Theme Week Ibiza – Ibiza Town

30 January 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage

Port of Ibiza Town © Paul Hermans/cc-by-sa-3.0

Port of Ibiza Town © Paul Hermans/cc-by-sa-3.0

Ibiza (Catalan: Eivissa), also known as Ibiza Town, is a city and municipality located on the southeast coast of the island of Ibiza. The city, which has a population of 50,000, is the capital and most populous settlement of the island.   read more…

Theme Week Ibiza – Sant Antoni de Portmany

29 January 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Sant Antoni Bay © JanManu/cc-by-sa-3.0

Sant Antoni Bay © JanManu/cc-by-sa-3.0

Sant Antoni de Portmany (Spanish: San Antonio Abad) or San Antonio is a town on the western coast of Ibiza. It is the second-largest town and municipality in Ibiza; an island described by Time Out magazine as “arguably the clubbing capital of the universe”. For two thousand years, Sant Antoni was a small fishing village that rose from the Roman natural harbor Portus Magnus, but it began to grow in the late 1950s when many hotels and tourist resorts were built as part of a mass tourism initiative which took place across Spain. As the number of tourists grew, the development of bars, hotels and other tourist infrastructure spread right around to the other side of San Antonio bay, as far as Cala de Bou which lies in the adjacent municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia. Along the harbour of San Antonio there are various boats and ferries that have multiple connections to beaches such as Cala Bassa, Cala Compte, Pinet Playa, Es Puet, Cala Grasió, Cala Salada and Port es Torrent. These have daily departures from may until end September or October. Also once a week there is a ferry to Formentera.   read more…

Theme Week Ibiza – Santa Eulària des Riu

28 January 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Puig de Missa, a former mosque, now a church on a hill above the town © Michael Parry

Puig de Missa, a former mosque, now a church on a hill above the town © Michael Parry

Santa Eulària des Riu (Spanish: Santa Eulalia del Río) is a coastal town on the south eastern seaboard of Ibiza. The town is located on the designated road PM 810. Santa Eulària is the third largest town on the island and also has the only river on the island which flows into the sea at the western end of the town. There are two famous Hippy Markets which attract large numbers of tourists and locals: Punta Arabi, located in Es Canar runs all day every Wednesday from April through October. Las Dalias, near Sant Carles de Peralta, runs all day every Saturday, throughout the year. Las Dalias also has a “Night Market” which runs Monday and Tuesday evenings from June through September.   read more…

Theme Week Ibiza – Sant Joan de Labritja

27 January 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Cala de Portinatx © flickr.com - David de Mallorca/cc-by.20

Cala de Portinatx © flickr.com – David de Mallorca/cc-by.20

Sant Joan de Labritja (Spanish: San Juan Bautista) is a village and municipality in northern Ibiza. Among others, the resorts of Portinatx and Cala de Sant Vicent are located there. The actual village of Sant Joan is a quiet street, dominated by an imposing Christian church, and is the meeting point of Sant Joan de Labritja Municipal Council.   read more…

Theme Week Ibiza – Sant Josep de sa Talaia

26 January 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Cala d'Hort with Es Vedrà in the background © flickr.com - Philip Larson/cc-by-sa-2.0

Cala d’Hort with Es Vedrà in the background © flickr.com – Philip Larson/cc-by-sa-2.0

Sant Josep de sa Talaia (Spanish: San José Obrero) is a village and municipality of the Balearic Islands in western Ibiza. The village is 10.7 miles (17.2 km) west of the capital Ibiza Town and is Located on the PM803 highway between Eivissa town and Sant Antoni de Portmany. The town is 6.5 miles (10.5 km) from the island’s airport. The population of the municipality is at 2400.   read more…

Theme Week Ibiza

25 January 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks

Ibiza Town © Forbfruit/cc-by-sa-3.0

Ibiza Town © Forbfruit/cc-by-sa-3.0

Ibiza (Catalan: Eivissa) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, 150 kilometres (93 miles) off the coast of the city of Valencia, in eastern Spain. It is the third largest of the Balearic Islands, an autonomous community of Spain. Its largest cities are Ibiza Town (Catalan: Vila d’Eivissa, or simply Vila), Santa Eulària des Riu, and Sant Antoni de Portmany. Its highest point, called Sa Talaiassa (or Sa Talaia), is 475 metres (1,558 feet) above sea level. Ibiza is the home of the noted port in Ibiza Town, a popular stop for many tourists and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ibiza and the nearby island of Formentera to its south are called the Pine Islands, or “Pityuses“.   read more…

Port de Pollença on Majorca

12 September 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Chixoy/cc-by-sa-4.0

© Chixoy/cc-by-sa-4.0

Port de Pollença is a small town in northern Majorca, situated on the Bay of Pollença. It is located about 6 km east of the inland town of Pollença and two kilometres southeast of Cala Sant Vicenç. The Cap de Formentor is connected to Port de Pollença via a 13.5 km road. Port de Pollença is the most northerly town in Majorca. It is split into several main areas: Pine walk, Boquer, Central, Siller, Pinaret, Llenaire and Gotmar. The scenic Boquer Valley runs north-east from the town, near the ruins of the pre-Roman city of Bocchoris, one of the oldest settlements on the island.   read more…

Andratx on Majorca

6 August 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Torsten Harenberg/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Torsten Harenberg/cc-by-sa-3.0

Andratx is a municipality on Majorca, one of the Balearic Islands, along the Mediterranean east coast of Spain. It is located on the southwest tip of the island.   read more…

Port de Sóller on Mallorca

17 July 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© jpm2112/cc-by-sa-3.0

© jpm2112/cc-by-sa-3.0

Port de Sóller is a village and the port of the town of Sóller, in Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands. Along with the village of Fornalutx and the hamlet of Biniaraix they combine to form Sóller. The combined population is around 12,000. A tramway links the inland town of Sóller to Port de Sóller, running along the beach-side road. Some of its original, 1913-built cars are still in service on the line. A bus service links the resort to Palma, the capital of the island.   read more…

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