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Ibiza and Formentera – Spain

Ibiza and Formentera – Spain

The typical heat of the island, the sun tanning your skin and warming the sand of the beach where you run to reach the sea. The feeling of peace, tranquility, and magic that this wonderful island offers you. The smell of salt water coming from the Mediterranean Sea, the weather is soft and in winter the breeze hits your face but still it is not cold. Ibiza and Formentera present unique tourist islands full of activities of different types and many beautiful beaches.

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Stunning natural parks, calm turquoise water shores, and steep cliffs, endless party nights, traditional villages with an unusual tranquility, memories of a hippy feeling, select atmospheres, delicious typical dishes and the most beautiful sunsets of the Mediterranean. Ibiza is all this and much more. Discover it.

Ibiza is an island that is located in the Mediterranean Sea, in Spain. This place is famous worldwide for its nightlife, however, it is also recognized for the quality of its waters and its beautiful beaches and coves that connect you with nature. It is also a place full of stories, with ancient terraces everywhere, and it has some natural intact places that no other part of the Mediterranean has. For all this and more, it attracts thousands of tourists every year. Despite its small size this island has much to offer.  

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This island has its seasons, even so, any time of the year is good for traveling to Ibiza but, if you have the possibility to choose, the best months are those from May to July. During this period, the pleasant temperatures allow you to enjoy the beautiful beaches and coves of the island without suffering the oppressive heat and the August crowds as well as the high prices.

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Ibiza has wonderful places that are a mandatory stop, among them is the port of Ibiza. It is the place with the best atmosphere to go at night and walk its alleys filled with thousands of original shops and many restaurants and terraces to have some dinner and contemplate the night and a considerable amount of boats, yachts and luxury cruises.  

The bay of San Antonio is also in this list. It is the perfect place to sit and watch the sunset, you can do it from one of the bars that are in the area or on a rock and it is also very common to throw yourself from a parachute to have an incredible view from the foreground. Another place that deserves a place in this top is the island of Es Vedrá, it is perhaps the most magical place in Ibiza. It releases a great magnetic energy that causes phenomena without apparent explanation, in addition to its crystalline waters.  

Formentera is another island that you cannot miss. It is undoubtedly one of the favorite destinations of the Mediterranean Sea. It is located south of the island of Ibiza and gathers every year thousands of visitors in search of a sunny sky and beautiful beaches.

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Formentera is undoubtedly an island with some of the best beaches in the world, with the best-preserved waters of the archipelago. But behind the sun, the sand and the crystalline waters, another of the great pleasures of Formentera is its gastronomy. It is impossible not to spend a vacation on the island without trying some of its traditional dishes and drinks as well as visiting some of the best-known restaurants and beaches in the area. One of the best-known places is the Lighthouse of La Mola, located at the highest point of the island, it is the oldest and most important of Formentera. Built under the orders of Queen Elizabeth II on a cliff 120 meters high, the lighthouse shines every night from the steep end of the island since 1861.

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In Formentera, you can buy some traditional products made 100% on the island, such as the Peix Sec (dried fish, the main ingredient of the famous payesa salad), liquid salt, different varieties of wines, honey and fruits such as dried figs and almonds, fresh cheese from the island, or the famous and very typical herbal liquor from Formentera.

These islands are full of incredible stories that characterize the region. It was said that the people who were buried in this area, had a direct path to the afterlife and reincarnated in thousands of bodies.

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To get to Ibiza or Formentera, you can go by plane or boat; and when you get to the port, you rent a car that helps you tour the islands and allows you to fully know each of them. You will find activities for all tastes and this will be a trip that you will want to repeat in each vacation.

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