Yes, it’s the island that showed the world how to party to the pulsing rhythm of electronic dance music. But it has a lot more to offer.
Countryside so lush it was once called pine tree island. Mountains, forests, olive groves, almond orchards and long beaches of golden sand. World heritage sites that include a gorgeous medieval walled town and a 2,700-year-old burial site. That’s Ibiza.
There are quiet coves tucked beneath rugged cliffs, peaceful hamlets, fishing villages, picturesque paths for exploring on foot or bike. And perfect summer weather on an island with about 80 beaches. That’s Ibiza.
And it’s been branded “the White Isle” because the brilliant white buildings stand out against the vivid green trees, the clear blue sky and the turquoise sea.
Yes, that’s Ibiza too - so much packed into an island only 20 miles long.
More than 50 years ago the beauty of Ibiza was enjoyed by beatniks and hippies. Hippy markets are still held every week. Then came clubs and music bars and Ibiza became the place to party. Ibiza clubs have been voted the best nightlife clubs in the world and superstar DJs fly in to take sets.
Yet away from the club scene other destinations dotted around the lovely coastline are ideal for traditional or family-friendly holidays.
For instance, the white sands of Talamanca are only 15 minutes from Ibiza Town but much more peaceful. And Santa Eulalia has a palm-lined prom, a wide beach, charming town, great shops, lots of restaurants and a riverside walk to an original Roman bridge. That’s Ibiza.