Ibiza Travel Guide, Spain
Who hasn’t heard of Ibiza? It is one of the most popular beach destinations with plenty of sunshine and lots of fun. Also known as Eivissa, Ibiza is a UN World Heritage Site which says a lot about the small island’s beauty.
It makes for a perfect escape that needs no organization before hand. You don’t have to plan much just get on the plane and land in a very modern airport. From there it’s all a piece of cake. Getting around is easy and you won’t have to be afraid of getting into a taxi. It won’t cost you a fortune.
You won’t have to worry about timing either as no matter when you come you’ll find perfect weather, the winters are mild and summers are hot and sunny. Rainy weather might occur but it goes away just as quickly as it came. And a little rain never hurt anyone! It will just cool down the air. Periods of sunshine are guaranteed all year round so you will definitely get enough no matter when you come.
Of course high season is considered to be from May to October and the resort is usually packed during this period but there are those who see Ibiza as a perfect winter destination as the temperatures rarely fall below zero, it is less crowded, you’ll get sunshine and clean and calm waters. This period is ideal for escaping the cold winters and breathing fresh air. Maybe you’ll find that the prices are lower too in this period and they will definitely suit those with lower budgets provided they don’t mind rain as it occurs more often in this period.
Speaking of beaches, they are wonderful and plenty. You can choose whichever you want and if you want a more secluded and less crowded one you are sure to find it. The fun they provide is well known and ranges from water sports to excellent bars. There are hotels, apartments or Villas close to the beach and most of them are high class as a lot has been invested mostly by the Germans who have put their mark on the island. So you can expect only high standards in cleanliness and service. This has made property prices in the area to rocket ski high and you have to be quite wealthy to afford one.
The German influence can be seen even in the fact that the language is widely spoken besides English. Of course there are plenty of other influences as there were many who wanted to rule the island from the Europeans to the Africans and the struggle of the locals to defend themselves can still be seen in the fortified towns. During the middle ages the Moorish culture was very strong and there are still visible signs of its presence on the island. But in the recent period the locals have succeeded to impose their identity and give the island its original name, Eivissa and use the Catalan based language in all the official documents.
No matter what religion or nationality you are, clubs in Ibiza welcome everybody and they did such a great job that the island came to be known as the Mecca of Clubbers. Great names in the music industry made their presence in the clubs and heated up the atmosphere for all ages. Clubs are the ones that attract not only the young but the old too. It is true tough that it is not a major destination for families.
Families and those who like a more romantic atmosphere with less action can enjoy a nice stroll on the beach at night and see the many harbors beautifully lighted. They can extend their visit to the neighboring areas of Santa Eularia and Cala Longa which are really beautiful.
Don’t just dream about it and sing songs that take you there, go there and experience what a great beach town and historic destination Ibiza is.
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