Ibiza during the corona crisis
If you had told us in 2019 that a year later all the big clubs in Ibiza would be closed no one would have believed you. Now that summer has begun, the world is also looking at how to fill your vacation. In many vacation spots within Europe, mouth guards will be partially mandatory. This is no different in Ibiza either.
And, of course, our recommendations on what to do during your vacation.
This season in Ibiza is going to be different than usual. Parties will certainly be there but will be limited to 300 people (which is actually a bit strange, because again, in our opinion, this should not happen, it only encourages another wave. It is better to limit yourself to places where you do not stand or sit close together). Think of some smaller clubs but of course also beach clubs and cafes. Dust masks are mandatory in many places but fortunately not on the beaches.
In general, Ibiza is a lot quieter than previous years. Ibiza town is very quiet during the day; there is more life in the evening. Places like Playa den Bossa and San Antonio that are normally home to young people who come mainly for the clubs are also very quiet. Hotels are only 20-30% full. However, practically every restaurant, bar and beach club is open. Some places even let you use QR codes to see the menu and then order. Some places may have modified opening hours. Always make reservations in advance when going to a restaurant. The popular spots are always crowded and a reservation is necessary.
Regarding our villas. These are cleaned extra well with special disinfectants. So you can go on vacation with peace of mind!
Information regarding mouthguards and your trip to Ibiza
At the airport, in Ibiza & the Netherlands, it is mandatory to wear a mouth mask everywhere. Different airlines may require different face masks. For example, we ourselves have found that face masks approved at KLM are again not allowed at Transavia. So bring both medical and non-medical mouth caps.
During your flight, you will be given a health certificate. Upon arrival in Ibiza, you will return it. If you order something to eat or drink during your flight, you can take off your mouthpiece. Otherwise, it is mandatory to have these on. It goes without saying but mouth caps should cover your nose and mouth.
Your temperature may be measured before you fly. Keep in mind that the overall process is slower than normal.
Mouth caps in Ibiza
All persons over the age of 6 are required to wear mouthguards. Social distancing applies everywhere. At restaurants, bars, etc., you will also see that all the tables are set to this.
Where should you put on a mouth mask?
- On the streets, everywhere except the seaside promenades
- In all stores, especially supermarkets, they are very strict
- Every store and supermarket has hand gel to disinfect.
- In the car as a non-family
- Public transportation to the extent you use it
When are mouth guards not applicable?
- On the beach
- Walking along the boardwalk
- While eating or drinking, including in restaurants
- Tables are set up for social distancing.
- While exercising
- At natural areas
- In and around swimming pools
The fine for violating these rules can be up to 100 euros. You will find that in restaurants hardly anyone has a mouth guard on. Be sure to wear it when you enter or leave to avoid a fine.
Ibiza is less crowded this year than previous years. However, the popular well-known beaches are still super crowded. We have compiled for you some “away-from-the-masses” beaches where you can have a great day.
S’estanyol is all fun again! In past years, this was a bit of a sad beach with a shabby beach bar. Today, Cala Bonita is located on the beach. Highly recommended! The beach at s’Estanyol itself is now also looking neat again. This beach is located near Jesus / Talamanca.
This beach has gained new momentum. A very nice beach club, Cala Bonita, and a fine sandy beach.
Near Jesus / Talamanca
2. Cala Oliveira
Want to be really sure you’re far from the crowd? Then head to this beach. There is a small stretch of sandy beach but the nicest spot is with a towel on top of the rocks. The beach is surrounded by rocks and therefore nice and windless. The beach is at the east end of the island near Roca Llisa. This is an official nude beach.
Ultimate tranquility and nude sunbathing
Next to Roca Llisa in the east
3. Cala Gracioneta
Cala Gracioneta is one of those nice hidden Ibiza beaches. You can get here by climbing over the rocks via Cala Gracio or by choosing the door with beach on it at the restaurant “Chiringuito Gracioneta.” Perfect beach also to go with kids. You have a fine sandy beach here and enjoy the tunes of the restaurant. In the sides carved into the rocks are cozy spots where you can enjoy a snack or a drink.
Fine sheltered cove with delicious restaurant
A little above San Antonio at Cala Gracio
4. Pou des Lleo
This is typically a beach where appearances are deceiving. When you arrive that there is a lot of seaweed on the beach. On the left, walk a little further up the rocks to where the sea begins. Here you will find a flat rock where you can lie on. Pou des Lleo is one of the most beautiful spots for snorkeling on the island. There are many fish seaweed. Always quiet, a good place to unwind.
Perfect snorkeling spot
To the east over San Carlos
5. Punta Galera
Ok, Punta Galera is not really a beach. Still, you can enjoy nature here on your towel. Punta Galera is best described as a large place with many different rock formations. Usually the rocks are flat, offering plenty of room to lie down. Do bring sunscreen because there is no shade here. Also a popular spot also for cliff divers.
Whimsical beautiful rock formations
A little above San Antonio
6. Cala d’en Serra
The latter spot is the northernmost beach on the island. The road to it is an experience in itself. When you arrive you see a large empty abandoned hotel. A little further down, the beach begins. A cozy tucked away sandy beach with a cocktail bar where you can get refreshments. This is also a super place for snorkeling. The right side of the bay is especially beautiful. Ideal place to spend the whole day.
Beautiful tucked-away beach and perfect for snorkeling
North of San Juan
Make your stay at your own villa even more special
Of course, it is wonderful to spend a day relaxing around your vacation home with friends and family. We understand it’s a good idea to sit a little more near home this year anyway. To make this even more special, we can offer a number of options.
Deliciously pampered with a chef coming to cook for you. We have a number of different chefs, each with their own specialties. From typical Spanish tappas to sushi. The chef brings all the ingredients to your villa. You don’t have to think about cleaning up either. This is all taken care of for you.
Movie / karaoke night
Cozy up for an evening of movie watching under the stars in the garden of your own villa. We can bring you a wide range of movies, this includes reclining bags and a popcorn machine. Fancy something more active? How about karaoke? Pick out your ideal costume outfit grab the microphone and live to 1 of 36,000 songs that come along. Fun guaranteed.
This season, beach clubs in Ibiza will all have social distancing rules. In fact, this only means that there are fewer available tables and you have to clean your hands with gel beforehand. The moment you sit down at the table, mouth guards are no longer mandatory. Officially this is only while eating and drinking but of course that is difficult to verify. All but a handful of beach clubs throughout the island are open. Here are some of our favorite spots open this season.
Amante is a wonderful place to sunbathe and have a long lunch. It is a wonderful location, very attractively decorated. There are often yoga sessions in the morning that you can join.
Perfect lunch spot
Babylon is a beach club that is still sometimes overlooked. A very cozy location with a kids corner where they can play nice. Lounge away here from your easy chair while looking out over the sea. Open all day, breakfast/lunch/dinner.
On the outskirts of Santa Eularia
3. Sa Trinxa
At Sa Trinxa, you don’t come for the good menu or the atmospheric interior. This is a slightly rawer joint on Las Salinas beach. What makes this joint so fun is that there is often live music and dancing during the season. Lay out your towel here and enjoy a few hours of great people-watching.
Just a little different from the other beach bars
Last beach club on Las Salinas beach
4. Blue Marlin
Either you love it or you don’t. It is a bit see and be seen here but still we always have a top day here. You can have excellent lunch and dinner here, does come with a price tag only. Blue Marlin has large lounge beds to spend the afternoon in style. Often featuring live music, Sunday is the place to be.
Every once in a while it’s nice to indulge in all the luxury.
We’ve said it before. We are fans of Cala Nova, especially after the arrival of Aiyanna. A super cozy joint with a high Bali content which provides the necessary atmosphere. The water at Cala Nova is the clearest on the east coast. You’ll get through a day in the sun here nicely.
Cozy decor and delicious lunch
Outside San Carlos on the east coast
6. Cala Bassa Beach Club
Not to be missed when coming up the beach of Cala Bassa. This is the largest beach club on the island and consists of a number of different sections. Fine dining or more finger food or just a drink, at CBBC you’ll be fine. Also a perfect place to take kids.
Beautiful tucked-away beach and perfect for snorkeling
West coast outside San Antonio
Frequently Asked Questions
A spacious villa. The biggest advantages of renting a villa are: the extra space, privacy, measure amenities, healthier diet options and it is usually cheaper per person than having to book many separate rooms in a hotel.
A villa. A villa is often cheaper per person than renting separate hotel rooms. In addition, you get much more value for your money. There is more space, more facilities (washing machine, bathrooms, a spacious garden, common areas, modern kitchens)…. As if you were in your own home! There is also more privacy and you can really enjoy yourself together. In our villas for large groups, there is enough space and privacy for everyone.
At the child-friendly villas of Huishurenibiza. In addition to baby cribs and chairs that we can organize, we also make sure that there are stair gates, a bathtub, good curtains so that your child can also sleep for a while during the day. Or a microwave to warm a bottle. But of course there are many more things we think about. A pool fence but also things like grass to play on, no precipices, playground equipment and bocce courts. You can filter on it with us to find your ideal home.
If you love peace and quiet, the north is your place to be. Here mostly locals live and you can relax at your villa and visit some small-scale villages. If you like a little more action then the south and east of Ibiza are the best place for you. Here lies the bustling Ibiza town, the bigger clubs can be found here and there is plenty of choice of great restaurants. Remember, the island is not big. So even if you are in the north, with a car you can easily explore the island from wherever you are staying!