Our life in Ibiza part 2

Virgil & Marisa Ibiza Inside
Are you thinking of moving to Ibiza? Where do you start? And how is it when you actually take the step and live on our island? This is our experience the first full year round in Ibiza.

Ibiza for real?

It is hard to leave all your friends and family behind to pursue your dreams? But then there was the day that we packed our little car and drove off to the great unknown. Yes, we knew Ibiza already more then 22 years but actually living there was another thing.

The first challenge was getting our NIE (tax number) sorted. After various visits to the police in Ibiza Town that was done. We were officially Spanish citizens… let the adventure begin!

The Workout Club Ibiza

The next challenge was to start up the little brother of Ibiza Inside  TWC-Ibiza. That was not easy because of the fact that there are so many personal trainers, gyms and bootcamps on the island. We had no clients or experiences on Ibiza yet and we were still so green as resident. With the experience we had built over the years with Ibiza Inside we thought, let’s do what we always did. Be humble, passionate and determined to succeed and, more important, work hard! We talked to everybody we knew about our new business venture and slowly but steadily our new born business started to grow.

Virgil & Marisa The Workout Club Ibiza

You guys living the Ibiza dream

Well wake up people. Ibiza is fantastic when you are on your holiday for 3 weeks. But living here is a totally different thing. Everything you are used to back home is completely different. People, take the time at the accountants office. Tax laws changing daily! And yes, in the winter it can be very cold in the house without central heating 

Another thing is that we now know that you need to work twice as hard here in Ibiza to make it work!

So our advice when you want to live here is:-

  1. Be prepared.
  2. 2. Have some savings to help you through the first year
  3. Stay laser targeted on your goal.
  4. Work your A** off – eight hours per day will not do, even not in winter!

Life is beautiful in Ibiza

Don’t get de-motivated by the paragraph above. Because when you find your flow, you’ll have the best lifestyle you can imagine. You will have 300 days of sun. You meet the most fantastic people from all over the world, who will inspire you. Great entrepreneurs with fantastic business ideas who work in creative ways to make their businesses thrive. People in Ibiza take the time to meet each other. You will have great social gatherings, if you make the time ;-), where you make new friends daily.

“Eliminate the time between the idea and the action and all your Ibiza dreams will become a reality”

Virgil & Marisa Ibiza Inside

We love Ibiza

So are the blood sweat and tears all worth it? Is it not easier for dreams just to stay dreams instead of realizing them? Is it not easier to give up and say to the ones that make it, that they are lucky? Trust us it is worth every step of the journey. And if we can do it, you can too. Just follow your heart instead of your head. Yes you can we already know it. You only need to find out for yourself. Now go and conquer the world.

And for all the rest of the readers, please stop saying that we are lucky. We are not lucky. We just took the step to just do it and that wasn’t the easiest decision, that we can promise you. But if was definitely one of the best decisions we’ve made. When you need some help with your move to Ibiza or another dram destination, make sure to join the Ibiza Inside Coaching Membership. We will share with you personally how we made the move and set up our businesses. 

2017-06-29T17:33:08+00:00 By |Interviews|6 Comments

About the Author:

Marisa is the co founder of Ibiza Inside and together with Virgil she has a mission to empower as many people around the world to become better versions of themselves in body mind and lifestyle. Marisa is ready to move you in to action, and she will share beautiful Ibiza with you at the same time.


  1. Wendy ter Bekke February 25, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    I agree :)!

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    Hi guys. Well done!

    My wife Shanti and I are moving to Ibiza next month to settle and semi retire. I will continue to operate my business (gold and diamonds) from there so am fortunate enough to be able to come with more of the relaxing than the work side of life in mind.
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    We look forward to meeting you and to support your business.
    God bless and see you soon!

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