The third biggest of the Balearic Islands is so much more than just a famous party island. On the last weekend of May, on May 25th to be exact, it is the official season opening on the island which attracts hundreds of tourists. From families to couples, there are offers and possibilities for everyone’s taste.
source: Ibiza Spotlight
Ibiza is located in the Mediterranean Sea, about 150km away from Valencia on the east coast of the peninsula. Together with Formentera it forms the Pine Islands (Pityuses) that are part of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Therefore, Ibiza can easily be reached by plane from Barcelona and Madrid in about one hour.
The island is known for its mild, Mediterranean climate which is perfect for spending the summer there. That’s what makes it so popular among tourists from all over the world.
It all started in the late 1950s when Ibiza was introduced to international tourism. There was a big hippie movement around that time which probably caused today’s club culture there.
It was during the 1970s, when suddenly many clubs and bars opened its doors and brought a huge augmentation in tourist numbers. Four of these original nightclubs are still in operation today.
Little by little, the party scene evolved into one of the best and well-known ones in Europe, with special music called “Balearic Beat”. Nowadays Ibiza is a popular place for famous DJs and producers to run weekly shows and stop by while touring through Europe.
However, the government wants to promote a more quiet, family friendly and cultural based tourism. Over the last year, many luxury hotels suitable for families but also adults only hotels were built and the entertainment program and activities to do on the island are endless. Ibiza offers relaxing beaches with white sand and clear water as well as adventurous excursions and trips or ancient monuments and historical buildings.
What to do in Ibiza?
There is a wide spectrum of activities to do, sights to see and new things to try. If you like boat cruises, a sailing tour with a catamaran to Es Vedra, the third most magnetic rock in the world could be suitable. Additionally, one can try snorkelling to see the special Neptune grass, a kind of seaweed that only exists in Australia and the shallow areas of the Mediterranean. But also water ski, Jet Ski or a banana boat ride give you a rush of adrenaline.
source: Ibiza Spotlight
Of course, there is more to see than just the ocean. Ibiza has amazing cliffs, coasts and bays but the UNESCO world heritage site also has a lot to offer when it comes to cultural tourism, like the port of Ibiza or places like Santa Eulalia, Punta Arabi, Cala de Portinatx, San Antonio or the romantic medieval part of the capital city Ibiza, called Dalt Vila. Here you will find the historical heart of the city, with an ancient castle, city walls from the 16th century and the highest point of the city with the best view over the port. In the narrow streets you can easily lose yourself, stroll around and have a drink to enjoy the nightlife. Ibiza is famous for its clubs and bars and if you come to party you shouldn’t miss out on clubs like Ushuaïa, Pacha or Privilege, the world’s largest nightclub with a capacity of 10.000 people. These places are known for the great vibe and party scene and only the best DJs get to play their music there.
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Besides the clubs and parties, Ibiza is also known for its numerous hippie markets. Vendors sell bags, fabric, jewellery, dreamcatchers, and most importantly handicrafts and local products. It is definitely worth a visit, even if one isn’t interested in that kind of art.
Since the island isn’t that big it’s also a nice idea to take part in a quad or vespa island tour and visit the nicest beaches of the area. Another option would be to do an excursion to the neighbouring island Formentera. The beaches there are usually a little more quiet and the main village, San Francisco is beautiful as well.
A great holiday includes the most comfortable hotels possible, so we tried to summarize the best offers for families, couples and single travellers in a few sentences.
Hard Rock Hotel
This well-known establishment offers more than 400 ultra plus rooms and suites for your pleasure. They all have 24-hour room service and terraces with blissful views of the Mediterranean. What sounds so suitable for couples is also a great family resort. The hotel offers a wide range of kids and family activities, such as the Roxity Kids ClubTM.
Palladium Cala Llonga Hotel
Palladium Hotel Cala Llonga is an adults-only hotel offering an ideal setting for couples to escape the hectic work life and spend a relaxed and romantic holiday. With features like a wellness room, massage service and a candle-lit chill out zone, the Palladium Hotel is the perfect accommodation for a wonderful vacation as a couple.
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Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel
This hotel combines luxury, celebration, exclusivity, design and technology in one. With its daily pool parties, 181 luxurious rooms and suites and access to the services and events of Ushuaïa club, it’s the ideal hotel for the typical singles lifestyle.
Across Spain has a special focus on this beautiful Balearic Island. Whether it’s family packages that offer fun for old and young or a nice couple’s get away, a romantic honeymoon or a singles party lifestyle, there are offers for everyone. They are easily combined with a stay on the mainland, either Madrid or Barcelona or just the full island experience as well. What are you waiting for? Get in touch with us to find out more about your next holiday destination.