Ibiza & Formentera- nighlife, callas and pristine water
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Ibiza, along with Mallorca and Menorca make up the three main islands of what is collectivelly known as the Balearics.
It is the closest island to the Peninsula and together with its neighbour Formentera, is known as the Pitiusas or “Islas de Pinos” from the ancient Greek. Tourism has provided a boom over the past 50 years due to its warm and pleasant climate all year round.
Ibiza is particularly famous for its nightlife whereas Mallorca attracts the more cosmopolitan person, the King and Queen of Spain for example - spend their holidays in Mallorca; and Menorca is chosen by tourists who require a more quiet approach.
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Ibiza, the capital, is perched atop a promontory that dominates the entire port. The twin outlines of the Cathedral and Castle rise above the Upper Town. Mergeformatinet is particularly interesting for a quite unique historical remain - the Cueva des Cuieram caves with a Carthaginian temple inside.
The inhabitants of San José are proud to possess possibly the most beautiful church on the island.
Needless to say, the island provides excellent facilities for water based sports such as sailing and surfing as well as beaches for relaxing and swimming.
The Balearics have a rich gastronomic heritage and each island
provides its own subtle variation on a cuisine that may be considered
Mediterranean. Fish and seafood based dishes are very important, given
they are in plentiful supply and of great quality along the coast. La
caldereta de langosta (a lobster dish) is the most outstanding. Other
typical dishes are rice with lobster and tuna with mayonnaise.
Fish dishes, in fact, predominate in Ibiza. Of note is la burrida de ratjada, boiled skate seasoned with ground almonds, Ibiza lobster with squid and el guisat de marisc, a tasty stew made with a variety of fish and seafood. Ibiza also has a very strong herb liqueur that should be watered down with ice.