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Your summer guide to Ibiza


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Known for its nightlife and clubs, Ibiza is a top destination for students - but there is more to this island than what immediately meets the eye.

Ibiza is one of the Balaric Islands off the coast of Spain, and is home to some of the most well known clubs and bars in the world. But this little island has a big personality that can be found in the many different towns that call it home.

Where should I stay in Ibiza?

Ibiza is a small island with an area of under 600km, but there are still so many diverse places you can visit.

If it is a party you are after then make sure you head to Sant Antoni Bay. Each year party goers flock to this part of the island to see DJs and artists from all around the world, including David Guetta who is a regular guest on the island. Ibiza Rocks is the main event of the entire summer and is based in Sant Antoni; this year will be the 10th anniversary of the festival. 

San Antonio is party central of the whole island, with clubs such as Pacha and Amnesia round the corner. However, for those who don't like an all drinking, dancing and parting holiday, Ibiza can still cater for you

The island is full of holiday resorts for all ages. Two popular desitinations on the island include Es Cana, and Santa Eulalia.

Es Cana is home to all inclusive hotels, two beautiful beaches, the biggest local market on the island and bars and restuarants to suit everyone. There is plenty to do no matter your age or the party you are traveling with. From the beach you can get boats, road trains and public transport to other parts of the island including Ibiza Town and Santa Eulalia. 

Santa Eulalia is a family resort and for those who wish for a quieter holiday. It is close to Ibiza Town for those wanting to do some shopping, and a beach stretches along the resort for anyone who brought their bucket and spade.

What is there do in Ibiza?

Ibiza is full of local culture for those wanting to experience something new on thier holiday. A trip to the Es Cana Hippy Market is the perfect activite for those wanting some souvenirs and a taste of the local culture and traditions. The Es Canan Hipy Market is the largest on the island and opens every Wednesday. In order to beat the rush and not to get too hot it is always best to wake up early and go in the morning. If you are staying in Es Cana there are plenty of bars on the walk back for you to relax at. You can lounge on large sofas near the pool at the Jacaranda Bar, or sit in the shade with a freshly made orange juice at the Cocoon Bar.

If you are after a more active day out then the Aguamar waterpark near Playa d'en Bossa will give you a day of excitement. There are multiple waterslides and activites for all ages, along with a sunbathing area for those not wanting to get too wet. Whilst you are near Playa d'en Bossa make sure you visit Bora Bora beach for sunbathing with the locals.

In the evening you can take a trip out to sea on a sunset cruise. But if boats aren't for you then the best places to see the sunset are at Cafe Del Mar in Sant Antoni or on the cliffs next to Es Vedra. Es Vedra are small rocky islands off the coast of Ibiza and legends say it is home to sirens and sea-nymphs. Those who visit the cliffs near Es Vendra claim it has a magnetic pull and can make a person feel overwhelmeld. 

For those who want to get up close and personal with non-mythical creatures then you have an array of nightclubs and bars all over the island, which host theme nights, guest DJs and paint parties.

If you are looking for a quieter, more romantic night out then take a trip to Ibiza Town for a meal and a walk up to the castle on the top of the hill. There are road trains, boats and public transport that operate throughout the day and into the late hours of the night, so you don't need to worry about getting back after a glass of wine and some tapas.

However, if you are going to venture off to Formentera, a small island next to Ibiza, for a day of sunbathing and swimming in the crystal clear water then you should make sure you know when the last boat is. Formentera is home to a handful of shops, cafes and hotels, but tourists and locals flood there to witness the clear blue water and the beautiful yachts that dock there. A trip to Formentera may cost you a bit more than a trip to the local beach, but with the prestine beach and peaceful atmoshere it is worth it.

Ibiza is seen by many people to be a party island and that is it, but there is a much more beautiful side to the island than what is shown in the media and in Facebook photos. The locals are kind and friendly and each town has a different atmosphere and their own hidden gems. 

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