Ibiza has an average of over 300 days of sunshine per year and an umbrella is rarely necessary during the months of July and August. Nevertheless, there’s always that small chance of a summer shower which will enable you to make the most of the beach, so here are a couple of suggestions so you can make the most of one of these days. If you already have your car rental, don’t stay at your hotel and go out to discover Ibiza also on a rainy day. As the Spanish saying goes: “Bad weather requires a good atttitude” 🙂
1. A morning of museum tours in Ibiza
In Dalt Vila you have two museums to choose from. If you like contemporary art, you can begin your day at the Contemporary Art Museum of Ibiza, which offers a wide collection of both national and international avant-garde artists starting from the 70s. To learn further what the island was like and how people lived here during the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th Century, the best option is to walk up to the cathedral until you reach the Puget Museum, which has paintings of Ibizas most traditional side: the sea and the countryside. And away from Dalt Vila, in the Marina area, you will find Casa Broner, declared as part of Ibiza’s cultural Heritage and a great option for contemporary architecture lovers.
2. Visiting Ibiza’s churches
A perfect plan to make the most of a car rental is to discover the island at a calmer pace. Ibiza has 17 churches of traditional architecture and each one has its own appeal. Because although at first glance they may seem the same, they really aren’t. They all have in common their simple lines, their white walls, their porches and the width of their walls. But there are differences between them, such as an old defense tower, battlements on the walls, a bell tower which replaces the bulrush… Create your own route by car to include this visit and let this be an excuse to enjoy Ibiza from the fields of almond trees, carrob trees and fig trees. Where will you find them?
In the East: Sant Carles de Peralta, Santa Eulària des Riu and Nuestra Señora de Jesús
In the Centre: Sant Rafel, Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera and Sant Llorenç de Balafia
In the West: Sant Antoni, Santa Agnès de Corona, Sant Mateu d’Aubarca, Sant Josep de sa Talaia and Sant Agustí
In the North: Sant Vicent de sa Cala, Sant Joan Labritja and Sant Miquel Arcángel
In the South: Sant Jordi de Ses Salines, Sant Francesc de s’Estany and Es Cubells
3. An afternoon of shopping
In the area of La Marina and around the main square of Dalt Vila you will find numerous fashion boutiques. You will also find many in the streets located between Isidor Macabich Avenue and Vara de Rey square. Between these three arearas, we guarantee this will keep you busy during a full afternoon of window shopping and shopping. Here are some proposals depending on what your tastes are:
-Are you looking for luxury labels? Mayurka (Ignacio Wallis, 11 y 12) and NYC (Vara de Rey, 8)
-Are you looking for unique designes and for independent designers?: Noos (Bisbe Azara, 2), reVOLVER (Bisbe Azara, 1),
-Are you searching for Ibiza style fashion?: Ad Libitum (Bisbe Cardona, 10), Luis Ferrer (Plaza de San Telmo, 6) and Bamba Ibiza (Antoni Palau, 5)
-Are you looking for stylish clothes at a good rate? Biscuit (Bisbe Cardona, 1)
Did you like our proposals? If you are interested in getting more ideas to enjoy your time in Ibiza, check other posts from our blog, hire a car from our website and discover Ibiza’s secrets.