Ibiza, the beauty in the Mediterranean
Ibiza is an island in the Mediterranean Sea that belongs to the Balearic Islands. Its official name is Eivissa. It's got an area of 572 km2 and the population registered in 2010 was of 132,637 inhabitants. It's divided in 5 municipalities: Eivissa, Sta. Eulària d'es Riu, San Joan de Labritja, San Josep de la Talaia and Sant Antoni de Portmany. It's rather rugged in relief so moving along in short distances can sometimes take more time than expected. Though Ibiza is a well known island for its night parties during the summer season, mainly in the city of Ibiza and in Sant Antoni de Portmany, the island also provides with a wide range of sport, recreational, touristic and cultural activities. As for the sport possibilities, it stands out with cycling routes, hiking, scuba-diving, golf, horse-riding and all kinds of water sports currently practised on its beaches and coves. It's remarkable the great number of tourists visiting places like Can Marçà Cave, open throughout the year and with a high sepeleological value. It can also be described as outstanding The Cap Blanc Aquarium or the fortified precinct of Dalt Vila with a high cultural value, declared World Heritage for being the best kept coastal fortress in the Mediterranean. The beaches and coves in Ibiza are characteristic as they are enclosed by hills. In most of its coves it's usual to find old fishermen huts, transmitting a cute and peculiar image to these places. Ibiza turns into a cosmopolitan island in summer. It's one of the places where fashion trends firstly appear and where artists, famous people, tourists and hippies meet. It's a well connected island, both by the sea and by air, being the only access available from any island to the beautiful island of Formentera.