Ibiza isn’t just for partygoers, you know! In fact, the area of San Antonio is extremely popular with families, and it isn’t hard to see why. If your youngsters are keen to get wet and wild during their getaway, San Antonio’s aqua adventures are sure to please them.
Read on to find out more about Ibiza’s family scene for adventure seekers and how you and the kids can get wild on the water.
What’s a holiday in Ibiza without a spot of diving? If you want to take your swimming talents to the next level, book a scuba experience and spot the incredible marine life swimming meters below the surface. Youngsters tend to love this experience, but be aware that certain companies may enforce age restrictions.
Scuba diving is a great opportunity to enjoy Ibiza’s sea life up-close. The clarity of the water in this area is sure to make your experience even more memorable – I would recommend taking a waterproof camera to try and capture some colourful images.
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
The great thing about San Antonio is that the organised stand-up paddle experiences often give guests the chance to explore nearby caves and private beaches. Get your balance on the board and slowly paddle yourself over the waves. While you’re enjoying the tour, you will be accompanied by the tour boat and several experienced instructors, so you’ll definitely be in safe hands.
Top Tip: This activity is no mean feat, so it is probably best enjoyed as a family if you have slightly older children.
The waters around San Antonio are often clear and calm, so if you’re a kayaking novice, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to give it a go. There are a number of rental options available, and various tours that will take you on specific routes around coves and other natural marvels. It’s the perfect experience for nature lovers both young and old.
Jet Skiing and Jet Boating
Looking for a water-based activity that will get your adrenaline pumping? Try jet skiing or jet boating – high-speed adventures that you certainly won’t forget in a hurry. For families, I would recommend the jet boat since these can accommodate several riders at once. Enjoy sharp turns, wave jumping and more as your experienced driver gives you and your family a real thrill!
Parasailing is an aqua adventure like no other – the views over San Antonio Bay and the rest of Ibiza as you rise up in the parachute are truly stunning. Some companies will allow you to take waterproof cameras, so make sure you capture the scenery if possible. Trust me, you’ll want these memories to last a lifetime.
Top Tip: This adventure is not advised if you have an aversion to heights!
Want something a little less high speed or high altitude? There are plenty of boat tours available that are sure to take your fancy. Choose from a variety of boats offering slightly different experiences – you could even opt for a private excursion for just your family. During the tour you will be given complimentary drinks and you’ll also have the opportunity to jump from the deck into the crystal clear waters.
For the real adventure seekers, this adrenaline-fuelled water sport is ideal. Known as the most thrilling ride available in San Antonio, this inflatable 6-person raft is perfect for older kids. Attached to the back of a speed boat, the raft lifts into the air and riders will feel as if they’re flying across the sea – it’s completely unique and totally unforgettable.
Where to Stay
Casa Rosa – This beautiful country house is perfect for small families. Complete with three bedrooms, a private pool and a spacious garden area, children and adults alike are sure to love staying here. The house is located just a short distance from several attractions in San Antonio.
Hostal Cervantes – If you prefer a hotel to a holiday home, this guest house makes a great alternative. The welcoming atmosphere, large pool area and simple, spacious bedrooms are just the beginning – Hotel Cerventes also offers a gym, nearby beach and their own fishing and diving excursions.
How to Get There
If you book a transfer in advance, your journey to your accommodation following your flight will be just as straightforward. Book with Shuttle Direct and your driver will be waiting to pick you up right outside the airport, so you can be whizzed off to your home-away-from-home and start your adventure without hassle.
- UK to IBZ Flight Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
- IBZ to San Antonio Distance: 20 kilometres
- Shuttle Direct Transfer Time: 25 minutes
About Shuttle Direct
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