Ibiza – @florenciagomezs
‘They say money can’t buy you happiness but it can book your flight to Ibiza.’
Ibiza is an idyllic island with crystal clear waters, peaceful, rural landscapes, mild temperatures and bright sunshine almost all year round. One of the most popular islands in the Balearic islands, it is one of the most famous party destinations in entire Europe.
Ibiza’s modest population is swallowed whole by the seven-million-odd tourists that in mass each year, and nowhere does sunset chilling or boho-glam style quite like the White Isle. The culture and history of this place dates back to the Phoenician times.
Ibiza has been attracting a cosmopolitan crowd for centuries – Romans, Greeks, Moors, Phoenicians, and Catalans all visited the White Isle, some arriving to trade and relax in the clear warm Mediterranean waters, others with conquest in mind.
Due to its strategic position between mainland Spain and Africa, Ibiza was highly prized as a colony and trading post. In recent years, Ibiza has been associated with its famous scene and the modern invasion of international party people that ritually descend on the island during the summer months.
Many different civilizations have passed through Ibiza over ages. The island has the UNESCO World Heritage designation for its cultural wealth, including the outstanding Phoenician site as Sa Caleta, the necropolis at Puig des Molins, and the historic old town of Eivissa, Dalt Vila.
On the island, one will also find a unique atmosphere, where fun has no. 1 priority. The liveliness is reflected in the island’s cultural agenda and nightlife. The Ibiza night is famous the world over. Besides its fashionable bars and nightclub, there is also a host of other activities that get underway once the sun goes down: street markets, terrace bars, open-air cultural events, concerts, etc. Thousands of young people come year after year to enjoy the latest trends in music and dance at any time of day or night.
Ibiza is the island that should be anyone’s bucket list who loves to party like a freak. If you are willing to travel from India, take a flight to Barcelona, one of the major cities in Spain as there are no direct flights and then from there you can reach Ibiza by boats or flight. The currency used is Euro (1euro = 82 INR). Home to more than 50 wonderful beaches, Ibiza is a place to have some memorable vacation.
In summer the cream of the world’s DJs like David Guetta, Sven Vath, Armin Van Buuren descend on the island, making it the ultimate destination for clubbers. Its reputation as a party island is notorious, but Ibiza has reconnected with its 1960’s hippy roots in recent years, with more laid-back parties and a burgeoning arts scene. Those seeking quite a time or craving a bit of culture are also well catered for: Ibiza is blessed with sandy beaches, crystalline waters, and alluring coves, an abundance of picturesque towns and villages.
Whether you are there to dance till dawn, relax on a beach, imbibe the culture, or hike amidst the greenery, Ibiza is a rite of passage for every discerning traveler.
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