THEY OFTEN SAY THAT SUMMER HOLDS THE BEST MEMORIES. LITTLE MOMENTS KEPT IN THE DETAILS. WARM SUN ON SALTY SKIN LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. A SUNSET OF UNIQUE AND UNFORGETTABLE COLORS, FOOD MADE WITH LOVE THAT MAKES US BLUSH WITH PLEASURE. THE CHOICES ARE SIMPLE, BUT ALWAYS THOUGHT OUT IN DETAIL, WHERE THESE MEMORIES PREVAIL RECORDED IN TIME, AS IF IT WERE THE FIRST TIME.
07849, Balearic Islands, Espanha
WORDS BY PAULO MEIXEDO
IMAGES BY INGE PRADER
Ibiza, August 2019. My first time in the land of sun and sea, and the famous endless nights. Here I found a little paradise to rest, made of real people and real stories. Untouched by mass tourism, with only a few rooms, a swimming pool, a very beloved dog cooling off in the shade of palm trees, the best homemade yogurt and two unique hosts, this is the “LEGADO” FINCA”. This is Ibiza.
The sun is high. Our linen shirts get wet and rumpled and with the sound of cheesy music we create our own movie set. Just 15 minutes to Ibiza Town and the airport, we arrived at this little paradise around noon. The silence was obvious, and not even the wind moved the palm trees. The welcome was made by a small dog coming towards us, pointing the way. And suddenly, a pool of sparkling waters in the sun among unique and massive sunbeds complete our movie set. The two hosts, Andreas and Andreas, welcomed us with the best of smiles and, to improve the moment, a glass of fresh white wine. As I always say, luxury is in the details. We were greeted as if we were in our own home. An informal reception, unhurried, where a good conversation sounds much better than a check-in in a hurry. We were taken to our room through small paths full of rich vegetation, and at the top was our sweet duplex. Similar to a small private house, we had our own private patio where coffee was king during these summer mornings. Detailed decor, and a large selection of art books downstairs, and upstairs the comfortable bed overlooking the finca. Filtered water comes in glass bottles so plastic here is not allowed. Thanks for this Andreas.
In the mornings breakfast is served by the pool at one of the tables in the shade of the various trees. Just choose and wait for the great service of the hosts who delight us with an irresistible yogurt (unfortunately with undisclosed recipe) and some delicious porridge.
And after a relaxed and friendly service, it is even easier to move from breakfast tables to the sun-bed without any remorse. Andreas are there whenever you want to exchange travel stories or simply tips from the best spots. That same night they organize a bbq dinner for friends where any of the hotel guests can attend, under the graceful lights hanging from the tree branches and a table that spans over 20 seats. Delicious food, laughter and very good wine made these one of the best nights in ibiza.
For a first time in the island I was very lucky to have been welcomed so well by these two incredible hosts. Fully recommended for those who want to watch the time stop, for a good chat and a glass of wine under the shade of a palm tree. Summer days are to be experienced to the fullest, from a good breakfast to a group dinner by the pool. Good memories are for the fortunate in spirit who dare to build them. And now Legado is part of mine.