Despite being known as the quiet side of the island, the north of Ibiza offers plenty of activities so that there’s always something to do this 2015 in this beautiful corner of Ibizan paradise.
XV Mountain Bike Tour of Ibiza International 2015 (Bartolo Planells memorial) On the 3, 4 and 5 of April will take place this important race through different settings bringing athletes from all over the place. A +200 km route with slopes of up to 4500 meters divided into three thrilling stages. During the second stage you’ll all have the chance of discovering the north part of the island through beautiful trails and hidden paths. Grab your bike and don’t miss this opportunity for enjoying an authentic sport activity in full nature.
Market of Sant Joan de Labritja Every Sunday from 10.30 in the small village of Sant Joan, in the north of the island, the market and street stalls are set up so that everyone can enjoy the traditional crafts of the area. This beautiful spot becomes a meeting point of rustic life and tourism. Here you’ll find all kinds of handicrafts but especially local organic foods, fruits and vegetables. A charming place for making some shopping with music and a lively atmosphere.
Sant Joan de Labritja festivities There is no such awaited night as the shortest night of the year: the Night of Sant Joan, full of magic, mystery and fun. And what better way to celebrate it in the homonymous Ibizan village of Sant Joan every June 23, adorned to celebrate the eve of its patron saint day. Its particular way of celebrating this night is with the already known bonfire and ‘correfocs’ (literally, fire-runs) but also with music and a Flower Power party, bringing back the spirit of the 70s to the village. Now summer really starts!
Wine harvest in Ibiza The end of the summer is the time when farmers and country persons get ready for the grape harvest. Today, Ibizan families still take care of their vineyards and all of them are always impatient for picking the grapes for making delicious ‘vino payés’ (homemade peasant wine) very typical of Ibiza. September is a perfect time to visit Sa Cova, the oldest winery on the island, located in the remote village of Sant Mateu, and where, apart from tasting delicious wines you can take a closer look at the winemaking tradition of the island.
Big day of Sant Miquel de Balansat Discover the charming patron saint festivities of the island in the lovely village of Sant Miquel de Balansat. September 29 is the big day in this town with a traditional procession, folk dancing, plenty of activities for all ages and of course, music and party all day and all night. Come to celebrate!
‘Ball Pagès’ traditional dance at Sant Miquel One of the main attractions of Ibizan folklore is its traditional dance known as ‘ball pagès’. Every Thursday during summer you have the opportunity to delve into the Ibizan culture in the Sant Miquel town square, where you can enjoy exhibitions and performances of the traditional dances and costumes, and which is presented in several languages.
Sunset at Benirràs beach The sun sets every day and everywhere, but only Sundays at Benirràs the sundown turns into a magical event that brings bohemian and cosmopolitan people from all over the island. The time of sunset is enlivened with a massive hippie drum and percussion performance where you’ll surely enjoy dancing to the rhythm of the drums. Lively atmosphere where you can enjoy a mojito and buy handicrafts and jewellery sold in the beach market.
Interpretation Centre Es Amunts, Ibiza One of the main mountain ranges of the island is Es Amunts which goes through a large part of Ibiza’s geography, from Sant Antoni (west) to Sant Carles (northeast). Thanks to Es Amunts Interpretation Centre, located in the village of Sant Llorenç, you can learn more about this very interesting and amazing area in terms of culture, environment and geography, in excellent and modern facilities that will make you feel fully immersed in the nature of Ibiza.