I'm thinking of planning a trip for a week or so to Ibiza. But can you reccommend as well as we're people that are not coming for the parties? Where should we stay if we'd like a comfortable stay with good restaurants and nature nearby?
Thanks very much for any suggestions!
If you wanna go in October, it's a great idea because there isn't to many people, only local people. The discotecas will be closed, maybe only Pacha offer some party and also some bars in Port of Ibiza will be open but if the idea is to visit the islan so you have many kind of activities like adventure. In October the weather is still pleasant, but not heat, there are days that you can possibly go to the beach but at night will surely make cold, you can take to make a sport for l island or visit its charming villages in the interior of the island.
Things you can do in October:
Visit Dalt Villa: obligatory point for its great walls and breathtaking views of the island
Go to the beach of Cala D'hort for near the small island of Es Vedra, is energizing, you can go at any time but the sunset is amazing, you have to see from above, before reaching the beach.
The sunset in Cala Conta, Ibiza and Benirras also is amazing.
Visit the markets Las Dalias or Es Canar Stüble, Ibiza with typical crafts.
Visit the Parc De Ses Salines beach, visit the town of San Carlos, is small and cozy with good gastronomy offers, including Anita bar, which still retains the hippie culture of the island. You can also visit Santa Ines Field.
You also can visit Santa Ines fields and the church of San Miguel Park, one of the most beautiful beaches (recommended on Thursday, when about 18:00 do the dance "payes" typical island.
I recommend to stay in Dalt Villa, which is centrally located and from there with a car you can visit the entire island, but there are many options mainly rural accommodation. I use to rent an apartment in Ibiza city and I think in Ibiza Dalt Villa is a great option to stay and relax.
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The opening parties start in May/June and the closing parties are in September. You'll mostly miss the big summer party crowd so you should be good since that's what you want.
Don't worry, the discos will be closed in October, so no big parties. You can try to find a place in the centre of the island, which is more rural. Look for a "casa rural" or "alojamiento rural" instead of a hotel
here you can see a good route to do in October: http://www.ibiza-spotlight.com/guide/island_tours_01_i.htm