Despite a much-publicised reputation for hedonism, Ibiza actually has a lot more to its bow than just partying. An island blessed with beautiful countryside, picturesque beaches and a wealth of activities that invite you to make the most of the great outdoors, it can be the ideal spot for a break away with the family, providing respite for parents and oodles of entertainment for kids.
Here’s our suggestions of great activities to try in family while you’re on the island.
Practicing snorkel in Ibiza is one of our favourite family activities. There are so many beaches and coves on the island to explore which are perfect to enjoy watching the diverse sea life of the Mediterranean Sea.
You will discover the unknown side of the island aboard a speedboat. See the most beautiful beaches that you can only access through the sea, accompanied with expert sailors. Visit the amazing landscapes of Las islas de Poniente, the Natural Park and the Marine Reservoir.
The waters around Ibiza and Formentera are beautifully warm and crystal clear. The perfect place to enjoy the fun of snorkelling.
Mini Ibiza besides taking over the organization and running our Kids club, offers a sports and country club. Part of Clube de Campo the infrastructure has a spacious and fully equipped playroom, a beautiful garden area and a games park.
The children in Minibiza play freely, whilst being encouraged to develop their relationship skills and conflict resolution abilities. Mini Ibiza qualified staff helps children to develop a healthy self-esteem, without anticipating or correcting them constantly, favouring the expression of emotions and creating a relaxed atmosphere with only a few but clear boundaries established in a respectful manner.
Ibiza’s street markets are a must-see. There you will discover typical Ibizan fashion, find original items, buy local crafts, taste organic products, etc. They are also renowned for their great atmosphere, with music, DJ sets and places to have a bite to eat. The majority of these markets open between May and October, and these are some of the most popular.
Las Dalias A classic on the island, it has been running for over 30 years. There are over 200 stands where you can find fabrics, handmade clothing and the famous AdLib Ibiza fashion, jewellery, crafts, decorations and hammocks, etc. In the evening and at night the atmosphere heats up with live music, concerts and DJ sets. The night-time version takes place in summer, on Mondays and Tuesdays from June to September, and on Sundays in August. There are also special markets during Easter Week and Christmas.
Punta Arabí The biggest hippy market in Ibiza, it has existed since 1973. On Wednesdays, over 500 stalls are set up. Among them you can find original items from all over the world, as well as crafts, fashion, natural cosmetics, musical instruments and jewellery. There is a children's play area, a bar area and a multicultural marquee with live music and performances from 2 pm to 4 pm.
Sant Jordi This is perhaps the most popular second-hand market on the island and it takes place on Saturday mornings, in the old hippodrome in Sant Jordi. You can buy all kinds of items there, including CDs, books, furniture, clothing, luggage, etc. You can also have an appetiser at the bar and enjoy the midday percussion sessions led by musicians in the grandstand.
Craft and Organic Markets To buy local crafts, San Rafael and Sant Joan de Labritja are two highly recommended markets. They also sell local agricultural products and organic food. Forada Market is another place where you can purchase local and natural products.
There isn’t a better place to give a try to SUP paddle than in the calm and warm Mediterranean waters.
The freedom to explore the open ocean, calmly drifting along the sea and seeing Ibiza's gorgeous coastline. Imagine sailing through some of the most beautiful beaches and coves.
It's safe, fun and a great core body workout.
A fun and exciting way to feel nature and to experience the hidden gems and stunning scenery of Ibiza.
Take your family on Jeep safari adventure and feel the freedom to enjoy roads and highways never explored by tourists.
Along the way you’ll find numerous stops in the countryside, stunning viewpoints and at beaches. A great way to learn about the flora, the fauna and some historical events of the island.
The best way to feel the real spirit of the island and to contemplate one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world from the most privileged places in Ibiza will be the perfect ending for exciting day in family.