A Tourists Travel Guide to Ibiza – The Party Isle With Lots More to Offer
Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain. For the perfect exciting island vacation, complete with all different types of beaches and plenty of nightlife, Ibiza may be the place for you. Besides using ferries from several different ports on the mainland of Spain to get to Ibiza, you can also fly into Sant Josep airport. There are several airlines that fly directly from the Spanish Peninsula and Europe.
There is plenty to do in and around Ibiza, starting with its famous nightlife. Millions of the tourists that come to Ibiza every year come for the clubbing alone. In fact Ibiza is the birthplace of the “rave”. The food on Ibiza is diverse, but naturally along the coast it is best known for its variety of wonderful fish and seafood. As you go inland you can find beef and pork dishes typical of the local towns.
The coastline of Ibiza is quite rugged and literally has dozens of beaches. Some are sandy and wide, others more private rocky coves. They all have plenty of facilities that provide refreshments and equipment for various water sports, including kayak and sailboat rentals. Ibiza’s beaches are considered to be very laid back and have been popular since the ’60s.
There is more to Ibiza than the bars and the beaches, however. The thick woods found further inland to the north offer beautiful scenery and peaceful getaways. You can find little villages in the country full of charm and surrounded by olive trees and groves of almonds. Along the coast there are plenty of walking trails. To get away from the frenetic atmosphere on Ibiza, you may want to try a day trip to the nearby tiny island of Formentera to relax on their beaches and watch the sunset.
The Marina is the historic center of Ibiza. Once inhabited by fisherman, it is now home to street artists, shops, restaurants, and bars. This is a perfect place to get a feel for the local culture and buy some local arts and crafts such as embroidery, pottery, leather goods, and jewelry. In the harbor near the marina is a monument paying tribute to the pirates of the world.
There are plenty of sites around Ibiza that are examples of the history of the area. Sa Caleta is a port where ruins of perhaps the first settlement of ancient Phoenicians around 800 BC are located. The town of Ibiza Dalt Vila has an ancient wall built as a fortification against their enemies during the Renaissance.