Ibiza Travel Guide: Pacha

Usually when my friend and I go on vacation we rely on Groupon.  This was the first time we planned a trip start to finish, from where to stay, eat and sites to see on our own.  Which is something I hadn’t done since my family and I went to Europe back in 2007. I had forgotten how nice it was to set your own pace.  While most people to turn to Ibiza for a killer party experience, we wanted to see what else it had to offer.  So I’m recapping our semi-partier’s Ibiza travel guide just for you!

After a short flight followed by a bus ride we arrived at our Air B&B in the afternoon and immediately headed to the nearest beach, Figueretas Beach.  It was peaceful, the perfect place to pick up a tan and wine while listening to the waves.  As the sunset we meandered our way down Carrer Andenes in search of food.  What we came across was a string of lounges, lined up ready to ensnare you with a great deal.  We stopped at Rock Ibiza for a man with green eyes offering us 2 drinks for the price of one.  We sat outside on the harbor, the sea breeze made the blankets on our bench extremely useful.  A drink in and the man with green eyes made his way over to talk.  It turns out he was from the Dominican Republic and had not only a Bachelor’s degree but a Master’s degree in engineering as well.  Even with his higher education he found refuge in Ibiza because of the difficulty to obtain a job in both the Dominican and Brazil.  Where had I heard that story before?  I love these kinds of encounters, where you find common ground even though you seem worlds apart and you’ll find plenty of them along Port Ibiza Town.

The second morning we quickly stopped for a macchiato and nutella croissant at Pura Vida before heading up to get lost in Dalt Vila.  It was a sea of white buildings with colorful window trims and coordinating flowers.  And the view of the city, the ocean, the pictures could never do it justice.  After hours of wandering we caught a bus to hit Playa D’en Bossa which couldn’t have been more different from Figueretas Beach.  And yes, every beach there turned into a nude beach.  House music echoed off the buildings. The party promoters didn’t skip a beat as they freestyled praises of all the local clubs and that they had the best deals.  Sold on the only club that played hip hop and reggae we rushed back to our room, changed, stuffed our faces with meat and cheese then found ourselves following the siren’s call straight back into Playa D’en Bossa.  We enjoyed all you can drink from nine to midnight at then headed to Club Swag.  Like most clubs, it’s really in the hands of the DJ to set the tone of the evening.  While ours hit a few bumps, we didn’t crawl into bed until 5AM.

The next morning we awoke in a panic and dashed to the harbor. We were on a mission to find the mud bath on Espalmador which was 2 ferry rides away.  The last one leaving for the island was at 1:00PM.  Several confusing conversations, a ferry to Formentera and connecting one to Espalmador all for 40 euros a person, we arrived.  The crystal clear water was half as mesmorizing as the hints of pink sand scattering the beach.  But not a sign for the mud baths in sight.  We trekked down almost a mile stretch of beach until finally, tucked behind some prickly trees we found the path.  And with it, a sign that said the mud wasn’t sanitary.  Defeated we headed back to lay out on the beach only to see moments later a group of women covered in mud, stark naked, heading towards the ocean to rise off.   We ended our day with nice dinner at a restaurant just off Carrer Andenes  which had a delicious goat cheese and chorizo flat bread.  Keep scrolling to watch my video diary for Ibiza and to shop my Ibiza vacation picks!

 

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12 Comments

  1. elizabeth allcock

    Fab pictures! I’m going to Ibiza on Sunday with my friends cannot wait!

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    • Jordan Blackwell

      I’m so glad you enjoy the pictures and have a safe trip to Ibiza!

      Reply
  2. Veronika

    Great outfit inspiration for a vacation in Europe. Be sure to check my blogpost on what to wear to vacation by the Adiatic Sea, in case you go to Croatia or Slovenia this summer, too.

    Veronika
    http://brunettefromwallstreet.com

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    • Jordan Blackwell

      Oh Croatia and Slovenia sound so lovely Veronika! I’ll be sure to bookmark your post for when I travel there.

      Reply
  3. ada

    You choose great outfits for beautiful Ibiza! I was there 2 years ago and I loved it! Such a wonderful place!

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    • Jordan Blackwell

      So happy you think so Ada, it’s definitely an amazing experience!

      Reply
  4. ahhhsoneo

    It all looks so amazing, and your outfits are perfect! Found you on Visible MOndays, thanks for sharing.
    http://ahhhsoneo.com

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    • Jordan Blackwell

      It was truly incredible! So glad you found my post!

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  5. Ruth

    Okay you are stunning! I love the outfits you wore here. Second wow sounds like you had some fun times and a lot of interesting adventures along the way!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    • Jordan Blackwell

      You’re far too kind Ruth! Ibiza was definitely a whirl wind of adventure.

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  6. melissa

    Beautiful! This looks so amazing- and I love your beach picks. Fabulous.

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