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A June 2002 trip to Ibiza by AllyD

Sunset at Cafe Del Mar Photo, Ibiza, Spain More Photos
Quote: Expect the unexpected in Ibiza and prepare to be seduced. A unique little island that doesn't conform to type, it may well blow your budget and quite certainly your mind!

Ibiza for Individuals

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Overview

Sunset at Cafe Del Mar Photo, Ibiza, Spain
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You should expect the unexpected when you go to Ibiza. I expected the hardcore partying and narcoleptic mayhem - after all that's all we ever hear about Ibiza - but I didn't expect this island to be quite so beautiful in parts or to have such a tranquil side to it. Nor did I expect the level of style and sophistication found in places like Ibiza Town. Or the wonderful (and expensive) restaurants like L'Olivio and Bambuddha Grove (spot the stars!). And the perfect little coves dotted around the island with sparkling green waters to swim in. And the traditional finca we stayed in up in the pine-covered hills over San Miguel. A perfect rural hideaway surrounded by flower-filled gardens and citr...Read More

Can Planells

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Hotel

Can Planells Photo, Ibiza, Spain
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Can Planells is the perfect get away from it all destination. It is what is known as a 'Finca', a traditional guesthouse or farmhouse, usually set in the middle of the countryside and decorated in rustic style. These are often agritourism properties, promoting ecofriendly lodging far away from the normal tourist traps. Can Planells is set in some of the most remote and stunning countryside of Ibiza, high up in the hills over San Miguel and surrounded only by citrus groves, pine trees and dusty winding tracks. We couldn't wipe the grin off our faces when we arrived and saw how beautiful it was. We splashed out and booked a suite which had a bathroom with jacuzzi bath, walk in wardrobes (very imp...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 20, 2002

Can Planells
Can Planells, Venda de Rubió, 2
Sant Miguel de Balansat 07815
+34 (971) 334 924

Dalt Vila - Ibiza Town

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Attraction | "D'Alt Vila - Ibiza Town"

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Not many people associate Ibiza with historic sights but Ibiza Town is actually Europe's most ancient fortress city. It is a beautiful walled town with cobbled paths winding steeply upwards to the lovely cathedral and breathtaking views. It boasts some of Ibiza's best hotels, restaurants and bars as well as a vast selection of funky and expensive shops and stores. During the day Ibiza Town is like other historic walled towns in Europe and offers the usual souvenir shops and tourist fare to sightseers. In the afternoon, the winding streets are sleepy and quiet as the Ibicians take their siesta. Then at night the town explodes into life and colour with throngs of partygoers, street pa...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 28, 2002

Dalt Vila - Ibiza Town
Ibiza
Ibiza, Spain

Benirras (Las)

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Attraction | "Las Benirras"

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There are several beautiful small beaches and rocky inlets and coves dotted along Ibiza's coastline. Some of the best are found along the northwest coast. These are not particularly accessible. They can be reached only by car or taxi, which keeps them relatively crowd free and relaxed. Benirras is one of the best beaches on the northwest and the view upon arriving there is spectacular. It is a natural cove with clear green waters surrounded by steep pine cliffs. Ibiza has some of the cleanest waters in the Mediterranean and getting into the sea at Benirras was like wading into a translucent, warm lagoon. The atmosphere is laidback and tranquil but, as with everywhere in Ibiza, ther...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 6, 2002

Benirras (Las)
Northwest coast, a few kms from Sant Joan
Ibiza, Spain

Space

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Attraction

Space Photo, Ibiza, Spain
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You can't come to Ibiza and not visit Space, in particular the legendary 22-hour 'We love Sundays at Space' session on the open air terrace. Hats off to those who manage to go the distance from early Sunday morning to 6am on Monday! The terrace at Space is electric, with great funky house and garage sounds complemented by planes flying low overhead and driving the crowd wild! There are lots of bars (one serving coffee and light snacks on the left as you go in), nice intimate seating areas, lots of clean and well serviced toilets and the whole place is very stylish and attractive. The crowd is international and glamourous and you spend a lot of time gazing at the fantastic ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 2, 2002

Space
Playa den Bossa, s/n
San Jorge, Spain 07817
+34 971 396793