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Ibiza (in Catalan: Eivissa) is one of the most popular party destinations in all of Europe. It is one of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Spain. Its culture and history are dating back to Phoenician times.
During summer, the island's population doubles as tourists flock to Ibiza to enjoy the night clubs, beach bars and restaurants. It is also a major haven for people looking to hear famous DJ's or hear more up and coming DJ's. If you're looking to party the night away this is the island for you. During the afternoons, you can also find beach parties and ad-hoc contests and events that you can join.
But the island also has many things to offer to people who aren't here to party all day every day. Ibiza is a good place for walking, hiking or mountain biking, especially in the months outside the busy tourist season. The aquatic sports practiced on the shores of Ibiza are a great way of spending some fun time with your friends and family, and the secret beaches scattered all around the shoreline offer a way to spend some times away from all the agitation and they are great for families looking for a quiet time. Going towards the interior of the island, you can find amazing picturesque streets and small coffee shops and restaurants, ideal for some romantic time with your partner.
If you are looking to get to know more about the island's history and culture, there are plenty of interesting museums around Ibiza, and you can also visit the famous castle and the Cathedral of our Lady of the Snow. The ancient Necropolis Puig de Molins is a famous attraction amongst visitors, the site displaying great findings from over 3,000 tombs, and it's worth visiting all year round.
Ibiza Town is the main settlement on Ibiza. It is located on the southeast side of the island. Other major towns on the island include , Sant Antoni de Portmany Santa Eularia des Riu, Sant Josep and Portinax
Ibiza is home to many beautiful beaches with crystal clear water and white sand all round the island. When looking for more deserted beaches you might also want to consider taking the boat trip to nearby Formentera, which is less packed with tourists.
Near Port de San Miquel you will find the Can Marça cave. It is located at about 10-12 metres above see level, making it a great place for smuggles to stash their stuff in the old days. Tours are guided and take around 40 minutes, and costs €10.00, kids €6.00.
Most discotheques are only opened during the busy summer season. This is also the time that the best DJ's travel from and to the island, usually in style as you can see If the land at the airport and see the private jets. This means that the opening parties take place late May/Early June, and the closing parties at the end of September/early October.
Every Wednesday a hippy market takes place at Es Cana, on the eastern coast, There are many stands with all kinds of stuff, (also a lot of commercial stuff.), music and a lot of places to take a drink or a bite.
If you want to get sporty when staying in Ibiza, there are a couple of Mountain bike routes laid out across the island. They vary in difficulty and start from various towns. For many of them you need to be aware to take enough food and drinks with you, as not all routes pass through towns.
Ibiza has a typical Mediterranean climate with warm and dry summers and mild but relatively wet winters. Summers last from June to September when temperatures during the day average between 24 °C and 28 °C with nights generally still above 20 °C. Occasionally, temperatures can hit almost 40 °C. Winters last from December to February with temperatures around 13 °C or 14 °C and nights around 10 °C. This is also the time when most rain falls, although autumn and spring have a good deal of showers as well and even summers can have some heavy showers now and then.
Ibiza Airport (IBZ) serves the island of Ibiza and is especially busy in summer. Many charter airlines and budget airlines like Ryanair use the airport. It is located about 7 kilometres from Ibiza Town.
Cars can be rented at many places, especially in the bigger towns like Ibiza City and Sant Antoni, as well as on the airport. If you don't want to drive yourself, please be aware that taxis have fixed rates.
For an overview of schedules and connections, check thebusschedule.com.
|Apart Hotel Don Pepe||C /Balan�at, n� 13 San Antoni de Portmany||HOTEL||-|
|Apart Hotel Reco Des Sol - Ibiza||Calle Es Vedra 16 San Antonio||Hotel||87|
|Apartament Playa Grande||C/ Aguelagues, 7 Playa Den Bossa||Apartment||-|
|Apartamentos Arcomar||Calle Es Calo, 77 Bahia San Antonio||Apartment||-|
|Apartamentos Atzar�||C/ Arguelagues, 7 07800 Ibiza-Playa denn Bossa||APARTMENT||-|
|Apartamentos Blue Star||Avda. Es Cal� 64-70 San Antonio Bay||APARTMENT||-|
|Apartamentos Calas de Ibiza||C/ La Corua 2-4 - Port des Torrent Baha de San Antonio||APARTMENT||-|
|Apartamentos Club Maritim||C / Madrid, 16 Port des Torrent Bah�a de San Antonio||APARTMENT||-|
|Apartamentos Confort Plaza||C/ San Antonio 30, San Antoni de Portmany||Apartment||-|
|Apartamentos Ebano||C/ Begonias 22-24 Ibiza-Playa denn Bossa||Apartment||-|
|Apartamentos San Francisco||Cervantes Barcelona Corner San Antonio||Apartment||-|
|The White Apartments by Ibiza Feeling||Avinguda del Dr. Fleming 3 San Antonio||Apartment||-|
|Aparthotel Del Mar||De la Mar Street 1 San Antoni de Portmany||Apartment||83|
|Bossa Park Hotel||C/ De Ses Begonies 87 Playa den Bossa||Hotel||80|
|Catalina Hotel||General Balanzat s/n San Antonio de Portmany||Hotel||-|
|Central Playa Hotel||Galicia Street 5 Figuertas (Ibiza)||Hotel||-|
|Complejo San Miguel Park / Esmeralda Mar||Complejo San Miguel Park / Esmeralda Mar Playa San Miguel Es Savinar SN Apartado 25||Hotel||-|
|Costa Sur Hotel||C/ Es Cal� 87, San Antonio Bay San Jos�||HOTEL||-|
|Dausol Apartments||De la Murta Street, 6 Playa Den Bossa||Apartment||-|
|Duquesa Playa||San Lorenzo,18||Apartment||-|
|Es Cant� Bossa Apartments||Federico Garcia Lorca, 22 Playa Den Bossa||APARTMENT||-|
|Es Puet Blanc Apartments||S' Arenal Petit. Cala Portinatx||Apartment||-|
|The Red Hotel by Ibiza Feeling||Carrer de Ramon i Cajal, 2 San Antonio||HOTEL||68|
|Formentera Apartments||Santa Rosalia Street 33 San Antonio||Apartment||-|
|Hostal Florencio||Soledad 38 San Antonio||Guesthouse||61|
|Hostal Marino||Calle del Mar 34 San Antonio||Guesthouse||80|
|Hostal Montaña||Roma 8||Guesthouse||85|
|Hostal Rosalia||Santa Rosalia 5 Sant Antoni de Portmany||Guesthouse||79|
|Hostal Torres||C/ Soledad, n� 30 San Antonio||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hotel Algarb||Av Pedro Matutes Noguera s/n Playa Den Bossa||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Club Bahamas Ibiza||Playa den Bossa s/n, San Jordi San Jose de Satalaia, Ibiza, Baleares||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Club Els Pins||San Antonio Bay - Carrer des Calo, s/n||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Club La Noria||C/ Arguelagues, 7, 07800 Ibiza-Playa den Bossa||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Club San Marino||C/ Lugo S/N Alicia 5 San José (IBIZA)||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Club San Remo||Crtra. Port des Torrent, San Antonio Bay San Jos�||HOTEL||56|
|Hotel Don Quijote||c/ Pais Vasco 12||Hotel||85|
|Hotel Garbi Ibiza & Spa||Calle de la Murtra 5, Playa den Bossa SAN JORDI - IBIZA - BALEARES||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Mediterraneo||Calle Pintor Vizcai 1-3 Santa Eulalia del Rio||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Piscis Park||Avda. Portmany n�1 San Antonio de Portmany||HOTEL||77|
|Hotel Riviera||C/ Es Cal�- s/n Bah�a de San Antonio||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Tropical||Cervantes 28 San Antonio||Hotel||81|
|Hotel Vedra||calle del mar n� 9 07820 Sant Antoni (Ibiza)||HOTEL||79|
|Hotel Victoria||Apartado Correos 295, Ctra San Agustin, Cala Tarida km3, San Jose||Hotel||-|
|Hrs Roberto Playa||Galicia, 22 Figueretas||Apartment||82|
|Ibiza Budget Beds||Carrer de Miramar 8 Sant Antoni de Portmany||HOTEL||-|
|Ibiza Gran Hotel||Paseo Juan Carlos I||Hotel||-|
|Invisa Hotel Club Cala Blanca||Playa es Figueral||Hotel||-|
|Invisa Hotel Club Cala Verde||Playa es Figueral||Hotel||-|
|Invisa Hotel Ereso||Playa es Canar||Hotel||-|
|Invisa Hotel es Pla||Avda Portmany 7, San Antonio||Hotel||-|
|Invisa Hotel la Cala||C/ Huesca 1, Santa Eulalia||Hotel||-|
|Jabeque Apartments||C/ Carlos Rom�n Ferrer 25 Es Viver||APARTMENT||-|
|La Perla Ibiza||C/ Pou des Pujols 2. Playa Es Canar. Sta Eulalia del Rio ,||Guesthouse||77|
|Lux Mar Apartments||C/ Ram�n Muntaner 78 Figueretas||APARTMENT||84|
|Marco Polo II Hotel||Avda de Portmany s/n San Antoni de Portamany (IBIZA)||Hotel||84|
|Mare Nostrum Hotel||Avda Pedro Matutes Noguera sn Playa den Bossa (Ibiza)||Hotel||-|
|Maritimo Hotel||C/ Ram�n Muntaner 48 Figuertas||HOTEL||78|
|Mira Mola Apartments||Carlos Rom�n Ferrer Street 22 Es Viver||APARTMENT||-|
|Monterrey Apartments||c/ Sabadell, 10 San Jose||Apartment||-|
|Niko Apartments||Isidoro Macabich 21 Santa Eulalia||Apartment||79|
|Ok Hostal||Soledad Street, 30 San Antonio||Guesthouse||-|
|Ok Hotel Bay||C/ La Coru�a 2-4 Bah�a de San Antonio||HOTEL||75|
|Ok Hotel Beach||C/ Carlos Rom�n Ferrer, 25 Playa den Bossa||HOTEL||-|
|Playa Sol I Apartments||C/ Carlos Roman Ferrer 27 Es Viver||Apartment||62|
|Playa Sol II Apartments||C/ Carlos Rom�n Ferrer 30 Es Viver||APARTMENT||-|
|Poseidon I Apartments||C/ Carlos Rom�n Ferrer Es Viver||APARTMENT||-|
|The Blue Apartments by Ibiza Feeling||Carrer de Ramon i Cajal, 1 San Antonio||Apartment||49|
|Sol Bay Apartments||C/ Las Palmas, 9, Carretera Port des Torrent Baha de San Antonio||APARTMENT||-|
|Sol Post Apartments||C/ Es Cal�, 87 Bah�a de San Antonio||APARTMENT||-|
|Tivoli Apartments||Avda de Portmany s/n Playa den Bossa (Ibiza)||Apartment||-|
|Tur Palas Apartments||Bruc Street, 3 Playa Den Bossa||Apartment||-|
|Xaloc Apartments||C/ Badajoz, 10-12 Bah�a de San Antonio||APARTMENT||43|
|Suite Hotel||Avda. S'argamassa, 82||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Orquidea||Paseo Maritimo S/N, Santa Eulalia||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Playa Real||Ses Feixes 52 Ibiza||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Marco Polo I||Avda de Portmany s/n Sant Antoni de Portmany||Hotel||70|
|Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & SPA||Salvador Camacho s/n Santa Eulalia del Rio, IBIZA||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Orosol||Cami General 1||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Puchet||Avda Doctor Fleming 51||Hotel||-|
|Apartamentos El Coto||Carretera Cala Gracio S/No San Antonio de Portmany||APARTMENT||-|
|Hotel Club Cala Tarida||Plaza del Mar, s/n||Hotel||-|
|Apartamentos Balansat||Puerto San Miguel s/n||APARTMENT||79|
|Apartaments Fleming 50||C/ Fleming, 50||APARTMENT||-|
|Casa de Huéspedes Vara de Rey||Paseo Vara de Rey 7||Guesthouse||-|
|HotelMarfil||C/Ramon y Cajal, 34 San Antonio||Hotel||-|
|Apartamentos Panoramic||C/ Ramon Muntaner, 79 Figueretas||APARTMENT||-|
|Club La Sirena||C/ Vedramell, 6 San Antonio Bay||HOTEL||-|
|Giramundo Hostel||Ramon Muntaner 55||HOSTEL||78|
|Figueretas 5||Paseo de las Pituisas 1||Apartment||-|
|Figueretas 4||Paseo las Putuisas ,1||Apartment||-|
|Figueretas 3||Paseo de las Pituisas 1 Ibiza||Apartment||-|
|Figueretas 2||Paseo de las Pituisas 1 Ibiza||Apartment||-|
|Figueretas 1||Paseo de las Pituisas 1||Apartment||-|
|Hostal Balearic||Soletat, 37g||Guesthouse||-|
|Apartamentos Club Paradise Beach||Puerto de Portinatx s/n||Apartment||-|
|Hotel Club S'Estanyol||Ctra. Port d'es Torrent s/n San Antonio Bay||Hotel||-|
|AWA Ibiza Apartments||Avda Cala Llonga, S/N, Santa Eularia Des Riu, Ibiza||APARTMENT||-|
|Apartamentos Central City||C/ San Antonio 29, San Antonio||APARTMENT||-|
|Hotel Residencia Galera||C Bartolome Vicente Ramo 15 San Antonio de Pormany||HOTEL||79|
|Finca Sa Rota||Calle de Ibiza a San Antonio, San Rafael de Sa Cre Cami De Can Taulell. A Forada||APARTMENT||-|
|Hotel El Puerto||Carlos III, 24||HOTEL||79|
|Del Mar Hotel and Apartments||Calle del Mar 1 San Antonio Bay||Apartment||-|
|Panoramic||C/ Ramón Muntaner, 82 Figueretas||Hotel||-|
|Hostal Ibiza||Bartolome Vicente Ramon 15||GUESTHOUSE||82|
|CH Vara de Rey||Paseo Vara de Rey 7||Apartment||-|
|CAN SKYE IBIZA||Sant Carlos poligono 8 nu. 41||Guesthouse||-|
|Can Skye||Carretera Ibiza- Aeropuerto, Poligono 8, number 41||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hi! Montemar Apartments||Calle Kilimanjaro 15 Cala Llonga||APARTMENT||-|
|Hostal los Pinos||Cardona 27 Es Canar||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Micalo||C/ Reyes Catolicos, nr 2 San Antonio||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Ibiza Sun Apartments||Playa d’en Bossa PO.BOX: 964||Apartment||-|
|Hostal Residencia Adelino||c/ Alicante n16 San Antonio||GUESTHOUSE||83|
|Hostal Flores||c/Rosell, 4 San Antonio||GUESTHOUSE||72|
|Hostal Residencia Horizonte||c/ Progreso 62B San Antonio||GUESTHOUSE||80|
|Apartamentos Poseidon III||Calle Carlos Roman Ferrer, 12||APARTMENT||-|
|Apartamentos Avenida||Avda. Pedro Matutes Noguera, 57 Ibiza||APARTMENT||-|
|Santos Ibiza Coast||Bruc 3||HOTEL||-|
|Apartamentos Osiris||Av. Pedro Matutes Noguera||APARTMENT||-|
|Villa Bou||Calle Terol 46 San José||APARTMENT||-|
|Hotel Victoria Ibiza||C/ de Jesús 28,||Hotel||-|
|Apartamentos Vistamar||Avda Pedro Matutes Noguera, 57 Ibiza||APARTMENT||-|
|Es Retiro||Santa Rosalía, 2 Sant Antoni de Portmany||APARTMENT||-|
|Ceibo Ibiza||Medico Jose Costa 2, 5º 4ª||GUESTHOUSE||77|
|Sunset Oasis Ibiza||C/Cantabria 48 San José Ibiza calle cantabria 48||APARTMENT||-|
|OLA Club Cala Llenya||Parroquia San Carlos, Santa Eulalia del Río Cala Llenya||Hotel||-|
|Apartment in Ibiza City Center||Calle de la Virgen 32||APARTMENT||-|
|Apartment Puerto Ibiza||Carrer Pou, Ibiza 5||APARTMENT||-|
|Ceibo Hostel Ibiza||C/ Medico Jose Costa 2 5th floor. Dor 4||Hostel||-|
Internet is widely available within Spain. Most airports have wifi-zones and in most towns there are internet cafés or shops where you can use internet for a fixed price. Wi-Fi points in bars and cafeterias are available after ordering, and most hotels offer Wi-Fi connection in common areas for their guests.
See also: International Telephone Calls
The international access code for Spain is +34. The emergency number for police, ambulance and the fire brigade is 112.
In cities you can find plenty of public phones, and 'locutorios'. The latter are small shops where you can use the phone and use internet. Most of them also sell prepaid cards for mobile telephones. These shops are used a lot by foreigners to call to their mother country.
The main mobile network operators in Spain are Yoigo, Vodafone, Movistar and Orange, as in most of Europe voice and data coverage is generally good in urban areas however it can be patchy in rural locations. Cheap mobile phones (less than €50) with some pre-paid minutes are sold at FNAC or any phone operator's shop (Vodafone, Movistar, Orange). Topping-up is then done by buying scratch cards from the small stores, supermarkets, vending points (often found in tobacco shops) or kiosks.
If you want to post a card, you can head to the post office (Correos). The Spanish post is not yet as efficient as colleagues in other countries so receiving a card can take a bit longer than the number of days that it should take. On the website of Correos, you can find the locations of nearby post offices.
Post offices are generally open from 8:30am to 2:00pm, although times will vary according to the size of the city/town and the main post offices might be open until the early evening. Most will also open again on Saturday mornings, but in the smaller towns will close as early as 12 noon. When posting a letter, look for a yellow box and, if possible, post at the post office itself where there will also be divisions for local, national and international mail. Be prepared for long queues at the post office. This is why tobacco shops sell stamps and many will also have the facility to weigh packages. Standard letters/postcards of up to 20 grams sent within Spain are €0.34. However, non-standard letters/postcards of up to 20g are €0.39. Letters/postcards of 20 to 50 grams are €0.45. In the case of international shipping, the price is €0.64 to most countries within Europe for standard envelopes (letters/postcards) up to 20g, for a few European countries and outside Europe it is €0.78. If you want to send a package you are probably better off with a private courier company like TNT, DHL or UPS, as they offer quick and reliable services against competitive prices.
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