Ibiza is an island in the Mediterranean located 150 km from the city of Valencia, Spain. It is one of the four largest Balearic islands i.e an island group, in the western Mediterranean sea. The island has a very eventful geological history dating back to 654 B.C when Phoenician settlers founded a port in the Balearic islands and named it “Iboshim” – a Greek name dedicated to the Egyptian god of music and dance – Bes. Translated in English, Ibiza was formed. The rock island covers an area of 572.56 square kilometers. That is 10 times the size of Manhattan city in New York! Eivissenc is the native language of Ibiza. However, due to the large and varied demographic other languages like Italian, English and German are also widely spoken.
The island once famous for producing dye, salt, fish sauce and wool has transcended its roots to become a popular tourist destination. The sun-drenched Mediterranean island is filled with jaw dropping sites, fauna and wildlife that attracts tourists and celebrities from all over the world. Previously primarily known for its very lively town centers filled with lots of clubs and popping nightlife, the island’s beauty has spread globally and its charm is shining through especially with its beaches. Its many beaches are filled with crystal clear waters, hidden coves and gorgeous white sand providing great natural beauty. Apart from the turquoise water, some of the beaches also have dramatic backdrops of red cliffs. Visitors can sun bath in the snow-white beaches, go for a swim or just enjoy watching the numerous sporting activities while they dine in one of the many exotic restaurants close to the beaches.
As mentioned, Ibiza isn’t all about clubbing. Nonetheless clubbing is at the heart of this isle. It is home to some of the hottest nightclubs in the world. From small to quirky to even hippy inspired chic, Ibiza has it all! Whatever beach club you’re looking for you’re guaranteed to find it here. Visitors can enjoy award winning cocktails from master mixologists and sanctify their soul with mouth-watering cuisines as they party the night away.
Not interested in clubbing? You can visit Dalt Vila, Ibiza’s old town. This is the quieter side of Ibiza. The town is filled with narrow steep cobbled streets that offer magnificent views of the villages and cottages around. The town’s main entrance is up a slope and the gate is surrounded on each side with mighty statues carved out of Roman stone giving out a powerful persona. You can view treasure i.e artifacts used by the early Phoenicians in the 13th century, climb the battlements and enjoy the panoramic view of the island or simply enjoy candle lit dinners under the Mediterranean sky in one of the many first class restaurants in the towns.
If you enjoy hiking you can make a point of going on a climbing adventure on one of Ibiza’s magnificent forest topped cliffs. Equally mesmerizing are Ibiza’s tucked away coves, a place of unspoiled beauty.
In Ibiza there is something for everyone.