The island of Ibiza can be found 49 miles from the coast of Valencia, to the east of Spain. Ibiza is famous for its association with nightlife and the clubbing scene. This island is the third largest of the Balearic Islands.
Data obtained from Es Codola weather station, Ibiza
Ibiza was discovered in 654 B.C by the Carthaginians who founded Ibiza Town, which makes the town one of the earliest established in Europe.
When the port was first established on the island the main industry was production of wine, lead, marble and minerals but for many decades now Ibiza has been dependent upon its thriving tourism industry. With the development of their own unique "house" music, fans flocked to world-famous nightclubs Amnesia and Pacha. It is here that you can find some of the world's best DJs.
Moving around the island is very easy as tourists have the option of hiring a car, using a taxi or bus. This means that you are within easy reach of most of the tourist attractions. Travelling around the island by road is most commonly used but there is also the option of sea crossings to get you to your destination.
Festivals are very popular in Ibiza and there are a variety to choose from including the Flower Festival in Santa Eulalia in May, and Patron Saint's day of Nuestra Senora de las Nieves which is held in Ibiza Town. This impressive festival runs from the 5th to 8th of August and shows off colourful parades and spectacular firework displays.
Water sports are popular on the island too, some of which include waterskiing, windsurfing, kayaking, banana boats and leisurely trips out on pedalos.
There are many other sights to see which include the famous Las Salinas Salt Flats that have been used for more than 2000 years; Dalt Vila the medieval castle in Ibiza Town; you can also enter the Can Marca Caves or even take a mountain bike tour.
The summer months tend to see warm days and clear skies, with an average of 11 hours of sunshine in the month of July and average daily maximum temperatures in August of 30.4 °C.
Last updated: 14 March 2014