Walking in Ibiza

 
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The island of Ibiza and its smaller neighbour, the island of Formentera, are known as the 'Islas Pitiusas', the islands of the pines. The landscape of these isles still have an abundance of pine trees on its shores. You will be able to enjoy some beautiful walks on both islands, but Ibiza being the larger has more walks and rambles to offer the independent walker. You can go up into the mountains and experience some stunning views over the countryside and coastline, or you can walk from beach to beach along the coast and cliffs of the shore.

Ibiza, like much of Spanish mainland has had a fascinating past with many occupations.  It was the Phoenicians who first settled on the island and it became a major port along one of the many famous Mediterranean trading routes. It was later occupied by the Romans who no longer used it as a port , but preferred to have it as a quiet municipality. In the 11th century Ibiza was conquered by the Moors following the decline of the Roman empire and as you explore the island you will be able to see evidence of these times.

Today the island of Ibiza, or to use its Catalan name Eivissa, has become very popular with young people for its night-life and parties.  Most of the action can be found in the capital, Ibiza town, on the east coast and in the western part of the island in the town, San Antoni. It has many famous nightclubs which are frequented by the rich and famous. The party season has a defined period and it opening parties start in early June and goes on until the first week in October with its closing parties. The beaches and resorts around Ibiza town and Figueretes are a popular destination for gay / homosexual holidaymakers.

The weather in Ibiza is beautiful in the hot dry Mediterranean summers (from June to September) with temperatures often reaching the low 30's°C. During the winter the temperature drops to15-20°C and there is some rain, but it is perfect conditions for walking around its shores and mountains.

 

Airport
Although a small island, Ibiza does have its own airport and many international airlines fly to its shores. The airport is just a few kilometres south west of town of Ibiza and from there you can easily get all over the island to your destination.

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There are still unspoilt areas of Ibiza where artists, photographers and painters soak up the spectacular views and scenery. In the Benirras Bay you can see the phenomena known as 'Gods Fingers'. If you journey to the central area of the island you can enjoy the protected landscape close to the town of Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera, where you can enjoy the rolling hills and the rural valleys. The beautiful beaches of the north east coast can be enjoyed by visiting the coastal towns of Santa Eularia and Cala Llonga.

Whilst walking through the valleys of Ibiza you'll be able to gaze on the old windmills and ancient irrigation water wheels.  The pine areas of the hills become more Mediterranean as they approach the coast and the appearance of palm trees replaces the pines. To enjoy the tranquillity and traditions of the islands you are best to visit outside of the main party season (June to October), or stay in the south and north of the island.

You can also enjoy the stunning beaches on the island of Formentera, which is only a short ferry journey. There you will be able to relax and swim in their crystal clear bays.
 
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