IBIZA - ALL ABOUT
Island arose from the sea 8 Million
years ago, to the end of the Tertiary Era, when the Balearic Islands, as all other European
mountains chains, did by then. At first the Balearic Islands were attached to the Spanish mainland but caused by rising of the sea level, the islands
arose from sea about 12.000 years ago.
A 1500 meter deep sea ditch separates the Balearics from the Spanish mainland and today Ibiza is located 90 kilometers east of the Spanish
Together with the island lain south, Formentera (7131 inhabitants) and
numerous smaller and uninhabited rock islands, Ibiza forms the island group named: Pityusen. The Pityusen have, as the Balearics,
their own continental shelf.
Ibiza's official name in Catalan is EIVISSA.
The official languages are Catalan and Castilian but Ibiza's original inhabitants, called
Ibicenco, use their own Catalan dialect: Eivissenc.
The island of Ibiza belongs to the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands that hold altogether 67 municipalities and its capital is Palma on
Ibiza island comprises 5 municipalities with their citycouncels or ajuntamentos:
| Sant Josep de sa Talaia
|| Es Cubells, Sant Agustí des
Vedrà, Sant Francesc de s'Estany, Sant Jordi de ses Salines,
Sant Josep de sa Talaia
| Sant Antoni de Portmany
|| Sant Antoni de Portmany, San
Rafael de Sa Creu, Sant Mateu d'Albarca, Buscatell, Santa Agnes
| Sant Joan de Labritja
|| Cala de Portinatx, Cala de Sant
Vicent, Sant Miquel de Balansat, Port de Sant Miquel, Sant Joan
de Labritja, Sant Llorenç de Balàfia, Sant Vicent de sa Cala
| Santa Eulària des Riu
|| Es Canar, (Nostra Senyora de)
Jesús, Puig d'en Valls, Sant Carles de Peralta, Santa Eulària
des Riu, Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera
| Ibiza Town (Vila d'Eivissa)
|| Both city and municipality and
divided in 2 parts, the old upper town, Dalt Vila and the new
extension with the name Example
Ibiza is the most western island of the Balearic
Islands, and human habitation dates from at least 5000 BC.
Ibiza - Eivissa - is the third biggest island
of the Balearic Islands with a surface of 572 km²,
the principal city is Ibiza Town - Eivissa Vila.
On Ibiza live approximately 106.220 inhabitants durably,
together with officially announced foreigners called
Ibiza is hilly
and has sandy calas and rocks and the most
beautiful beaches and sandy shores of the
Mediterranean. Its highest 'mountain'
is Atalaya of Sa Talaiassa de Sant Josep - 476 m.
Ibiza has the most balanced climate of the Balearics.
The temperatures in summer are around 30 Â°C, and in winter
temperature rarely drops below zero.
There are no "dangerous" animals on the island, like
poisonous snakes, lizards or spiders. Although these last
years every now and then ladder snakes are found, accidently
imported from the main land, in potted trees by garden
The biological variety and culture from Ibiza were declared
World cultural heritage by
Unesco on December
history tells us that the Balearic Islands
were on Phoenician trade routes therefore Ibiza was
conquered and inhabited by these
Phoenicians. Later on the Carthaginians did the same but more
important they also founded Ibiza Town, which
important port in those days.
They also used Ibiza as their burial grounds and constructed
The Salinas for salt making, Ibiza's most important
'White Gold' =
Later in Ibiza History came, in
succession the Romans, Visigoths and Muslims.
The Muslims left an important
and recognizable imprint in the island's typical
architecture and their traditional costumes. However
the Muslims were driven out during the
Christian Reconquista in the 13th century and the islands
became Catalan colonies, and by then
lost their importance for the region.
Ibiza was under Bourbon control for most of the 18th
The remains of domination by all these different
cultures are still to be found on Ibiza, mostly restored.
The fortified Upper Town (Dalt Vila), the
Phoenicia settlement of Sa Caleta, the
Phoenician-Punic cemetery of Puig des Molins, and the
Prairies of Oceanic Posidonia of the
Natural Park of Las Salinas were declared World
Heritage. While staying on the island make sure
you spent time to visit these impressive reminders of passed
ages of Ibiza History.
To the end of
the fifties many artist came to the island to escape
their after-war country to experience real freedom on
this beautiful and paradisiacal island. Later on hippies
and other freedom seekers followed and some of them
still live on the island today.
Nowadays many, many people from all over the world, travel
to the island to experience its magic and beauty
and of course its frantic nightlife and party
scene. Most of them, young, come for the decadent,
extravagant nightlife and dance all night to their favorite
club anthems in Ibiza's world famous clubs.
The Ibienco are extremely tolerant towards these
millions of people that spread over their island every year
during the summer months. Unfortunately, over the last
decades it became more and more obvious to them that their
wonderful island and
surrounding sea, have to be ecologically protected
from all pollution that comes along with mass
The natural water resources of the island are not
meant to cover all the visitors needs, and something needs
to be done about this big Ibiza issue!
Environmentalists started their enlightenment instructions
in educating the locals by starting all kinds of
ecological projects that are worthwhile visiting!
Are you searching for an alternative lifestyle, then Ibiza
offers a marvelous opportunity to enjoy a break amidst the
warm sea breezes of Ibiza!
People who are passionate about living a more conscious natural,
positive and inspiring life can enjoy one of the
Holidays on Ibiza
that are being held throughout the year in a tranquil,
or if you wish a luxurious environment.
available facility and accommodation has been
gathered and categorized beforehand by
IBIZA4ALL in order to help you plan a perfect holiday
for you and your family.
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