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Of course, you come to Ibiza for the beach and restaurants, maybe for the clubs or just nature. But you can also get creative on the island. How about a workshop weaving, ceramics, or natural incense? L’atelier nº74 has it all on offer.

L’atelier nº74: creative paradise

In the heart of Ibiza, you will find L’atelier nº74 in the beautiful village of Santa Gertrudis. It is a cafe, shop, and studio in one. A combination that works surprisingly well. You will find handmade clothing and accessories from natural materials in the store. You can also buy “Do It Yourself” sets, for example, for macramé, so that you can make something beautiful at home.

But I’m not here to make something pretty at home; I’m participating in a workshop. It is challenging to choose from the offer of L’atelier nº74: embroidery, ceramics, or drinking wine and painting? It all sounds like fun, and it is reasonably priced. I eventually decide on the Natural Incense Workshop to learn how to make a smudge stick and incense cones.

A smudge stick is a bundle of dried herbs and flowers that you light for smoking. Originally they are used in rituals to, for example, clean rooms or remove negative energy.

Natural Incense Workshop with local flowers and plants

The workshop space is behind the shop and is beautifully light and spacious. The atmosphere is very serene, and there are materials everywhere to admire. Patricia leads our workshop, and she has already set out a table full of local flowers, branches, dried fruits, and herbs. It smells delicious! She picked everything herself on the island.

We get a short explanation about what the different flowers and plants stand for, what the colors mean, and of course, how to make a smudge stick. And that is a straightforward and soothing job. You can actually combine all flowers and plants, so you’re always doing a good job. Then you tie the whole thing together and let it dry at home for a few weeks before using your smudge stick. Now you also have a nice souvenir to take home! Next, we make incense cones from the herbs (just regular kitchen herbs) with a bit of honey and water. Really simple, but someone has to teach you, right? And Patricia does a great job at that.

Many creative workshops in Ibiza

While we are focusing on the smudges and incense cones, a ceramic workshop is also taking place. Hands in the clay, it looks pretty tempting. The participants in all workshops are mainly women. My best friend is joining me because we are on the island together, and I wanted to try it, haha. But when a family sees us doing this, they get inspired and immediately book a workshop together. Another man! They also offer workshops just for kids. Check all options here.

creative workshop L'atelier nº74 Ibiza: Kim and Patrick behind a mountain of flowers and herbs

A relaxed little outing on Ibiza

It is wise to book your workshop in advance. Then you know for sure that there is a spot for you. And it is also smart to plan some extra time for your visit to L’atelier nº74 because you can also have a delicious breakfast or lunch. The outdoor garden café is spacious and sunny but with plenty of shade. So in combination with a workshop, you have a wonderfully relaxed outing in Ibiza, and you have taken care of your souvenirs all at once!

More Ibiza inspiration?

  • Accommodation. All-time favorite: Booking.com. Rather stay in a hostel? Try HostelWorld.
  • Activities. You book the best tours and activities with GetYourGuide and Viator. WithLocals also has good options. And Freetour.com and GuruWalk offer ‘free’ walking tours. Try Baja Bikes for bike tours.
  • Boat. Get to Ibiza by boat from Barcelona or other places from the Spanish mainland. Book your boat trip at Balearia. Balearia also sails between the Balearic islands: Formentera, Menorca, and Mallorca. Please check if there are other options at Direct Ferries.
  • Car rental. My go-to car rental companies are EasyTerra and Sunny Cars as they have all-inclusive / worry-free offers. Discover Cars has a good comparison tool.
  • Clubbing. Buy your club tickets here.
  • Flights. Be sure to check out Transavia and Vueling, but do compare all your options! Be sure to check your options at Momondo, Skyscanner, and Kiwi.
  • Guidebooks. Although I love the practical guidebooks from Lonely Planet, for my Ibiza holiday I choose inspirational books. Bol.com has many on offer. But be sure to check out Amazon too.
  • Money. Your debit and credit cards may not get accepted everywhere. You could opt for a Revolut card as an additional card when you travel. 
  • Package deals. Rather go on a catered trip? The Dutchies among us can try ANWB vakanties or Tui, but also check out Vakantie Discounter, D-reizen, Sunweb and Corendon.
  • SIM card. Beware of unexpectedly high calling and internet costs. Buy a local SIM card when you arrive, or arrange one online via Airalo.
  • Travel gear. Buy your gear at Bever or Decathlon, or simply at Bol.com.
  • Yoga retreat. Or, treat yourself to a lovely yoga retreat in Ibiza.

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I was allowed to participate in the workshop free of charge in exchange of a blog article. L’atelier nº74 had no influence on what I wrote.

First published: June 2022. Updated since!

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