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Baby Boomer Ibiza Holidays – Not Just For Hard Partying Millennials

by Suzanne Fluhr on May 21, 2015 · 0 comments

City of Ibiza World Heritage Site

Map of SPain showing Balearic Islands and Ibiza

Ibiza is the island indicated off the east coast of Spain.

Visitors to Spain seeking warmth, beaches and even history and culture, do not have to confine themselves to the mainland. From the United Kingdom and from other cities in Europe, you can not only book flights directly to Spain and her mainland cities, but also directly to Ibiza, one of the Mediterranean Balearic Islands off the east coast. Alternatively, you can be there within four to five hours via ferry from the Spanish cities of Valencia and Dénia.

If you want to shake your booty, you can certainly find night clubs on Ibiza where you can do that all night long, but for those seeking a more relaxing, laid back holiday (i.e. moi and Mr. Excitement), Ibiza has plenty to offer.

1. You can be far from the madding crowds

There are 80 beaches to explore on the island. To get away from the more crowded beaches near resort areas, visit Cala D’Hort, Cala Salada or Cala Benirras. (Cala means “creek” or “inlet” in Catalán.)

City of Ibiza World Heritage Site

City of Ibiza (Ciutat d’ Eivissa) showing the cathedral and fortifications that are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Photo: Wikimedia CC Lic. 3.0)

2. You can visit Ibiza’s Four UNESCO World Heritage Sites

In 1999, UNESCO recognized the island of Ibiza as having special natural and cultural significance to the common heritage of humanity. UNESCO specifically awarded status as World Heritage Sites to four Ibiza locations:

  • The sea grass fields of Posidonia of Ses Salines Natural Park.
  • The Phoenician settlement of sa Caleta, dating to the 8th century B.C.
  • The fortifications of the Ibiza City, known as Ibosim during Phoenician times. These fortifications were added to through the centuries. What we see today represents construction from the 7th century B.C. up through the Renaissance.
  • The cemetery of Puig des Molins, located close to the ancient fortifications contains over 3,000 Phoenician era tombs.

3. You can get in touch with your inner Zen

Despite its party reputation, Ibiza is also a haven for those looking for health and fitness themed holidays or wanting to get in touch with their spiritual side. There is even an annual non-profit Healing Ibiza Festival each May.

4. You can do a tour of the local villages

It is possible to get away from the partiers and those recovering from partying by heading to smaller towns such as Santa Ines (Santa Agnes in Catalán) and San Rafael (an artisanal zone for local pottery).

5. You can shop

In the northeast of the island of Ibiza is a famous hippy market, Las Dalias, in the town of Sant Carles de Peralta. It is open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays year round and from June through September it is also open on Mondays from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

6. You can escape to the nearby island of Formentera – Bathing suits optional

Although you can travel to this small island south of Ibiza by boat in half an hour, it can seem like it’s a million miles away. It’s a place that values its seclusion and is serious about conservation. Much of the island is a national park. You should also be aware that many of its soft sandy beaches are clothing optional. “Toto, I don’t think we’re in Brigantine, New Jersey anymore”.

(This article is posted in collaboration with Thomson Holidays).

Do you have anything to share about an experience on Ibiza? Have you ever been to a nude beach? If so, did you take any photos? 😉

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