The Simplicity of Ibiza

The Summer of 2020 in Ibiza will be like no other here on the Island.

It is as if we have been taken back in time and experiencing the Island as it was in the 60's and 70's.

The water is crystal clear, the beaches less crowded, and the roads eased of congestion.

With less people here this year and the big super clubs closed for the summer, Ibiza can breath and blossom in the mediterranean summer sun.

The clubs maybe closed but there are many natural gems to Ibiza that often get over looked in the hustle and bustle of the summer months.

We at Baron would like to share with you our top five things to do if your lucky enough to come to the Island this year of 2020.

Ibiza might be small but it is packed full of history and magical mystery that dates back hundreds of years.

The Island might be more recently know for its party life style scene but Ibiza has much more to offer.

Let me give you a brief history of Ibiza before we dive in on where to go this summer.

Ibiza is part of the Balearic Islands, which were populated by Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, and the Spanish.

Isolation and a lack of trade through much of history meant the island’s residents were traditionally poor farmers, craftsmen or fishermen. This changed dramatically when Ibiza began to attract large scale tourism. The food, habits and culture reflect a close relationship with the land and sea and a strong Catholic influence. An influx of bohemians in the 1930's and 1960's added another dimension to the artistic side of the island.

Ibiza began as a port town, founded by Phoenician settlers in 654 BC. Their decline in power saw the island come under control of Carthage, during which time locals produced dye, salt, wool, and fish sauce to become a regular stop on the Mediterranean trade route.

Ibiza negotiated a treaty with the Romans that allowed the island to retain its Carthaginian–Punic institutions while avoiding further destruction during the Second Punic War. The island became an imperial outpost, off the trading radars of the time, which also allowed for the preservation of many buildings, monuments and artefacts.

Here is our top 5 recommendations of places to visit this summer in Ibiza.

Number 1, Es Vedra

Rumour has it the monolithic limestone rock formation of Es Vedra, off Cala D’hort on the south coast of Ibiza, is the third most magnetic point in the world and has long been referred to as the source of Ibiza’s inexplicable energy.

While geologists say no, one thing that is unquestionable is its beauty at sunset, best viewed from the beach or the deserted pirate lookout tower, Torre de Savinar.

Es Vedra is the source of many island myths and legends: some claim to have seen UFOs flying above it, old wives’ tales say it’s the ancient site of the lost city of Atlantis, others have heard siren calls from the shore and mystics say it has healing powers.

As the sun goes down, it’s almost impossible not to feel energy emanating from the rock.

The experience can become quite emotional from the lookout point, as you witness the sky start to change from orange and gold to pink and purple before darkness finally falls and the sky is twinkling with stars.