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Basic information

  • Area: 571.6 km² (220.7 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: 0034
  • Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
  • Population (EST): 132,637
  • Language: Spanish
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)

Ibiza – Overview

One of the Balearic Islands, Ibiza lies to the east of the Spanish mainland. Ibiza Town is the
hub of all activity on the island, and hosts the world famous extravagant dance parties that
draw many thousands of young tourists to the island each year without abate. While the
town’s population numbers just under 50000, this swells to considerably more during the
sun blessed high summer season.

Ibiza Town or ‘Eivissa’ in Catalan is a truly beautiful place. Its diverse ecosystems and marine
life is renowned, particularly for its huge beds of sea-grass. Situated on the eastern coast
of the island, the town is surrounded by hills, and is picturesque at almost every spot. With
an historic old town to explore, a beautiful harbour strung with the yachts of the rich and
famous, restaurants and shopping galore, Ibiza will keep you well entertained, even if you’ve
not come to club till the sunrise.

Sun worshippers can get their fill on the nearby beaches of Talamanca to the north or
Figueretas to the south of town. Holiday season is a long one on Ibiza, running from April to
October, and temperatures stay warm, falling only to around 17°C even in winter. Arriving
to the island out of season allows a fresh look and more room to explore the UNESCO listed
Dalt Vila (the Upper Town) and the magic of its renaissance architecture, or for you to take
your pick of the beaches to really appreciate the delicate marine life of the shores.