Situated in the south of the Balearic islands, Ibiza is the third in extension of the archipelago and together with its smaller sister Formentera forms the “Pitiusas” (Islands with Pines) . With their special location on the Mediterranean and their proximity to the coasts of Africa they benefit from a generally warm Mediterranean climate, having dry summers with a temperature of ..25 – 30 degrees. The winters are humid with little rain, allowing you to enjoy a pleasant stay on the island year round.
Whether you are looking for crystal clear waters, fine sand ,or a pebble shore, Ibiza has an impressive number of pristine beaches and coves with a natural backdrop where you can laze away your days here and connect with nature, to contribute to some of your most treasured moments.
Some are quiet coves and some are more popular for the fun lovers. We have chosen to show you a few of them here , for you to decide.
On an island like Ibiza with its small size and marvelous marine landscapes, taking a bike ride is a good idea, where you can ride to the prettiest coves that you can imagine and the most romantic spots you have ever dreamed of. Whether alone, with family or friends there is also the sea.. scubadiving, parasailing, beach volleyball, windsurfing . There is no better way to ease the daily tensions that to take all the strength and energy the sun gives us, together with the fresh sea water and practice some of the water sports we mention here.
- One of Ibiza´s signs of identity is its nightlife. Ibiza has been for decades the true vanguard of electronic music and the newest tendencies , that are then played in the majority of clubs throughout the world. The fact is that the number of professional DJ´s per square meter multiplies when the main clubs in Ibiza open their doors , beginning the experimentation to give birth to the creations that become tendency in the matter.
Another unique and peculiar element for the "clubbers", are the magnificent productions that give rise to the typical festivals, that receive the main record stores and that are true spectacles of light, sound and choreography with a thematic that does the delights of the lovers of the wild and crazy rhythm of the island. Manumission, The Troy, matineé, Flower Power. .., are well known words for the lovers of the music types like house, techno, dance,...., just a dream to listen and feel even for those that maybe are not lovers of the electronic music.
Subsequently we will try them to give a small description of the main localities of nocturnal leisure, that without any doubt they should appear in the agenda of any traveler that want to discover the island of Ibiza in its totality.
Ibiza´s traditional cuisine is varied, Mediterranean in origin and exquisite in taste. Its gastronomy reflects the culture and history of the island. The most typical dishes are ”burida de ratjada”. Fresh fish cooked with almonds. Lobster and squid cooked in a herb sauce. or the “guisat of marisc” Delicious casserole of fish and shellfish.
We must also tell you about “arroz de Matanzas”, which is a typical rice based dish made from pork and home made sausage. The “sofrit Pages” is a festive dish, made from many types of meat and piquant sausage with potatoes. Sausage types are sobrasada, butifarrro, and cooked with potatoes. All these dishes are made using local produce. If you prefer simpler fare , Pa amb oli makes a perfect snack. It is slices of bread, spread with tomato, oil and salt and filled with stuffed meats and cheese. Normally it is served with a variety of cheeses and/or coques, open savoury tarts, topped with grilled vegetables. There is also a great diversity in desserts. The most important specialties are Flao, a cheesecake with mint and herbs, “ Orelletes,” a local cookie, made with anisette.” bunuellos” a type of doughnut. Greixonera is a type of bun, soaked in milk and caramel and with raisins.
Ibiza has many traditional liquers, Frigola is made from herbs marinated in anisette, the result is a sweet liquer with herbal fragrances. These liquers are considered aids to digestion and are normally served after lunch. Make sure it is served cold... it is delicious.
Besides of the well-known clubs, beaches and night life, There’s in Ibiza - like in any other place of the world- a list of special places or events that may be interesting for visitors for its extraordinary originality and beauty. If the sunset in Café del Mar is something you can’t lose. Ses Salines it is not less extraordinary , and no forget the extravagant fashion created in hippy Market d'es Canar or the Dalias.
Let us give you a short description of these particular events which are good alternative to spend your time in the island during your stay
Thanks to the development and growth of low cost airlines, flying to Ibiza is increasingly more accessible , with direct flights from many major European cities. Another economic way to travel is by ship, especially if you wish to bring a car, however we recommend that you check prices on hiring a car once you are here, as it may be cheaper than bringing your own.
We would like now to provide you some of the companies that have regular flights and/or flights with low cost offers and alsol the main shipping companies.
Airlines with flights to Ibiza
Info and bookings telephone: 902 400 500
Info and bookings telephone: 902 400 500
Info and bookings telephone: 902 320 737
Info and booking telephone: 902 401 501
Info and bookings telephone: 902 254 252
Info and bookings telephone: 91 625 9704
Info and bookings telephone: 901 330 320
Info and bookings telephone: 902 160 180
Info and bookings telephone: 902 454 645
Please be aware that you are on a small island. Distances here are short.
If you drive in a straight line in any direction, you will be stopped by the sea, before you have travelled 28 miles (45 kilometres.)
It is easy to rent a car or use the public transport, but if you are alone or with a girlfriend I strongly recommendthat you rent a motorbike, as its very difficult to drive faster than 80 kms / 49 mph. In fact if you exceed this speed limit you will get a hefty expensive fine.
A bicycle is a better choice for short distances, the advantage of these modes of transport are, that they are much more friendly to the enviornment, and more practical than a car. You will also have no parking problems for your vehicle, a very important point in the busy summer months. Here we list a number of good car/ bike rental companies,where you can reserve your means of transport.
They are situated in Figueretes and offer an extensive range of scooters to travel round the island, you can book your motorcycle directly over the phone by calling....
You can also reserve you car or motorcycle at the reception desk in any of our hotels.