Seniors Visit Tantalizing Ibiza

Apr 25th, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Recently one morning I decided to input ‘Exotic Vacations’ into BING. Up came Ibiza.  I was curious about Ibiza and so here is your invitation to check it out, Seniors.

It is a city and municipality located on the southeast coast of the island of Ibiza in the Balearic Islands autonomous community. Although called Ibiza in Spanish, its official Catalan name is Eivissa. First let’s locate it on a couple of maps: here first or a nice Yahoo interactive one with lots of specifics.  Yahoo Travel has even more specifics for you to check out. Google Earth is also loaded with info on the island.

The city, which has a population of 48,484 (2009), is the capital and most populous settlement of the island and of the Isles Pitiüses group (which includes Ibiza and Formentera). It is widely known for its nightlife.  Two of the island’s most luxurious nightclubs, Pacha and El Divino, are located in Ibiza Town itself whereas Space is located just south of the town, near the airport. 

There are regular daily boat connections to Formentera, Mallorca, Barcelona and Denia. Typically the boat journey to Mallorca and Denia takes 4 hours on the slow ferry, 2 hours on the quick ferry. The boat to Formentera takes between 30-50 minutes. Barcelona is 8 hours away – an overnight cabin is the most comfortable way to travel. For a small island Ibiza has plenty to show you on your holiday; beautiful beaches, enchanting countryside, history and culture. In land you will find beautiful white washed villages, each with their own ancient church. Explore the narrow lanes, browse the local shops and then, perhaps, enjoy a lazy lunch on a shady terrace. Something for all seniors. 

Why do so many Americans visit Ibiza?  TripAdvisor has a nice blog with comments that may prove helpful to you.  This photo gallery may also heighten your interest. Wow. Ibiza has long had a reputation of being a place of great beauty and of course in recent times, as a party island too. The island is a haven for the rich and famous and the clubbing scene has no rival. It is loaded with attractions which include many water sports. The Official Tourism Website provides month by month information including guided tours. 

YouTube has a two minute overview of the islandand another that has had 7.5 million visits primarily as it focuses on folks getting “foamed” in a local disco.  A bit wild, but you may find it interesting…

Lastly, I found this to be of particular interest: ‘Ibiza will be Earth’s final refuge‘ – predicts Nostradamus: According to the predictions of Nostradamus, the 15th century French astrologer and physician, when nuclear disaster wipes out most life on Earth, the peculiar prevailing wind patterns over Ibiza will ensure that it is the sole remaining life-supporting environment.  There just has to be “something” there that is totally different from all the thousands of other islands in the world.  Maybe you’d just like to check it out.  jeb



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