Aug 16, 2008

Ibiza







Ibiza (or Eivissa in Catalan) is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea. Ibiza belongs to Balearic Islands and, with Formentera, it is one of the two Pine Islands. Ibiza is also known as the 'white island' due to the predominance of its white houses. Ibiza is invaded every summer by a multinational force ofsunseekers . It has fine beaches, relentless sunshine, good food and wild nightlife. But on the other hand, if you leave the beaches behind you to explore the island's interior, you will find a pure and simple Mediterranean culture as well as remains of populations which inhabited Ibiza thousands of years ago (wall-paintings ofSes Fontelles ). Ibiza Town is the capital of the island. In many aspects it’s the center of the island, its focal point. It’s here that you’ll find most clubs, bars Cafes and restaurants. There are over 40 large clubs on the islandas well as a large number of bars.
Ibiza became a major center of touristical attraction during the 1960s, being then famous for its "Hippie-Culture" and nudist beaches. Today Ibiza is a cosmopolitan island and its atmosphere, the climate, the entertainment on offer and its attractive natural environment attract a high number of tourists all year round. Ibiza has an ample offer as well for families and older visitors, anyhow, still there are the young ones who are attracted by the island's rollicking nightlife. The official language in Ibiza is Catalan, but Spanish is spoken everywhere and due to the importance of tourism to the island's economy many locals speak other languages too.

The coast is spectacular with pretty coves and dramatic cliffs. The excellent sandy beaches are well equipped for tourists. The main touristic beaches are Portinatx, Port de Sant Miquel and Sant Vicenç. There is only one river on the whole island called Santa Eularia. The climate of Ibiza is Mediterranean and has milder winters and slightly cooler summers than Mallorca . The hot summer season lasts from June to September (30°C or 85°F), lots of sunshine and very little rain. Frost and snow are very rare.

Ibiza Airport Transfers

Ibiza airport lies just 6km southwest of the main Ibiza town. Buses are available from outside the arrivals terminal to Ibiza town between the hours of 7.30am and 10.30pm.

The single fare is about €1.20. Taxis into the town are always available for around €12.

A well worthwhile alternative is to pre-book Ibiza airport transfers to anywhere on the island and your driver will be waiting for you on arrival.

This is certainly the most hassle way free to begin your holiday and rates are very competitive.

Vehicles are available to cater for all group sizes are catered for. The most popular destinations include San Antonio, Es Cana, Ibiza Town, Portinatx, San Miguel and Talamanca.

The tourist information in the airport is very helpful in providing island maps and information on last minute room availability to new arrivals. Car rental companies have offices in the airport.

More Information:

Flights to Ibiza

Ibiza Hotels

Ibiza Tourists Attractions

Ibiza Maps


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