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Everything You Need to Know about Ibiza

Posted by on Feb 15, 2015 in Destinations, Ibiza, Travel |

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Ibiza – the White Island, as they call it, for it’s unique architecture is best known as a go to destination for all the young thrill seekers and party lovers around the world. Even though it offers a good time for older people and families, too, it is not what it is famous for. It began as a hippie movement refuge point with it’s nudist beaches and beautiful landscapes and evolved into world’s party synonym. Parties begin in the afternoon and go on until the morning hours, when it’s traditionally time to go to sleep and prepare for another day. Other than that, island is rich with culture and reflects the true Mediterranean spirit.

History – Ibiza goes back to 1600 b.c. as Ibism and later Ebasus. It was occupied by Maori at a point, until king Jaime I got there in 1229. and Catalonians won the island in 1235. Goddess Tanit is the symbol of Ibiza and it’s protector.

ibiza-map1Geography – Ibiza spans on 541 square kilometer, and is accessible by sea or air. It is connected to Barcelona, Valencia and Majorca by frequent flights, and once on the airport you can get a public transport to get you anywhere on the island, or just rent a car.

 

Places

Ibiza – set on a hill, right next to the sea shore, Ibiza is surrounded by a magnificent fortress. It offers unique and pleasant experience, with it’s narrow winding streets and street shops and vendors with souvenirs and clothing. The very center of all things happening on Ibiza is Barro de la Penyay de la Bomba, so make sure you don’t miss it! Dalt Vila is historical center placed on top of a hill; there you can find a cathedrals built in 10th century in Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque style. There you can also find museums of everything from prehistoric age to 16th century art. In the very town of Ibiza you can find all commodities, shops, hotels, stores, restaurants and bars.

shutterstock_117203860-copySanto Eulalia – this lively little town is a place of great interest for tourists, as it is beautifully done and hosts some of the best beaches on the island. There is a great selection of hotels in this area and one of the best is hotel Sol Elite Ibiza, concept of a serene place in the eye of the storm. It is placed in a quite part of the town, surrounded by gardens and serves as a perfect resting place, complete with all the commodities of a high end resort.

San Juan – famous for the great beaches like Calade San Vicent and Cala Xarraca, it has a historical heritage value: the Cueva des Cureram, a cave holding an ancient temple in it’s depths.

San Jose – a town with the prettiest church on the island and mesmerizing beaches: Cala D’or, Cala Bassa and Es Vedra.

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