Located off the coast of Spain, the beautiful island of Ibiza is the third largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands. It is also famous for vibrant, pulsating nightlife, especially in the town of San Antonio, which is home to some of Europe’s biggest and best super clubs such as Pacha, Space and Ushuaïa.Ibiza is also a fantastic option for a beach holiday with quaint coves and sandy beaches such as Cala Salada and Cala Xarraca, lapped by wonderfully warm Mediterranean waters. So what floats your boat - beaches or bars or both? Either way, a holiday to Ibiza can be as relaxing or as full-on and party fuelled as you could wish for.
Away from bustling resorts like San Antonio Bay and Playa d’en Bossa, you will find beautiful and peaceful retreats full of culture and tradition, unspoilt by the party scene. Whatever you want from your holiday, you'll find it on the wonderful ‘White Isle’ of Ibiza.
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Ibiza enjoys a Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and mild winters. During the summertime, from June to September, the temperature ranges between 25°C to the low 30s and evening temperatures rarely fall below 20°C. You are unlikely to see any rain fall during these months, however in September the chances do increase.
The autumn months of October and November remain warm with temperatures averaging in the mid 20s. The evenings in November are much cooler than in the summer months, so some warmer clothes might be needed and the rainfall does increase slightly during these months. Ibiza winters are mild, with temperatures averaging at around 11°C, but December tends to be a wet month and storms are quite common. Winter evenings are cold, and very occasionally you might even see snow.
Surrounded by long stretches of golden beaches and rocky cliffs, Ibiza is best known for the beautiful pine forests, from which it derives its name. The very word, Ibiza, is taken directly from the island's original name, Ibshim, meaning 'island of pines'.
Dotted throughout the island are beautiful, historic churches and landmarks from a forgotten age. One of many purported places of Christopher Columbus's birth, there is even a monument known as 'The Egg' erected in his honour.
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Depending on what you want to get from a holiday to Ibiza, you should consider whereabouts on the island you're going to stay. Mix it up with a few crazy nights out, relaxing days on the beach, cultural sightseeing trips, exciting water sports and discovering the breathtaking views of the island. Pack your holiday with lots of variety to ensure you come home feeling you have made the most of your holiday - and the island!
The Archaeological Museum is an amazing source of resource if you are interested in the ancient history of Ibiza and neighbouring Formentera. The museum is located in Ibiza Old Town, over a Carthagean burial site which is reported to contain over 4,000 graves.
The Museum of Contemporary Art is a small gallery boasting an excellent sample of permanent and touring contemporary art.
The Puig des Molins located at the foot of the mountain of the same name, is a seventh-century Phoenician burial ground and is the biggest and best conserved necropolis of the Phoenician-Punic culture with over 3,000 Punic tombs with chamber and access well called hypogeums, however only 340 are visible from outside. When visiting the Puig des Molins you can also enter a group of hypogeum equipped with lights and stairs.
The Santa Maria Cathedral was built in the early 13th century and is located in the crown of the Old Town. The Cathedral includes a museum, chapels, a tall bell tower and a holy cross made from gold and silver over 600 years ago. Open in the morning on Tuesday’s-Sundays, the Santa Maria Cathedral is a truly amazing building steeped with history to discover.
The Can Marça Caves are a labyrinth of caverns which were once used for alcohol and tobacco smuggling and are over 100,000 years old. Today, you can take a tour around the caves to see these breathtaking caves in all their natural glory, which are almost all fossilized apart from the deepest caves where the dripping still forms stalactites.
Ibiza offers something for everyone. If you're a sports enthusiast, you'll love it there. From tennis to horse riding in Talamanca and golf to mountain biking in Cala Llonga, you'll find it all here. Ibiza also offers several luxurious gyms, should you want to make sure you keep in shape on holiday. If land-based sports aren't your style, you'll find the waters of the Mediterranean very accommodating when it comes to watersports such as waterskiing and scuba diving.
As the life of the party, Ibiza is one of the most popular destinations in Europe for people looking for a holiday with world class nightlife. Home to some of the biggest and best nightclubs in the world, the White Isle draws thousands each summer to her sunkissed shores to join the party. The music here is unlike any you will find elsewhere; Ibiza has her own sound, known as the Balearic Beat. Popular among musicians around the world, DJ's often come to Ibiza to introduce their new dance music tracks. If you want to party, then Ibiza clubbing holidays are for you!
Ibiza town is where the main "super clubs" are, however San Antonio (San An') also has many popular clubs and bars whilst Santa Eulalia, the third main resort is more casual and attracts families and couples who want a busy resort without the heavy nightlife.
With nearly 60 beaches to choose from, many with sunbeds, watersports, beach side cafes and restaurants, Ibiza beaches are the best place to relax during the day.Santa Gertrudis is located in the centre of the island, and is much quieter and remote than the popular Ibiza resorts. This is where locals go during the summer months to distance themselves from the tourists, so if you are looking for a quiet and peaceful day then Santa Gertrudis is perfect.
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy Ibizan mainstays, then take a water taxi to some of the different coastal resorts, where you will find some beautiful untouched towns and villages to relax in. Cala Llonga is a popular resort and is ideal if you are looking for a beautiful setting with idyllic views, away from Ibiza itself, yet still with facilities such as shops, bars and restaurants.
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