Ibiza Cusine and Beach

Ibiza is still today a natural paradise. Proof of this are its clean and crystalline beaches, even in those areas that are only a few kilometers from the town. This is the case of Talamanca beach. It can be reached by road or by boat from the port just in front of the corsairs monument. A total length of 900 meters makes it the largest of the town. It is a quiet option on the island, where we can try our hand at all kinds of sports.

After an early morning bath, a good way to start the day is by tasting some pastries from one of the best bakeries on the island, Can Vadell, awarded the town`s gold medal. The reason for this award is their typically Ibizan homemade pastries. We cannot leave without trying the "orelletas" a home made pastry made of flour, eggs, aniseed and butter. The Ibizan cupcakes are also delicious and are nothing like the cupcakes we are used to because they are made of almond flaky pastry. The same family has been making pastries for about 90 years and is as successful today as they have always been. the present owners began the business in 1923 and it is now extending into a third generation.

From here we head to the Old Market. It opened in 1873 as the successor of other markets like the one in the Cathedral Square then known as Vila square. Today it is one of the main markets of this town, and here we can find everything from organic products to fruit and vegetables. In this market we can find stalls with a special charm such as this one, which was once a police headquarters. For over 60 years all types of olives and tuna sandwiches, combined with other products, have been sold here. Among the varieties you can choose from are, tuna and olives with capers or anchovies.

Once we've finished shopping we can taste some of the products purchased in one of the most traditional restaurants on the island, Can Alfredo, awarded the town’s gold medal. A place that certainly attracts an exclusive clientele, including many celebrities. A restaurant with a prestige based on the elaborate Ibizan dishes. The payesa (peasant) salad stands out, made with roasted peppers, potatoes and dried fish from Formentera. Another signature dish is the "bullit de peix" boiled fish stew with rice or the "abanda rice". We can not leave without trying some of the desserts, such as greixonera, a kind of pudding with egg, milk, lemon and orange. Other highlight desserts are the orelletas, the Ibiza cupcakes or the flaó. A treat for any palate.