of unusual, quirky shops. In Ibiza town, visitors will be able to enjoy an unforgettable shopping experience. From visiting the vintage clothing store, Holala, which sells an array of bright, bubbly and fun clothing to checking out the gift shop, Natura, where tourists can purchase stunning art works and jewellery, Ibiza town is full of great shops. Visitors can also shop away into the late hours of the night in Ibiza’s dazzling old town.
Winter provides the perfect opportunity for tourists to enjoy doing a spot of sightseeing without getting overheated or dehydrated. A great place to start is Ibiza’s Old Town, Dalt Vila; an enchanting medieval fortress, Ibiza’s old town is a beautiful sight to behold. With its cute, cobbled streets and eye-catching Castle, Dalt Vila is a wonderfully romantic location to visit. Boasting a variety of restaurants, couples can enjoy a special, once in a lifetime meal in Ibiza’s stunning, old town.
Ibiza undoubtedly makes for a superb winter vacation spot. With its quaint market stalls, historic sights, deserted, peaceful beaches and quirky shops, this location is full of uniquely beautiful things to see and do. With a mild climate all year around, visitors need not worry about wrapping up to warm for a winter holiday on this marvellous, Mediterranean island. For cheap flight deals to Ibiza visit this site.
A guest post by Maria Hubbard.