Island of crazy nights, party maniacs, disco all night. The other side of Ibiza offers coastline and quiet beaches, landscapes ideal for walking and cycling, quiet villages and diligent farming. Often overlooked are the rich cultural: those who wanted could spend your entire vacation visiting churches and monuments.
The hinterland of Ibiza offers a spectacular landscape, where far from new roads there are still uneven paths where rosemary grows on the sides. A surprising aspect is that the island is very green, the campaign remained Unchanged in as it was centuries ago. Many places to take a picnic and enjoy panoramic views and wonderful, for quiet moments of reflection.
The district Dalt Vila (Upper Town) is the original nucleus of the city of Ibiza. Impressive are the walls of the fortress in 1942 declared a national monument. The fortress was built thanks to Charles V in late 1500 (1554-1585) Italian architect Calvi, on the remains of Carthaginian walls. The walls form an irregular octagon and are interspersed with seven bastions (San Juan, Saint Lucia, Santa Tecla, San Bernardo, San Jorge, Santiago and Puerta Nueva) that enclose the heart of the city of narrow streets, magnificent palaces perfectly preserved , art galleries, quaint restaurants.
Dominates the upper town the magnificent Cathedral (Catedral de Nuestra Señora de las Nieves) with its tower height of 105 meters. Built in XIII - XIV century in Gothic style, was modified during the seventeenth century, according to the canons of the heavy Spanish Baroque.
A 12 km from Ibiza is a very varied in its landscapes is the district of San Jose famous for folklore events, taking place especially in the summer.
From San Jose can be reached along a path in the woods, the beautiful sandy beach of Cala Vedella.
The clarity of the water and rugged cliffs make an ideal refuge for many species of fish. Beautiful diving and snorkeling for beginners.
Along the road between San José and San Antonio Abad, is the village of San Augusti typical for houses in classic style, Ibicenco. From San Agusti from the beaches of the bay of Sant Antoni: Cala Bassa, beautiful bay with a sandy beach and the southwest of Cala Tarida and Punta De Sa Torre ...
On the northern side of the island on the slopes of the Sierra de la Mala Costa. The landscape is characterized by extensive vineyards, olive groves and fields of almond trees. From San Juan can be reached through a path, to the top of Mount Furnas (410mt), the scenery is beautiful and you can see the island of Majorca and the Spanish mainland.
Do not be overwhelmed by the cliche that says as the Island of Ibiza is only Disco island. The highlight of the Movida breaks between Ibiza Town and Playa d'En Bossa. Sant Antoni is a tourist destination full of bar and party place. But everything else is nature. More than 100 coves to discover, from the colors of the sea and sand of different varieties. Only after seeing its wonderful sea, its breathtaking nature, if you are not too tired, you can "throw you" (vida loca) in the Ibiza Party night.
And even in this, you will be amazed.