Ibiza

Ibiza

Things to do - general

Ibiza is the height of exclusivity and luxury and the island is well established as the perfect location to enjoy the best the world has to offer.

From the all-night raver, the boho-cool hippie chick, the sexiest babe on the beach – Ibiza is all this and more to those who have a soft spot for the party-loving sister of the Balearics. The cream of Europe‘s DJs (David Guetta, Luciano, Sven Väth et al) makes the island holy ground for clubbers. And nowhere does sunset chilling like Sant Antoni de Portmany’s strip of mellow cafes.

Ibiza’s modest population of 132,637 is swallowed whole by the six-million-odd tourists that descend on it each year. But there’s more to this sun-kissed, beach-bejewelled, pine-clad island than meets the bleary eye. Step off the beaten track for a spell in a rural hotel, a hilltop hamlet or on a secluded north-coast cove to discover Ibiza’s surprisingly peaceful side. Or roam the ramparts of Ibiza City‘s Unesco-listed Dalt Vila to immerse yourself in the island’s rich heritage.

Country Ibiza
Visa requirements

Visa in not needed for EU citizens.

Languages spokenSpanish and Catalan. Other languages, such as English, German and Italian are often spoken by locals working in the tourism industry.
Currency used€ euro
Area (km2)571 km²

Sports & nature

In the more inland areas of Ibiza, there are many hidden spots of great charm; small country villages, almond groves, olive trees, and carob trees enclosed by ancient stone walls, along with many fine examples of the island’s particular architecture. A stroll or a bike ride are two great ways to enjoy this scenery. You cannot fail to be amazed by the sunsets on the horizon or the appeal of the little islands that surround mainland Ibiza. In particular, es Vedra, in the town of Sant Josep. The prairies of Posidonia form part of our natural landscape and of our culture. One cannot imagine our island without its fields of Posidonia, since they define and shape both the sea beds and coastline of our island, and also the particular features of Ibiza’s waters. For this reason they were given the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999.

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Nightlife info

There is no doubt that Ibiza is the capital city of fun. Here you will find the very best nightlife and the best clubs and DJs from all over the world. The island bars and discos offer more than just music. They also put on incredible and fun audiovisual spectacles which are advertised in the streets around the port of Ibiza. In consequence, it is not unusual to find celebrities soaking up the atmosphere on the terrace bars and in the discos on the island.

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Culture and history info

History of Ibiza

Ibiza has been attracting a cosmopolitan crowd for centuries – Romans, Greeks, Moors, Phoenicians and Catalans all visited the White Isle, some arriving to trade and relax in the clear warm Mediterranean waters, others with conquest in mind.

Due to its strategic position between mainland Spain and Africa, Ibiza was highly prized as a colony and trading post and was visited by the Ancient Greeks and later ruled by both the Carthaginians and the Romans. The island fell briefly into the hands of the Vandals, and later the Byzantines, before being ruled for many centuries by the Moors – who were in turn conquered by the Catalans in 1235.

Kings James I conquered the island in 1235 and ordered the deportation of the local Muslim population and Christian colonists brought in from Girona. The island maintained its own self-government in several forms until 1715, when King Philip V of Spain abolished the local government’s autonomy.

During the early 20th century members of the avant-garde and, in particular, the Surrealist movement were drawn to Ibiza where they established alternative lifestyle communities based on intellectualism and creativity that were to later lay the foundations for the influx of hippies and beatniks during the 1950s and 60s. All of these influences are still visible and celebrated today, as seen in Ibiza Old Town, which exudes a thriving artistic heritage as well as a number of weekly craft markets held across the island.

The arrival of democracy in the late 1970s led to the Statute of Autonomy of the Balearic Islands and today the island is part of the Balearic Autonomous Community, along with Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera.

In recent years Ibiza has been associated with its famous club scene (infamous if all tabloid newspaper stories are to be believed) and the modern invasion of international party people that ritually descend on the island during the summer months, although the government is keen to attract more salubrious tourists and has passed local laws requiring all new hotels to be five-star and all nightclubs to close by 0600 at the latest.

Did you know?

• In 1969 the feature film More was filmed on the island and features a soundtrack by Pink Floyd including a track called Ibiza Bar.

• Large areas of the island as registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the famous God’s Finger in Benirràs Bay.

• Ibiza is one of many places thought to have been the birthplkace of Christopher Columbus and a monument in his honour can be found in Sant Antoni.

Ibiza Culture

Religion:

There is no official religion, but the majority of the population is Roman Catholic.

Language in Ibiza

While Castillian Spanish is the principle language of most of Spain, on Ibiza the official language is Catalan which has its own local dialect known as Ibicenco. Road signs are generally in Catalan, though maps are generally in Spanish with occasional Catalonian translations so visitors should be prepared for places to have two slightly different names.

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Amazing quiet villa no neighbours surrounding

Amazing quiet villa no neighbours surrounding

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For Sale: Successful Family Run Bar And Restaurant

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Restaurant For Sale: With 2 newly renovated apartments

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Villa San Carlos

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ES CULLERAM CAVE Special Tour

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Ibiza Private Island Tours

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Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Price per day 90.00
Car typeLuxury
Max people5
Door count5
Minimum driver age18
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes
Mercedes Clase B

Mercedes Clase B

Price per day 150.00
Car typeLuxury
Max people5
Door count5
Minimum driver age18
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?No
MINI COOPER CABRIO

MINI COOPER CABRIO

Price per day 77.00
Car typeMini
Max people5
Door count5
Minimum driver age25
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes
RANGE ROVER EVOQUE

RANGE ROVER EVOQUE

Price per day 125.00
Car typeLuxury
Max people5
Door count5
Minimum driver age25
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes
Seat Leon

Seat Leon

Price per day 32.00
Car typeEconomy
Max people5
Door count5
Minimum driver age18
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes