Types of Girl about the Globe (GatG) – Beach GatG, Party GatG
Spain has some beautiful islands. The most well-known are the Balearics and the Canary Islands. The Balearic islands are made up of Majorca, Menorca, Formentera and Ibiza. If you're planning to solo trip to Ibiza, our solo travel in Ibiza article covers the must-sees in Ibiza, Ibiza activities for all types of solos and where to stay in Ibiza.
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- Ibiza Solo Travel
- Things To Do in Ibiza
- Activities in Ibiza
- Yoga Retreats in Ibiza
- Ibiza Tours
- Best Place To Stay in Ibiza
- Getting Around Ibiza
- To and From Ibiza Airport
- How To Travel To Ibiza
Ibiza Solo Travel
It may be known as a party island but Ibiza has more to offer than super clubs, Ibiza hotels and over-priced drinks. San Antonio is the place to be if you are a party GatG but the north is a great place to escape from the clubs and experience a different side of the island.
Yoga retreats are also popular here and offer some respite from the endless summer parties. You can even learn Spanish here by enrolling in one of the language schools on the island.
The island also has a quiet side and is home to some of the most luxurious beaches and world-famous restaurants. You just need to decide where you want to stay, whether it’s the old Ibiza Town, Portinatx, Cala Tarida or San Antonio for the place to meet others, especially if you're heading here in July and August when the island gets super busy.
Things To Do in Ibiza
Start in Ibiza Town, the more authentic part of the island. Even the old town (Dalt Vila) is UNESCO listed with pretty squares and its city walls. Make sure to climb up the hill and Carretera Nargiso Puget to Bastion Santa Lucia where you are rewarded with views of the harbour and Formentera.
It’s in Ibiza Town that you’ll find museums and art galleries. The Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa (otherwise known as ‘Mace’) can be found as you walk up the slope into the Ses Taules Gate. The museum comprises of two structures and dates back to the 18th century. Set over three floors, inside you’ll find subjective artworks from various artists.
There’s also the Contemporary Art Museum at Portal Nou, the other entrance, or the Archaeological Museum, in front of the Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves.
Near the MACE museum is one of the town’s nicest squares – Carrer de Sa Carrossa – where you can stop for a bite to eat at the cafes and bars. If you’re here on a Saturday, head to the old market (Mercat Vell) for olive oils, cheeses and to buy some of the wines on the island. It may be quieter than San Antonio but if you’re looking for a true authentic Ibiza experience, it’s the place to be.
In Ibiza Town you’ll find traditional Spanish restaurants and winding streets with boutiques as well as nightlife, making it a good place to base yourself. To combine the town with the beach. Talamanca beach is just 2 km away and a short walk from the marina.
One of the most beautiful places in Ibiza for views is Cala D’Hort beach for a view of the legendary rock ofEs Vedrà. This 400 metre high rock is said to be one of the most magnetic places on earth and is surrounded by myths and legends. Whether you believe the tales, there’s no mistaking the serenity that you get from watching the sky change behind this magical rock.
You can see Es Vedrà in front of the beach or hike up to the defence tower on one of the paths to the Torres del Savinar. There is a great restaurant here called El Carmen where you can try the paella.
One of the best places to go in Ibiza is the natural park of Ses Salines with salt ponds and beautiful beaches. If you are lucky you may even spot a flamingo or two. You can walk from Es Cavallet to Ses Salines in an hour. Start from the Capilla de Sa Revista, the small chapel which was built in the 18th century.
Another area to Immerse yourself in nature and spot some wildlife is at the western islet of Es Vedra. This marine nature reserve is an important breeding place for birds and raptures and is home to the pitiusa lizard.
One place to lose yourself in nature is on the pine forest trail to Es Portitxol, one of the most hidden beaches on the island. You need to walk for 30 minutes along a path to reach it.
Head to the smaller island of Formentera in the south of Ibiza which is reachable by boat. This is where you’ll find lots of tourists during the summer months who come for the beach and to see the lighthouse (there is a nudist beach here too).
Make sure to visit the Cova de Can Marca Caves. These caves date back 100,000 years and inside you can find bone remains and fossils. They offer 40 minute guided tours inside and even light up the waterfall for a light show. Find the caves from either Port of San Miguel or follow the signs at Benirras beach.
Learn about the history at Sa Caleta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These are the ruins of the first Phoenician settlement on the island, dating as far back as 654 BC.
Solo’s Tip: “Sa Capella is a restaurant inside a converted church which sits on the hill. It’s beautiful.”
Get some sun at one of the beaches where you can join the rest of the island revellers as they soak up the rays during the day. Es Cana, Sa Caleta and Cala Llongha are other beaches to catch some rays. Or escape the crowds at Es Bol Nou beach, to the right of Sa Caleta Beach. This cove isn’t that well-known so it’s quieter.
If you get up early enough, Aguas Blancas, a sandy stretch of beach in the north of the island is a great spot to watch the sunrise. But you may get more than you bargained for as it’s also a naturist spot.
There are so many places here to watch the sunset but Cala Conta is one of the best spots on the island for a sunset. For something a bit different, you’ll find a hipster crowd gathering at Benirrás Beach every Sunday beating their drums to their sunset.
If you feel like watching the sun go down sipping a cocktail by the beach then head to San Antonio’s “Sunset Strip” and Cafe Mambo, where you’re guaranteed some company as the sun sets.
In the southern part of the island, Las Salinas Beach is one of the most popular beaches for starting and finishing your night. There are plenty of boat parties that depart from San Antonio, including a club night within their package. These are a good way of meeting others on the boat so you’ll have a ready-made group of people to go to a club with.
Activities in Ibiza
Clubbing GatG: If you are a party GatG, you can’t come to Ibiza and not indulge in some Ibiza nightlife. Amnesia, Es Paradis, and Pacha are amongst the most famous super clubs on the island.
Adventure GatG: On the water and go parasailing up to 400 metres high along the coast. Take a 2 hour tourand get a great view of San Antonio Bay as you fly.
Spa GatG: Pamper yourself with the red clay from the cliffs at Aguas Blancas. It’s a free and natural way to pamper yourself and get silky soft skin.
Shopping GatG: The carnival-style market at the wharf side where you can buy handicrafts or try some of the local cuisines. If you love hipster shopping, head north to San Carlos and Es Canar on a Wednesday or Saturday for the hippie market.
Snorkelling GatG: Cala Xarraca is one of the isolated bays on the island and also one of the best for snorkelling.
Do the touristy thing at: Ibosim Brewhouse – the first microbrewery on the island which offers guided tours. They also create food pairings for the beers so you can eat and drink here and meet others as you take the tour.
Yoga Retreats in Ibiza
7 Day Holistic Yoga and Meditation Retreat
This 7 day inspiring and enlightening holistic Ibiza retreat is located in the San Agustin area of the island. On top of a mountain, you’ll be practicing yoga in the middle of nature. As well as guided meditations, pranayamas and a cocoa ceremony, you’ll also experience a healing massage, and amazing sunrises and sunsets. Enjoy a variety of yoga styles and healthy nutritious meals during your week stay. Prices start from €1290 for a shared triple room.
* Check prices and availability: 7 Day Ibiza Yoga Retreat
6 Day Sacred Feminine Retreat
For a week of transformation, this radiant and blissful women’s meditation and yoga retreat in Ibiza, will leave you feeling nourished and empowered. Boost your wellbeing with massages and personalised skin care to enhance your self care. Over the 5 days, you’ll be joining in with sound healing, dance and a cacao ceremony as well as guided yoga, chanting and meditation. Prices start from €1100 for a shared triple room.
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4 Day Peaceful Yoga Retreat
For those who prefer a more private yoga Ibiza retreat, this 4 day Ibiza weekend yoga retreat has a maximum of 4 people so you’re guaranteed to receive personalised attention. Yoga is daily with 3 hours of personalised classes and the evening sessions will help you develop your practice. This restorative retreat is for all levels and prices start from €799 depending on when you book.
* Check prices and availability: 4 Day Ibiza Yoga Retreat
Yoga Retreats Ibiza
For all other Ibiza yoga retreats, I recommend Book Yoga Retreats. I love this platform. I booked my last yoga retreat through them and found it really easy to use. They list yoga and meditation retreats all around the world including retreats in Ibiza so you can find the perfect one for you. Just search by duration or price to find the one that resonates with you.
* Check prices, dates and duration for all yoga retreats in Ibiza
Viator – Viator is an American company and a tour platform with more than 345,000 tours and worldwide activities. Choose from a jet ski tour from San Antonio to Margaritas Islands, an Ibiza sunset snorkelling beach and cave cruise tour, or an adventurous Ibiza quad ATV tour. Read my Viator reviewor click the link for all their tours.
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G Adventures Ibiza
if you prefer to travel in a group for either part of your trip or the whole duration, G Adventures is a responsible tour company which mainly caters for budget travellers. Most tours have an average of 12 people and there is no upper age limit. Their hiking Ibiza tour is for 6 days beginning and ending in Santa Eularia des Riu, trekking across spectacular landscapes, stopping at gorgeous beaches and local villages. There’s even time for some partying too. G Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp. I have personally used G Adventures and recommend themas a solo female friendly company.
* Click here for the full itinerary, prices, and start dates
Best Area To Stay in Ibiza
The best area to stay in Ibiza depends on what type of experience you're looking for. I've listed some of the most popular areas for solo females below.
Ibiza Town (Eivissa): This is the main city on the island and is the cultural and historic hub of Ibiza. It's a great place to base yourself if you want to be close to the action and have plenty of options for dining, shopping, and entertainment.
Playa d'en Bossa: This is a popular resort town located just south of Ibiza Town. It has one of the longest beaches on the island and is home to many of the island's famous clubs and beach bars.
Santa Eulalia del Río: This is a quieter and more laid-back area on the east coast of the island. It has a beautiful marina, plenty of restaurants, and a relaxed atmosphere.
San Antonio: This is the famous party area of Ibiza and a place to stay if you want to experience the nightlife scene. It's also popular with the Brits and younger travellers. It's located on the west coast of the island and has plenty of budget-friendly accommodation options.
Best Place To Stay in Ibiza
Ibiza has a variety of accommodations whether you’re searching for a villa, a self-catering apartment or a 5-star resort. If you’re looking to party then San Antonio is the place to stay. This lively area attracts the younger crowd and is the place to be to mingle with others. Ibiza Town is the more authentic part of the island and quieter.
As well as Ibiza hotels, there is also Airbnb which offers rental accommodation in Ibiza on a short-term basis and rooms on the island with a alocal. You can stay in a private room in a local's house or rent their whole apartment.
All of the accommodations below have been recommended by solo female travellers from our Girls about the Globe community and come with a Solo Female Friendly endorsement. For all other accommodation in Ibiza, click on the link below.
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Located in San Antonio, just a short walk from the beach, this guesthouse is an ideal spot for shopping or nightlife on the island. The restaurant is open from breakfast to dinner so you don’t even need to leave the property if you are having a relaxing day. When you are ready to explore the church and fort are nearby as well as the pedestrian centre. Breakfast is an additional charge.
- Prices start from £67 / €79 for a single room with a bathroom
- Check dates, prices and availability: Hostal Marino
Urban Spaces Ibiza
These modern, stylish suites, each with their own unique arty design are located just a 10-minute walk from the port. Even closer you’ll find bars, restaurants and shops or there’s an onsite restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy views over the city at the roof terrace, and friendly service from the staff. Rooms come with a balcony and either a garden view or a city view. Each room contains furniture made from recycled wood. Choose from a standard or superior suite
- Prices from £86 / €100 per night for a standard suite
- To book, check prices or availability: Urban Spaces Ibiza
Amàre Beach Hotel Ibiza Adults Only
If you’re looking for a place to stay in San Antonio, this adults-only 4-star hotel is a great choice. It has everything you need from a gym with a sea view, beauty treatments, a 24-hour reception and plenty of entertainment. From a live DJ set at sunset, to yoga classes or just chilling on a sun-bed by the chequered pool (there are 3 in total), there’s as much or as little activity as you choose. And you won’t run out of options for dinner either as there are 5 restaurants and 4 bars to decide on. Choose from a double or deluxe twin room with a lateral sea view, a full sea view or a pool view.
- Prices from £82 / €96 per night for a double room
- To book, check prices or availability: Amare Beach Hotel Ibiza
The Body Camp
The Body Camp Ibiza is a luxury Ibiza fitness retreat on the beautiful island of Ibiza, combining a stunning location, a daily fitness programme, holistic practice and delicious and nutritious food, freshly prepared daily by resident nutritional chef, Ben Whale. This boot camp Ibiza differentiates itself from traditional boot camps by also focusing on mind and soul and a re-connection with nature, whilst including the elements of luxury and pampering, to help you unwind at the end of each day.
Getting Around Ibiza
Ibiza is only 40km by 20km and has an extensive bus service with buses running from 7 am until 10 pm during the summer months. Check timetables here
Disco buses run during the summer months from the end of May to the beginning of October. They usually operate between 00.00 and 06.30 – 07.00 and stop at some of Ibiza’s best clubs. Find out more here.
There are taxis on the island and if the green light is showing you can just flag one down. Taxis have a meter so you can see how much the fare is as you ride. If you call a taxi expect there to be an additional charge of €5. Fares on the street start from €3.65. Here are taxi fares and numbers for the island.
If you are staying in one area such as San Antonio you don’t really need a car. But if you do want to hire one, look for companies such as Avis or Enterprise.
There are mopeds for hire as well but ensure the company has backup assistance in case something happens. Also, make sure you have insurance as well. Find Ibiza scooter and moped rentals here.
To and From Ibiza Airport
Taxis cost approx €25 from the airport Ibiza to Ibiza Town. Bus Line 10 runs from the airport to Ibiza Town and costs approx €5. Click here for bus routes around the island. If you don’t pre-book a car, you can hire one from the ground floor inside the airport terminal.
How To Travel To Ibiza
You can reach Ibiza by ferry from Barcelona, Valencia and also Denia. If you are travelling onwards you can also take the ferry between Ibiza and Mallorca. The ferry terminal is in Ibiza Town. Use Rome2Rio for times and companies.
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