In part one of why Ibiza is so great for families and kids we enjoyed BBQ’s on the beach, went on a jeep safari, took a go at zip-lining and splashed about in a water park near Playa d’en Bossa. In this blog we continue our family adventure in Ibiza by visiting Cala Bonita, try our luck at stand-up paddling, and have aerial fun parasailing.
A great way to get into paddle boarding is by trying it on really calm water, and the warm Mediterranean is perfect. Kids have a habit of picking up new things faster than adults, so you will probably be way behind them in learning, but it is still great fun for the whole family.
There are a few dive firms based in Ibiza town which will be happy to arrange your family entertainment, they also normally decided on which is the best beach to hold the activity on the actual day. You and your family will be taught the basics first, then taken on a conducted tour of the coastline visiting caves and coves as you paddle about.
Lunch at S’Estanyol Beach
Head down to the perfect beach at S’Estanyol it is a small and secluded bay on the east coast of Ibiza and is rather difficult to find. But it is well worthwhile as the atmosphere is really relaxed and the local restaurants welcome children.
One such restaurant is Cala Bonita, and while the adults enjoy a lazy day sitting at one of their tables devouring the delicious food, the restaurant also caters for all manner of fun and games to keep the kids happy. This alluring restaurant encourages you to take your time and sip your chilled wine while they entertain your kids.
A wonderful experience for young and old is parasailing, parents can double up with their kids so there is no problem for small children missing out on anything. The instructors are professional and know their jobs, so full instructions are given before you start.
For those who have never experienced parasailing, it is an experience not to be missed as the speedboat opens up its engines and you soar up into the air holding tight to the lines of your parachute. As you get higher, wonderful panoramic views of Ibiza unfold before you. This experience is part of an hour and a half boat trip around the island to discover its real beauty, and to spend roughly fifteen minutes in the air.
The north of Ibiza, towards Port de Sant Miguel, offers superb cliffs for you to explore. It hides many unique rock formations, such as the Can Marca caves. The caves have had a chequered background, including smuggling of illicit goods. The cave exploration tour culminates in a fantastic laser and light show set to dramatic music. It is quite a marvelous way to end a day sailing around the island.
These many great activities show Ibiza in a different light to the common misconception of a hedonistic destination for young EDM fans. Ibiza has something for everybody if you are prepared to take the time to discover it.