There are few places where you can find the warmth of dry climates, beautiful beaches in secluded bays, whitewashed houses, cliffs and hilly landscapes. If the above description is realistic, Ibiza is also a party island. It attracts travellers in search of calm, authenticity and traditional villages, as well as young people who come to party in the Europeans biggest clubs. The island's reputation for freedom means that it can satisfy everybody, in a beautiful environment. Indeed, with its 60 km of coastline, more than 50 white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, seaside restaurants, and its old quarter classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ibiza is the perfect idea for a successful holiday.
Ibiza is one of the oldest urban settlements in the Western Mediterranean and is part of the Balearic Islands, it was inhabited and occupied by Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs, and the Catalans. During the following centuries, it was marked by plundering and marauding by pirates. Isolation meant the island’s economy remained based on farming and fishing. The island was transformed dramatically when Ibiza began to attract large-scale tourism in the sixties. The food and culture reflect a strong relationship with the sea, as well Ibiza maintains a solid Catholic tradition. An influx of Bohemians in the 1930s and 1960s added another dimension to the island.