What to do when it’s raining in Ibiza
Winter is mainly a glorious time to be on the island of Ibiza. Benefiting from an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and mild temperatures throughout the seasons, we do still however, sometimes, enjoy a few rainy days, which make the countryside lush and replenish the water supplies. So, what to do if the heavens open? We have some suggestions for you to turn grey skies into a great day out.
Art & Culture
Ibiza has a rich and vibrant history. Up in the Old Town, amidst the walls of the ancient fort of Dalt Vila, you will discover some fascinating museums and art galleries, where you can learn more about the island’s heritage. The Museo Arqueológic (Museum of Archaeology) offers a chance to step back in time and you can view artefacts and ruins dating back to the Roman, Carthaginian, and Moorish times. You will find this museum next to the old cathedral at the top of the Old Town. If modern art is more your thing then head to the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, known as MAC (Contemporary Art Museum) where a colourful and eclectic display of artworks from local and international artists will keep you enthralled. However modern the paintings, the building itself dates back to the 19th century when it was once used as a powder store during battle times.
Entertaining energetic young children on a rainy day can often be a challenge, however, don’t despair, Ibiza has several purpose built soft play parks for them to let off some steam. Piroleto Park has two venues, the largest being in Playa d’en Bossa, which boasts a huge indoor ball park area, and another in Santa Eulalia, where children can play happily whilst mum and dad take a moment to relax. Families with older children may enjoy a day of ten pin bowling in Vila Parc, which can be found on the outskirts of Ibiza Town. This fun complex has several bowling lanes as well as a large amusement arcade, and a bar and restaurant area.
Eat & Drink
What better excuse than a spot of bad weather to fill your stomachs with food and your heart with wine! Head to Cas Pages, the cosiest restaurant in Ibiza, located on the road between Santa Eulalia to San Carlos. Here a warm welcome awaits you from the friendly staff, roaring fire and the most succulent meat, soups and stews to be found on the island. Wine lovers should check out Vino & Co, the specialist wine store in San Jordi, a veritable treasure trove of delectable wines from all over the globe, something to suit every palate. After a trip here, you will soon forget about the rain, we promise!
So, when the skies are grey, don’t despair, there is always something to brighten up your day on this magical island.
Photo courtesy of Andrela.