Explore the Idyllic Islands off the Coast of Spain this Winter.
Some people might think of Ibiza and picture noisy night clubs pulsing with rambunctious, sunburnt teens raving until dawn – but there is far more to this alluring island than its renowned nightlife!
Its main town, Eivissa attracts a very diverse crowd with its charming architecture and high-end fashion stores. There’s also a selection of art galleries and history museums to keep the culture-vultures engaged, and a mouth-watering range of fine restaurants for the ultimate Mediterranean dining experience.
Twenty minutes from Eivissa is the animated town of San Antonio: perhaps best known for its vibrant air and romantic sunsets that can be marvelled from the promenade.
Across the island lies the very charming Santa Eulalia, which boasts a sweeping bay and marina full of quaint little shops, cafes and bars. A rustic riverside walk spiralling uphill leads to the Parish Church, the views from which really have to be seen to be believed.
As the cold season closes in and the tourists head for home, the island of Ibiza is just as enthralling for country walks, exploring the towns and hitting the shops and bars. For the outgoing, adventurous types there is much moseying to do, from the underground chapel of Santa Ines to the medieval town of Dalt Vila, both interesting places to visit whatever the weather.
Alternatively, there’s nothing stopping you from wrapping up and taking a peaceful stroll down to the marina to admire the boats, while the incoming clouds only serve to enhance those spectacular winter sunsets.
The small but effervescent island of Formentera is distinctive for its crystal-clear shores and guaranteed serenity in the sunshine.
Those looking for a little more to do than top up their tan are usually spoilt for choice by a range of activities, from snorkeling in the ever-inviting Mediterranean waters to trying their hand at sailing along the coast, all the while entranced by the sights and sounds of this charming Balearic getaway.
Even during the off season there are things to see and do in Formentera. Many of its shops, bars and restaurants are still open for those who want to experience this little piece of paradise during quieter periods and milder climates. Venture down to San Ferran, a centrally located village featuring quaint architecture and winding cobbled paths that lead to some of Formentera’s most quirky and interesting establishments – some dating back to the eighteenth century.