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How to have the perfect 24 hours in Ibiza

Our hour-by-hour guide is here

  • Johnny Lee
  • 10 July 2017
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5pm – Ocean Mania

Did you have a big one last night? Feeling a tad jittery today? What to do? You could bunker down in your hotel, jack up the air-con, watch old movies all day and pray the maid outside your room finally trolleys off to another floor. That’s what most people do. But wait… why not blast away the cobwebs on San Antonio’s premiere inflatable assault course, Ocean Mania, which you’ll find moored outside Ocean Beach on the S’Arenal Promenade? While your anxiety-ridden buddies sweat it out back at Hostel Come Down, you’ll be bouncing around on the inflatable trampolines and zipping down the colourful slides into the cobalt blue water. Heroic stuff, indeed.

6pm – Surf Lounge Ibiza

Big waves are a rare commodity in the Balearics. Is it any wonder then that the recently opened Surf Lounge in San Antonio has become so popular? A 1-hour surf session riding the Flowrider artificial wave machine costs around 40€. There’s also a bar, restaurant and pool area laden with cabana beds for those of you who have lost your balance.

7pm – beach bar paella

A bit like fish and chips symbolises the high watermark of English cuisine, paella is lauded as the local signature dish here in Ibiza. Special rice, spices of garlic and ginger, vegetables and a variety of seafood are all tossed together in a big black pan. For some reason, it’s a recipe that always tastes better when consumed within 20 metres of the sea. Of all the beach restaurants we’ve sampled, the authentic looking outhouses at Cala Gracio, Cala Gracioneta, Cala D’Hort and Cala Jondal offer some of the tastiest fare.

Johnny Lee is Mixmag's Ibiza correspondent

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