Ibiza – Where the Day Begins at Sunset

Ibiza or Eivissa is one of the Balearic Islands in Spain. Together with Formentera, they are known as the “Islas Pitiusas”, from the Greek word “pitys” meaning pine tree.  Both islands have abundant pine trees covering vast landscapes. The cities which comprise Ibiza are San Antonio, Ibiza Town and Santa Eulària des Riu. The landscape is rocky and harsh alongside the hardy pines. The most common crops are almonds, olives and figs.  Surprisingly, about half the island, particularly in the unspoiled northeast, remains covered by thick forests. Driving around the back roads would give you a totally different experience than what Ibiza’s image is to the world.

Interesting places to see in Ibiza and its surroundings are Es Vedra, the mystical island rock on the west coast, the Passeig de ses Fonts in San Antonio, the old part of Ibiza Town and a hidden cove called Atlantis, that is, if you can find a local who could direct you to the secret place. Visit the neighboring Formentera by boat and explore the beautiful beaches along the coast. Ibiza’s beaches and laid-back attitude initially attracted young travellers in the flower-power heydays of the 60’s when European hippies headed to Ibiza to tune in, turn on and drop out. Tourism flourished as the hip and fashionable people slowly recognized Ibiza’s potentials to become a holiday hotspot. Today, Ibiza receives millions of tourists, annually, and is one of Spain’s most trendy and popular tourist destinations.

There are a variety of accommodations from budget to premium hotels in Ibiza. If you want a luxurious comfortable hotel room in Ibiza, try the Ibiza Gran Hotel in Ibiza town. If you are on a budget then settle in one of the hotels situated in Es Canar, Intertur Hotel Miami Ibiza is a nice 3 star hotel.