Our guest post today is from Marie Concilus. Marie is a young vegan blogger and adventurer who's here to share her experience on a weekend getaway to Ibiza.
Just for the record, Ibiza does have a number of fully vegetarian and even fully vegan restaurants. There's Simbiosis, Honestbar Ibiza, and the very aptly named Vegan Ibiza.
But what I love about Marie is that she didn't go to any of those places. Instead, she ate what most people would call simple (or perhaps even boring) vegan foods. And she savored every single bite!
I think you'll enjoy your upbeat and positive attitude as she finds joy in the little things. Here she is!
Ibiza, Spain: notorious party island or vegan paradise?
Like most things, it's all about perspective. After spending a dream of a weekend on the infamous Balearic Island, I can officially tell you it's a vegan hot-spot.
Check out my tips, tricks and favourite moments from a weekend in vegan Ibiza.
Vegan Ibiza: Where to Go for Breakfast
Local markets in Eivissa
The best and cheapest way to eat vegan anywhere is, unsurprisingly, a local grocery store or market. Luckily, if you’re staying in Ibiza Town, you’re in close proximity to both.
I highly suggest making a quick stop at a farmer’s market or corner store before hitting the beach. They’re on every corner. You’ll find fresh fruit platters and whole grain bread for cheap, plus a variety of vegan snack bars! My favourite is the Nakd Cocoa Crunch.
Vegan Ibiza: Where to Chill at the Beach
Playa de Ses Salines and Cala Salada
My top Ibiza beach recommendation is Playa de Ses Salines on the southern tip of the island. You’ll find a mix of families sunbathing, tourists drinking mojitos, and quiet, private coves perfect for swimming.
You can also hike along the rocky cliffs (about an hour each way) to the Ses Portes defence tower. The tower dates back to the 16th century and was used to defend against pirate attacks. Today, you can catch an incredible view to the neighbouring island of Formentera.
Cala Salada is just as amazing. Located on the northeast side of Ibiza, Cala Salada is, in a word, idyllic. Come here to sunbath on the rocks, cliff dive into the Mediterranean, or hike the coastline.
Vegan Ibiza: Where to Go for Dinner
Can Terra, Eivissa
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am- 2am, Sat-Sun: 9am-2am
This gem is the top tapas spot in Ibiza Town, also known locally as Eivissa. It’s indoor / outdoor, filled with palm trees, and is self-service. So, pretty much everything I’ve ever hoped for in a restaurant.
They have a smattering of vegetarian tapas, but the best vegan option is definitely the salad menu. I know that sounds unfortunate and unsatisfying but the fresh avocado, super crisp apples and seriously pure olive oil made the meal pretty incredible.
If that doesn’t convince you, there’s unlimited bread for one euro(!!!). Pro tip: they don’t care if you’re rocking beach hair (not the cute kind) or attempting to wear a swimsuit as a shirt.
Vegan Ibiza: Where to Go for Dessert
Dalt Vila is the place to be at sunset in Ibiza. Dalt Vila means “upper town” and is the highest point in Ibiza town.
The walk up is filled with Gothic Catalan buildings, white-washed homes, private chapels and of course, gelato. Every gelateria we passed seemed to have vegan gelato flavors. I personally went for the soy vanilla and mango sorbet. Would recommend.
I hope this proves that Ibiza has a little something for everyone, vegans included. If you have any Ibiza travel tips to add, please comment below. Happy travels!
About the Author
Hey there, I’m Marie: designer, blogger, aspiring yogi and amateur adventurer. I am currently interning in London and travelling Europe, finding and recording delicious vegan food as I go. Follow me on Instagram.