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The spanish “sobremesa” , a path to happiness.

The definition in wikipedia about the spanish “sobremesa” says :

“The After dinner activities period.This is a time for relax and resting, which in some countries , tends to take place immediately after lunch or dinner (especially lunch). It begins after pudding is served and tends to last anywhere from half an hour to an hour. During summertime and holiday periods these after-dinner activity periods tend to last longer. ” ses escoles oleoteca

For most of the first time visitors to Spain, there are two things that usually hits you in the face; the first one, the time at these spaniards have lunch or dinner ( so late), the second one, how many time do they spend sitting in the table, what do they do, what do they talk about. table in es caliu restaurant

It´s time to socialize, to remain sitting – usually for a long time – , smoking a cigarrette, talking… it´s said that most of the good business mad in Spain are made around a table, after a meal, during the “sobremesa”.

Spanish sobremesa is a tradition, is the time for the family, for friends, is when you update infos, your mood, with them…or just talk about work, or family, or friends, football, politics, gossip….

Afeter a good meal, with your beloved ones, with a coffee or a glass of “hierbas” , no rush, no watches, just talking, this is ( for real) the way that helps most of the spanish people to be happy.

It is said that there are a couple of little things that help us to be happy, which are  :

  • Sport practising, without competition, just because you want to be fit.
  • Hearing live music.
  • Study – learn something new.
  • Share your time with family and friends.
  • A good meal.

in the spanish “sobremesa” there are 2 of these 5 points included.

And on the other side, five are the human senses: sight, touch, hearing, taste and smell.

In the “sobremesa” you´ve already pleased at least 3 of them, giving to it, giving to you the ocasion of touching and hearing other human beings. To socialize.  Matching the 5 boxes of the senses .

So if you´re the kind of traveler that loves to soak the local ambiance, if you´re visiting Spain, if you´ve got the chance to mix with the locals, give yourself a try and join them, join a “spanish sobremesa” , a path to happiness. sobremesa in casapiedra

What has Ibiza got

Freddy Mercury, Noel Gallagher, Nikky Lauda, James Blunt, Mike Oldfield, Valentino Rossi….the list of people who own or have owned a house in Ibiza is quite long…what many people asks theirselves is what has Ibiza got? Why so many people come here on holiday and decide to stay?

The reasons can be  because of its mild weather, for the sun, for the beaches, for its good food, for the party….or maybe personal ones.


It´s a good place to stay, you´ve got a beautiful nature sorrounding each and every single town, in 5 minutes you can be on the top of a hill with the only company of the sound of the birds and cicadas or, in 5 minutes you can be laying on the sand with your favorite book. Just chilling.

Many good restaurants, the best clubs in the world, beautiful people, crystal waters, its little sister : Formentera ( the last paradise in the Mediterranean), markets where you can find unimaginable things, art, kraft, people….

It´s said that places are made by people, and people from the island is (we could say) natural.

We guess this is the main reason, this famous people you´re thinking of is treated like they´re “normal” people, just with a little respect and no fuss.

A place where their children can grow in a multi-cultural environment, close to nature and with this salty air, that you only realize it is there once you´ve left the island.

Peace, calm, another rythm, we walk slower than people coming from big cities, Ibiza is a place where you can manage your time. Many friends from big cities tell us so, “once you get out of the office you´ve got time to do many things, we, at home, we just can do one”


A place that when you get out to buy your daily bread, you can meet 25 different friends in a 200 meters distance, find your people every day, or in the other side you can spend 5 years without seeing your ex-boy/girlfriend that lives in the same area than you do.

For us ( and for what people tells ) Ibiza is one of the last places where the famous can genuily live like everyone else.