Ibiza (Eivissa) and Formentera, a privileged place in the Mediterranean Sea.
Ibiza and Formentera are more than just sun and sand, more than entertainment and night ... Ibiza and Formentera are certainly quintessential tourist destinations worldwide
The Pine Islands (Ibiza and Formentera) were already inhabited in the early second millennium BC, as is shown by the many prehistoric remains found. Since then and until now, endless cultures have left their mark on the island this melting pot, its prime location, excellent climate and its inhabitants, Ibiza and Formentera are unique places, considered by many the true and last paradise in the Mediterranean Sea ... Please refer to our guide, we hope you find it useful.
Ibiza (Catalan and officially Eivissa) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea and part of the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands, Spain. It has a total area of 570 km ² and a population of about 113,908 inhabitants (according to the National Statistics Institute, INE 2006). Its length is 210 km coast, where small boulders alternate. The maximum distance of the island is 41 kilometers from north to south and 15 miles from east to west so you can navigate to any point on the island in less than an hour!
It has a very irregular morphology formed by several mountains of which the higher Sa Talaia, located in the municipality of San Jose with 475 meters of altitude.
Pitusa Islands. Ibiza and Formentera, are located about 77 km east of the Iberian Peninsula, compared to Denia, 140 km southwest of the island of Mallorca, and north of Formentera, with coordinates 38.98 ° N 1.43 ° E. The capital is Ibiza and the three major towns, including the capital, are San Jose, San Antonio Abad and Santa Eulalia del Rio, the largest being the town of San José.
The islands of Ibiza and Formentera are called Pine Islands thanks to the Romans (Illes Pitiuses in Catalan), form an archipelago that are different from Mallorca and Menorca, but today we speak of the Balearic archipelago and part of the same administrative unit. It occupies an area of 570 km ² and it runs a single river, Santa Eulalia del Rio, only river in the Balearic Islands, which for many years remains dry by over-exploitation of water resources of the Island
During October and March (months out of the tourist season), the sun shines an average of six hours a day, temperatures ranging between 14C and 23C maximum and between 7 and 14C minimum.
However, and from mid-March the temperature is usually between 18C and 30C approx., Being the minimum recorded (until mid-October) of about 15C and 22C approx.
Even so, and the good weather pesars (which undoubtedly is one of the most appreciated qualities of the Balearic Islands) is not always the temperatures are moderate and that is that in winter and, due to excessive moisture in the atmosphere, the sensation of cold can be rather annoying.
Ibiza Island is divided into 5 districts and these in turn into parishes. The Governing Body of the archipelago is the Balearic Government, which governs in Ibiza and Formentera Island Council through Ibiza and Formentera (in Ibiza, Island Council of Ibiza and Formentera) and territorial administration of the State, in addition to the powers under Statute of Autonomy of the Balearic Islands and has a large endowment. Its existence is based on the ancient institution of the University, which had been disbanded after the War of Spanish Succession in the early eighteenth century, being replaced by a smaller entity, the City Council.
Heritage of Humanity
Ibiza 85.64 k ² are part of the World Heritage site called "Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture", declared by UNESCO in 1999. The walled city of Dalt Vila, the Phoenician settlement of Sa Caleta, the necropolis of Puig des Molins and the meadows of Posidonia oceanica, are the four exceptional items for which Ibiza was declared Patrimony of Humanity.
The Pine Islands provide an excellent example of the interaction between the marine and coastal ecosystems. The dense prairies of oceanic Posidonia (seagrass), an important endemic species found only in the Mediterranean basin, contains and supports a diversity of marine life. Ibiza preserves considerable evidence of its long history. The archaeological sites at Sa Caleta (settlement) and Puig des Molins (necropolis) testify to the important role played by the island in the Mediterranean economy in the early history, particularly during the Phoenician-Carthaginian period.
The fortified Upper Town (Alta Vila) is an outstanding example of Renaissance military architecture; had a profound influence on the development of fortifications in the Spanish settlements in the New World.
Mapas de la Isla y ciudad de Ibiza.
Plano de las calles de Ibiza, Eivissa (Guia On-line Callejeando.com)
Plano general de Ibiza, Eivissa (Guia On-line Páginas Amarillas)
Plano .pdf ciudad de Ibiza, Eivissa con Directorio de Servicios (Eivissa.org)
The beaches and coves on the island of Ibiza.
Drawing on the Compass Rose and moving southwest, the first beach we're going to find is Ses Figueretas beach, which links to the Platja d'en Bossa. La Platja d'en Bossa, a popular first beach on the island by the clubs Bora - Bora and Space, is the largest beach of the island
Later, in the same direction, we will find one end of Ibiza which is formed by the beaches of Ses Salines and Cavallet. Specifically Cavallet walk by can admire is Formentera and S 'Espalmador (S' Espalmador is an island north of Formentera and south of Ibiza, included in the Salinas Natural Park
Continuing our way, and, surrounding the Cap des Falco, arrived at the beach is Codols.
From there begins a fantastic journey across the beaches of Sa Caleta and Cala Jondal is Porroig (port), Cubells, Llentrisca Cala, Cala d'Hort, Cala Carbo, Cala Vedella, Cala Moli, Cala Tarida Cala Bassa and Platges des Comptes, among others, reaching the town of Sant Antoni de Portmany the Bay in the background.
Later, and once we went through Sant Antoni, find the beaches is Pouet, s' Arenal, Cala Salada and Cala Gració. From here our eyes capture a wild landscape that will be more as we move escapardo north of the island of Ibiza.
Calas and Punta Galera, Cala d'or is Portitxol Aubarca show us clearly that the whole environment has changed threading our way to the town of Sant Joan. In Sant Joan will find some truly amazing beaches and coves such as Benirrás beach, Cala Xarraca and Cala de Sant Vicent.
Beyond, and now venturing into the town of Santa Eulalia des Riu find, among many others, as Aigües Blanques beaches, Cala Mastella, Es Cana, Cala Llonga os' Estanyol, beaches and coves all completely different from each other.
To end by returning to the town of Ibiza with its magnificent and popular beach of Talamanca.
In Formentera, an island with more crystalline water of the Mediterranean, do not forget to visit countries Illetas Playa del Migjorn, Llevant or Cala Saona (cove famous for several advertisements have been run on it)
To learn more about each of the beaches, and its services, attractions and shops, we provide in this Guide the most complete list of beaches divided into municipalities.
The night on the island of Ibiza ...
There are many things to say about the night in Ibiza and, as you can imagine, is not enough every thing that we can discuss / recommend in this brief introduction ... but you probably already know that the night Ibiza is a known phenomenon around the world.
The route of the narrow streets if you visited them that same afternoon in the old quarter of Ibiza, change radically. Where once had bars, pubs there are now (with a tendency to become a nightclub at closing night), where they had stores, now there are sellers of tickets for the best parties that night, where before there were normal people there are "performances" ... And there are all kinds of Ibiza and, consequently, all kinds of nights of Ibiza ... b [Remember to always find what you want, whenever you want ... just let yourself go!.