Travel Guide to Ibiza
Just in case you didn’t know, Ibiza is an old Spanish term for “Party till you drop”. Are you going to take a pill in Ibiza too like Mike Posner? You don’t have to. Let us discover one of Europe’s favorite nightlife playgrounds. But, past its nightlife popularity, Ibiza boasts more than 100 miles of coastline with some 50 beaches, plus plenty of restaurants, bars, and water sports—and clubs, of course. Fit in a little culture and visit Ibiza’s UNESCO-designated old town.
In this article let us give you a Travel Guide to Ibiza!
What’s in It for Me?
Although it is renowned for having some of the best nightclubs in the world, the island also has an absolutely beautiful coastline with dozens of tiny coves to discover, not to mention some of the most stylish hotels in the Mediterranean.
Ibiza’s rapidly-growing population of roughly 130 thousand is comprised of a mix of natives, Spanish immigrants and foreign expats. It is for this reason that the culture and language of the region is so rich and diverse. In fact, the majority of the population is multilingual, with Catalan and Spanish being the official languages.
This island is lucky to receive almost no rainfall during the summer months. Winter temperatures are also mild, and are often warm enough for time on the beach, or other outdoor activities. Exploring in autumn and winter, you get much more of an idea of real life in Ibiza, particularly if you delve into the island’s rich history too.
Although the season gets going in May and winds down in October, the islands are beautiful in early spring when the almond blossoms are out.
Outside the hottest months of July and August, all the Balearics are good for activity holidays, whether easy or more challenging, with plenty to see if you are interested in plants or birds. Sunshine is not guaranteed, however, and you may well hit a rainy patch in late autumn.
Traditional Spanish dishes are also in abundance on a typical Ibizan menu. All the staple Spanish classics like gazpacho (cold tomato and pepper soup) and paella are widely available all over the island.
Ibiza produces wine made in the traditional way with grapes from indigenous vines and the island has even been granted its own quality standards through the Vins de la terra Eivissa denomination.
- Paella (based on seafood and occasionally meat with rice and saffron, generally served to two people or more)
- Guisat de peix (fish dish usually served grilled with potatoes and then taken back to the kitchen with leftovers used for a second-course stew)
- Sofrit pages (stew made from meat or chicken with peppers and potatoes)
- Borrida de Rajada (freshly caught skate baked with almond)
- Flaó (cream tart made with fresh cheese, eggs and mint)
- Ensaïmadas (croissants filled with cream, chocolate, sweet pumpkin or simply dusted with icing sugar)
Places to Visit and Activities
There are a lot of tourist attractions in Ibiza, more than beach and nightclubs. There’s more to visit and do at Ibiza. You can also go diving, cycling, caving, or taking the driving tours in San Carlos village. Check out the modern town of Ibiza too, because you didn’t just visit the place for a specific attraction. Look around and you’ll be surprised to see more than what you expected.
Country : Spain
Language : Spanish Catalàn
Currency : Euro (€)
International phone code : +34
Electricity : 220 volts
For general information, please contact the tourism office.
For information about the website Ibiza.travel
CONSELL INSULAR D’EIVISSA
Av. d’Espanya, 49 – 07800 Eivissa
Tel. 971 19 59 00
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