Ibiza is a heady, exciting and fresh spot for weeklong parties and stunning weather. Ibiza is a top Spanish holiday destination, with a near perfect climate, exotic landscapes and an unrivalled nightlife. Between the months of June and September, Ibiza hosts some of the globe’s biggest club nights, drawing in party animals from all over the world. So, if you want some fun in the sun and maybe a ride on one of their many party boats, then this might just be the place for you.
However Ibiza is in fact, two destinations in one, there is much lesser known side to this little island. Despite popular belief, there really is something for everyone here. As the third largest of the Balearic Islands, Ibiza has a rich cultural history without the overwhelming atmosphere of perhaps Majorca or Menorca. You can take a walking tour of Castell de Eivissa (Ibiza Castle) and the Old Town Citadel, visit the M.A.C.E. contemporary art museum or even hike around either of Ibiza’s National Parks. In fact, the countryside of Ibiza is home to many quiet villages, yoga retreats and clear beaches. Who knew peace and quiet were so easy to find in Ibiza?
With plenty of activities that cater to every kind of person, the island is an excellent destination for a family vacation in the sun, a party holiday or a quiet weekend getaway.
This one is for the party people among you. Playa d’en Bossa is one of the island’s liveliest resorts. It is a favourite destination for young people and seasoned partygoers alike. The resort itself is a short walk from some of the most world-renowned clubs, and the accommodation here is affordable and good quality.Santa Eulália
One of Ibiza’s more laid back resorts, Santa Eulália is a favourite for family holidays and weekend breaks. Eulália has plenty of beautiful waterfront bars, fine restaurants and shops to offer its guests. Most of the hotels here are no more than 15 minutes away from one of the resort’s many beautiful beaches, including the well-known Praia Santa Eulália and Praia Maria Luisa.San Antonio
This resort offers a bit of everything to its visitors. Whether it’s a romantic sunset in Café del Mar, a walk across the promenade or watching the shallow waters of the bay, San Antonio can accommodate you. If it’s bustling nightlife you're after, the resort turns into one of the island’s biggest and most popular party centres by night.
Exploring Ibiza...The Market of Es Cana
Affectionately known as the ‘Hippie Market’, Es Cana is on the east side of the island. It’s a vibrant hub of culture where you can find almost everything to suit your relaxed holiday attitude. And you can catch either a bus, taxi or ferry relatively cheaply to get there. No hassle and no stress.Benirras Drum Party
This is where the native ‘hippies’ of Ibiza (and many tourists returning from Es Cana) come to party every Sunday. Benirras Beach, just next to Port de San Miguel, is a lively music and dance event that carries on until the sun comes up. If drum circles, fire dancing and the Summer of Love are for you, then you certainly won't want to miss Benirras.Playa d’en Bossa Beach
One of the most famous beaches on the island is Playa d’en Bossa’s own three-mile stretch of white sand. Situated just south of Ibiza Town, it is close to the biggest clubs in Ibiza, but there is plenty of space to find a nice secluded spot if you desire.S’Espalmador
Located just in between Ibiza and Formentera, the remote island of S’Espalmador is one of the very few genuinely secluded island getaways in Europe. It’s the perfect place for complete peace quiet. S'Espalmador is also renowned for its ultra relaxing mud baths, so why not take a dip after the party?
Day Trip to Formentera
Unlike Ibiza, Formentera is largely untouched by tourism, even though it attracts many visitors year after year. However, holidaymakers often visit the tiny island from Ibiza because of its beautiful arid landscape covered in rosemary with long, white sand beaches. These beaches are much more stunning than those around the coast Formentera’s neighbour, Ibiza, yet attract much less visitors, providing the perfect space to lounge in peace. However, you might be shocked to see the few sunbathers wearing nothing - nudist beaches are the norm for the secluded island! If seclusion really is your thing, head to the northwest and cross the narrow channel to the deserted island of Espalmador, where you can often find not another soul on this beautiful untouched beach.
Ibiza's culinary history offers its modern-day visitors a great range of fish and shellfish. As mainstays of the culture, all the food is usually fresh off of the boats that morning. However, because of the many European holidaymakers that visit Ibiza, there are restaurants to suit every taste. But if you want to try some of the local dishes, we recommend you try Paella (of course), the Guisat de peix (a fish dish served with potatoes and then taken back to the kitchen to be used with other leftovers for a second course stew) or the Borrida de Rajada (fresh skate baked with almonds). And to drink, Ibiza can offer you either their specially made Granizados fruit juice or Horchatas (a frozen milk drink made with nuts). Both drinks are the perfect companions under the sun.Ibiza’s Restaurants
Many of Ibiza's restaurants come as quite a surprise to its visitors. The range and quality of the dining are vast and high. You can find yourself eating at a fine Italian or French restaurant one night, and the next at a traditional Spanish tapas bar (sometimes on the same street). As you might expect, the fresh fish dishes are a mainstay in many of Ibiza’s eateries. However, if you can, try and escape to the mountains just once. Many tourists visit the famous Hacienda Na Xamena for ‘the best’ glass of sangria and the views from their cliff face restaurant.
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