About two weeks ago, I went to Ibiza in off season with my friend Shola. While we did stay out late both nights, we did not get the stereotypical Ibiza experience. And honestly, I am grateful for that. I’ve heard that during the summer months, it’s crowded, expensive and a never-ending party. And while I love a good party, my ideal vacation consists of a variety of things Our trip to Ibiza was just that. Reflecting back on my weekend in Ibiza, I would for sure recommend Ibiza in the off season. Here’s why:
5. Less people
On our first night, we ate pizza and drank sangria at this adorable cafe. We were also the only ones in the entire place. During the busy season, I have no idea how busy the place gets and how long you would need to wait.
This lovely cafe is called Assaporami and I would highly recommend it for your next Ibiza trip. Here is their Facebook page.
4. The weather
It was very pleasant. Sure, it got a tad chilly at night. But I overall loved the weather. There were still people swimming during the day and I wore all my dresses (which you all and I know is important to me). If you want to go when it’s still warm but not crazy hot, the off season is perfect.
3. You will save money
Ibiza is not cheap during the peak season. There are no real hostels on the island and things can get expensive. Then add in the 40-50 euro entrance fee it can cost to get into clubs plus drinks, and a few days over the summer can run your bank account dry.
I am happy to say that this was not our situation. We flew Ryanair, which saved us lots of $$. We bought our alcohol duty free at the airport on the way over, mean we spent less on drinks at bars. We ate at inexpensive restaurants and none of the clubs were charging an entrance fee at this time of year. We even got our hotel at a discounted rate as we were there as a part of a Kizomba dance conference. Overall, I was pleased with the amount of money spent. And I cannot always say that after returning home from a vacation.
2. You feel better each day
Okay so you absolutely do not have to party until all hours of the night or get hammered. I’m sure that some people go during the regular season without even having a drink. All I’m going to say is that while we went out and had a good time, each day I felt good and was able to enjoy Ibiza during the day time. During the regular season, partying is a big part of Ibiza life. And you’re also on a beautiful island. I like both partying and exploring islands, personally.
1. You have more time to enjoy the beauty
These next photos will absolutely blow you away. A friend we made knew of this lovely spot on the island to watch the sunset. The tiny island of Es Vedra is just off the coast of Ibiza. So we spent a few hours watching the sunset and enjoying the beauty of it all. In the off season, you have more time to explore such things that are just as much a part of the island as clubs and shots of alcohol.
Have you been to Ibiza? What were your impressions?