Ibiza is the third largest of the Balearic Islands belonging to Spain.
Situated just 79 km from Valencia on the eastern coast of Spain, Ibiza is a pretty island noted for the world famous nightclubs playing dance music.
Ibiza is also a popular island for families who enjoy the fantastic sandy beaches with clear waters, often turquoise in appearance rivalling many of the beaches you would find in the Caribbean.
Popular family resorts include Santa Eularia D’Es Riu and Portinatx.
Some of the best beaches include Cala Bassa, Playa Comte and Playa de Ses Salinas.
Eivissa (The Islands Capital)
If you fancy mixing in some history and culture when visiting the island, we suggest you stay in or near to the capital Eivissa (Ibiza Town) which features the fortified medieval town of Dalt Vila with its cathedral and massive stone walls which overlook and protected the harbour.
For younger tourists just looking to enjoy the club scene, we suggest Sant Antoni de Portmany, commonly known as San Antonio. This sprawling resort has a good beach, two of the major nightclubs Eden and Es Paradis as well as the West End area with one of the highest concentrations of bars and pubs in Europe.
The world’s largest nightclub of Privilege is just outside San Antonio as is Amnesia.
The Sunset Strip in San Antonio with the popular bars of Cafe Mambo and Cafe del Mar is the place to stroll along in the evening to see one of the legendary Ibiza sunsets.
Playa d’en Bossa
Playa d’en Bossa is the longest stretch of beach on Ibiza and is also recommended to young people on holiday.
There are simply loads of bars, pubs and restaurants as well as the famous Bora Bora beach club, Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel and the Space nightclub and DC-10 nightclub are here.
It is still possible to go clubbing in Ibiza even if you are in your thirties and forties as this older clubbers guide to Ibiza tells you.
Hiring a Car
Ibiza is a relatively small island (221 square miles) which can be driven around quite easily in just a day if you fancy hiring a car to explore. As soon as you get out of either Ibiza town or San Antonio, you enjoy fields and green hills, quite a surprise for those who don’t know Ibiza. The highest point, Sa Talaiassa, is 475 metres high.
Having done this myself I suggest you hire a car for two days. Make sure you see the sunset opposite Es Vedra rock – simply the best place in Ibiza to see the sun go down with the menacing rock looking like a volcano in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Hippy Market on Wednesday at Es Canar is another worthwhile excursion.
The smaller island of Formentera has even better beaches and is much quieter – you can only reach it by ferry which takes about 35 minutes from either Ibiza town or Playa d’en Bossa.
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