Ibiza is the smallest of the three Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, part of the Spanish Riviera. Ibiza lies about 60 miles from the city of Valencia on the southern coast of Spain. Today the Balearic Islands are an autonomous community within Spain. The island is also known by the original Catalan name of Eivissa. About four miles south of Ibiza holidays is the smaller island of Formentera, worth a look for all travellers.
The island has had a long reputation of being a youth oriented party club destination, but there are also family-oriented attractions in Ibiza. The Cala Bassa beach is quite popular with visitors and residents, who are usually multi-lingual. The two largest communities are Sant Antoni and Ibiza Town, where the top bars and nightclubs are.
A large part of Ibiza has been designated an UNESCO world heritage site, and these areas are off-limits to development. The rustic beauty of the island have made it a popular place for filming cinema and television shows.
Playa d’en Bossa is a popular resort area near Ibiza Town, offering all-inclusive tours to European tourists. Within the resort there are several hotels, restaurants, and bars. Close to Playa d’en Bossa is the Aguamar water park.
The airport is on the south side of Ibiza about four miles southwest of Ibiza Town, with nearly all visitors to the island arriving by air. Air traffic is mostly seasonal between May and October, but daily year-round service runs among the Balearic Islands and to major cities in Spain.