You may know Ibiza as the clubbing mecca of the world. But it’s most recent evolution has seen it become the ultimate choice for those seeking to combine health and fitness experiences in a chilled vibe.
Take a look below at some of the programs offered:
Bennirás is a beach on the north of the island, known for its sunsets and unique hippie drumming rituals on Sundays. The part-sand, part-pebbles beach has crystal clear water and views towards Cap Bernat, an interesting rock formation, also known by locals as the hand of God. Sunday’s can be very busy, so get their early if you want to grab the best spot.
Can Marcà Cave
For a completely different Ibiza experience, travel to the north of the island and explore the Can Marçà cave, cut inside a cli in Port de Sant Miquel de Balansat and dating back about 100,000 years. You can see the stalactites and stalagmites during a 40-minute tour that ends with a light show at the cave’s magnificent waterfall.
Ibiza is a paradise for yoga lovers! Many of the hotels o er their guests yoga but there are also lots of private teachers who can visit villas and apartments to give lessons. Ibiza Retreats offers a drop-in yoga option all through the summer months. You can experience two hours of morning yoga with two teachers followed by a post-yoga super smoothie or juice, and you can even choose if you want to stay for a healthy brunch. ibizaretreats.com/yoga-with-ibiza-retreats
Hostal La Torre Wellness Retreat
Escape the rat race and recharge with an all-inclusive wellness retreat at Hostal La Torre from 15 to 22 October. Developed by The Workout Club Ibiza, this week-long retreat combines exercise, nutrition, and you time, as well as the tools to stay on track after you’ve returned home, giving you a healthier and happier lifestyle. Hostal La Torre is a new relaxed retreat, with just 17 simple rooms, located on the west coast of Ibiza and one of the most magical places on the island to watch the world-famous sunset. A seven night wellness retreat costs from €1,360 [£1,063] per person, based on two sharing and including all meals and activities outlined in the programme. latorreibiza.com
No.1 Boot Camp
The UK’s favourite boot camp company over a week of tough military-style fitness exercises and yoga in Ibiza. Combining a peaceful retreat with precision training and a quality venue, it’s the perfect way to focus on fitness, healthy eating and relaxation. A typical day features circuit training, hikes, strength and conditioning stretches or yoga, with optional extras from rock climbing to mountain biking. Healthy, nutritious and, of course, delicious home-cooked lunches and dinners are included. no1bootcamp.com
Ibiza offers some of the best diving in the Med — a little known fact that means lots of open water without crowds of tourists. O the west coast of the island, 15 islands make up the Cala d’Hort Marine Nature Reserve, which offers diverse marine life and visibility down as far as 30m. seahorsedivingibiza.com
Optimal Fitness Ibiza
Featuring its own version of high-intensity interval training, underpinning your own regime , Optimal Fitness aims to train outdoors as much as possible, with the aim of reconnecting with the environment. And with the stunning vistas of Ibiza, why wouldn’t you? In groups of no more than 12, and added to their own signature 4×4 workouts (metabolism spiking, fat burning, lean muscle conditioning), they aim to help you to achieve your goals in a setting as close to paradise
Ibiza has some of the most breath-taking countryside, which many people either don’t know about or just never get to see. Explore the west coast and hike from lookout spot Las Puertas del Cielo to the tiny rural village of Santa Ines, where you’ll fi nd just a church, two restaurants and a leather shop that has been hand-making bags and shoes to order since the Seventies. The Ibiza Walking Association also offers guided walks to help you get the most out of your hikes. ibizawalkingassociation.com
Join the Maxi Nutrition Ibiza 30-Day Challenge and win a trip to Ibiza for you and two mates. Get involved by visiting maxinutrition.com/ibizachallenge