The small island of Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain, in the Mediterranean Sea is a world-famous destination for tourists who love clubbing and electro music. However, apart from all-night raves and world-class DJs, the third-largest of the Balearic Islands has a lot more to offer. It is also a hot spot for hippies and people who align themselves with a free and alternative lifestyle.
Ibiza also boasts worth-seeing points of interests that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If you want to see some culture, check out Dalt Vila in Ibiza Town -- it is mainly a residential area, but it boasts several key cultural sights, such as the castle Castell de Eivissa and the cathedral Catedral de Eivissa. The archaeological settlement at Sa Caleta in San Josep and Puig des Molins show the importance of Ibiza in the Mediterranean economy during the Phoenician-Carthaginian times.
The combination of sun, beach, parties and culture makes Ibiza to a very popular destination that attracts more than six million visitors every year. Only around one hundred thirty-two people permanently live on this sun-kissed island. The capital of the island is Ibiza Town, also known as Eivissa or Eivissa Town, with a population of roughly fifty thousand. The official language is Spanish, but in most tourist areas English, German, and Italian are spoken or at least understood. Locals also speak a native dialect, called Eivissen, which is spoken in Ibiza and in nearby Formentera.
The main areas for the famous nightlife in Ibiza are Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni de Portmany, a town on the western coast of Ibiza. In summer, world-famous DJs play in the well-known clubs of the island such as Pacha, Amnesia, and Space. The parties are legendary, but do not expect a cheap night out.
The island is a tourist magnet, and tourism is the biggest economic factor in Ibiza. Therefore, you can find plenty of options to stay, from luxury hotels to guesthouses and inexpensive hostels in Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain. Most hostels in Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain, cluster around the popular party spots in Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni de Portmany in the west. Nevertheless, you can also find some Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain hostels far away from these party towns to experience the authentic nature and culture of the island. Especially in July and August, it will be very difficult to book some beds in affordable places of good quality. Booking ahead is very recommendable.
The majority of the tourists visit the island during the summer when the average maximum temperatures range from twenty-seven to thirty degrees Celsius. In summer, days with precipitation are very rare. Statistically, you have to expect only one or two days a month with rain. Spring and autumn are also mild with maximum temperatures between sixteen to twenty-two degrees Celsius. These seasons are very suitable for sport enthusiasts, who enjoy activities such as hiking, biking, and exploring the hidden treasures of the island.
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