Ibiza, an island in the Mediterranean, is one of the three main islands in the region. It is one of the best places to go sailing or biking as it offers visitors natural beauty, lots of fresh air, greenery, open spaces, bays and even registered UN world heritage sites. Sailing in Ibiza is fun and provides an opportunity to explore and enjoy the sights the Island has to offer. There are set out routes that can be followed when you want to go on rides.
The routes can either be short or long courses going round over a hundred kilometers. There are also biking companies that offer bikes on hire, have routes set out for all levels of bikers and even offer guides that can accompany the bikers if need be. You can also get to the Island’s popular hippy markets on your bike.
Chartering in Ibiza
Ibiza is a favorite boat chartering destination for visitors from all over the world. The island offers all sorts of boat chartering services such as a crewed chartering, skippered or bareboat chartering of luxury yachts, motor yachts and catamarans. With regards to bareboat chartering, the person in charge of the boat is required to provide an international certificate of competence that shows they can handle the boat on water and even moor it safely when required to do so.
If no one in the group can sail then the visitors are required to take a skippered or crewed boat depending on the number of people it is supposed to carry. Renting a boat is easy and there are many companies offering the service. Boat chartering in Ibiza provides a good time in the sea, showcasing clear waters with phenomenal sea life and rock formations. Docking does not mean the adventure is over.
The beaches around Ibiza are spectacular with wonderful bays, hotels, nightlife, markets, coves and so much more to enjoy on land. Here are some spectacular places to stop by during a sailing adventure around Ibiza:
1. The Dalt Vila
This is residential town in Ibiza but one with a lot of history and culture. It is an ideal location to learn a bit more about the history of the Island and enjoy being on land. It is the oldest part of Ibiza and was first occupied by the Phoenicians. The town is still enclosed by the fortified walls built in the 16th century. In the town, visitors can also enjoy the medieval festival which happens during the start of summer. To explore Dalt Vila, there are three routes that visitors can follow especially those visiting for the first time.
There are various museums that showcase a lot of history, art and culture of Ibiza and beyond. Some of the sights to enjoy in Dalt Vila include the bronze statue of Isidor Macabish who was a priest, a monument of Guillem de Montgri who conquered Ibiza in the year 1235, a castle, medieval mansions and a cathedral. The town is high and therefore provides a spectacular view of the areas around Ibizam Island and the sea. Visitors can enjoy having a picnic in one of the many shaded picnic areas in the town or they could enjoy eating in one of the many restaurants in Dalt Vila. Some of the best restaurants offering a wonderful dining experience include the II Decanter, La Dispensa, La Oliva and Sushiya Aoyama.
2. The San Antonio
San Antonio is one of the top cities in Ibiza. It is highly known for spectacular sunsets and lively nightlife. To enjoy the best sunset in Ibiza, the Café Mambo, located in San Antonio, is the best restaurant to visit. Food offered in this restaurant is also high quality and offers a menu with a wide variety of cuisines. Other amazing restaurants in San Antonio include The Tapas Restaurant, which serves the best Tapas in the region, Ibiza Rocks Bar, Villa Mercedes, David’s, Rio Ibiza, Kumharas and so many more.
Being a highly active place at night, San Antonio is also home to some of the high-end night clubs where visitors can enjoy dining, music and dancing. Some of the best places to go clubbing in Ibiza include the West End, Eden Ibiza, Es Paradis, Ocean Beach and Sunset Strip.
3. Santa Eulalia
This is the place for those who want to enjoy a quiet holiday. The town is rich in history and culture, and visitors here can enjoy palm lined beaches, exquisite restaurants and laid back kind of night life clubs. Some of the hotels to visit while here include the Sol Beach House Ibiza, Buenavista hotel, Orquidea Aparthotel, Invisa Hotel La Cala, and Palladium Hotel Don Carlos.
Beaches like Santa Eulalia beach and Mariner’s beach offer the beach experience to those who want to enjoy the beach without necessarily being in a hotel. The Puid de Missa which was declared a site of scenic beauty way back in 1952 is a church that was built in the 16th century. There are also other churches to explore in the Santa Eulalia. For those seeking some nightlife experience the Guarana music bar offers a good laidback entertainment from their DJs or invited music bands.
Located to the south of Ibiza, Formentera is a small island offering spectacular beaches for visitors. The island also offers pristine beauty because it is highly unoccupied. This is a place where visitors get to enjoy interacting with nature by bathing in the shallow clear waters and enjoying lunch on the spectacular beach restaurants. Also making the island an ideal boating destination is the fact that nudism is allowed on most of the beaches so visitors can soak in the sun to the maximum.
The island is 19 kilometers long, offering so much for visitors to enjoy. There are reserved slat pans on the island, which are ideal for bird watchers since birds flock on the pans. It is also advisable to hire a scooter and explore the island to the fullest. The most famous place to enjoy dining on this island is the Juan Y Andrea which is focused on offering grilled sea food, fresh fish and Spanish dishes all served on the restaurant as you enjoy the beach.
At Ibiza, there is so much to see and do. There are places dedicated to children and most of the hotels and restaurants are ideal for the entire family, meaning you can bring your kids along in the adventure too. With the boat chartering destinations discussed above, you won’t be disappointed.