Mission: A day out in Ibiza for under 20€
Location: San Antonio
9:30 am: I am up and about at a reasonable time on an island that is famed for never sleeping, and I am feeling pretty smug about it. Not naturally a morning person, I need something motivational to get me up and about and aside from the days’ activities ahead, my mind and my stomach are preoccupied with breakfast. To start your day on the cheap keep it simple and go for some classic tostadas (toasted local bread with scraped tomato, olive oil and salt) and a coffee, which will normally only set you back around 3.50€. Any local place will offer this option, but today I chose to get warmed up by the sea and head off to Ritas’ Cafe for some fast-breaking goods.
Money left: 16.50€
10:30: Fuelled up, I decide to walk round the bay to Kumharas, a restaurant/bar more famed for its busy sunsets, but totally transformed by day into a peaceful haven with gorgeous views over the sea. This is about a half an hour to forty minute walk, but as the midday heat is still at bay I decide to take this cheap option over a taxi and follow the coast round. The chilled atmosphere upon arrival is perfect for their daily yoga, meditation and afro-fusion dance classes. On every other day classes are (a still very affordable) 6€ each, but my penny pinching suggestion is to come to an “Indian Sunday” session, which consist of two or three taster classes from 10:30am-13:30pm, all free of charge. After the classes I am left feeling like a new woman, and whilst there is an option to join in with an Indian themed buffet afterwards for 17€, I choose to stretch my money further today and somehow manage to walk away from the delicious smells emanating from the kitchen.
14:00: Not wanting to feel deprived, and peckish after a few hours of pretending to be flexible, I was in the mood for a bit of a feast. I needed food and I needed it NOW! Luckily just over the road is the locally famous Relish bar. Main courses range from 9-23€ so how much you spend really does depend on your budget. Today I decide to splash out on their appraised Sunday roast for 13.95€ and I am not disappointed, it is delicious and the portions are extremely generous, so you can fill the hole in your tummy without burning a hole in your pocket!
Money left: 2.55€
16:00: Full and sleepy I head towards Port D’es Torrent, a 10-15 minute walk that takes me to a small cove facing the direction of the sunset. The best bit? The beach is free and I am pretty ready just to lay back, snooze off my meal and chill for the rest of the afternoon for the grand price of nada. Although it is hard to even think of food right now I have packed a few snacks with me just in case I fancy a nibble as the evening goes on meaning the only reason I have to move at all is to have a swim in the waters to escape the afternoon heat.
20:00: As the sun starts to set me and my friend grab a seat in Imagine bar before it gets filled up. At this point my budget only stretches to a caña, but at 5€ a Mojito it wouldn’t feel too extravagant to go all out and get on board with that too. Chatting and watching the sun go down, this feels like the ideal place to spend the rest of my evening, and money for that matter, and after dark there is even a free fire show to keep the atmosphere buzzing.
Money left: 0.
-To get back to town there is a bus that runs from Port D’es Torrent to San Antonio for 1.65€ if you don’t fancy walking.
-Freeze a large bottle of water before you set out for the day to keep you cool and hydrated without having to keep buying drinks.