My Ibiza Holiday by Wendy Beentjes
First thing I noticed on arrival in Ibiza was a man with a string of beads hanging from his beard, his whole body was full of adornments and he was painted black and blue. Only later did I find out that Jean-Cristoph was just about to head off for his weekly stint at Es Canar Hippy Market , celebrating its 40 year anniversary.
My Ibiza holiday
My home for the month was to be a teepee in a location I refuse to reveal, its intimacy is far too precious to me. But no worries, if you are supposed to be there, Ibiza will show you the way. Almost immediately I realized that set plans weren’t to be taken to seriously and I ought to just go with the flow of the island and see where the day would allow me to end up.
Go with the flow in Ibiza
To sum things up, my random cycling trips took me on the so-called Ruta 5 and its beaches. My boyfriend and I spent the good part of a lovely afternoon dropping in on Cala Nova, Cala Llenya, Cala Boix and Pou D’es Lleo among others. But not before reaching final destination Aguas Blancas. A forementioned boyfriend is an avid surfer and was adamant to see for himself whether the infamous waves of Aguas Blancas were ‘catchable’. And low and behold we managed to spot a few locals giving it their best.
Always stay open for surprises
The remainder of the month didn’t disappoint in giving me more wonderful, random surprises. From cheeky pescados fritos at Cala Nova hideaway Fish and Tonic to indulgent raciones of patatas bravas at Santa Eulalia’s best-shady-spot-by-the-sea Mariners. At Mariners we were also lucky enough to catch Ibiza’s no. 1 cover band The Rolling Soul, which in turn led us to Cala San Vicente’s superb hideout On the Beach. The band comes with a dance floor antics guarantee, so deciding we couldn’t get enough we joined On the Beach’s Flower Power Party, cooling our hot feet in the gorgeous bay’s water at regular intervals. Personal highlight for me was joining Nell and the band for a rendition of Shocking Blue’s Venus, what more can a Dutch girl ask for?
The Rolling Soul the nr.1 cover band in Ibiza
Oh and there’s so much more I am not telling you about. The main reason for this being the fact that you do need to go and find out for yourself. Ibiza knows exactly what it has in store for you.