Fun things to do in Ibiza with your family
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Ibiza is just a party island and the last place to take your family for a nice relaxing vacation. However, outside of the the partying areas there are some incredible places to see and visit when you’re on the White Island. From the historic Old Town in Ibiza Town to the incredible underground caverns of the Cueva Can Marça in Puerto de San Miguel, there’s loads to see and do no matter how old (or young) you are.
First up are the spectacular Can Marça caves, located in Puerto de San Miguel on the north of the island. These prehistoric caves were once used by pirates and smugglers to store contraband and you can still see the marks they left on the walls to help them navigate the caves in the dead of night. The stalagmites and stalactites are colourfully illuminated allowing you to see them in all their natural glory. A stunning view of the sea also awaits you as you descend into the caves.
Tours take place every hours and run for 45 minutes. Entrance to the caves costs €10.50 for adults €6.50 for children.
Located in the north of the island, Ibiza Horse Valley allows you to get up close to the mountains, forests and beaches of the island – all on horseback. The horses have been saved from mistreatment or abandonment and now live in the sanctuary. Your family will be able to choose from 17 horses to take you through the mountains and wade in the sea. Half-day and full-day excursions are available, and groups are limited to between 6 and 8 riders, so you’ll be guaranteed an intimate experience. Children must be 14 or older and the maximum weight the horses can take is 84kg.
Fancy getting out and seeing what Ibiza has to offer but aren’t too keen on horses? Then going on a jeep safari is definitely for you and your family. You’ll be picked up from your hotel in a thrill inducing all-terrain, open-top jeep and whisked into the secret lands of the island. You’ll be taken to viewpoints and beaches you couldn’t reach without a 4x4, learn about the local birds and wildlife, and have the chance to swim in a beautiful remote beach.
Children must be at least 6 years old. Prices start at €62 for kids and €74 for adults.
Take a ferry to Formentera
Formentera, the smallest Balearic Island at only 12 miles long, is a speedy 40-minute boat ride away from Ibiza. Its beaches are regularly voted as some of the best in the world. Once on the island it’s very easy to get around. We suggest hiring some bikes to take in the charming villages, eating some tasty Mediterranean food and finding yourselves a stunning beach to relax and soak up some rays. The island offers some great family hotels if you fancy extending your time on the island.
2 ferry routes depart from Ibiza Town to Formentera with a combined 57 sailings every day.
Famed for its hippy colonies which started in the 1930’s, Ibiza has a rich hippy heritage. Hippy markets can be found all over the island and are a great way to spend some of your time on the island. Punta Arabi is the oldest hippy market and can be found in the east of the island. Every Wednesday from 10am in the summer months the market comes alive. You’ll find great food, shopping and live music, as well as a dedicated kid’s area with face-painting t-shirt making.
For a list of all the hippy markets check out Ibiza Spotlight.