It might have a reputation as one of Europe’s top party islands, but there’s more to Ibiza than Pacha and Ushuaïa. Beach lovers, sunset seekers and clubbers will all benefit from the abundance of delights the White Isle has to offer.
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The beautiful Balearic island of Ibiza can be found to the south-west of mainland Spain. A clubber’s paradise, millions descend on the island every summer to party through the night to performances from some of the world’s top DJs.
Clubbing aside, Ibiza is a haven for sun worshippers and those seeking rest and relaxation. It’s rife with tranquil surroundings, including secret coves and stunning hills lined with pine trees. Quiet villages adorn the coast and beach-facing hotels boast the most stunning sunsets, perfect for a romantic getaway.
With over 80 beaches to choose from, a picnic by the sea is a must. If you’re feeling lively, the choice of activities is vast, including jeep safaris, zip lines and horse riding. If possible, rent a car and take advantage of everything the island has to offer. At just 221 square miles, most attractions are less than 40 minutes away.
Be sure to take a trip to Ibiza Town, or Eivassa, the island’s capital. Browse the shops in the new town and enjoy lunch by the picturesque harbour before exploring the old town, Dalt Vila, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Whether you’re travelling as a family, couple, or with friends, a trip to Ibiza’s sister island, Formentera, should be at the top of your list. Just 30 minutes away by ferry, it boasts Blue Flag, white, sandy shores and tempting beach huts selling snacks and drinks.
Those seeking sun, sea and relaxation should opt for Northern towns, like Puerto San Miguel and Portinatx, or Cala Llonga, further south. Santa Eulalia is a great choice for a balance between beaches and bars, whilst party animals should opt for Playa d’en Bossa or San Antonio.
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