An island that caters to all, Ibiza is a place which offers many opportunities and possibilities, and accommodates various lifestyles, setting it apart from anywhere else in the world. Less populated than other areas, northern Ibiza is a must to explore a more rustic and boho side of the island which presents some of the most fantastic quiet landscapes. Known for its quintessentially Ibicencan whitewashed buildings, vintage and hippy markets and beautiful forested hills, we created a carefully curated list of some of our favourite destinations in the north that are worth paying a visit.
Bar Costa, Santa Gertrudis
A popular informal bar located in the heart of Santa Gertrudis, Bar Costa offers a simple yet delicious menu of sandwiches, tapas, meat platters and has become a go-to spot for after-work drinks. A place which welcomes both locals and tourists, the bar offers a fantastic lively atmosphere and perfectly defines relaxed island dining.
Cana Pepeta, San Llorenc de Balafia
Bringing healthy and local cuisine to the forefront of dining on the island, chef David Reartes aimed to stress the importance of locally sourced ingredients with his latest concept Cana Pepeta. Using fire as the main cooking method, and more specifically, cooking on embers, the final result presents a gastronomy experience packed with exceptional flavours and unparalleled nuances. Beautifully cooked and presented food, an important message and fantastic restaurant ambience defines Cana Pepeta as one of the most popular restaurants in the area, and it’s clear why.
Ibiza Interiors, San Joan de Labrijta
Founded by interior architect Jurjen van Hulzen in 2014, Ibiza Interiors was initially created “as an umbrella project for his existing companies,” but has grown to become a project company offering a full range of services to professional developers and private clients. The shop, set in the small village of San Llorenc de Balafia, offers bespoke and incredibly unique furniture in addition to their architecture and interior design services – the perfect spot to do some interior shopping with professional advice.
Cala Xarraca, San Joan de Labrijta
Perhaps one of the most beautiful secluded beaches the island has to offer, Cala Xarraca boasts crystal blue waters and magnificent views. Ideal for snorkelling, the beach is surrounded by pine forests and red cliffs – adding to the sense of tranquility that can be hard to come by across Ibiza’s beach spaces. An absolute must-visit, Cala Xarraca stands out from the island’s other beaches for all the right reasons.
The Boat House, Cala San Vicent
Launched by the Zandwijk family after their success with several other gastronomy projects on the island, The Boat House has grown to become one of Ibiza’s most famous family restaurants. Hidden in Cala Sant Vincent, the restaurant overlooks a beautiful golden beach and the crystal-clear sea to present the most idyllic backdrop. The ideal lunch spot for a relaxed bite or the perfect dinner option which offers quality dishes in a unique setting, The Boat House is loved by locals and tourists alike. Featuring a modern and organic menu where products are locally sourced, there’s nothing about this gastronomy not to love.