With Young Children
The mini-trains make sightseeing tours of the countryside and are lots of fun! In some resorts they also ferry you back and forth between your accommodation and the resort centres.
Play parks and play areas are found in most resorts, but especially in Playa d'en Bossa (with carousels and bouncycastles), San Antonio Bay (little cart track, fun fairs and trampolines) and Cala Llonga (located on the beach with a soft sandy floor). The play parks have Trampolines, climbing frames, games, slides and lots of space to run around in a safe, enclosed area - you are guaranteed happy kids,and that means happy parents too (believe us when we saywe know first-hand what we are talking about!). Some are actually great fun for older kids too – especially the small fun fair in San Antonio.
The beach of course! See our Beaches section. Remember to be careful with the sun.
Options For Older Children
Sport and Adventure
Watersports, including diving, windsurfing, sailing, parasailing, banana-boat and even good old-fashioned pedaloes. Playa d'en Bossa beach, Santa Eulalia beach (Mariners), several of the beaches along the Bay of San Antonio, Es Cana beach, Portinatx, Cala Vadella and many others offer great watersports facilities.
The Aguamar Water Park in Playa d'en Bossa. Very popular, with all sorts of slides and pools to play in. If you are lucky enough to be staying in the El Greco Apartments in Portinatx, you can use their very own water park and water slides!
Try out the Kart tracks – great fun and easy to find. There’s one within walking distance of San Antonio centre and the other is on the Sta Eularia – Ibiza road.
The Bowling Centre in Playa d'en Bossa - tenpin bowling, a rodeo bull, trampolines and crazy golf - good value food and drink too.
The aforementioned play parks in Playa d'en Bossa and San Antonio Bay are great fun for older kids too – try the small fun fair in San Antonio - and the parents can take a rest while having a drink and a snack.
Boat trips to and from nearby beaches, towns and Hippy Markets. It's a lovely way to travel, good value and fun. Try champagne diving from the ‘daily boat trips’ or spot dolphins and flying fish in the open sea!
Catch the boat from San Antonio to Cala Bassa, Cala Conta, Cala Tarida and Formentera.
Ferry from Ibiza Marina to Ibiza Port.
From Figueretas to Ibiza Port and Formentera.
From Ibiza to Figueretas, Santa Eulalia and Formentera.
From Santa Eulalia to Cala Pada, Cala Lleña, Cala Llonga, Ibiza and Formentera.
The trips from Santa Eulalia and San Antonio to Formentera are quite long.
The Hippy Markets – you’ll find these all around the island. Girls especially will love the trinkets, clothes and jewellery stalls.
Find them at: San Antonio (along the harbour & behind the old church, every evening except Sunday), San Carlos (Las Dalias, every Saturday), San Miguel (every Thursday evening), Es Cana (every Wednesday), Ibiza Town (by the harbour in the old fishermans quarter, every evening).
And if you're lucky enough to be here in May why not visit the annual Medieval Fair?
More about the Hippy Markets on Ibiza
All the Family
Excursions & Outings
The stalactite caves Can Marça in the cliffs above Puerto de San Miguel.
A day trip to Formentera by boat and bike. Boats depart regularly in the Summer months from most resorts. On Formentera, hire a bike (you get them in the harbour) or any of the famous, modern & enviromentally-friendly electric vehicles and get out and about discovering the unspoiled countryside and beaches - really, really beautiful. Remember that in July and August it can be very hot, so if you´re not a fitness fan, it might be better to take a taxi from the harbour to the beach.
A round the island trip by car, or mini train. The island is only 45 km long and 25 km wide, so you can see a great deal in only a day, leaving plenty of time for refreshing stops on the beach and in one of the typical Spanish bars along the way.
If you're staying in San Antonio Bay walk round to the Aquarium on the coast just outside of San Antonio (walk along Cala d’es Moro beach towards Cala Gracio and you’ll see it advertised). Set in a natural environment they do a wonderful job of rehabilitating sick or injured ocean creatures and fish. Often there are turtles.
One of the spectacular Fireworks shows and Fiesta processions. Particularly in Ibiza Town on July 15th and August 5th to 8th and in San Antonio on August 24th.
Remember to take some small change with you for a snack or cooling drink, but remember never to leave bags and belongings unattended.
Our holiday tips on Health and Safety will help you.
Where to Now?
Well, we hope we've whetted your appetites with some of the many things you can do on Ibiza as the family. It really is a special destination.
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