After months of isolation and restrictions, once again Ibiza will be opening its doors to visitors, to showcase the myriad treasures hidden away in its mere 572 square metres of island that will ensure a memorable holiday. There is so much to see and do, making this friendly destination that welcomes visitors with open arms an unforgettable holiday experience.
The island continues to provide the ideal environment for a perfect trip, albeit with family, friends, partner, alone or with a companion, it is all the same, a good time is guaranteed. With its enviable natural environment, important historic and cultural legacy, incredible cuisine and fantastic entertainment and leisure activities, Ibiza never fails to surprise with innumerable opportunities for everyone, every age and every interest.
The natural features of the landscape and the mild Mediterranean climate make the island an ideal place for sports lovers, and you can immerse yourself in nature, with diving, hiking, swimming, tennis, sailing, surfing, golf… just a few of the island’s sporting activities waiting to be enjoyed, not to mention the fact that in recent years Ibiza has also become a popular place to hold competitive sporting events, both national and international, such as the Vuelta de Ibiza cycle race, the Ruta de la Sal Regatta, the Ibiza Marathon, the 3 day Trail Ibiza mountain bike race, and the Ibiza Half Triathlon and the Half Marathon.
The island is a veritable treasure house of culture, with centuries of tradition and customs just waiting to be discovered. Although Ibiza has its cosmopolitan side, which is ultra-modern, lively and fun, it still retains the essence and tradition of the little island villages, proud defenders of their history and customs. Despite being such an open and outward looking society, the islanders are justly proud of their roots, their customs and the unique island essence that shines through in its local exhibitions and craft markets, along with Adlib fashion, the unique and special clothing brand that embodies the designs and spirt of the characteristic Ibizan “vibe”.
The green hues of the pines and the juniper woods of the island’s interior provide a cool backdrop to the seemingly endless kilometres of crystal-clear waters with their shades of blue and turquoise that reflect the underwater meadows of Posidonia sea grass, designated a UNESCO Heritage Site, and one of the island’s greatest marine treasures. The beaches, with their fine golden sands running the length of the coast are interspersed with hidden coves, and remote corners, providing the ideal setting for moments to treasure and enjoy.
The walled town of Dalt Vila has been declared a World Heritage site, together with the remains of the Phoenician settlement Sa Caleta, and there are innumerable places to visit within the city walls, a must-see for anyone wishing to step back in time and discover the unique and magical relics of island history. This tremendous historical legacy left by ancient civilisations can be appreciated on a visit to the Archaeological Museum at Puig des Molins. This site has over three thousand hypogaea or tombs, that are still preserved in the largest Carthaginian necropolis in the Mediterranean, guarded under the watchful eye of Tanit, the Ibizan goddess, whose image is displayed in the Archaeological Museum.
Outside the city, the surrounding countryside offers a journey back in time with its rural churches dotted here and there all over the island. Small white buildings, reminiscent of Ibiza’s austere agricultural past, which even today is ever present in the villages inland from the coast, where imposing defence towers were built in ancient times to defend the island’s population from marauding pirates.
Lovers of fine dining will find a rich and varied local cuisine with delicious dishes that only top quality, locally grown products can provide. There are gastronomic treats in store to suit every palate, including the most demanding gourmets, with a choice ranging from family restaurants serving traditional food, to exclusive venues run by internationally renowned chefs.
When the good weather arrives, Ibiza opens up to the sun, the sea, the beach, history, culture, heritage and fine cuisine, combining and concentrating all the charms of the Balearic Islands put together in one small area – Ibiza, all islands in one.