A City Guide to Ibiza, Spain
Ibiza could be compared as a cornucopia; it is an island where you just find more of everything. More beaches, more nightclubs, more shops, more interesting places to see … no matter what you are searching for, you will find it in abundance here.
Ibiza, also known as Eivissa in Catalan, has been attracting foreigners for thousands of years. The Greeks set their eyes on her, and then the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians and lastly the Romans, all because of salt. It was during the medieval period that Ibiza gradually diminished. It wasn’t until the 1950s that she soon reinvented herself as the best holiday destination and the 1990s as the ultimate party town.
Ibiza has many places which offer the chance to experience her authentic character. The Placa de la Vila is the Old Town quarter and this charming corner is the best place to simply wander around and grab a lazy morning coffee, afternoon drink or an evening cocktail. Restaurants, bars, cafes and boutique shops can be found along the fringes of this quaint little square.
If you are a culture buff and want to understand more about Ibiza’s fascinating history then head on over to the Mueu Archeologic. This museum showcases a fascinating array of artefacts discovered on the island from the Stone Age right up to the modern period.
In Ibiza Town you will discover the impressive Portal de ses Taules. This historic monument is a triple gateway which was first erected to protect the city from heavy artillery. When you walk through the entrance you will find the commune of Dalt Vila. Carry on walking and as soon as you get past the main gate you come across the stylish Placa de Vila where you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere with a tapa or refreshing drink.
Beach lovers will discover that Ibiza is their dream resort. The island has several fantastic beaches to choose from. Families head for Talamanca as it is child friendly and doesn’t get too crowded. Platja d’en Bossa, Figueretes and Ses Salines are all popular with 20-somethings who are more interested in beach bars, swimming and soaking up the rays.
Typical Ibizan menus feature a wide range of regional, national and international recipes, so no matter what you fancy you will never go hungry. Traditional dishes from the island feature heavily on seafood but are cooked simply. Try the local fish stew called Zarzuela for a taste of real Ibiza.
Hotels in Ibiza are found throughout the island. Whether you are searching for a family friendly hotel where the kids can enjoy the pool and babysitting service, a quiet romantic hideaway in the hills or the very height of luxury, Ibiza has it all.
Ibiza’s sun-drenched shores draw visitors to its doors from all over the world. It is a place for families looking for the ideal fun holiday; party-goers adore it for its many pulsating clubs and shopaholics for the outstanding shopping opportunities. No matter what you are looking for in a holiday, you will find Ibiza the perfect destination.