Scanning the Ibizan countryside from above, that floating feeling as the air lifts you heavenwards and you breathe in the pure, matchless air, is something you can only experience in an air balloon. It is an adventure recommended for anyone who would like to try a unique journey, either with your partner, or a group of friends or family, and it is such a special 100% authentic experience that you can be sure you will never forget it.
For a trip around the island in a balloon, you need to be wearing comfortable and warm clothing depending on the time of year, and bear in mind that you will have to be up bright and early, as balloon trips are almost always in the morning, so that you can be one of the lucky few to experience the incredible Ibizan dawn. The trip will usually end in fertile areas with plenty of vegetation like Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera, or Sant Rafel de Sa Creu, where it is easy to land this marvellous vehicle, which you will have watched as it is filled before your eyes, because you will be part of the team flying the balloon. The place for take-off always depends on the weather, and this in turn will dictate the route that the balloon will take, as it flies you up into the clouds for almost an hour.
For anyone suffering from vertigo, this activity is actually recommended, evoking as it evokes feelings of peace and tranquillity, and it may even help in overcoming a fear of heights among other anxieties.
This trip culminates in a rather special baptism, as the captain of the balloon cracks open a bottle of cava with a toast for all the crew, and to get your strength back you will be served a delicious breakfast in one of the island’s restaurants, close to the landing spot.