My trip to Ibiza was the first time I ever traveled outside the US (I’ve been to Cozumel 3 times, but I absolutely refuse to count it). I went on a girls’ trip with my friends and had an unbelievable experience. Even though it’s a crazy party town, literally Europe’s nightlife island, there’s so much old history there that makes it feel magical. And if you know me, you know i’m going to find the history.
My favorite days were the ones where we walked around without an itinerary and just discovered the old town organically, immersing ourselves in the culture and language. We ate a pint of gelato every day. (that may be an exaggeration, but it may also be the truth.) I was surprised that the local culture and language is mostly Italian, not Spanish. I guess the Italians came there for vacation and didn’t want to leave. Understandable.
This area, translated to Upper Town, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The narrow, winding, cobblestone streets will transport you to a different time. The Renaissance architecture is a breathtaking. Wonderful panoramic views
Just a ferry ride away (there’s wifi aboard), you can see the most southern of the Balearic Islands, and it's quaint, beautiful, and relaxing. I think Formentera has one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen.
The local’s favorite tapas spot.
FERRETTI GELATO E CAFFÉ
Yep, a pint a night. I had to get the Kinder, but they have a ton of unique and delicious options.
Tour this beautiful palace turned museum with an impressive art collection. Great on a rainy day.
PACHA OR USHUAYA
You can’t really go wrong here. This island is dedicated to nightlife.
LA TORRE DEL CANONIGO
MIRADOR DE DALT VILA
RENT A VILLA WITH YOUR FRIENDS
The streets are hilly and made of old pavers, so wear stable/flat shoes when exploring.