Ibiza is the world’s party haven, a place that seems to exist for the sake of club culture and sun worshippers. But look closer, or inland to be exact, and you will find a clutch of interesting activities that don’t involve parting every night until 9am.
Though the countryside of Ibiza can be scalding hot, there are a number of farms, hiking excursions and floral fields to visit for a day.
Tour companies like Deliciously Sorted can organise one and two-day excursions through central swathes of the island. Ibiza is also awash with Spanish language schools, like the New Language School in Ibiza Town.
Plan your trip right and collide with some of the wharf side festivals, which are essentially carnivals without the rides, where you find food stands, craft shops, and games.
Because the island enjoys an influx of cultures from all over the world, the local cuisine aptly reflects this mix. Mostly you find Mediterranean fare, fresh fish, pasta, paella; but there are many excellent Portuguese bakeries, curry houses like The Curry Club, and pizza shacks like El Pirata. Because party culture dominates, you might as well go with the flow. You don’t have to go dancing at Pacha every night—especially because the entry fee exceeds £40—and there are plenty of reasonably early happy hours and after-dinner lounges in Ibiza’s old town.