The dangers of Ibiza that no one talks about
Ibiza is well-known as a party island. So some of the dangers of Ibiza are really obvious: drunken injuries, falling in the pool, slipping, alcohol poisoning. The list goes on and on. But what if you are going there in low season? Maybe you don’t plan to party you just want to explore. Maybe you are like me and you are going there with a toddler. What are the dangers of Ibiza in this type of situation?
It is good to make yourself aware of these before you go so you can be prepared for what might happen. We recently booked a cheap trip to Ibiza and wish we had been more aware of some of the dangers of Ibiza before we went.
Low season dangers of Ibiza
In the low season almost everywhere is closed. We found that in San Antonio around 90% of shops, bars, restaurants and attractions were closed. This meant that a lot of our trip was just free time with nothing to do. We usually spent this free time walking about and exploring the local area.
Check out some of San Antonio Bay below:
Some of the parts of town that weren’t particularly the centre were really dead. Hotels were being build and refurbished for the upcoming summer season.
This meant drilling, chipping at brick (openly and the chips flew at you.) There was dust coming off the building sites and blowing into our eyes. At one point I was walking past a building site which had green material around the scaffolding. Little did i know a huge metal pole was sticking out into the material and smashed right into my shoulder. It was extremely painful!
Another of the dangers of Ibiza that we noticed in low season was that security was less on the ball. Every single night of our trip we were woken by insanely loud parties in the rooms next door. The security team did not seem to notice until other guests made a complaint, then they would finally deal with the problem.
This was the same even in the hotel restaurant. People were served limitless amounts of alcohol until they ended up arguing with each other in front of other guests and children. It upset a lot of the kids and the security were no where to be seen at the time.
In low season the pools in Europe don’t seem to be heated. Just be aware of this before you book somewhere because it can devastate a trip for a child. Travis almost jumped full into a freezing pool but luckily I was on the ball and had checked it seconds before stopping him taking a leap.
The combination of cold pools and cold weather can really trick you. The cold can even help you end up with a little bug, but the cold winds on the island can also trick you into thinking you don’t need sun cream – you do. We all came home extremely burnt because of this.
The pictures don’t do the burns justice. We are RED.
There are many dangers of Ibiza but these were the ones we came across in low season. I am pretty sure if you are partying hard you will come across many, many more than we did!
Have you come across problems in Ibiza?