An awesome island : Ibiza

An awesome island : Ibiza

Do you want to enjoy the blue sky and the warm sun ? Ibiza is a fabulous location to relax. What can you see in Ibiza? Cafe del Mar: On the west coast of the island, Ibiza’s second-largest town was notorious in the 80s and 90s. These days it’s grown up a little, but is still the best choice if you’re after that heady combination of beaches and world-famous nightclubs. Head to the bay during the day for the narrow sandy beaches bathed by crystalline seas, or to amble along the promenade stopping somewhere for a beer of coffee along the way and taking in the Columbus egg monument. As the sun goes down hit Cafe del Mar, which has been playing lounge music for more than two decades as guests watch the famous sunset. At night there are buses to the legendary superclubs, Eden and Es Paradis.

One of the most intriguing destinations in Ibiza is the island of Es Vedra. Located just off the coast of Cala d’Hort on the western coast, Es Vedra is completely uninhabited. However, it is steeped in mystery and lore. Legends tie Es Vedra to Tanit, the Phoenician lunar goddess. The island was also the spot where the infamous sirens tried to lure Odysseus from his ship in Homer’s Odyssey. It is said that Es Vedra is incredibly magnetic, behind only the North Pole and the Bermuda Triangle. Cruises take you to see Es Vedra up close, plus they offer amazing views of the surrounding landscape.

Es Vedra is a rocky and uninhabited island, standing 413m high, just off the south-west of Ibiza. A mythical place, folk-lore says not only that it is the third most magnetic place on earth, but that it is the birthplace of Phoenician goddess Tanit, and that it was home to the sirens and sea nymphs who tried to lure Ulysses from his ship in Homer’s Odyssey. The island is also the setting for the local fable Es Gegant des Vedra (the giant of Es Vedra) about two brothers who go to the island to search for a cure for their father’s illness and come face to face with a giant. Mythology aside, Es Vedra is a stunning place to take some pictures or watch the sun go down.

Did you know that Ibiza is home to multiple UNESCO World Heritage sights?? One of them being Ibiza Old Town (Dalt Vila)! Drag yourself away from the beach and explore it. Old Town is filled with cobblestone streets, castles, 14th-century cathedrals, stone statues, canons, and Gothic architecture. Put the phone away and take a walk through town. You’ll find tons of hidden gems and narrow alleyways filled with cute restaurants and shops. Plus, you’ll learn a lot about Ibiza’s ancient history (it’s way more than a party island!). Word to the wise: don’t wear sandals while exploring Old Town. Those cobblestone streets are gnarly!

The White Isle has never been such an apt moniker for a destination than the paradise that is Formentera. Resting just 16 kilometres south of Ibiza and blessed with beautiful white sandy beaches and sparkling crystal waters, the island of Formentera is the idyllic picture of luxury and serenity.

Dating back over 4000 years, Formentera was home to Megalithic, Greek and Roman settlers, each of whom have left their unique footprints on the small island. Today, Formentera is a haven for sun seekers, artists, musicians and writers, all looking for a piece of paradise. Visitors will enjoy the stillness and peaceful atmosphere that engulfs the island – a world away from the hedonistic resorts on Ibiza. You come to Formentera to be at one with nature. See more details at Formentera guide.

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