White Isle Magic
Ibiza may be known for its beautiful beaches, legendary parties, and majestic sunsets at the iconic Café del Mar, but the island is also known for its natural beauty and mystical energy that has been drawing spiritual seekers for decades. Es Vedrà, the uninhabited rocky islet along the southwest coast, is said to be the world’s third most magnetic point according to geologists and is a beautiful spot to watch the setting sun.
Must-Do: The island’s mysterious ley lines — invisible energy lines that carry a subtle magnetic vibration, and which are thought to connect sacred places around the world — run from Es Vedrà all the way to the bohemian markets in Es Canar. Join the free-spirited folk at Es Canar’s Hippy Market Punta Arabí every Wednesday (from April to October), or Las Dalias Hippy Market every Saturday (from June to September) in San Carlos. A chilled aura radiates from the carefree artisans who sell their authentic, self-made crafts that can range from colorful woven rucksacks and crocheted garments to decorative dream catchers, ceramics, and one-of-a-kind jewelry.
Eat: Reserve a table at the industrially chic Project Social in Santa Eulalia del Río. Furnished with quirky mismatch chairs and with hip music playing in the background, this American diner with a London boho bar vibe is a fun eatery where you can sip craft beers or creative cocktails, served alongside delicious food, from maple syrup pancake breakfasts to towering burgers, and even a soul-nourishing Sunday Roast.
Day-Trip: Formentera — often referred to as Ibiza’s laid-back little sister and the smallest of the Balearic Islands — makes for a tranquil day-trip. Reach the isle by ferry and rent a pedal or motorbike to explore the islands, before relaxing at one of the castaway-style beaches.