All posts tagged: Ibiza

Mini Island Solitude, Cala Tarida, Ibiza.

Party Island Pilgrimage: San Antonio, Ibiza

Ibiza was on my “to do” list for 10 years. I made the long-awaited journey to this island of beats and debauchery last month. While I no longer chase the party, I still love venturing out and dancing for hours—although most of the time I feel too old, even at 31, for the scene. But techno, the dance floor, the dancing until you’re sweaty, the feeling of the bass in your chest—I will never not find all this unappealing. I grew up on this music and in this scene. It’s in me.   Finally making it to Ibiza, then, was an awesome experience. The island isn’t all about partying, although you certainly can make it so. But if you ditch the towns (Ibiza Town, San Antonio, etc.), you’ll find remote beaches on the Mediterranean and quieter places worth exploring. So, you can escape people if you want to—it just takes a bit of effort (and extra cash) to get on a bus, rent a scooter or car, or hail a taxi. (Though this may be …

Snorkeling in Cala Tarida, Ibiza.

Cliff Jumping in Ibiza: Cala Tarida

Hola from Ibiza! San Antonio lacks idyllic beaches—as do many of the major towns on the island. To find paradise, we took a taxi to Cala Tarida, a beach on the west side of Ibiza, about 15-20 minutes from San Antonio’s bus station. While a bus ride to and from various parts of the island is just two euro, the taxi from San Antonio to Cala Tarida wasn’t bad: about 16 euro. (Divided by four people, it was a favorable, convenient alternative to the bus.) I’m an Ibiza virgin—this is my first visit to the island—so when planning this leg of my trip, I wasn’t certain of the best beaches or towns to stay, the distances between places on the island, and how accessible the roads are. We opted not to rent a car, and I’m glad, as you can rely on the bus to get to most points on the map (although the frequency of the bus on various lines isn’t as often as I’d like). Cala Tarida I read about Cala Tarida on Ibiza …