Now who has not heard of Ibiza (Eivissa in Catalan, its joint official name)? This powerhouse of party and now some say, even startups, is a Spanish island in the Mediterranean 79 km east of the Iberian Peninsula. It is 140 km south-east of the island of Mallorca. One is never alone here and yeah, it does go beyond the parties. There is much to do!
Ibiza has its own international airport and numerous international airlines offer direct flights to Ibiza from all main European airports. Idyllic beaches, endless nights, unlimited fun, an anything-goes atmosphere which is famous all over the world… Ibiza has everything you need to guarantee you have the best holiday ever, surrounded by people like you, making new friends and dancing till you drop until dawn.
Ibiza has a mild climate the whole year around, enjoying more than 300 days of sunshine. The two most noteworthy aspects of Ibiza, its biodiversity and its culture have made it worthy of being declared a UNESCO World Heritage City.
Top Ten Things To Do in Ibiza:
1. Visit to the Dalt Vila: The Dalt Vila is the historic town of Ibiza which is an acropolis full of narrow streets and monuments such as the castle or the cathedral. The walls enclose an important historic legacy in its interior which has been declared a World Heritage Site.
2. Beach clubs and beaches: Ibiza offers daytime venues in the form of its Beach clubs which have become quite the vogue. Located along select stretches of coastline, they offer great food, brilliant music and cater to a select clientele. During the day, the beach at Es Cavallet, in Sant Josep de sa Talaia, offers peace and seclusion and is another favourite spot: with its natural wildness, its sand dunes and its funky beach bar, it’s the ideal place to relax.
3. Go Scuba-Diving: The beaches and coves of Ibiza, such as Figueretes, Es Viver or Talamanca have golden sand and sea beds that will delight scuba-diving fans, as they house a large number of native Mediterranean species, and also a wealth of sea life.
The largest and oldest market on the island is on Wednesdays: it has 400 stalls and is known as the Es Canar market in Punta Arabí.
4. Visit the Archaeological Museum or the Necropolis: You can visit the Archaeological Museum of Ibiza, a witness to the city’s rich past, thanks to a valuable collection of objects that cover 2000 years of history. Visit is the necropolis of Es Puig des Molins, also declared World Heritage, along with the Phoenician settlement of Sa Caleta. Over 3500 Punic and Phoenician graves have been found here. The statues of the goddess Tanit and the god Bes are two of its main pieces.
5. Ibiza Markets: You’ll have a great time discovering Ibiza’s popular hippy markets, where you can still today find a real 70s feel. You’ll love browsing in these open-air bazaars with their colourful, lively, multi-cultural atmosphere, and looking for that perfect and original gift. The largest and oldest market on the island is on Wednesdays: it has 400 stalls and is known as the Es Canar market in Punta Arabí. On Saturdays there is another emblematic market, Las Dalias, in Sant Carles, which in winter becomes an alternative Christmas market.
6. Exquisite Gastronomy: Ibiza gastronomy combines a wide range of Balearic specialties and ones that are specific to the island. So pork products have an important place with a good example of sobrasada, a chopped meat sausage that is cured with spices. The Frità de Polp and the Bollit de Peix made from rice and fish are also typical. For dessert, you can choose between flaó (a dish of Arabic origins made from ricotta cheese and spearmint), orelletes, puff pastry and almond cakes, or frígola from Ibiza, one of the many liqueurs produced in the Balearic Islands. Together with the beautiful views over the Mediterranean sea, don´t forget to enjoy an evening of spectacular sunset at the sunset bar of Ibiza – Café del Mar. Don´t forget to grab some local cuisine and enjoy the typical gastronomy of the Balearic islands in a number of Ibiza´s best-known restaurants.
7. Experience ¨Movida¨ (Party all night long): Ibiza nights are unforgettable, which is why thousands of people flock to the island every year. You’ll have a great time at one of the best clubs on earth, with music from famous DJs to dance the night away. The party lasts all night long but it still won’t seem long enough. Amnesia, Pacha, Privilege, Ushuaia, Heart, Ibiza Rocks Hotel clubs and many more are the ones you can choose from to get some real party scene and experience the ¨Movida¨, which is very typical of Ibiza.
Going in groups of friends or family means that the cost per person can work out even cheaper for what will be an unforgettable experience
8. Nature lovers: To discover the natural beauty of the coast and countryside, get yourself out and about on a bike or go on an organized walk and you will see Ibiza’s nature in its entire splendour, both wild and wonderful.
9. Charter a Boat or Go on a Boat Ride: One of the best ways to enjoy and experience Ibiza is by sea. There’s everything from speed boats to luxury yachts at prices to suit all budgets. Going in groups of friends or family means that the cost per person can work out even cheaper for what will be an unforgettable experience. Discover the stunning Ibiza coastline and see the island from a completely different perspective.
10. Visit to the Salt Pans (Las Salinas) and Es Vedra View: Head to the south coast of Ibiza, to the visually spectacular and historically important, Las Salinas and its 2000 year-old salt flats where salt is still harvested to this day. Catch a glimpse of the magnificent “salt mountain” along with a sight of flocks of pink flamingos gracing the salt pans. The drive through the salt pans takes about 10 minutes and you can then head for a view of the Es Vedra which is a small rocky island of the south western seaboard of the Spanish island of Ibiza. The island, which is 413 metres tall, is part of the Cala d’Hort nature reserve and lies 2.4821 km of the coast at Cala d’Hort, which is in the municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia. The island is uninhabited. A mention should also be made in regard to Ibiza´s casino. A subdued atmosphere of serious gaming makes for an elegant venue So find and your spot and come and unwind at the awe-inspiring island of Ibiza!