Eivissa is the Catalan name for the island as well as the capital. This city was built on a hill, on the edge of the sea and established 650 years B.C. by the Carthaginians. The white houses from the popular neighbourhood Sa Penya, the monumental Renaissance wall from the XVI th. century which surrounds D'Alt Vila and the Cathedral are the eye-catchers of these cheerful port town. In the evening the narrow alleys are full of strolling visitors along the terraces and bars.
San José - Es Cubells - Cala d'Hort
San José is a cosy village that lies strategic in comparison to Ibiza town and the most beautiful beaches at the Southwest coast of the island. Besides the shops and boutiques there are nice bars with tapas and restaurants. Around Es Cubells that lies right under San José, you have a splendid view over the coastline of Ibiza. From the terraces of 2 fish restaurants in Cala d'Hort you have a spectacular view of the island Es Vedra.
Santa Eulalia - San Carlos - Cala Llonga
Santa Eulalia is the third largest town of the island Ibiza. There is an old centre with narrow alleys and a lively marina with bars and restaurants. In wintertime this is one of the most lively places of Ibiza. The little village San Carlos is famous of Anita's Bar with the P.O. Boxes for the surrounding country houses. Most hippies lived around this village in the sixties and Las Dalias still offers a weekly hippy market. Cala Llonga is a little bay with a sandy beach between the high rocks.
San Juan - San Miquel - Benirrás
San Juan is a village with a relaxed atmosphere and a traditional charisma. It is also the place where the still present hippies and bohémiens meet each other. Famous island inhabitants like Nina Hagen live around San Juan and at the moment this is the place to be on Ibiza. The village San Miguel you can see by far because of the little white church that stands on top of the hill. The idyllic beach Benirrás that lies closeby is in summertime the scene of a weekly evening with drums on the beach.
San Lorenzo - Balafi - Santa Gertrudis
The location in the middle of the island is for the country houses surrounding the little village of San Lorenzo a perfect place for everyone who liked to enjoy the peaceful silence in the daytime, afterwards to enjoy the fantastic nightlife. Nearby lies the settlement Balafi with her characteristic tower. A nice village is Santa Gertrudis, where you can find along the main street a boutique, an antique shop and some good bars with tapas and restaurants. At midday this is a lively place with a mix of locals and hippies.
The little white church of the village San Rafael you can see by far if you come from Ibiza town. Beside the church lies one of the most famous restaurants L'Elephant. Because of the central location on Ibiza you find here also 2 of the most famous clubs of the island namely Amnesia and Privilege.
The island Ibiza is the best example of the fusion between tradition and modern culture. Old habits like the typical clothes of the local women and the hospitality are still cherished but also the hippy movement from the sixties is visible in the current image of Ibiza. The good looking dressed up modern visitors are here for the fantastic nightlife and the sophisticated guests who enjoy the wealthy life of jet-set appreciate the relaxing atmosphere which Ibiza offers.In the narrow alleys of Ibiza-town you can stroll along the fashionable boutiques, hippy markets, terraces and trendy bars and restaurants. Between half of June and half of September when the internationally famous nightclubs of Ibiza will open their doors, a parade of freak figures will show up nearly every evening through the alleys to promote the nightclubs like Privilege, Amnesia and Space. The contrast with the inland is still big. Around the authentic country houses and modern villas you can find plenty of peace. The inland life goes by with a unhurried rhythm and you can enjoy the characteristic hilly country or its beautiful coastline. That's why more and more people choose this kind of accommodation. Around the pool of your villa you can dissociate yourself from all the pressure and get some new energy for the next party or just relax with each other and enjoy beautiful sunsets or starry skies. This little paradise from 40 by 20 kilometres counts more than 50 beaches, some of them are only accessible by boat. Ibiza enjoys an eternal springtime and a splendid Mediterranean light.
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