Ibiza has the name of party island. Of course, you can immerse yourself in the nightlife in the most decadent way and mingle with the crowd that comes here, to enjoy the best nightclubs with the top DJs from around the world. But the island also offers peace and nature: even in the middle of high season you can still find a quiet spot: Ibiza has more than 60 beaches and picturesque bays with crystal clear water and natural parks such as Ses Salines and Cala d'Hort.
Ibiza has more than 3000 years of history: Cultural-historical monuments such as a settlement of the Phoenicians in Sa Caleta, the Necropolis of Puig des Molins and the best preserved fortress in Europe in Dalt Villa keep its charm.
The interior of Ibiza is still of unspoiled beauty. There are fields with grain, grapes, citrus and other fruit. There are ancient olive trees from the time when Hannibal brought the stone-throwers for his army from Ibiza ... Typical in the landscape of Ibiza are the pine trees, the sabina, the fig, and the algarroba. The air has a perfume of aromatic plants such as thyme, rosemary or lavender. In early spring it is a feast of valleys full of almond trees in bloom (valley of sta Agnes).
Ibiza has a wide variety of restaurants, where you can enjoy the local specialties: with your feet in the sand and the sound of the surf in the background, or in one of the small streets of the old town, or in one of the old fincas in the countryside.
IBIZA, EIVISSA, YEBISAH, EBUSUS, IBOSIM IBIZA: from the Phoenician word IBOSHIM, in honor of BES, goddess of music and dance.
PITIUSAS: From the Greek word PITYUSSAI (islands covered with pine trees).
TANIT: from the Pantheon of Cartago, goddess of fertility (see Es Culleram, San Vincente).
Area: 572km2 (41 × 15 km)
Avg. annual temperature: 18.6
Sun hours: 2,883
One of Europe's oldest cities, founded in 654 BC. The capital has several interesting districts, such as la Marina (nightlife), the paseo Vara de Rey or Plaza de Parque. A must is Dalt Villa, a maze of medieval streets with shops, restaurants, and terraces, museums, a monastery, and the cathedral at the highest point. Several vantage points offer an unforgettable view of the city and the harbor.
Beaches: Figueretas and Talamanca.
Medieval festival and Jazz festival.
August 5: Santa Maria feast day.
August 8: feast day Sant Ciriac.
Opposite the whitewashed church is a cozy terrace surrounded by shops, restaurants, tapas bars and art galleries. The highest mountain on the island is Sa Talaia (475m). Beaches: Es Cavallet and Ses Salines. Cala d’Hort with Es Vedra, the pirate tower Es Savinar with spectacular views. Es Cubells with its high rocks and restaurants overlooking the small bays at the foot of the hill (Ses Boques and Cala LLentrisca). Cala Comte (great for snorkeling or to enjoy sunsets).
Beaches: Cala Tarida, Cala Carbo, Cala Vadella and Cala Jondal,
March 19: Sant Josep holiday.
The hustle and bustle of high season tourism is especially true here, with an overwhelming range of bars and restaurants, the sunsets from Cafe del Mar are famous. Interesting places to see in the San Antonio area are: The Cap Blanc aquarium, the Ses Fontanelles cave, the road to Sta Agnes, and the village itself, with the famous almond tree valley.
Beaches: Cala Gracio, Cala Salada, Punta Galera.
January 17: San Antonio holiday.
A small picturesque village, where the residents enjoy their peace and quiet. The land around it is of a wild beauty with fertile red soil. A Must is the settlement of Can Balafia (Five fincas connected to an old defense tower); the best example of local architecture.
Beaches: San Vincent (visit Es Culleram cave here), Portinatx, San Miguel, Benirras.
June 24: San Juan feast day.
Above this lovely town with boulevards and marinas is the monastery Es Puig de Missa. Here is also an ethnological museum. Sta Eulalia includes the villages of San Carlos (known for its hippy market), Santa Gertrudis in the center of the island, (famous ham bar, art galleries, boutiques) and Jesus (visit the beautiful church here).
Beaches: Cala Llonga, Cala Nova, Cala Llenya, Aigua Blanca.
February 12: feast day Santa Eulalia.