Ibiza is a cosmopolitan island immensely rich in culture and natural beauty. From the Phoenician settlers in 654 BC to the contemporary electronic music scene, Ibiza offers an array of experiences for any traveler who wishes to seek something different.
The Island's main source of income is tourism, a sector which finances more than 85% of Ibiza's economy and is essentially capitalized during the summer months.
In the winter, all tourists return to their respective countries which reduces the island's population by 400%, thus opening new opportunities for different experiences, especially for travelers who wish to have a more peaceful holiday or simply stay away from the frantic environment from big cities.
Ibiza's administration is organized around the 5 main towns of the island: San Josep, San Antonio, San Joan, Santa Eularia and Ibiza Town. Ibiza is part of the Balearic Islands which is comprised of Eivissa (Catalan spelling for "Ibiza"), Majorca, Minorca and the gorgeous island of Formentera!
Behind the veil of the rampantly mediatized "Party Mecca" image of Ibiza is an island of lore and historical depth. Visit the remains of the lost city of Atlantis, as well as the mezmerising island of Es Vedra (1st Picture on the left) which lent itself as inspiration to Homer for the famed 'Odyssey'. Moreover, the local "Ibicencos" strongly maintain their idiosyncratic traditions which essentially revolve around religious festivities, the celebrating of Carthagian gods Bes and Tanit respectively the gods of fertility, and war. All year round, in addition to the income gathered during the summer, the island keeps running on activities regarding farming agriculture, fishing and the production of sea-salt.
Concerning the weather, Ibiza has a temperate climate. With the lowest temperature reaching 8°C (46°F) in the peak winter months and the highest temperature reaching 30°C (86°F) in the summer. Throughout the year there is no drastic temperature change, it is a slow transition into the winter, with rain occurring three or four times monthly, most of the time the sun shines bright in the blue Ibiza sky.
Among the celebrities that pass through, Ibiza has welcomed many important figures of the world such as Bob Marley, Freddy Mercury, Mick Jagger, Roman Polanski, Salvador Dali, Mike Oldfield, Nacho Cano and remains the second home to many esteemed members of our society!
Credits: Jonathan Tessier