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What's on in Ibiza May 2019

A taste of the summer on the White Isle

Featured in: | Isha Sesay, Ibiza Reporter | Published
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May is one of the most delightful months of the year in Ibiza, providing a mouth-watering taste of the impending summer season. Its arrival brings warm weather and a real sense of vibrancy to the island, with an array of fantastic activities and events on offer.

Whether you want to experience the magic of the superclub openings or immerse yourself in the island’s traditions, May is the perfect time to make a trip over to the White Isle. With so many great activities on, we have given you a selection of the best things to do in Ibiza this month.

Moda Adlib Fashion Show

Ibiza is renowned for its signature Balearic style, with Adlib Moda Ibiza firmly established as the powerhouse of the island’s fashion scene. From May 2nd to 5th, its annual fashion show will take place at the Ibiza Exhibition Centre, showcasing beautifully designed pieces from a range of local and international designers. As well as an iconic catwalk show, there will also be live DJs providing the perfect soundtrack for a truly exciting event.


BenirrĂ s Hippy Market

Benirràs Beach is one of Ibiza’s most iconic settings, experiencing breathtaking sunsets and awe-inspiring views across its surrounding landscapes. This month sees the return of its beloved hippy market, where you can find everything from jewellery to arts and crafts at a host of inviting stalls. With live music and the island’s local community hypnotising their audience with the beat of their drums, the market is the perfect accompaniment to watch the sun go down. The market will be held every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of October.

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Ibiza Sabor Food Festival

Throughout May Ibiza will host the Ibiza Sabor Food Festival, an incredible gastronomical celebration of the island’s local cuisine. With more than 40 restaurants participating, the festival provides visitors and residents with an opportunity to taste the delicious flavours of the Mediterranean at a particularly special price. The event is certain to delight every foodie, with set menus costing €25 and a selection of tasty tapas bites on offer for €7.

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Medieval Fair

No trip to the White Isle in May would be complete without experiencing the magic of the Ibiza Medieval Fair. Now in its 20th edition, the festival takes place between May 9th and 12th this year and pays homage to Dalt Vila’s inclusion as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With a full program of activities on offer including dance shows, theatre, illusionism, handicraft markets, jugglers and puppets, the event is certain to attract huge crowds.

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Musical offerings

May sees many of Ibiza’s most loved venues reopen for the summer season, with a host of highly anticipated opening parties scheduled throughout the month. Café Mambo kicks things off on May 10th, with the award-winning super club Amnesia Ibiza following suit on May 11th. San Antonio’s favourite daytime pool party, Ibiza Rocks, reopens on May 17th, with the extraordinary Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza both reopening on May 18th. It doesn’t stop there, as the annual International Music Summit will also be held between May 22nd and 24th this year, with its finale including an amazing party at the top of Dalt Vila.

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Yoga on the beach

The best way to rewind and recharge after a night in the club is heading to a yoga class followed by a healthy breakfast buffet right on the beach. You can do so at the beautiful Amante Beach Club from Monday to Friday at 09:00 or a the hippy-chic Aiyanna beach Club on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays also at 09:00.

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Formentera to Run Trail Running Race

Explore the paradisiacal island of Formentera in this trail running race that takes you all around its coastline via five legs of 9 to 21 kilometres, completing a total of 60 kilometres. From Caribbeanesque beaches to rugged cliffs and picturesque agricultural towns, this is probably one of the most beautiful trail running races in the world.

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There is plenty going for everyone in Ibiza in May. Don't forget to check out our accommodation options for the best deals on the island.

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