A guide to Ibiza
Ibiza; a name that is synonymous with night life, electronic music and summer clubbing. But with white sand beaches, a laid back atmosphere, white washed buildings and locals dressed in flowing white garments it is easy to find the relaxing side of the Island...
The traditional 'Chiringuito' conjures up images of a beach bar serving grilled fish, paella and cold white wine, but on Ibiza you will find that the Chiringuito has now become the stylish Beach Club. A place where you can enjoy the peace and quiet of luxury surroundings, with immaculate service and deliciously fresh cooked seafood. In the evening these beach clubs become 'the' place to be with live music, DJs, dancers and the hippest crowds adorning their sunbeds and poolside sofas.
Beaches in Ibiza
Around the coastline of Ibiza you will find small rocky coves, beautiful long white sand beaches, pebble and stone beaches with luxury beach clubs and dramatic cliffs diving down deep into turquoise waters. Whether you want to join the throngs of people and enjoy the sunbathing, beach sports and watersports, or you prefer to find a warm flat rock in a more secluded spot, Ibiza has it all.
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Things to Do in Ibiza
Along with fashion and music this small Island well known for its beautiful beaches, quiet coves, rocky outcrops and Islands and turquoise blue waters. A great spot for family holiday with shallow waters around most of the coastline and many of the beaches have lifeguards patrolling them. You should not miss out on a boat trip around the Island, whether it is just to enjoy the views, some snorkelling or diving or just a more relaxing way to get you from A to B.
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Sights & Attractions in Ibiza
Sleepy towns, white washed churches, ancient history museums and art galleries make Ibiza the perfect destination for the more discerning tourist. It may be a small island but you will soon find out that it is packed with history and beauty that will make you want to explore deeper and deeper into the heart of this Balearic Island.
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Events in Ibiza
The white Isle is well known for it's heady mix of superclub DJ events. Throughout the summer it sees some of the world leaders in electronic music hitting the decks in some of the biggest and best nightclubs the world has seen.
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Where to Stay in Ibiza
San Antonio really is the party town of Ibiza. Close to some of the worlds largest and most popular superclubs, it also boasts a 'sunset strip' full of bars and late night venues that line the beach in the calm bay. You will find accommodation for all budgets here, including self catered apartments and apart hotel, alongside large package holiday hotels and of course, as with everywhere in Ibiza, the luxury hotels.
For some culture and bit of history then Ibiza Town is the perfect place to stay. It has a wonderful and eclectic mix of Old Town charm, sophisticated cocktail bars, multi-million euro yachts and superclubs right on your door step.
Santa Eulalia to the east offers a good family base with plenty to see and do, a beautiful beach and all the convenience of a town. The same can be said of Portinatx in the north, although this beach resort is more of a purpose built resort rather than a town with Ibizan history and charm.
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Restaurants in Ibiza
Ibiza offers up a melting pot of cuisine styles, including the traditional Mediterranean and Spanish dishes, Asian fusion and seafood classics. There are a wide range of beach clubs to choose from that serve up a hearty brunch, a lazy lunch or a delicious dinner.
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Nightlife in Ibiza
Ibiza is home to some of the worlds super clubs, such as Pacha, Space, Amnesia and Privilege, and hosts numerous big name DJs and bands throughout each summer season. Ibiza Rocks brings in acts such as the Arctic Monkeys, The Prodigy and Ed Sheeran to entertain the thousands of people each week who flock to the Island for its beaches, cocktails and music.
Also see: Partying in Ibiza
History & Culture in Ibiza
A popular hippy haven in the 60's and 70's, the north of Island is still a hippy hotspot with the Punta Arabi Market just north of Santa Eulalria and the sunset drumming at Benirras Beach on the north west coast. Much of the unique Ibizan fashion can be attributed to the early 'free love' visitors and many small fashion labels and boutiques across the Island focus on the white flowing linen items of clothing that are part of the local look.
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Where is Ibiza?
The third largest of the Balearic Islands, Ibiza is a mere 79km from the coast of mainland Spain and has incredible accessible for such a beautiful Mediterranean Island. Ibiza Port and the Old Town of Eivissa (Ibiza) are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and have as much to offer in history and culture as they do in luxury yachting and clubbing.
Also see: How to Get to Ibiza
Location: Ibiza Island