Beautiful Agroturismo ATZARO Ibiza
Tucked away right in the heart of Ibiza on the grounds of a century old orange farm, authentic Ibicenco ‘agroturismo’ Atzaro is the perfect place to escape the madness of the Ibiza summer – even if it is only for the afternoon.
Atzaro is a bit of an institution in Ibiza; whether you know it for its Spring fiesta (where everyone who’s anyone on the White Isle congregates to celebrate the island’s ‘re-awakening’), its amazing locally sourced food, much of which is grown on site at the hotel’s own farm, or the fact that it’s home to Ibiza’s only open-air spa, chances are, you’ll have heard about this authentic, tucked away ‘agroturismo’ before you’ve been on the island too long.
What you might not know, though, is that you can enjoy an afternoon there complete with spa access, a healthy, locally sourced lunch and as much relaxation as you can physically cope with for 60 euros per person – the perfect antidote to the madness of the Ibiza summer, as I found out with one of my girlfriends one lazy Sunday in July.
You can’t beat Atzaro when it comes to either authentic Ibicencan architecture or natural beauty. Set in its own orange farm (you literally can’t turn a corner without almost falling over another bowl of ripe, juicy naranjas), featuring gorgeous, white-washed buildings complete with local artifacts, and boasting incredible views of the Ibizan countryside, the setting alone is guaranteed to relax even the most wound-up. As soon as we stepped foot inside, we knew we were in for an absolute treat.
The food didn’t disappoint either. We opted to dine in the Veranda restaurant, set smack bang in the middle of Atzaro’s sprawling gardens (although you can also pick the poolside Bubbles Bar) and the food was just as delicious as the lush, leafy setting.
While I went for the beef, my veggie companion opted for the fish and we both scoffed the lot, even after the three mini-starters (of foie gras, prawns and tomato and gazpacho) that had come just before. Dessert was two deliciously creamy cheesecakes, and we paired it all with two chilled glasses of local Spanish wine. Perfecto!
Now this was the piece de resistance. Atzaro’s 60 euro offer also allows guests to spend as much time as they like in the island’s only open air spa, which features an iconic pool (that skinny one you see in all the pictures), a sauna, a hammam, a gym and countless Balinese-style day beds, one of which, I have to admit, is where we spent the entire of our afternoon, dragging ourselves away from our magazines and final glass of vino only for a couple of lengths of the oh-so-inviting pool.