Ibiza is a stunning Balearic Island, world-renowned for its nightlife and stunning beaches. Each year many travellers visit places such as Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni to join the party. The nightlife in Ibiza is so popular in fact that it attracts the world’s best DJ’s and a number of famous musical acts each year. All of which does nothing to hurt its reputation as party central! But there is more to Ibiza than wild parties and youngsters. Ibiza Town is also particularly famous its stunning architecture and is even listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You should also see the fascinating archaeological remains of the Phoenician Settlement situated at Sa Caleta. Elsewhere on the island there are plenty of quieter coastal walking trails and quiet beaches, which will allow you to avoid the party crowd including. These include, but are not limited, to Santa Eulària d’es Riu and other smaller resorts on the northeast of the island.
Finding the right accommodation in Ibiza
Accommodation in Ibiza is very important to the type of holiday you wish to experience. Party goers for instance, should look for apartments in Ibiza’s lively towns of Ibiza Town and San Antoni and families and culture seekers should villas in more relaxing towns scattered across the island. Clubbers can split the costs amongst their friends in order to find budget accommodation. This can be achieved with a private villa or apartment rental. Having a comfy place to stumble back too is a great relief after a long night partying, so make sure you research an apartment close to the clubs and of a high quality. Couples seeking the sun, sea and beaches should look for a romantic villa with a pool. Ibiza is home to some of the best villas in the Mediterranean and these are also family friendly. Self-catering accommodation allows a family to eat and live to their own schedule.
Did you know ?
- Founded in 654bc, Ibiza town was originally known as Ibossim.
- The iconic orange colour to the earth on Ibiza island comes from the tanine of pines needles that drop from the many trees that cover the island.
- Ibiza has no rivers or water as such – the last river on the island dried up in the 70s!
- According to Nostradamus due to the prevailing winds experienced by Ibiza, it will be the only place in the Northern hemisphere that will be able to sustain life after a nuclear fall-out.
How to spend your time in Ibiza – apart from on the beach.
While the island is famed for its nightlife, there is a great more deal that Ibiza has to offer. Exclusive areas, rural areas, and the north side of the islands are safe havens for people looking to join the Balearics Island’s beauty. Those who like an active holiday should enjoy the water sports on the beaches along the northern coast, whilst mountain biking attracts adventure tourists from across Europe. In the summer of 2010, Ibiza launched 13 all-terrain bike routes and ten road routes at various locations around the island. These routes allow you to see some of the beautiful scenery on the island easily. All routes are colour coded and signposted. Yoga on the beach is a popular past time and a great way to detox after a night of partying! Many yoga lessons take place in small coves and dunes and afterwards you’re able to swim in the sea .
Soak up the history and culture of this ancient isle.
Ibiza also offers both wonderful culture and history too. Overlooking the Port of Ibiza, the ancient town of Dalt Vila is home to some of the oldest structures found on the Mediterranean. Its ancient walls enclose some popular historical attractions including the castle, bishop’s palace, a cathedral and several good museums. The town is popular with couples and families, and Wimdu holds some cheap apartments and beautiful villas in Dalt Vila. Ibiza town’s old quarter is also home to some great architecture and some nice museums. The island’s capital is also famous for its hippy markets. Here you will discover a range of alternative styles, medicines, clothing and jewellery.
Ibiza Nightlife - Party! You’re on holiday
The most famous pastime for the islands visitors is the nightlife . Around the clock fun and parties are guaranteed on the island and the region’s best bars, clubs and beach bars are a great place to really let loose. The majority of the clubbing scene centres around Port of Ibiza and the west end of San Antonio. Those here to party should certainly look to these towns for their Ibiza accommodation.
Begin your night in the beach bars, near the main port, they are surprisingly cheap . There are many great clubs but the most famous and arguably best are Amnesia, Pacha, Space, Ushuaia and Privilege. If you are lucky enough to be there for the season’s opening or closing weekend, make sure you get tickets for Space, which is renowned for their opening and closing parties. The general season runs from May to early September, and numerous events run during this time. Finally we recommends and evening visit to the chill out bar Café del Mar for great music and perfect sunset.