Beyond the rave culture of Ibiza Town, La Granja cultivates an entirely different sort of club lifestyle, one that is all about returning to the land
Formerly a private residence, La Granja is ensconced in the Iberian countryside just 15 minutes from Ibiza Town. The centuries-old finca was transformed into an agrotourism hotel in 2016 in collaboration with Friends of a Farmer, an organization dedicated to sustainable farming, creative arts, and giving back. In order to stay at La Granja, you have to be a member (dues are part of your board), making it not your typical Mediterranean hideout.
The atmosphere is still and calm, with a roughly worn-in patina and decaying sort of beauty. Meaning, the design is imperfect—but stylishly imperfect. The Moorish farmhouse has eight bedrooms casually restored with thick stucco walls, pastoral wide-beamed ceilings, reclaimed slanting-wood furniture, weathered metal pendant lamps, and exposed nail heads. A separate guesthouse has two more bedrooms and a private terrace facing the horizon. For added comfort, the interior spaces are layered with rumpled linens, natural light, and claw-foot tubs.
Outside, on the lush two-acre grounds, La Granja works with a master farmer who designs the gardens, ripe with citrus, apple, nectarine, fig, and almond trees, along with vegetables, herbs, and berries. Guests can wander through garden plots and Friends of a Farmer organizes hands-on biodynamic agriculture workshops and on-site wellness rituals, including yoga, sound baths, and guided meditation classes. Fresh hauls from the fields dictate the in-house restaurant’s meals, which change every day (you will not find a set menu for that reason). And the rustic, outdoor wooden bar serves organic wines and mezcal in a magical setting—not bedecked with neon lights but the leafy branches of a carob tree overhead.
La Granja works with a master farmer, who designs the gardens, and guests can take part in biodynamic agriculture workshops and on-site wellness rituals, including yoga, sound baths, and guided meditation classes.