Ibiza is one of the five Balearic Islandsoff the Western coast of Spain – best known, of course, for its year-round sun, sea, sand and clubbing.
Every summer the place is mobbed by the youngand beautiful international party-set, all searching for the ultimate in hedonistic fun-in-the-sun. The innovative music scene in Ibiza has been so influential that its trademark genre of chilled-out dance music has come to be known as ‘Balearic House’, and the place has made superstars out of previously anonymous DJs who have now been catapulted to celebrity status.
What began as small bars and underground clubs have spawned whole empires with international club nights such as Manumission and Pacha now global brand names.
Although the island’s huge tourist industry is geared unashamedly towards the 18-30 holidaymakers, Ibiza does in fact have a lot to offer families and the less nocturnally minded visitor.
For those who manage to tear themselves away from the intoxicating atmosphere of the beach and the 24 hour party scene (or who wouldn’t dream of ever finding themselves there in the first place), there is a wealth of history and culture to be found in the interior of the island and also in the ancient capital city of Eivissa – Ibiza Town.
Towns & Villages of Ibiza
Eivissa, otherwise known as Ibiza City, is the capital centre of the island. Situated to the south of the island, its one of the most picturesque cities in the Mediterranean, its old town has been awarded historic status by UNESCO.
It’s a fascinating city and holds a special charm, that attracts many visitors ever year, looking to see a more cultural side to Ibiza.
is the second largest town in
Ibiza and is at the heart of the islands clubbing scene, which some people call the ‘clubbing capital of the world’. It’s definitely not for the faint hearted!
is the third largest resort on the Balearic Island of Ibiza and is one of the more popular resorts for families, who don’t want to bump into the club lovers and hippies. You won’t find any all nightclubs here, just a charming and tranquil resort with a beautiful beach and an excellent choice of restaurants and accommodation.
The clubbing scene in Ibiza is now a huge business – some of the venues are among the largest, most flamboyantly impressive clubs in the world and every summer they attract top celebs and the best DJ’s on the planet.
Massive multinational super clubs such as Cream and Pacha rule the roost, but there are plenty of smaller venues, which play more experimental music to a varied but consistently energetic andenthusiastic crowd.
If you are looking for a sporting and active holiday, then Ibiza has lots to offer; there are plenty of options, such as h orse riding, there are a number of stables where you can enjoy a riding experience, exploring the island on horseback.
If golf is more your style, then the 27-hole Club de Golf Ibiza is situated in Santa Eulalia. There
are numerous dive centres at San Antonio, Portinatx and Cala Vadella, offering diving trips for both experienced and beginner divers.
For lovers of tennis and paddle, there are some very swanky sports clubs in Ibiza which have top-rate tennis and paddle courts, including the Ahmara Sport & Social Centre, Club de Campo & Club Can Jordi. These clubs also offer other facilities, such as badminton & squash, gyms and pools.