Why the sunsets are so special in Ibiza

We can talk about the parties, the beaches, the people… But nothing beats the magic of Ibiza’s sunsets.

The Sun disappears below the horizon as the Earth rotates in the universe. Another day ends, and a new night begins. Normally, after a hard day’s work, the sunset announces that is time to take a break. The day is over and we can finally, chill. But, in Ibiza, most of the people are on holidays or working in nightclubs, so this rule doesn’t apply here, and the feeling is more like an awakening, followed by a “let’s see what adventures will bring this night”.

Venerating the Sun has always been a part of our cultures, but on the island, this ancient ritual is still trendy (and it always will be). Restaurants, yoga retreats, thousands of songs, albums, and even fashion brands used the Ibiza’s sunsets as inspiration. And the truth is that they never cease to amaze us. The Ibizan people — “los de toda la vida” — are still touched by each sunset, as if it would be the first one they ever see.

They celebrate them; they give them enough time on their fully booked agendas; they share them with their friends, their family, their lovers… And you can see that they feel this connection in a very deep and intimate place. They love their island, their nature. They walk barefoot on it and climb up its rocks just like the lizards or the sea water, because they know that any adventure has its reward: that very moment in which the day and the night kiss.

But, why don’t we get tired of it, and why is it so beneficial for ourselves? There are may answers. Chemically, psychologically, socially… And spiritually — this is what I feel — , when we look at the sun, we’re seeing our first home, our stellar beginning inside this mysterious universe. We’re looking at that fireball, which in some way, it is inside us, too, and all the thoughts and concerns fade out as we immerse ourselves in this spectacular, and meaningful moment. We are no longer human, we are much more. What we were worried about, how we felt before, it doesn’t matter anymore. Now, we are one with the universe. We are everything and nothing at the same time. And how beautiful and fulfilling is this realisation, especially these days in which our egos are normally in command.

We’re lucky to be able to enjoy these eternal, golden horizons. We’re lucky to have the possibility to feel this kind of connection with our higher levels of consciousness in such a natural and effortless way. This is the mystical energy that keeps our hearts wide open and makes Ibiza a very special place on Earth. So, whenever you can, just remember. The same power that keeps that Sun burning is the same power that makes us wake up every day. The force of life is everywhere, we just need to pay a little more attention to it, and feel it flowing, inside and all around us.

And please (please, please!), remember to leave the spot that you’ve chosen to enjoy the sunset, the exact same way that you found it (or better). Our love, kindness, and consideration can change the world…


Originally published at Secret Ibiza.