Wondering what to do on one of the most famous islands of the Balearic Islands when you are with family? Although famous for the hustle and bustle of its festivities, Ibiza has more to offer families who come to enjoy the calm and sunshine of the island. For you, Villanovo have gathered the 10 activities to do with children for an unforgettable holiday.
For a family excursion in one of the hidden beauties of the island, go to the Salines Natural Park. Located in Sant Francesc, this islet promises an immersion in the nature where you can admire migratory birds but also marine animals all in a splendid natural setting.
For those in search of adventure and history and who want to avoid the crowds, there are the caves of Can Marçà. Once a smuggler's refuge, they are located in the hollow of the cliff of the port of San Miguel. Here you can count the number of stalagmites and stalactites. This cave offers nature lovers a unique excursion in the heart of rocks, emerald waterfalls and light games. Tours are available and last about 35 minutes.
It is impossible to visit Ibiza without feeling the hippie influence. A true brand of the island in the 1960s, hippie influence is felt today in the famous market of "Las Dalias" which guarantees a perfect day between trendy shops for the whole family, restaurants for all prices, and Cosmopolitan music all in a summer atmosphere.
Nestled in the heights of Ibiza, this equestrian retreat offers horse lovers horseback riding in the mountains for half a day, days at the beach or several day treks for an unforgettable immersion in the company of animals. The excursions are supervised by two guides, and children from the age of 12 can ride too.
The beaches of Ses Figueres and Talamanca offer kayak excursions and underwater treks in crystal clear waters. Starting from "Cala Codolar" or "Es Torrent", the 2-hour walks will delight the children who will be able to contemplate the seabed. Excursions are done with Spanish guides, but it is possible to do it in English too. For 2 hours, the prices are 40€ for adults and 20€ for children. Advance booking is possible so get in touch for more details.
Ideal for detective families looking for action, the escape game is the latest trendy game that focuses on reflection and logic. Look for the scattered clues and try to solve the puzzle that will free you in a limited time. "Sherlock", "Wonderland", "Mad Scientist" or "Zombie Apocalypse", which one will you choose? Reservations are possible by clicking here or by phoning 0034 971 508 184.
Transparent water and white sand for adults, sand castles and pedal boats for children. The choice of beach is not lacking in Ibiza and offers an incredible range of games for the whole family. The most suitable beaches for family activities are "Cala d'Hort", "Cala Conta" or the famous "Playa de Ses Salines". They offer many activities such as windsurfing, parasailing or go scuba diving for unforgettable memories.
Located in Playa d'en Bossa, the Aguamar Water Park is a perfect alternative to the beach. For the more adventurous, try the slides "Le Trou Noir", "La Spirale" or "Kamikaze". For the little ones, suitable slides line the park. During the summer period the park is open from 10am to 6pm.
You will find on all the beaches the best spots for trying out watersports, but among these, here are our 2 favourites:
Surf Lounge Ibiza
Enjoy the unique experience of surfing the artificial wave pool in Ibiza. With its swimming pools and restaurant, the property received the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. An unforgettable experience is guaranteed. Click here for more information.
If you want to learn the joys of the Paddle while admiring the coasts of Ibiza, then the Supibiza experience is for you. Whether it is to admire a sunset or find a cave to explore, you will not be disappointed with this experience.
For a memorable underwater trip in the heart of the Mediterranean, let yourself be impressed by the Cap Blanc Aquarium where children of all ages can enjoy colourful fish, spectacular octopus and other fabulous marine creatures. Prices are 5€ for adults and 3€ for children from 4 to 12 years old.
Want to watch a movie in an exceptional setting? Cinema Paradiso offers you the opportunity to watch a film projected on a large screen comfortably installed on the beach or in the setting of your choice during a private screening. Prepare your popcorn for this activity that brings the whole family together for an evening of fun.