Get to know Ibiza

Wednesday, 05 January 2022

Our destination specialists here at BlueVillas have put together some useful information regarding everyone’s favorite Mediterranean island ~ Ibiza!

Where is Ibiza?

Ibiza is a large Mediterranean island of 570 km2 off the east coast of Spain, it is a Balearic Island, an autonomous community of Spain, with a year-round population of approximately 130,000 people. The largest towns are Ibiza Town, Santa Eularia, Sant Antoni, and the highest point is 475 meters above sea level. Ibiza and the nearby island of Formentera to its south are called the Pine Islands due to their indigenous pine forests.

What is the weather and landscape like?

Ibiza has a typical Mediterranean climate, a hot semi-arid climate, and is warm and mild throughout the whole year, and beach weather usually lasts 7 months, from May to November. On the island grow fig, olive, and almond trees, along with native pine trees, savina and juniper, white heather, oleander, and herbs such as thyme, rosemary, and lavender. The island is covered in cactus, unusual rock formations, colorful bougainvillea, and the almond blossoms in spring are delightful.

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What is the history of the island?

Phoenicians, Arab Moors, Catalans, Pirates, and Spanish as well as the international music and artistic community that has lived on Ibiza since the 1950s, have left indelible influences on the rich tapestry of cultural heritage of the island. In fact, large portions of the island are registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Like the Renaissance walls of the old town of Ibiza City and the remains of the first Phoenician settlement at Sa Caleta.

Who visits Ibiza?

Ibiza Island is a world-renowned holiday destination and is firmly on every jet-setters’ map, and with so much to offer it is perfect for visitors of all ages and nationalities, from families with children, large groups, to honeymoon couples, friends young and single travelers. Ibiza is an inclusive and fascinating melting pot of warm Mediterranean sun-drenched life set to the backdrop of a rich historical and cultural mash-up.

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What are the beaches like?

Ibiza has a 210km coastline to explore, with beaches galore! Family beaches, shallow waters, party beach bars, golden sand, rocky bays, nudist beaches, hippy beaches, beaches with caves, natural bays, and salt flat beaches. Plus, here is the National Park and Nature Reserve in the south to protect the indigenous land, in particular, the salt flats of Ses Salines.

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What about clubbing and music culture?

The clubbing culture is centered in certain areas of the island but the artistic influence of the music world from the hippies in the 60s to the superstar DJs of the 90s, and the present-day international parties and live concerts by all the latest artists, adds to the flair and style, to the décor and the positive and vibrant energy of the island.

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What is there to do in Ibiza if you have kids?

There are many Blue Flag beaches, open-air cinemas, sailing, and luxury motor yacht cruises, water parks, caves with waterfalls, jeep safaris, horse riding, rooftop cocktail bars, tapas bars, and restaurants, Cap Blanc Aquarium, pine forest walks, contemporary art galleries, pop-up exhibitions, festivals and artistic events, hot-air balloon rides, surfing and kite surfing, famous caves and hikes on the nature trails, visit pirate lookout towers, churches, cathedrals and mosques and much more besides!

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Where to stay in Ibiza?

While Ibiza does have some impressive 5* hotels, our luxury Ibiza villas offer all the same services and facilities plus the exclusive use of space. We choose villas only with the very best services, locations, views, and facilities. Our team is here to help you plan your holiday exactly as you envisage it, with a personalized itinerary and wellness plans. Just tell us what you want to do, and we will do the rest.

Get to know Ibiza

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