You may already of seen part one, if not head over there now!
If you have then you know I fell head over heels for Ibiza.
I am not sure if it is the incredibly clear ocean, the perfect temperature or the fresh seafood… mmmm.
I’ll take any opportunity to explore new places so when Bendik suggested checking out a new beach I was there!
And so we headed to Cala Conta. It is around a 15 minute drive from San Antonio. You make your way down a small dirt track to a car park, you feel as if you have made your own discovery and then you realise everyone else has discovered it too haha! It is a pretty busy but such a beautiful place. Don’t be put off by the hundreds of bodies on the beach . (TIP: walk away from the crowded sand and find a spot to camp on the rocks!)
The water is crystal clear at Cala Conta, such an amazing shade of turquoise and a great place for jumping off the rocks.
After lots of jumping into the sea we were feeling peckish so headed on to dry land for some lunch. We chose S’Illa des Bosc (as it was the only place we could get a table, another tip: make reservations for restaurants!) and had the tastiest Paella ever.
After lunch feeling very satisfied and full we headed back into the sea to enjoy the cool water.
From the beach there are amazing views of these little islands dotted near Ibiza’s coastline. It really is a beautiful location.
Sunsets are famous are in Ibiza. Before I went I didn’t really get why.
We put on some clothes that weren’t swimwear and headed into San Antonio to see what the fuss was all about.
We got a table at Cafe Del Mar to watch the sun go down. As we sipped on our cocktails I began to understand why everyone had hyped it up.
Cafe Del Mar play music to the sun setting and it gives the place the most amazing ambiance.
It is totally romantic, vibey and one of the best sun sets I have ever experienced. Everyone claps when the sun sets. It really was the most gorgeous place to watch the sun slipping in to the sea.
The next day we headed to Formentera.
I have been wanting to visit the island for such a long time so I was really excited to see what it was like.
We took a boat from the Old Town, it took around half an hour and was so nice to be on the ocean.
As soon as we arrived we ran like kids to get bikes. So excited to get away from the crowds, head to the beach and find somewhere to swim in the insanely clear water!!!
Formentera is tiny and so idilic that you can’t believe you are still in Europe.
It is unspoiled and has a quietness that is hard to find on Ibiza.
The beaches are long, quite and home to the most beautiful white sand.
It is paradise.
We chilled on the beach for a long time and bathed in the sun. Taking in the extreme beauty and peacefulness of the place.
Then at lunch time we hopped on our bikes and cycled back towards the main town.
Stopping just before the port at this beach side restaurant, check out those views!!
We ate and drank, laughed and chatted until we were full on the freshest seafood.
Bendik likes to match his transportation.
Later on we got on the boat back to Ibiza, very sad to be leaving such an amazing part of this earth.
It was our last evening on the island so we celebrated with a long dinner party.
Amazing food and probably a few too many drinks.
I had been wanting to paddle board for a few days so Bendik and I on our last day swam over to the beach and hired some out.
So we spent our final hours paddle boarding, swimming and taking in our last dose of vitamin D.
Never forgetting the importance of yoga practice…
I can sometimes find it hard to sit still.
Ibiza is truly wonderful and I am already planning my next visit!
“The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun”.
– Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild