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Vegan & Vegetarian Food In Ibiza

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Vegan & Vegetarian Food In Ibiza
CASITA VERDE IBIZA

Dining anywhere in Spain is somewhat of a challenge for vegetarians, as for vegans… well good luck explaining that one. Ibiza is no different, that is until relatively recently. The islands bohemian roots have provided the basis for a culture of alternative living, a culture of healthy and sustainable living. The hippies have been here for quite some time but they have become a lot more industrious of late. We have a few long standing establishments in our selections below but most of the mentions are to new upcoming healthy organic and vegetarian eateries.


Out Of Time People

Out Of Time People is one of the original vegan and vegetarian restaurants in town.  The proprietors greet you with a warm smile. The quaint little spot just off Plaza Del Parque looks out onto the walls of Dalt Vila. They serve raw food, juices, salads and lots of veggie options. A great healthy option.


Wild Beets

Raw, vegan and plant based cuisine in a tranquil environment right in the centre of Santa Gertrudis, hidden behind a natural bamboo fence. Wild Beets is beautifully decorated in funky Ibiza style, using recycled materials and artwork. The large wooden tables and chairs make it the perfect place to set up your office for the morning or enjoy a group meal in the evenings. Serving nutritious breakfasts of great choices like rehab shots of ginger, rosemary, milk thistle, lime and agave to rehydrate and fight inflammation from the inside out, or freshly pressed wheat grass drinks as well as fruit salads and cereals. Cold pressed juices like beetroot, cucumber, celery & cayenne or cashew nuts, agave, cinnamon, vanilla and filtered water are an interesting option too but as you might guess, these will set you back just over 10€ a pop so be prepared! Follow a healthy breakfast with an even healthier lunch and go for a zucchini and carrot spaghetti with a pad Thai sauce, a three Dip Platter of chickpea hummus, raw almond hummus and baba ghanoush with crudités and homemade gluten free bread or of course a superfood salad to really get you grooving! If pizza is your passion, why not try a cholesterol free version and go for the raw pizza with a base made from zucchini, walnuts and olive oil, topped with marinated mushrooms, tomato, macadamia and cashew cheese and spinach. Wild Beets is also open for evening meals and has a great take away service and use only fresh & organic seasonal produce.

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Wild Beets

Biokarma

This tiny vegan deli sits one table of two in it’s modest surroundings. Their primary business is take away food which they do very well. The make fantastic vegan wraps and hamburgers for less than the price of a Burger King meal. It pays to eat healthily in more ways than one.


Aubergine

With a motto like “from farm to table”, you can’t really go wrong in Ibiza, especially in the North. This stunning, reformed farm house is a gorgeous setting for a Mediterranean restaurant. Attention to detail can be seen in the décor and in the beautiful garden. The cosy interior has various small dining areas making the winter setting a very romantic place to dine. Aubergine Ibiza uses fresh ingredients from their very own vegetable garden to create delicious natural & organic vegetarian and vegan delights. Try their caramelized pumpkin salad with feta cheese, hearty cream of vegetable soups, organic wines, fresh fruit juices, smoothies or yummy desserts. There are meat options on the menu too and this very peaceful restaurant is family friendly. Aubergine Ibiza have recently added an on site store by the well known island brand, World Family Ibiza, so make a day of it and enjoy some retail therapy after lunch. It’s a little on the pricey side but with veggies hand picked for you just minutes before you enjoy them, what do you expect?!

Aubergine Restaurant
Aubergine Ibiza

Ecocentro

Ecocentro is a vibrant outdoor restaurant right in the middle of Santa Gertrudis, it’s location, it’s ambiance and it’s live entertainment put this restaurant right at the higher end of our price limit at Save Ibiza but we still feel it offers good value for money and we want to make sure we include as many organic, eco friendly and vegetarian restaurants as possible. Furthermore, we think Ecocentro is a fine dining alternative to the more casual vegetarian dining options the island offers and thus deservedly earns it’s place in our guide. Ecocentro is an experience, in addition to the restaurant there is a shop and a home delivery service .


Casita Verde

Arguably the most idyllic restaurant setting in Ibiza, Casita Verde lies hidden in the campo of St Jose. The road it sits on is barely marked on google maps but rest assured it is there, just before the crest of a windy hill which takes you out of the San Jose valley into San Raphael. Casita Verde or Green Heart as it is also known is a non profit educational for sustainable living and permaculture. Each sunday they open their doors to the public to help fund their eco project. This is a unique chance to experience the tranquil surrounding and buenos ondas of the Green Heart. This is a very special experience and we highly recommend it for those seeking higher vibrational experiences on the island.

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casita verde ibiza

Free Festivals of Ibiza

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Free Festivals of Ibiza
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THE FREE FESTIVALS OF IBIZA

Ibiza’s party spirit has stamped its identity on the world map. Long before Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling and Nicky Holloway met Alfredo and even before the hippies and the beatniks came to let their hair down in Ibiza, there has been vibrant celebrations throughout the year in every corner of this little island. Each town finds their namesake from their given church and patron saint and each of those towns has it’s own day of celebration. These fiestas are a fantastic way to experience local culture. Some of these festivals have grown in size over the years and are now quite large scale events, some are still very quaint and local. On an island that is overrun with tourists it’s worth appreciating that the smaller fiestas are a rare occasion for the natives to socialise with their community and should be respected with that in mind. Below we have featured some of the larger traditional events and some of the more contemporary free festivals which have sprung up in recent years.

MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL

5-9 May

Step into the Middle Ages and see battles re-enacted on the ramparts, damsels in distress, snake charmers and wizards working their magic behind the walls of Dalt Vila. Crafts are demonstrated in Vara de Rey while the medieval market stalls are packed with delicious things to try, as the smells and sights transport you back to yesteryear. Up in the old town is a riotous hoot with folks dressed in traditional costume – acrobats compete for space with knights, little old ladies weave baskets and just watch your head when the falcons fly past. It’s an action packed day out for all the family that really will blow you away.
Kick off is Thursday 5 May 18.00 at Reina Sofia Park, with the opening show & medieval tournament at 21.30. The market runs 6 – 9 May from 10am.

SAN CARLOS MUSIC FESTIVAL AI CARAI!

21 June

See San Carlos transformed into one massive street party to celebrating the International Music Festival and summer solstice. It’s a fun day out for all the family, with 150 artists from all over the world performing on several outdoor stages, with music of all genres both live and electronic. With storytelling and clowns for the kids, there’s something for everyone including arts, crafts and local products, plus loads of yummy stuff to eat and drink. Drink in the fun filled festival vibes and enjoy the usually quite village of San Carlos like you’ve never seen it before. Entry is free www.sancarlosmusicfestival.com

SAN CARLOS MUSIC FESTIVAL
MUSIC FESTIVAL AI CARAI!

SANT JOAN FESTIVAL

June  23 – 24

Celebrate the summer solstice with the San Juan fiesta, with bonfires and fireworks on 23 June, and the Patron Saint’s day of San Juan the day after. After mass there’s a procession through San Juan, and after night fall bonfires are lit. It’s then down to you to jump over them to chase away evil spirits and welcome in the summer. Make merry and enjoy traditional folk dancing and live music, and check out the macaroon contest! San Juan is more rammed than Pacha’s VIP, but there are bonfires all over the island so you won’t be disappointed.

BE-AT.TV & IBIZA SONICA’S ONE FESTIVAL

June tbc

BE-AT.TV & legendary radio station Ibiza Sonica team up to bring you a free open air party in the Old Port of Ibiza. With past sets from Igor Marijuan, Guy Gerber & Nic Fanciulli the free festival offers an impressive line up, you can be sure this year the front strip is set to be heaving with a few thousand party heads soaking up the late afternoon sun and rocking into evening. Whilst you may find yourself gawping at the super yachts lining the port, congratulate yourself you haven’t spent a penny to be there, whereas they have spent plenty. Their owners will probably be enjoying the beats from the top deck while you will be getting stuck in on the dancefloor aka the street, with the beautiful back drop of Dalt Vila behind you.

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ONE FESTIVAL BA-AT TV & SONICA RADIO

THE PORTINATX FESTIVAL

FESTIVAL OF OUR LADY CARMEN

July 15 – 19

This colourful fiesta honours the patron saint of sailors, and while the main action takes place in Ibiza Town there are also festivities in Portinatx and Es Cubells. The statue of Our Lady Carmen is taken from the Church of San Telmo, carried through the harbour accompanied by the Sta Eulalia brass band and taken out to sea in a huge sea procession around the coast. Prayers are said for the safety of our fishermen and sailors, and of course no Ibiza fiesta would be complete without folk dancing, drinking and being merry.

 

FIESTA OF SANT AGUSTI

Aug 22 – 24

The fiesta day for the patron saint of San Agustin is particularly special. After mass at 7pm there’s a procession and the festival vibes kick in around 9.30pm. This tiny village really pulls the stops out in terms of entertainment and atmosphere, with live and electronic music going on until the early hours. Expect the likes of the The Frigolas and other much loved Ibiza bands playing live under the stars; they’ve even been known to play drum and bass! There are performances and various activities to keep you entertained, and rest assured you’ll be in good company as Ibiza will be out in force.

 

FIESTA OF SANT AGUSTI
FIESTA OF SANT AGUSTI

FIESTA DE SAN RAFAEL

Oct 24

Sant Rafel’s fiesta is always buzzing with activity, as locals and visitors alike get together to munch on the local pork and rice dish – arroz de Matanzas – and enjoy sweet pastries called buñuelos, all washed down with some local vino. The month of October sees sports competitions and games, plus traditional dances all happening in the village, with the main festivities occurring on 24 October to honour of the patron saint San Rafel Arcangel.

THE SAN MATEO WINE FESTIVAL

Dec 14

The San Mateo wine festival is well known as the cause of many a sickie and hangover in the weeks before Christmas. Previous years have seen over 500 litres of wine drunk and more than 200 kilos of sobrasada devoured by hungry visitors. It has been going for over 25 years and started as a meeting between friends to show just how good San Mateu’s wine and sobrasada is. Everyone clearly enjoyed the wine and the yearly meeting grew and grew to include live and electronic music and dancing – both traditional and otherwise. They have even been known to play some drum and bass. The December timing means you will be drinking home made wine to keep warm, so we suggest a few layers to ease the aftermath.

Ibiza’s Healing Festivals

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Ibiza’s Healing Festivals

IBIZA’S HEALING FESTIVALS

If you’re in need of healing mind, body or soul, and are open to learning about healing then Ibiza has some very special festivals complete with live and electronic music. These all day events allow you to indulge in different healing treatments, take part in workshops and generally dip into the spiritual side of the island and still come home with change from a 50.

HEALING IBIZA REVITALISED

8 May

This is a festival of healing, music, performance and art, with 12 hours to check out 12 interactive and inspirational zones, and a brilliant musical sound track including live and electronic music by Ibiza classics and new faces. Interactive workshops take place throughout the day, alongside 1 on 1 mind, body and soul treatments in the Healing Garden, plus group healing sessions and drop in talks at the Immersive healing Zone and Market. The invitation is to inspire the imagination to imagine the world you want to create, at a time when much of the world is in crisis. The timetable is packed with new activities to feed your imaginations – yoga, qi gong, tai chi, meditations – and gorgeous Atzaro food to feed hungry bellies! It’s all about being creative and getting stuck in so expect lots of fun things to do like creating an enormous mandala with Madhalsa Mandalas and painting a huge flower of life the Spiritual Art Community from House Life-Blossoms.

11amdoors open, with the official opening ceremony at 12, closing ceremony at 8pm followed by the headline act until 11pm. Entry is by donation, supporting various Ibiza charities.

www.healingibiza.com

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Healing Ibiza Revisited

IBIZA SPIRIT FESTIVAL

Sunday 2 October, 11am to 8pm

The Ibiza Spirit Festival is all about being the change you want to see, with beautiful workshops and events happening all day, including singing, dance, tantra, therapies, talks, yoga, meditation and natural food & drink. The people and healers of Ibiza come together in the spirit of love for a day of celebration and inspiration, sharing in the joy of your true spirit by opening hearts and minds to new ways of thinking and being. The aim is to create a day of joyous celebration that shows you how beautiful life can be; how together you can generate the energy for positive transformation in yourselves and in the world. The festival allows you to try different healing modalities and treatments and learn from those further down the path. The late summer date makes it a beautiful wind down after summer, and is a great way to make like a local.  The Ibiza Spirit Festival is a non-profit organization, and all of the proceeds are used to support this event and other charities in Ibiza.

www.ibiza-spirit.com

Facebook Page: Ibiza Spirit Festival

Facebook Group: Ibiza Spirit Community

Entrance is by donation.

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Ibiza Spirit Festival

WAKE UP IBIZA

Dates to be announced.

The Wake Up Ibiza Festival was born from the success of the Mandala Garden, The Zoo Project’s chill out zone complete with drum circles, meditation, tarot, massage and more. The idea was to tempt the ravers into a more tranquil healing zone and sow the seeds of meditation and the other practises and services available. Imagine the Mandala Garden twenty times bigger, with a huge range of therapists sharing their gifts and healing techniques with live music and electronic sounds. Think sacred drumming, healing therapies, yoga and meditations. There are talks and workshops for harnessing your energy, channelling and all sorts of classes yet to be confirmed, in the unique setting of Zoo Project.

http://www.wakeupibizafestival.com/

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Words by Esther Nicklin

Main image courtesy of Alex Grey

Kids Activities In Ibiza

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Kids Activities In Ibiza
KIDS ACTIVITIES IN IBIZA

KIDS ACTIVITIES IN IBIZA

It’s no secret that there is no shortage of adult activities to partake in on the island of Ibiza, however Ibiza has been catering for family tourism since the sixties. Ibiza’s spectacular natural beauty, it’s balmy Mediterranean waters and it’s natural predilection for fun ensure that there is huge selection of kids activities to choose from. We have chosen some activities that we feel are just as much fun for big kids to partake in also, you can check out our full list of activities here.


OCEAN MANIA

Ocean Mania is an obscene amount of fun no matter what age you are, it’s the perfect way to spend a day in the sea for those who find the beach a little too passive. The inflatable water wipe out park is situated 50 metres out at sea directly opposite Ocean Beach Ibiza in San Antonio. Get ready for obstacles of balancing beams, catapults, rope swings and high dives as well as slides and trampolines to keep everyone amused and entertained.

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HORSE RIDING

The Valley of Horses is a unique place in Ibiza. Situated on the North side of the Island, in the natural park of Es Murta, It’s a place where  horses from many horizons (from the Arabic to the Appaloosa, Percheron, and French trotter and of course the Spanish) can live wild and free in a canyon spanning 70 hectares. Theses horses can help you discover Ibiza from a unique perspective, taking you from mountain tops trekking through lush untouched nature down to the beautiful beaches of the North coast. They offer half a day with a break for lunch in a country restaurant or pic-nick on the beach. For advanced and more adventurous riders they can go for two days or more with camping on the beach or accommodation in rural hotels. Ibiza’s horse valley was created to save, house and rehabilitate badly treated horses. These horses were mostly used on race tracks, locked up or abandoned. So not only are you enjoying a fantastic day out but you are supporting the care of these rescued and rehabilitated horses.

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ACROBOSC ACTION PARK

Acrobosc Ibiza combines the great outdoors with action packed activities active kids will love. Nestled in the pine forests of Es Caná just off Cala Pada Beach, the park features a variety of arial assault courses. Thirty nine platforms between 2 and 6m high, 49 obstacles and 20 zip lines from 4 to 65m length and trampolines will keep your little adventurers occupied for hours. Safety nets, cables and harnesses keep you aloft and instructors are present to show the way however all under 18’s require adult supervision.

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action park


BALLOONING

It’s hard to imagine a more fantastic way to view the island than floating silently across the dawn sky, the green and yellow pockets of citrus fields, stretches of white sand beaches fringed by startlingly clear turquoise waters of Ibiza drifting below. A Hot air balloon ride is something memories are made of.

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hot air balloon


STAR BOATS IBIZA

Boating isn’t normally something that springs to mind when you are on a restricted budget, however! Ibiza caters to everyone if you are prepared to research your options. Luckily you have us to do this for you. Star Boats is located on the tiny pier just off Es Puet restaurant in San Antonio (which also happens to be one of the best value beachfront fish restaurants on the island). The low powered boats require neither a skipper or a boat license and will comfortable hold 5 people. San Antonio bay sits in the middle of beautiful coastline so there are spectacular coves and beaches to be found which ever costal route you decide to take. This is without doubt the most cost effective and beautiful way to explore Ibiza’s coastline.

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STAR BOAT

Into Ibiza’s Nature

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Into Ibiza’s Nature
Ibiza nature activities

Ibiza is known in clubbing circles as the clubber’s paradise, but the hikers of the world know something different – her intricately carved coastlines and secret trails have their own special magic. I’ve been coming to Ibiza since I was baby and my folks were never content with a simple visit to the beach; we always had to walk around the cliffs. I grew up with a million beautiful memories and the ever present urge to walk the cliffs or climb the mountain. So in addition to my parent’s favourite places I have discovered my own little island treats, and different ways to experience them. Here are 5 of my favourite ways to enjoy Ibiza’s magnificent nature.

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Sunset drive along the salt flats

These dazzling natural salt flats allowed the first settlers to make a buck and put Ibiza on the trading map. I always make a point of driving along at sunset when the blue grey mountains and pink swathed sky are reflected in the shimmering pools of water. Stop at the supermarket on the Salinas road and follow the little road through the salt flats to C’ap des Falco where you can park up and picnic by the pebble beach. There are 210 differents species of birds have been registered in the park. Particularly important are it´s populations of water birds, including flamingos, the black-winged stilt, the shelduck, the snowy plover and sea birds like Audouin´s gull and the Balearic shearwater. The Formentera salt lake known as Pudent has one of the biggest concentrations of black-necked. Other animals worth mentioning in the park´s on-land areas include the lizard and several unique native species of snails and beetles.


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Walking the cliffs at Es Vedra

Join one of Ibiza’s walking groups for an epic stroll with bird’s eye views of Ibiza’s legendary rock that you you’re unlikely to experience if left to your own devices. Looking down the cliffs at the secret beach of Atlantis with its bright blue rock pools and emerald seas is truly beautiful. If going solo, park up your car on the cliffs before you hit Cala d’Hort and follow your nose. The cave is worth finding, and searching for it is part of the fun.

Find out more about walking in Ibiza


Free diving & cliff diving

Why not experience Ibiza’s magical waters on a different level, with a group free diving session for you and your pals. With no tank of oxygen, simply hold your breath and allow True Blue Experiences to guide you on an underwater journey you won’t forget, post dive high included. Enjoy the rejuvenating effects of water and see some of the island’s best kept underwater secrets including tunnels, lava holes and caves.

Find out more about cliff diving   & free diving


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Paddle surfing around Cala Conta

Get in the zone whilst working that core baby! Paddle surfing not only keeps you fit and gets you tanned – it’s a meditation in itself as you have to be so mindful and focus on the present. Driving to the right of Cala Conta and Cala Tarida you can discover a wealth of gorgeous little coves with sea-flung rocks to paddle around. Immerse yourself in nature but don’t fall off when a motor boat flies past. If you don’t have a board you can hire one from Talamanca or Cala Martina for the price of a water at Space.

Find out more about paddle boarding in Ibiza


Dolphin spotting boat trip to Formentera

When you’re feeling the heat and fancy an escape, head to Formentera’s sun splashed shores with aqua marine waters and craggy coastlines. These waters are home to several dolphin families, and although spotting one isn’t guaranteed, it’s good fun looking. Aqua bus do brilliant value trips on their open top boat, and once in Formentera you can hire a pedal bike if you haven’t experienced enough wind in your hair.

Find out more about dolphin spotting in Ibiza


Thank you to Alejandro Iborra for the spectacular time lapse films of Ibiza

If you are interested in supporting the natural beauty of Ibiza then visit www.ibizapreservationfund.org

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By Esther Nicklin. More from Esther at www.awakeninibiza.com

Ibiza’s Best Value Retreats

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Ibiza’s Best Value Retreats
IBIZA YOGA RETREATS

Ibiza has become a mecca for retreats of all shapes and sizes – a hard to navigate minefield of venues for the non VIP visitor with varying hours of activities and additional extras. We’ve come up with our pick of the best for those of you who don’t require a red rope around your yoga mat. All the following retreats are packed with value in terms of getting more yoga (or other activities) for your money.

Sunset Mountain Ibiza Retreats

Sunset Mountain retreats take place at a truly luscious sunset villa in Cala Tarida with everything included. That’s a vegetarian breakfast, lunch AND dinner so hidden extras or last minute re-mortgaging here; just enjoy your free massage and make like a yogi. There are no less than 5 hours of yoga a day that gives you an excellent practise to take home, including Asanas (steady poses)Pranayama (control of prana through breathing)Mudras (gestures)Bandhas (to lock and redirect the prana flow)Kryas (purification techniques)Dhyana (meditation techniques) and Mantras (chants and prayers). What more could you ask for? Beach time? There’s time for that too!

Prices start from 940€ for 7 days in the wooden bungalow.

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Acroyoga Ibiza Retreats

Acroyoga Ibiza is just a crazy price for the amount of different activities that are packed into your stay, with practises and healing modalities well beyond the yoga mat. It’s If you like to keep yourself to your mat; it’s not for you, although maybe it’s just what you need! Acroyoga is designed to loosen you up and let go of inhibitions, perfect for those who are a little more adventurous in your wellness pursuits. The invitation is to come together as a group, drop the ego and let go, with things like ecstatic dance on the menu – dancing without drugs, drink or shoes, or aguahara which is a healing water journey. After getting to know yourself and experiencing your retreat-mates on this level you will definitely leave like a new person.

Prices start from 520€ for 6 nights

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Samskara Ibiza Retreats

Samskara is the new retreat baby on the island specifically providing an affordable yogic break that doesn’t scrimp on style or substance. Set in the hills by Cala San Vincente means magical sunset views from the yoga and meditation deck and the old skool finca vibes makes unwinding easy in beautiful homely surroundings.  June, July and Aug are pure yoga B&B, so instead of rinsing you out during the peak months your bank manager will be happy and you get a once daily morning class and brekkie for a steal. There are some seriously big names landing this summer, and in house retreats Re-Set Body Re-form Re-Treat with Olivia Peets of Religiously Nutritious retreat and Re-set the Mind Set with Ross Stephenson. 

Prices start from 65€ B&B and 627€ for retreats.

Samskara Ibiza Retreats


The Love Life and Live Love Ibiza Retreats

The Love Life and Live Love retreat just had to be mentioned because they offer a great all in price for the whole family. Introducing your children to yoga from an early age can only be beneficial, and it’s amazing to see them slowly calming down and a coming to rest on the mat. Not only that but they get to do martial arts and make a short film. We think Dad might get jealous and throw his yoga mat out the pram, but actually both will be occupied with 2 yoga classes a day. The price includes veggie food and smoothies so you won’t be going hungry.

Prices start from 1580€ for 6 nights for 2 parents and 1 child

The Love Life and Live Love Ibiza Retreats


The Lotus Pad Ibiza Retreats

The Lotus Pad Ibiza do brilliant value yoga B&B and is perfect for those who need a quick fix getaway and don’t have the time, wonga or inclination for more. Set in an old farmhouse with basic but comfortable rooms, it’s not about room service or expensive décor. It’s about kicking back, unwinding and appreciating the simple things in life. Rooms are per person and all are shared, and like Sanskara they keep prices the same all year to avoid the painful August rip off. They also offer good value retreats with Wendy’s slow flow asana sessions every morning, plus things like meditation and sound healing with mantra chanting, and host to other visiting retreats.

Prices start from 360€ for 3 nights


Our full list of retreats can be seen here


Artyogi mats for the creative yogi – full range here

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Help Save Ibiza

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Help Save Ibiza
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HELP SAVE IBIZA::

Hopefully you have read our introduction and you know what our alternative Ibiza guide is about by now, if not then please take a moment to read this. We envision our guide constantly evolving with the help of feedback from our readers. We have gone to great efforts to search out those special establishments with character and charm, places that offer great quality at reasonable prices. However despite our many years on the Island we are aware that there are always those hidden treasures that can so easily pass you by. That’s really the message at the heart of what our guide is about and that’s where you come in.

That little chiringuito on a secluded beach that serves the most amazing squid, the family run restaurant with the best home cooking, that hidden bar in the old town that people frequent late in the night, that little hotel so steeped in history, what ever it is that makes you feel like it could only exist in Ibiza, if it has it we want to hear about it.

Please send us your suggestions via our Facebook page so we get feedback from our followers. Save Ibiza is a democratic system.

Introducing Save Ibiza

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Introducing Save Ibiza
INTRODUCING SAVE IBIZA

It is with great pleasure we introduce you to Save Ibiza, our low cost, alternative guide to the white isle. We are firmly of the belief that some of the best experiences in Ibiza are inclusive and available to anyone who wishes to seek them out. Our belief is that the authentic Ibiza experience lies in discovering those hidden treasures. Ironically the more money people seem to spend, the blander their experience of the island can be. VIP culture is quite similar wherever you encounter it and this culture is quite a recent phenomenon in Ibiza. However the island’s real allure has brought visitors here for decades. Our aim is to bring some of the attention back to the original charm, spirit and culture of the island and to focus on those things that make this place so unique.

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We are not claiming that one kind of tourism better than another, we are simply addressing the balance. Regardless of whether you are a millionaire or traveling on a budget we are confident our guide will paint you a more authentic and in depth picture of Ibiza. We feel it’s about choices and learning a little about the places you visit. The true spirit of Ibiza is inclusive and welcoming, historically it has maintained its diversity of visitors by not discriminating on socioeconomic background, age or nationality. So for many of us it seems like a step backwards to segregate ourselves with velvet ropes. We also feel that the commercialisation of Ibiza does not necessarily benefit the island as a whole, rather it lines the pockets of the few. Save Ibiza stands for homegrown, family and independent businesses. We have paid special attention to sustainable and eco tourism. Crucially for you the reader, we have created a useful guide to the best value options in all aspects of your visit to Ibiza, by this design alone we feel our guide is 100% unique.

In our guide you will find rustic restaurants, historic local bars and alternative music scenes, boutique hostals, eco hotels and affordable villas. There is a huge array of activities from watersports to organised walks, climbing and cliff diving. We also have an in depth guide to yoga retreats, spas and therapists of all kinds. We will help you find the best value places to SLEEP, EAT, DRINK, RAVE and REVIVE and help you leave Ibiza with a healthier mind, body and bank balance.

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