Highlights of Ibiza

Ray-Bans, neon accessories, bikinis on tanned bodies and the sound of bass often crossed the mind when one thinks of Ibiza. True, since the hippies first came to the island in the 60s, Ibiza has been capturing many hearts with its charming beaches, chillax atmosphere and not to mentioned, the party scene. It is also the hangout place for celebreties, the me

Today, the island of 220.5 square miles and population of just over 140 thousands welcome over 4 millions of tourists annually to its arms. In peak time during the busiest season, planes can be seen landing every couple of minutes, waved and cheered on by ravers at the Bora- Bora beach club on Playa d’en Bossa.

The island’s activities correspond positively to its weather, with the summer opening and closing parties literally marking the beginning and end of the peak season. Best DJs from around the world can be seen pumping the best tunes in Mega clubs, the rich and famous splashing out on private luxury yachts and villas, while everyone else (like you and I) having a great time under the Mediterranean sun.

Ibiza is not all about party, however. The majestic Dalt Vila fortress guarding the coastline of  in old town of Eivissa is an UNESCO World Heritage of historical and culturally importance. Outside of the bustling resorts, the island remains rustic with its charming villages amidst pines, olives, fig and almond trees. The Greeks once nicknamed Ibiza and its sister island, Formentera “Islas Pituisas” (Islands of Pines).

There are no lack of things to do on Ibiza. From beach water sports to spa indulgence, there are just too many activities to tempt you. The nature, rocky landscapes, salt plains and coastline circumference which can be covered in 11 days and nights (yes, someone did it!) on foot is an interesting playground for nature lovers. Or better still discover these on a hot air balloon or hop to Formentera for a day or two?

Home to the world renowned Café del Mar chill out music compilations and with 50 beaches and sandy coves (some quite remote and quiet) to relax on, it really isn’t difficult to find a piece of calmness on Ibiza.

Composed of several islands from Santa Eularia des Riu to Sant Josep, Ibiza is a series of island worth exploring. Since crystal blue waters surround it, Ibiza creates an atmosphere where one could d seek refuge in times of great distress. Beach resorts covering the Ibiza coastline offer myriad water sports activities during the day, relaxing Bali Beach beds and soulful music at night. There is always something to do for someone in the Ibizan Islands.

It is recommended to explore the islands on foot where countless historic sites share the culture, tradition and beliefs of Ibiza’s past.  Discover the hidden treasures in caves under the hill or appreciate the arts in their museums.

From Santa Eularia des Riu, enjoy amazing sunsets and wonderful beach resorts. Reminisce cultures of the past in Eivissa and enjoy the sizzling summer holidays in Portinatx. Seek the thrill of island hopping and conquer the Mediterranean waters with the ferry rides offered in several islands.

Lastly, splurge on fabulous local fashion finds and artifacts that gather at the town square in Dalt Vila or in Santa Eularia on specific days. Explore the traditional markets that offer fabrics, jewelry, and ceramics among others.