Ibiza Tourist Information and Tourism
(Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain)
Ibiza has a reputation as a party island, but there is much more to this popular destination than just its excellent nightclubs. The island is the closest of all the Balearic islands to mainland Spain and has a 200 km / 125 mile coastline, with many small coves and over 50 stunning beaches. Ibiza Town (Eivissa) is the proud island capital and resides on the south-easterly coast, where it enjoys a protected harbourside setting.
Eivissa has grown to become an enchanting tourism resort close to the Platja de Figueretes beachfront and has become a focal spot for nightlife in Ibiza, and also offers a useful Tourist Information Centre on the Passeig des Moll. Nearby, the Passeig de Vara de Rey is an especially scenic promenade and a good place for sunset views.
Hotels on the island range from convenient Ibiza budget lodging to luxury accommodation, both on the seafront and inland. Finding resort accommodation can be difficult, especially during the peak tourist season (July to August) and therefore booking Ibiza holidays ahead is advisable and virtually compulsory in high season. Do always bear in mind that hotel discounts may be available for advance bookings. The other popular alternative for accommodation on the island is to rent a private holiday villa for your stay. Villas range from pleasant and homely to sheer luxury, and for larger groups this is often a cheaper option. There is a good choice of Ibiza villas to rent during your holiday, while for season workers there's also a good selection of very cheap workers apartments for rent in San Antonio.
During the 1990s tourism in Ibiza grew dramatically and the island was recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the 'entertainment island of the world'. Many thousands of visitors of all ages fill the resorts on Ibiza and the big-name nightclubs are legendary. Away from the clubs, other highlights include olive, almond and fig groves, salt lakes, pine forests and many historic buildings and attractions. More information about Ibiza tourist attractions.
Ibiza Town is one of the best preserved medieval towns in the whole of Europe and is the largest and most beautiful town on the island, being home to a stunning Spanish cathedral and many fabulous restaurants and chic bars. Nearby there are also countless old stone cottages on the island's hilly countryside and walking in this area is popular.
The beautiful island of Ibiza boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine each year. Ibiza is blessed by a hot Mediterranean sun that is complemented by cool, refreshing sea breezes, and the winters are quite mild. This appealing climate, combined with numerous excellent beaches with fine golden sand, clear blue seas and exceptional nightlife, means that Ibiza is understandably a popular destination for tourists. The pace of life for locals on this popular Balearic island still remains relaxed and moves at a gentle pace, gradually beginning to embrace the tourism trade. Ibiza offers so much for the visiting holidaymaker, both young and old.
More Ibiza Information / Fast Facts and Orientation
- Country: Spain / España
- Status: one of the Balearic islands
- Area: 572 square kilometres / 221 square miles
- Population: 110,000 in Ibiza, 41 million in Spain
- Language: Castilian Spanish
- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Time zone: 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Country dialling code: +34
- Telephone area code: 97
- Religion: Roman Catholic
- Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz - round two-pin plugs are used