Spring Break and Traveling In Ibiza
Ibiza is known as one of the most popular and hottest party capitals in Spain and if you are reading this, chances are you are planning to go there for the next spring break. You have definitely made the right choice. But before you start packing your bags, it would be better if you equip yourself with some of the basic information about the place. Being in your destination is just a portion of the whole trip. Knowing the place is what makes the experience whole.
Ibiza is an island in the eastern coast of Spain. Because it has a tropical weather and active ports, it is considered as a prime vacation destination. The beaches are gorgeous and the people are friendly. Along the coast are numerous hotels where you can stay. But if you want to go where the parties are harder, louder and longer, it is best to go to the southern part of the island.
Every year, thousands of college students gather in the island to party hard – well at least most of them. That’s because partying is not the only thing that you can do in Ibiza. You can do simple things such as sightseeing. Apart from gorgeous men and women, there are lots of sights to behold in this island. If you get bored by merely looking, you can try to have a little adventure and go scuba diving. And if you want some action, you can certainly engage yourself in various water sports.
Perhaps it is reasonable to say that Ibiza has both the hottest and coolest people. Aside from being a beach party capital, the island is home to artists and the most creative people in the media. Indeed, this lovely island can be considered as their muse. In this regard, it is no surprise that Ibiza holds countless events in numerous artsy venues around the island.
One of the most famous creative hubs in Ibiza is the B12 Gallery. The gallery is open daily, throughout the year, to showcase the best of local talent. Here you can see paintings, sculptures and photographs as well as audio-visual work and multimedia designs. On top of that, you can take your favorite work of art home because all the items on display are for sale.
Although the island welcomes modernity, some places, especially the northern half of the island, cherish its tradition. The northern area takes pride in its lush and untainted forests – a favorite place for hikers and cyclists. The eastern coast of the island, particularly Santa Eulalia, is a well-known tourist destination for families and couples. If you want to have a laid back spring break vacation in Ibiza, these are the best places to go.
Where to Go and What to Do
Of course, you can’t miss the beach when you are in Ibiza. And because partying is easy on this island, it would be better if you can look at other exciting things to do. Water temperature in the seas around Ibiza ranges from 18 degrees Celsius in May and 26 degrees Celsius in August. Around this time, the water is ideal for various water sports. In this time of the year, it is most enjoyable to jetski, water ski, surf, sail, windsurf, parasail, kayak, ride a banana boat or simply chill out on a pedalo.
If you do not know how to do these sports, you don’t have to worry because there are kiosks that offer lessons. Also, here is where you will hire water sports equipment. It is important to note that there are numerous beaches in Ibiza and if you want to engage in water sports, you should go to the bigger beaches.
You can also rent a boat and ride all day or half day, whichever suits your desires. There are different boats for different groups of people. The smallest boats measure 6 meters and the largest boats measure 35 meters.
If you want to explore more, you can try scuba diving. Ibiza offers clear waters and more than 200 kilometers of stunning coastline. Located around the island are scuba diving schools that offer beginner and advanced courses. Because of its natural beauty, it is not surprising to see amateur and professional divers all year round.
Apart from coral reefs, Ibiza boasts its other diving locations that include underwater caves and wreck sites. In 2007, a cargo vessel named Don Pedro sank near the Ibiza port. This wreck site was opened a year after and since then, it has become a favorite site for recreational diving.
After you have explored the wonders under the seas around Ibiza, it is about time to go inland and immerse yourself into the locality. Without a doubt, you will find yourself enchanted by the countryside and the welcoming locals. You will find ancient churches, the villas and the local shops. You can also try their delicacies on shady terraces.
When you go into town, make sure to visit the Hippy Markets. Here, you can buy souvenirs. There are lots of items to choose from and it includes exotic batik wraps, East Asian silverworks and tailored moccasins which are made of leather. Looking around, you will actually find a number of original hippies. But take note that by now, their hairs must all be grey.
If you want to see sunset in its most stunning appearance, you should visit the Salt Flats in Las Salinas. During summer, water evaporates quickly in this area, leaving sparkling layers of pure salt in the ground. The salt flats which can be found in the southernmost tip of the island have been used for more than 2000 years. Indeed, this old place is a must-see.
Despite all the places to go and things to do that we have mentioned, Ibiza still has a lot more to offer you. No one can ever actually and fully describe what the Ibiza experience is all about. The only way to find out about that is to go to Ibiza yourself and experience the island first hand.
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