About Sarah F
Lives in Alicante, Spain
Since Oct. 2008
I am a journalist and have been living in Spain for the past 10 years. I live in the Alicante region, which includes the Costa Blanca. As well as its gorgeous beaches, the region has many vibrant fiestas, great gastronomy including paella and the Denia red prawn, sports, mountains, waterfalls, natural parks, traditions and culture.
Horseback Riding Tours
Other Outdoor Activities
Boat Tours, Water Sports, Boat Hire, Speed Boats Tours
Situated on the northern part of the island in the beautiful Es Murta nature park, Ibiza Horse Valley is a 70-hectare canyon where formerly abandoned or mistreated horses can live wild and free. The sanctuary offers a variety of treks and horseback adventures that will allow you to find the 'hidden Ibiza' — beautiful north coast beaches, mountains, and amazing views.
Set in the Es Canar region, Acrobosc is part nature park, part adventure zone, and a great place for the whole family to blow off steam. The park features different circuits suitable for different age groups, with ropes, ziplines, and other activities to try.
A hike up to Dalt Vila (meaning 'High Town') will reward you with far-reaching views. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this historic hilltop village is an impressive part of Ibiza, home to a castle, a famous cathedral, and buildings dating from the 12th century through to Moorish times and beyond. There's an old drawbridge, ancient cobbled courtyards, and traditional squares, along with souvenir shops, art galleries, and local craft shops. In short, this area is great for a leisurely stroll, the type of old town you want to get deliberately lost in.
A visit to the magical island of Es Vedra is a must so you can enjoy the amazing views over Ibiza and marvel at the clear water. The island is shrouded in myths and legends (it's said that the giant of Es Vedra once lived here, and that this is the home of the sea nymphs and sirens who tried to lure the legendary Greek king Odysseus from his ship), and many people believe they can feel its mystical vibes. You may recognize it from the Hollywood musical South Pacific, or the front cover of Mike Oldfield's Voyager album.
Soft, light sand and amazingly clear waters have made Ses Salines a firm favorite among fashionistas and celebrities. This is a great place to snorkel, take a boat trip around the interesting coastline, and marvel at a spectacular sunrise or sunset.
A boat ride is one of the finest ways to explore Ibiza’s coastline of sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, coves, and pretty bays. And there are plenty of companies that provide boat trips in all manner of vessels, from luxury yachts to romantic sailing boats, speed boats to jet skis. Many of these tours also allow you to drop anchor and go for a cool swim, or find a fabulous beach restaurant for lunch.
Take Off Ibiza offers a number of thrilling sea adventures, from boat trips on the Jet Boat 360 (which jumps and rides the waves at high speeds, kind of like a roller coaster at sea), to the Jet Pack, a gravity-defying experience that allows you to walk on water. You can also try other water sports, such as parasailing, jet skiing, or scuba diving.
Also known as the Sa Cova de ses Llagostes (or 'the Lobster Cave') Aquarium Cap Blanc was originally a nursery for breeding pot lobsters and housing fishing surpluses. Today, the grotto has been converted into a cool aquarium, where you can see a variety of Mediterranean fish, such as groupers or damsel fish, and then dine on a seafood dinner. The aquarium is situated near a large lake, where you can also see unusual items such as shark eggs and sea sponges.
Gorgeous turquoise waters and views of the little islands off Ibiza are the main attractions of Cala Comte, one of the best beaches on the island. Clear waters make this a great spot for swimming or snorkeling, and it's also one of the best places to watch the sunset.
Benirras Beach is famous for the long-established hippie ritual of drumming down the sunset, which takes place on Sundays. Come here early to walk the beach and browse the arts and crafts for sale, then stay to watch the sunset and listen (or dance to) the drums.