5 things to do in Ibiza with children
Sometimes it seems as if Ibiza is a destination for clubbers only; Nothing could be further than the truth! The island offers families a wide range of plans for both teenagers and young children. Learn about our 5 suggestions to enjoy a fun holiday in Ibiza.
The smuggler’s and pirate’s cave.
In the North of Ibiza, near the Sant Miquel port, you will find the most important karst cave on the island. The inside visit is a guided walk which lasts 35 minutes and you will be taken through beautiful galleries where water erosion has formed stalactites, stalagmites and columns. Children will not only enjoy these chalk formations but also learning about the island’s story that has to do with pirate and smuggler invasions. Learn more things about the cave by reading this other entry we dedicate to Can Marça.
Visiting a different beach every day
If you are a curious family that isn’t satisfied by just visiting the same beach during all your holiday, when in Ibiza you are in luck. The island has many beaches, most of them very safe for children. This is due to the tranquility of its waters, with very few currents from the shore to the sea and also due to the shallow depth of the sea floor for the first few meters, which truly makes them like natural pools. A few perfect beaches to enjoy with the family are:
- North: Portinatx, Port de Sant Miquel and Cala Sant Vicent (perfect when the wind isn’t blowing from the East)
- East: Cala Llenya, Es Figueral, Cala Pada, Cala Llonga or Santa Eulária des Riu’s beach, the only beach on the island where smoking is banned
- South: Ses salines and Es Niu Blau (also known as Sa Caleta)
- West: Cala Vedella, Cala Tarida, Cala Bassa, Port des Torrent and Cala Gració.
Visiting an organic farm
At “Can Musson” farm they don’t only just sell products from their organic garden. They also offer guided walks along their premisses to familiarize young children with farming. It is a very interesting visit for the whole family. Its location is in Santa Eulària des Riu, at the farm they sometimes organize traditional Ibizan culinary courses.
Discovering the coast by kayak or paddle surf
A great number of beaches in Ibiza offer the possibility of practicing both sports along the coast. Caves, unspoilt beaches and curiously shaped rock formations will appear during your professionally guided tours, adapted to each participant’s skills. A perfect activity to be enjoyed with your teenage children! Amongst the companies that offer these activities are “La otra Ibiza” and “IbiKayak”.
Travelling back in time at Dalt Vila
Discovering the history of Ibiza and its valuable heritage does not have to be boring for children. A good way to get to know Ibiza’s historic centre (Dalt Vila), in a fun way is by signing up for dramatized visits organized by the city’s town hall. Through the guide’s explanations and various dramatizations, assistants will learn what the Ibizan society was like in the 16th Century, the threats that surrounded the island and also what is special about the Renaissance walls buit during that era. Bookings must be made by phoning 0034 971 399 232 or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you need more ideas?
You can find other suggestions for your Ibiza family holiday on the website of Ibiza Family, where they also offer information about courses and events depending on the month and time of the year.
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