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Culture, Scenery, Relaxation or Party How will YOU enjoy your Ibiza break?

Ibiza is, of course, known for being the party island, but with history, culture and history it’s so much more than that. So if you’re looking for a European holiday destination with a little bit of everything then Ibiza is a definite contender. It’s sure to please even the most diverse of groups everyone will find something they love on the Island.

History and Culture

Due to the island’s easily accessible location, it has been the home to many different settlers over the centuries, including Romans, Greeks, Moors and Phoenicians, and then eventually the Catalans. Ibiza’s position off the coast of mainland Spain and Africa meant that it was a much sought after as a trading post.

If Roman history is your thing, a visit to Dalt Vila (the Old Town) is a must. Evidence of Roman occupancy can still be seen in the form of two statues by the town entrance, and also in Santa Eualia, where you will find an old Roman Bridge crossing over a dried up river close to the entrance of the town.

Santa Eualia is also home to one of Ibiza’s oldest churches, Puig de Missa, which is pleasantly situated on a hill overlooking the town. This is a beautiful stop off while exploring the island, the spectacular views will not disappoint and the 16th century architecture of the church is fascinating.

Beaches

Its no question that Ibiza is home to some of the most incredible beaches you’ll find. White sands, mysterious hidden coves and stunning turquoise waters, you really will feel like you’re in paradise!

If you’re looking for a bustling, cosmopolitan beach day, Port-des-torrent, once a busy harbour village, the beach is now perfect for families. Surrounded by fantastic villas and restaurants, and child friendly activities, you’ll want to visit time and time again.

If a secluded, tranquil beach getaway is what you crave, then you’ll want to discover Sa-Caleta. This hidden gem is tucked away between two red cliffs. Step along the wooden walkway and into this secret, rustic paradise. Relax the days away on the golden sands and in the shallow crystal clear waters of Sa-Caleta! Pure bliss!

Eating out

From gastronomy style cuisine to rustic home cooking, Ibiza has culinary delights to suit every taste. Ibiza is known for Spanish and Iberian specialities such as Paella, Tapas, Sofrit Pages (meat with spices) and Ensaimadas (sweet Balearic croissants), Sangria and Frigola.

To experience some of the best tapas, a visit to Mar A Vila is essential! Serving breakfast through to dinner, and even takeaways, Mar A Vila also boosts a menu with a range of cuisines to suit every palette.

If you fancy a dining experience with a difference, then visit Sa Capella, situated in a an old church, you will no doubt dine in a tranquil, serene setting while tasting seasonal dishes with a contemporary twist. Ensuring the menu changes with the seasons is very important to the chef’s at Sa Capella, as they believe in fresh, local produce to provide the very best food.

We like to Party!

Ibiza is of course the party capital of Europe, the summer season is time to enjoy, let your hair down and party! However, visiting in the autumn/winter months also includes events and activities, allowing you to soak up the cosmopolitan culture of Ibiza, in many of its bustling bars and restaurants and shop till you drop’ with the fantastic array of shops Ibiza has to offer. After all, no holiday is complete without some much needed retail therapy!

Ibiza Festivities

Yep! Father Christmas (or should we say Papa No¨l) does go to Ibiza too! You might think visiting Ibiza around Christmas time as a little unorthodox, but it’s actually a great way to beat the busy, hectic crowds and experience some great events. The island becomes more peaceful too, and more affordable.

With temperatures reaching 14 degrees, Ibiza is of course milder in the winter months, but this makes way for other activities you can discover. The weather is more ideal for exploring the island, hiking and mountain biking. The island has a lot of nature trails and is actually a paradise for bird watching. And just because you’re visiting in the winter months doesn’t mean you can’t take in all those spectacular views along Ibiza’s rugged cliff top coastline.

Although Ibiza is still a great place to party, a visit to the island can be so much more than that but whether you’re looking to rave, or take in some culture and cuisine, there’s no reason not to leave The White Isle’ with very happy memories!

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