HACIENDA DEL RÍO
Drinkin' n' chillin'
WINDOW SHOPPERS ON THE ISLAND
Despite the popular belief that the island only boasts clubbing, my best friend Peter (instagram @petervlk) and I found ourselves engrossed in the history and local lifestyle of the natives via the Old Town. We stayed in a wonderful Hacienda del Río Residence on the south of the island (close to the famous and the best beach of the island – Aigües Blanques).
We entertained ourselves daily by window shopping in the small local shops in the old city, indulging at communal tapas bars and of course we took a day trip to Formentera (highly recommended!). It’s only an hour boat ride from the main harbor point in the city. Once you get to Formentera you’ll want to hail a taxi immediately and have them to take you to your beach of choice…there’s a couple of popular ones depending on what scene you’re looking for but we chose Platje de ses Illetes.
For me, packing for an island or beach destination is easy. You have your essentials just like any other type of trip. Tanning lotion, plethora of sunnies, swim shorts, linen & footwear (my fav = espadrilles). Let’s take a second to really dive into the options of beach footwear from the modern choices, the classics and everything in-between. Almost exclusively, on any beach, you can find me wearing a pair of good old flip flops in my base-country Spain. They’re easy. Easy to pack, easy to carry, easy to put on, you name it. The other option if you’re not a flip-flopper is the modern espadrille which is my preferred choice. Just slip it on and go! I’m sure you could’ve guessed that I sported black ones during my stay because I more often than not wear the color of my soul (kiddin’).
AND NOW A CHERRY ON THE TOP OF THE CAKE NAMED TRIP TO IBIZA: The last day we didn’t have booked any accommodation an our plan was simply to sleep in the car. It was not comfortable at all and that’s why we decided to put a blanket and just lay on the field next to our rented car. We woke up in the middle of the night because something was running loudly towards us. We realized it’s a goddamn horse! We didn’t see it because of the darkness but we most certainly could hear it next to us. We got back into the car in seconds and drove away. NOW PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION: What happened next was even crazier. We actually found an empty house with a view of the small sister-island Es Vedrá. Thats when we realized that we can stay there as much as we want and instead of pre-planned 8 days trip to the island we made it 16.
Damn Ibiza, you are simply riveting.