We cannot deny the fact that Ibiza is an expensive place. The growing touristic demand and Ibiza’s seasonality contribute to the high price of almost every service on the island. However, there is no need to panic; it is not difficult to find low price or even free activities to enjoy around the island. On this article we have listed for you 15 free things to do in Ibiza.
Take notes and have fun while saving some dough . 😉
1Heavenly beaches: we could not start our list of free things to do in Ibiza in any other way. If there is something this island has a lot of, it is a ton of heavenly beaches to enjoy without spending a dime. One thing though: don’t forget to pick up all of your garbage when you leave the beach! It is everyone’s responsibility to keep them clean.
2Dance to the beat of the drums in Benirrás: you can also do it in many other places around Ibiza Island. However, on Benirrás beach a lot of people with drums gather every Sunday to make everyone on the beach dance. If you prefer to avoid big crowds, you can enjoy this show every day of the week; although there will be less drums and less people, the fun and the feeling are practically the same.
3Sunsets: to many people, sunset is the most magical moment of the day on the White Island. There are several spots from where to enjoy this natural spectacle in Ibiza. On this article we will tell you about some of our favorites.
4Walk the hippy markets: on Saturdays at Las Dalias, you can enjoy artisans and stalls that fill the gardens with colors, exotic smells and fantasy. Feel the authentic essence of the largest and oldest Hippy Market in Ibiza. And on Wednesdays, there is the Hippy Market of Punta Arabí that has more than 500 artisans and artists who offer a great variety of creations.
5Trekking: Ibiza is heaven on earth for people who enjoy this sport. They can find different routes on the island to suit all tastes and skills. Some of our favorites are Cap des Falcó and Sa Talaia.
6Skating: if you have a pair of skates, you can now enjoy this complete sport on the island. And in case you are still learning, we invite you to join the group Ibiza Patina. They organize long skating routes including people of all ages. Some of our favorite areas to skate are Ibiza’s sport harbor, San Antonio harbor or the bike path that goes from Santa Gertrudis to San Miguel.
7 Snorkel: everyone who goes to Ibiza should try to observe what is going on under its waters. You will find a lot of beaches where you can enjoy this sport, some of them are: Punta Galera, Aguas Blancas, cala Martina, cala Xarraca and many more.
8Popular parties: if you want to be immersed in Ibiza’s culture, you cannot miss some of the popular parties that take place in Ibiza’s small towns. You can go to a baile payés session (a kind of farmer dance which can be quite the experience if you are a foreigner), you can try typical meals and deserts, enjoy live shows… Fun is guaranteed. On this link you can take a look at the dates of the most popular parties in Ibiza.
9Art: there are many museums and art exhibitions that are completely free to visit in Ibiza. Our list includes: Ibiza Museum of Contemporary Art (MACE), which offers permanent and traveling expositions, the Salinas ship, where you can enjoy an amazing collection by artist Keith Haring until September 30, and the space Micus, located at Jesús.
10Bird watching: nature lovers will enjoy watching Ibiza’s native species. You can find the history of Ibiza’s salt mines and Ibiza’s flora and fauna at Ses Salines Park Interpretation Center, located at San Francesc church’s parish house. They also have binoculars so that you can take a better look at more than 200 bird species living in this place.
11Outdoor music shows: there are outdoor music shows in Ibiza during both, summer and winter. Some of the bars that usually organize free concerts are Can Jordi (Sant Josep road) Can Suldat (Es Canar), Chirincana (cala Martina, they are only open during summer) or the Pereyra theater. Take a look at this link to know more about the concerts that will take place on the Island soon.
12Ibiza’s church route: if you are a fan of architecture, you should visit some of the main religious monuments on Ibiza island. Some of the most important ones are Ibiza’s cathedral, Es Cubells church and Sant Josep church.
13Historic tours: we don’t get tired of walking around Ibiza’s fortress and around La Marina district. We can better enjoy this tour at sunset in the summer, or during mornings in the winter. With each step you will feel closer and closer to the Medieval Era.
14Watch the stars: simply looking at the sky can be an amazing plan during summer in Ibiza. If you venture far from crowded areas, you can enjoy a beautiful mantle of stars, perfect for a picnic night with your friends or a date. (Important note: don’t forget to leave everything as clean as you found it!). This plan is even better by the middle of August, when you can observe meteor showers, better known as “perseids” or San Lorenzo’s tears”.
15Visit the Phoenicians legacy on the island: Ibiza’s history is exiting, mainly because of the different cultures that have inhabited the island throughout the centuries. Discover Ibiza’s origins by visiting the Phoenician town of Sa Caleta, located at Sant Josep coast.