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About Ibiza

Ibiza is one of the most beautiful islands in Europe, and it certainly is the liveliest one. Every year more than 4 million visitors come to the island, which has just over 100,000 permanent residents. ‘Eivissa’ is the formal Catalan name and the name used by its inhabitants. The Balearic island has had many occupants over the last thousand years - from the ancient Phoenician and Carthigan peoples to the Greeks, Moors, Turks and Catalans.

By the 60's, though, the main invaders were hippies and they established Ibiza as a place for counterculture. All left their cultural fingerprints on Ibiza with a 2,000-year-old salt industry, an old smugglers route, a hippie market and a charming old town. Today, Ibiza is more international than ever - this is evident in the many restaurants offering very different culinary experiences and in the bars and clubs with chic designs set against absolutely breathtaking scenery.

Panorama of Ibiza old city - Eivissa. Spain, Balearic islands
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Public Transport

Ibiza has a decent bus service that will take you around the island. Regular bus services work all year, while night busses and the Discobus between Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni are in service from May until September.

All buses run from/to Avgda d’Isidor Macabich in Ibiza Town and bus stops are signed with a blue "P" on white background.

There’s a water bus service from Ibiza harbour to other beaches on the island. You can also take it to go across the harbour (to the El Divino club and Marina Botafoch).

Electricity

220 V

City connections

Catania

CTA Italy, Italian Republic

Madrid

MAD Spain, Spanish State

Napoli

NAP Italy, Italian Republic

Roma

FCO Italy, Italian Republic

Torino - Caselle

TRN Italy, Italian Republic