Ibiza: Turnt or Nah?

For my free weekend in Spain, I decided to go to Ibiza. It was pretty cool, but it didn’t live up to the hype for me (as with most things in this country). Ibiza is known for being a party island and for it’s beautiful beaches. While I did not enjoy the partying AT ALL, I loved the beaches and the the amenities that they offered.

We stayed in a really nice hotel (that was also very inexpensive to be in Ibiza), called Gran Sol. EVERYTHING is expensive in Ibiza, and we learned real quick that we would not be able to do everything. Views from the hotel are below:

 

We had a balcony in our hotel and air conditioning (it’s def not always guaranteed over here), and they also provided breakfast and dinner service for a small fee. We had a balcony, which provided the views above, and we could see the strip from our hotel (I love to people watch). It was definitely, in my opinion, the best bang for our buck!
 
Now about these parties, if you like techno music and all that jumping around and stuff, then Ibiza is the party place for you! However, that was not the case for me. I’m more of a hip hop and r&b type of girl, and if you don’t play Boosie at least once at the club I’m pretty much over it (that’s what will happen to you if you live in Louisiana for 3 years).
Ok, ok, ok, ok, ok, it’s Boosie Boo!
We didn’t go out much because we knew going into it what to expect, our cab driver told us that they pretty much only played techno and house, when we first arrived. We did try to go on this boat party that took you to all these stops and included food and all kinds of cool stuff, but by the time we got off on the FIRST stop I was over it. It goes without saying that I didn’t make it to anymore stops. 
 
I can’t deal with being around people that are way too drunk and especially in such an enclosed space, it started to stink on there, I think people were taking ecstasy, one man almost drowned (tryna do too much, drugs, alcohol and swimming just don’t mix), and my senses just really became overwhelmed.
 
It was NOT my crowd at all, I’m ALL about the turn up, but I’m also ALL about my life and making it home safely (No Dom K [you’re cool if you got that joke lol]).
 
The beaches:
A beach close to our hotel

 

Me at the beach (I loved our Cabana)

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The lack of partying didn’t upset me at all, Ibiza was a perfect escape from the stress of living with this host family in madrid, attending classes every day, and going on excursions early in the morning. The serene scenery and terrain of the city made me feel relaxed and gave me a break from the hustle and bustle of the city (idk how people do it, I’m def a suburb girl). 
 
TIPS FOR IBIZA & THINGS I WISH I HAD DONE:
 
1. Ibiza is VERY expensive, if you are a little short on money or your free weekend is at the beginning of your trip I would advise you to plan way ahead so you can spend your money wisely.
 
2. Taking the bus is waaaaaay cheaper than taking a taxi in Ibiza, so you should plan ahead in order to make sure you don’t miss the bus (they only come every hour, so you need to be…
On the I-10 by 10

But seriously, planning ahead will save you a lot of money. You don’t really need to save time because everybody is on island time so you never feel rushed.

 
3. Make sure you are getting in WHITE official taxis, Europe is known for sex trafficking (I know y’all have seen Taken) and be sure to never travel alone, I would hate for somebody to get snatched up.
 
4. I wish I had gone to Las Dalias, it is a really cool hippie market and I wanted to go so bad but the person I went with had other interests (I’m growing bc the old me wouldn’t have cared what she wanted to do), but I digress. There are a lot of hippie markets on the island but Las Dalias is the most famous, and the hippies don’t charge you to chill and listen to music, and I also hear they have really good food in the markets in addition to the cute clothes and cool finds.
 
5. GO TO IBIZA, I cannot wait to go back with my family and friends, this is a place that should def be on everyone’s bucket list, I am going to post pictures so you can see why.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buen Viaje,
Gabs
 
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