Ibiza Part Three: making the most of Closing Season.
It's safe to say I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Ibiza. But then again, I love to travel and I will always have fun wherever I go. I talk to everyone and, only if necessary will I walk the same route twice. So what do you do if you A) don't speak the language, and B) prefer to know what you're doing beforehand - since there doesn't seem to be too much available?
1. Depending on the length of your stay - book at least two closing parties ahead of time. The trouble with closing season is that numbers dwindle and there's less hype around town. Especially in the evenings.
We (I) got chatting to a couple of locals in shops and taxis who, after the polite "I'm not sure"s then said "it's dead and there aren't any real alternatives around this time of year. I would have come earlier in the summer."
For early (11pm) cocktails you'll find plenty of places, but if you're not a beauty rest kind of person, book a closing party!
2. Although a lot of the Main Street restaurants were decently priced - London decent - there are SO many tapas bars and restaurants with Menu Del Dias for a tenner.
And they taste incredible! Plus the Sangria is much better and there is usually an offer of chupitos after...
La Bodega in Ibiza Town and Fusion in Playa D'En Bossa were my favourites.
3. The temperature is British hot and Spain mild. We slept amazingly, could walk around in an open shirt and bikini, didn't melt and still came home sun-kissed - and in my case with a really hilarious tan line.
Walking around the Ibiza castle at 5pm was the best time for some sunset pics, but also for the mild temperatures.
What else would you like to know about Ibiza?