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Ibiza is perhaps best known as a popular destination in the international club life scene. It is a small city of roughly 45,000 inhabitants located on the island by the same name, offering everything from rich culture and history to beautiful beaches and some of the best nightlife in Europe.
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El red de autobuses permite ir a viarias playas et varios lugares. Dalt vila me gusto mucho.
Ibiza is Spain’s most exciting student summer destination. The island is famous for its summer nightlife scene, famous DJ gigs and 24-hour partying. But what many people don’t know is that Ibiza offers beautiful hidden beaches, incredible nature and many cultural landmarks. Ibiza is recommended as a short-term summer destination for students seeking a fun, sunny ambience—and combining Spanish language and culture with beaches, nightlife and beautiful nature.
Ibiza city, called Eivissa, is the island’s capital. Eivissa is an important cultural and historical destination. Its fortification is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and holds many important monuments, such as the Ibiza castle and the cathedral. The historic centre, called Dalt Vila, is a cultural treasure trove where students can amble down narrow streets, view the sights, and trace Spain’s history all the way back through the Christian, Moorish, Roman, Carthaginian and Phoenician eras. The Puig Les Molins necropolis, an ancient burial site outside the city, has more than 3,500 underground tombs and an ingenious irrigation system. The area is declared a Site of Cultural Interest by the Ibiza local government and a recommended visit.
Other interesting locations within the city include the Barrio de la Marina harbour district, which is an inviting place for visitors to have a leisurely day out eating and shopping. Ibiza also offers gorgeous white, sandy beaches and crystal-clear blue waters. Eivissa town has fairly busy city beaches, but these are clean and well kept, and nearby there are many small, quiet coves hidden in Ibiza’s thick pine forest, which covers nearly the entire island. Other things to do in Ibiza include water sports, outdoor farmers’ markets, sunbathing, clubbing and dining out on tapas and local seafood delicacies.
Ibiza’s nightlife is intense to say the least, especially in the summer. Nights start late and clubbers don’t go home until the early hours of the morning. A popular way to finish a frenetic night out in Ibiza is to stay up and chill out watching the sunrise at one of the island’s after-hours beach cafés. Everybody is catered for: whether you like elegant cocktails under white canopies on the beach, or dark, pumping macro-nightclubs, there are literally hundreds of nightlife venues to choose from. Pacha, perhaps one of the most legendary nightclubs in the world, is situated in Eivissa town.
Catalan is one of the two official languages in Ibiza alongside Spanish. But unlike in Barcelona, for example, Ibiza’s islanders identify much more with Spain—therefore Castilian Spanish is the primary language heard on the street. Ibiza is a highly popular tourist destination, however, and this has made foreign languages like English quite prevalent. This means that Spanish students wanting an immersion experience have to remain focused on speaking Spanish. Ibiza’s locals are known for their friendly attitude, though, and they really appreciate when visitors try to speak Spanish—so there are plenty of opportunities for practice.
Summer season in Ibiza starts in May with warm beach days and busy outdoor bar terraces. The temperatures soar to over 30ºC between July and August, with some of the warmest seawater temperatures in Europe. From June to September there is hardly any rainfall. Winters in Ibiza can be cold, rainy and windy. However, students visiting from late October to early March are advised to leave summer clothes home and pack thick jumpers instead.
Ideally, Ibiza is a summer destination suited to short stays between 2 weeks and 3-4 months in the summer, or combined with another destination. Cheaper inland cities with a different kind of culture on the Spanish mainland are good options for combining with a stay in Ibiza: Granada, Salamanca or Seville.
Ibiza is not a cheap destination. In the summer when the tourists arrive, the locals try to make as much money as possible for the winter, especially on accommodation rental. With a bit of know-how, however, students can save lot of money. Drinks in nightclubs are extremely expensive, but bar prices are reasonable. Often bar reps hanging out outside venues will give punters special discounts, or even free drinks. When buying food, students are advised to shop in supermarkets used by locals, and the same goes for eating in tapas bars and restaurants.
Ibiza is a summer destination. Those who enjoy a relaxed, island beach-vibe and intense nightlife (the city has some of the largest and most famous clubs in the world) will take like ducks to water here. In the Summer months, Ibiza is the site of 24-hour partying, but the city and its island offer more than just that: cultural-historical landmarks such as Dalt Vila (the historic part of the city), exquisite beaches and even hippy markets that take place throughout the week at different points on the island.
While Catalan is one of the two official languages in Ibiza – the other being Spanish, of course – native islanders identify much more with Spanish (unlike in Barcelona, for example), and thus Castilian is used as the primary language throughout the island. The immense popularity of Ibiza as a tourist destination, however, has made foreign languages fairly prevalent, and English is understood by a large proportion of the native population as well as spoken by most tourists.
This can be a potential distraction to students who need a strong reason to practice Spanish, but need not be a problem as long as there is sufficient motivation to remain focused and avoid using a foreign language over Spanish. Locals are very friendly and appreciate sharing their language with visitors, so there's plenty of opportunity for practice.
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