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

Markets of Ibiza

With the Easter, the island gets ready of the summer season begins, bringing together the arrival of tourists and visitors. The visits of friends and family to our home gets multiplied,and  there are stops that are mandatory when you come to Ibiza, one thing we all get to know, is the visit to the markets Ibiza.

Hippy Market of Easter in Las Dalias.

From Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday, the same market of every Saturday gets extended to 4 days. From 10.00 in the morning to approximately 18.00. A mandatory stop for residents and visitors.
Because we´re made of colors. las dalias

Hippy Market of Punta Arabí
Celebrating his 43th birthday, the first Wednesday of the month of April opens its doors.
It offers live music in the tent, from 13.30h. Punta Arabí is touted as the largest and oldest market in Ibiza.
Every Wednesday from April to October, more than 500 artisans and artists offer their creations, articles, crafts and their performances. hippy market punta arabí carpa

Second Hand – Flea Market of Sant Jordi
Second-hand market that is organized every Saturday of the year in the old Hipódromo de Sant Jordi (just outside the village on the way to Las Salinas beach). Here you can find almost everything: clothes, paintings, old irons, junk, odds and ends, furniture …
A place that is well worth a visit, cosmopolitan and friendly. mercadillo sant joan

Atzaró Sunday Market
On Sundays in Atzaró winter are different, craft market and quiet and cozy atmosphere. The atmosphere of La Veranda restaurant is a pleasure for the senses.
Certain days you can join yoga or meditation sessions.

Mercadillo de Sant Joan
The Healthy Art Market in perhaps the most beautiful town of the island.
Natural products, art corner, manufactures, arteanía and live music.
From 9 in the morning to 4pm every Sunday, in the streets of Sant Joan. atzaro

Mercat de Forada
The local product market, artisanal, healthy and natural.
In Buscastell, a market that has become an important place little by little, based on things made with love. They offer a children’s dining room with entertainment, live music, thematic journeys and, every Saturday vegetarian paella at popular prices. materia prima mercat forada

Do not forget also that every Saturday you can visit the market of Las Dalias, and in the summer season on the platforms of the Port of Ibiza and in the old neighborhood of the Marina you can visit the shops and craft stalls.

Dream bathrooms

Not long time ago we were listening to Kike Sarasola ( room mate hotels ceo ) at a conference talking about “the bathroom experience” in their hotels.

And it is something that we have all done at least once in our life when we have entered any hotel room: when entering the room, go and check how the bathroom looks like and what king of amenities are offered.

The theme is so booming, that even in the renovation of some modern hotels, squared meters of the rooms are being sacrificed to give them to the bathroom. There are some little details that we do not consider until we find with a room with a tiny toilet.

Inspiring, luxurious and refined, modern, minimalist, functional … are the adjectives you find when you google a bit referring to the bathrooms. But what really matters to all of us is that they have plenty of room and that they have a good light. can vich

It is uncomfortable to put on your makeup or shave in low light … or to make your pedicure. can vich

Shower fan? Bath fan? experiencia cuarto de baño

Interior designers and architects agree on the operativity of this type of showers… kind of those we may find in the gym. Elegant, open, diaphanous, without screens or curtains, very comfortable. can basso

What about a bathroom with views? are you shy? does it give you a little bit the same? …. all you want is to relax, right? 5799

Modern? ref 897

With a bath made of mortex? ref 815

With a copper tub ref 815

A room with a lot of presence in many movies and in the popular imagination: any movie of thieves when they put them in jail, that “pressure shower” before getting caged, or the Psychosis scene, The Shining ……. a place to relax in which to remove the salt of the beach, the sweat, to refresh ideas, to have a wine or read a book, alone or with sombody…

Villas available for Ibiza Closing Parties.

Summer season has come to its end, and like every year, all the Clubs and Discos are ready to launch their Closing Party. ibiza closing party

On Friday the 2nd of october we´re having : Privilege || Destino || Pure Pacha Pary

On Saturday 3rd : Ushuaïa || Amnesia

On sunday closes the most famous Club in the World : Space.

We´ve got news for you :
we´ve sorted out six spectacular Villas that will be rented for less than a week as usual. The minimum number of nights will be 5.

Contact us for further information or check availability vía email : or tel +34 971808122.

As it follows :

Ibiza House Renting Ref# 776 –
Large property exclusively located at the top of a cliff overlooking the south coast and the mountains, between the village of San Jose and Ibiza city. Amazing views over the sea and countryside.
Near the beaches of the south coast of the island as Cala Jondal, Salinas, Es Cavallet, Codolar, and its worlwide known beachclubs.

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Ibiza House Renting ref#915

Lovely family villa of 200m2 newly renovated, with amazing views of the entire southern coast of the island, the sea and the islets of Espalmador and Formentera. Nice garden very well maintain.
Close to the beaches on the South West coast as Xarcu, Porroig, or Cala D’Hort.

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Ibiza House Renting ref – 939

Available until october, 7th.  Villa situated on to the road of San José, exactly in front of km. 5  and 10 minutes from all the Clubs of the island, and the beaches of Cala Jondal, Sa Caleta, Salinas and Es Cavallet.
Totally renovated, but keeping our ibithencan architecture.

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Ibiza House Renting ref#321

Beautiful traditional Ibizan finca with all the facilities of a modern villa. It is located just 5 minutes from the village of San Jose, 15 minutes from Ibiza town center, about 10 minutes from the airport.
There is a small supermarket and a bar at about 800m from the villa and about 5 km away there is a shopping center “Can Bellotera”, where you can find all kinds of shops: fish shop, butcher, grocery store and large supermarkets.

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And apart there are 2 luxury Villas available for this short period :

Ibiza House Renting ref# 899

Modern style villa, minimalist and very luminous architecture, located on a hill in Cala Moli area, enjoying breathtaking views over the sea, the islands and part of the west coast. Surrounded by a pine woods, Mediterranean vegetation and having other private villas as neighbours, the villa enjoys numerous outdoor spaces .
The house, completely renovated and equipped in 2013 is located just 5 minutes driving from the beaches of Cala Moli, Cala Tarida and Cala Vadella and only 5 minutes driving from the town of Sant Josep where all types of services are available.
Ibiza town at 30 minutes and the airport it’s at 20 minutes driving.

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Ibiza House Renting ref#859

Luxury renovated villa located in Cala Salada with breathtaking foreground views over the entire west coast of the island and islets Bledas and s´ Espartar. Located in an exclusive residential area, very well connected with the most important points of the island.
Just 2 minutes drive from the beach of Cala Salada. 5 minutes from San Antonio city and 20 minutes from Ibiza town.

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Ah! and if you need us to book the tickets for your favorite Closing Party just let us know it, your entraces will be waiting for you.

6 steps to buy a villa in Ibiza

Dreaming on being the owner of a house in Ibiza? Wishing to buy a villa in Ibiza?

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With a few simple steps you can make it possible :

1 – Look for a profesional, there are dozens on the island but please make sure is someone you can really trust on. Our sales department will help you in your choice, and will give you some good advices about land sales, new constructions or existing homes.

2 – Once you´ve chosen the places you´d like to visit, we´ll organize house visits at your convenience. If you need us to help you in the seeking of an accomodation for a short stay we can also take care.

3 – If you find the villa or the home of you dreams, you´ll need the following documents :

a) Get a NIE ( número de identificación de extranjeros = foreigner identification number ), to be obtained by Policia Nacional Station or by a “gestoría”.

b) open a bank account number in a spanish Bank.

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4 – Purchase costs will be approximately 8% of the purchase value is divided into Notary fees, registration (about 6% VAT and 0.2 log) and Land Registry fees.

5 – The transaction will be signed by the “Notario”, we will take care of organizing all necessary appointments and coordinate with the property owner.

6 – Once you´ve become the owner of you brand new villa, maybe you´d like to change the house at your will and maybe, only maybe, try to hire it to get some return.

Our Department of Building and reforms, will not only guide you in your choice, but will deal with all administrative requirements of the execution of the work requested and delivery of detailed budgets. Our Painting and Decoration department will help and advise on furnishment and decoration.

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Our Commercial Department will take care of your investment, making sure the villa´s been hiring and the customers are taking care of everything in it. Our 30 years of experience have given us our own nice customer data base, and in the other side we can commercialize your villa through our international Real Estate net.

Ibiza House Renting is responsible for the receipt and monitoring of their stay by offering customers our local services.

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.


10 Reasons to rent a villa in Ibiza

It´s all about comfort, chilling & enjoying your holiday.Here are some reasons why our guests are putting their confidence on us to organize their holidays. These are the 10 reasons why our guests are renting a villa in Ibiza.

1 – Human touch. Emily, Laura, Carol & Wim will take care of you from minute 1. We´ll taking care of you, of your special needs and budget. We live in Ibiza all year round and we´re the first interested ones to keep you happy & satisfied, our best promotion is a happy client.

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2 – Service, we´ll pick you up from the airport and after sorting your car out ( you´ll need it for sure) we´ll come with you to the Villa that way you´ll find it easily and without waste of time driving around through roads and paths that are not on the maps.

3- Full Fridge service. If you´re interested you can have a full fridge on arrival, no matter at what time you get you´ll be able to have a light (or not) meal as soon as you get to the villa.

4 – You´ll spend your holidays with people you love. You don´t have to stand noisy neighbors nor maids knoking at your day every day at 09:00h. You´re on holiday & you do what you want.

5 – It has the advantages of being in a hotel without its inconveniences.

6 – Private swimming pool.  Woke up at 06:00h and you´d like to take a dip into it? Go ahead, no one will say a word.

7 – ¿Noise? Just birds & crickets

8  – More space for the same money as in a hotel. Privacy is another of the most important sales reasons, our guests apreciate quietness and the confidence that no one will come to disturb your time & peace.

9 – Special days. Ibiza House Renting guests usually order us some kind of special day or special night. We do help them, we do help you.
Organizing special dinners, parties, looking for a chef or maybe a baby sitting service, hiring a DJ for a day. You just have to tell us what do you need and what your thoughts are, we´ll sort them out for you.

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10 – Freedom.

Ibiza´s well known for it, we recommend you to have a car or two ( depending on how many people you are) , and just enjoy the energy this island transmits. If you are one of those that like to have holiday without plans and improvise as day passes by, just let us know and we´ll give you some ideas or book something to surprise you.


Top Five Countries Who Love to Visit Ibiza

One of the rising stars in the tourism industry is Ibiza. This island has huge potential when it comes to attracting a lot of tourists every year. There are five regular visitors who love to come back frequently.

Here are their nationalities:

1. Great Britain. At 38.7%, taking more than 1/3 of the whole percentage in tourist visits, you can assume that the British definitely love Ibiza. This would not come as a surprise since the British love to party and Ibiza offers one of the best party scenes in the world.
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How Tourism Industry Affects Ibiza’s Economic and Political Situation?

Economy and Politics are two things that are very separate but related at the same time. One slight change in one will definitely result to some alteration in the other. In Ibiza, one of the industries that greatly depend on the economy and politics is the tourism industry.

Yes, although this may be a quaint island, many have come to realize that this is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Every year, the number of tourists visiting Ibiza is amazingly growing at an unbelievable rate.

If you are one of the many who are thinking about going to this paradise island in the Mediterranean, then here is a primer on Ibiza’s current economy and political situation:
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