Have yourself a merry Ibiza Retreats Christmas
Our tiny island in the middle of the Mediterranean loves to celebrate Christmas! It may not be as commercial as in other countries and you certainly won’t see a Christmas tree before December 1, but there is plenty to do and see to get into the Christmas spirit! And do it the Ibiza Retreats way with plenty of activities and events that involve yoga, wellness and a touch of Christmas spirit.
Carols and Canapes – Atzaro – Thursday 8th December
Hosted by island residents Ivor Campbell-Davis and Lindsay Jay, this is the third year in which they will kick off the festive season with a truly idyllic evening of, as the name suggests, Christmas carols and canapés, plus perhaps cheeky glass of champagne, all under the twinkling lights of the Atzaro Christmas tree. Last year saw more attendees than ever join together, both adults and children alike to join in the singing, catch up with friends or indeed, make new ones, and generally spread some Christmas love around.. There is a suggested donation of 5€ per person, which goes directly to Mojis Animal Sanctuary, a cause close to our heart, so dig out your song sheets and join the choir!
Walking Ibiza – Special Christmas walk – The Lost City
Since 2010, Toby Clarke, an islander born and bred, with his intrepid team of walking guides and loyal walkers have been exploring every pathway, cliffside and nook and cranny of our beloved island. And this Christmas, Toby himself will be hosting a very special guided walk, taking you on an adventure of myths and mystery with a festive theme.. Beginning in the picturesque village of San Mateu and ending at ‘The Lost City’, a legendary place where the Moors when they ruled the kingdom, were said to have built and lived in a town holding over 1000 people. The walk will meander through the beautiful valleys of the North passing through many of the islands richest vineyards, then heading deep into the forest, enjoying the heady scent and welcome shade of the pines, passing olive, fig and carob trees, and foraging for herbs along the way.
You will also be privileged to marvel at the ‘Great Wall of Ibiza’, which stretches across the headland. When built, it reached a height of 5m, with lookout towers to guard the island from marauding pirates, yet today, only the remains of this great wall exist as a reminder of days gone by, however, from this vantage point you can enjoy unforgettable views across the water, even as far as mainland Spain on clear Ibizan day. The walk will come to a celebratory end at the idyllic setting of Can Cires in San Mateu where you can reward your hard walking efforts with a hearty Christmas lunch.
Love from Ibiza does Winter Wonderland at Lamuella
The Ibiza based charity who dedicate so much time and effort to the current refugee crisis in Syria, Love from Ibiza will be hosting their epic Winter Wonderland charity event in the beautiful settings of Lamuella on Saturday 3rd December. This is a truly worthwhile cause, and one to think about when we are tempted to overindulge this festive season. So, why not take the opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves, at this magical event which is full of activities and events, with a special performance from the local performing arts academy´s children´s choir. Shop for handmade, beautifully crafted gifts for your loved ones at the colourful and eclectic Christmas market, and little ones can visit Santa in his grotto, with all proceeds going to support this wonderful charity.
So, however, you choose to spend your free time this festive season, there is no shortage of events and celebrations to be enjoyed with love, light and generosity this Christmas. With LOVE from us all at Ibiza Retreats….