Ibiza is well known for its music mecca status. The crème dela crème of renowned DJs makes the island a holy ground for clubbers. It’s a refuge for all music fans, socialisers and partygoers – pure paradise. With so much hype about this Spanish island, there is more to it than just its party scene. It also offers pristine beaches, beautiful scenery, tasty restaurants and amazing architecture.
Intrigued? Here are 14 fun facts about Ibiza.
- Ibiza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its buildings, shoreline and sea life
- The water around the island is so clear because of Neptune grass, a seaweed that keeps the water sparkling and untainted
- Ibiza has 57 different beaches
- The correct enunciation of the island’s name is ‘Evissa’
- Ibiza is the second largest Balearic Island
- The oldest club on Ibiza is Pacha which started in 1973
- Ibiza attracts almost 6 million tourists per year
- The world’s most expensive restaurant, Sublimotion, is at the Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza. It charges 1,500 euros per head
- The average temperatures in Ibiza remain above 20ºC for more than 8 months of the year
- There are 6 different ‘super clubs’ in Ibiza. These are Pacha, Space, Amnesia, Privilege, Eden and Es Paradis.
- On Ibiza, there is sunshine for 10 hours a day, 300 days per year
- The world’s biggest nightclub is Privilege Ibiza, which can hold up to 11,000 revellers and features its own swimming pool
- In 2007 the Ibizan government stated that all new hotels in Ibiza had to be 5 star
- The settlers who founded Ibiza originally named it Ibozzim and dedicated the island to Bes, the God of music and dance
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