Not all of the city trips Ibiza has have to be partying all night and sleeping it off during the day. There is another quieter side to the island that not many holidaymakers see and for that reason, it is very special particularly if you are after relaxing city trips Ibiza style.
Ibiza is often referred to as the ‘white island’ due to the hillsides being littered with white-washed cottages from an Arab design of 1,000 years ago. Even the respected architect Le Corbusier recognised that these casaments, as they are called, could not be bettered as their double walls retain the heat during the winter and keep it at bay in the summer. Maybe Le Corbusier longed for any city trip Ibiza could offer him!
One of the great city breaks Ibiza offers is a tour of the casaments mentioned above. Seeing them everywhere and knowing the design has not changed in a millennium is enough to marvel at. To see these traditional houses on your city trip Ibiza style, go to Sant Vicent de Sa Cala in the north or the Ethnology Museum in Santa Eularia, a casament itself.
For hill-walking city breaks Ibiza can offer the area in the valley below Sa Talaiassa, the highest peak, in the south western tip. Sant Josep is a good base to start from and if you set off early enough to avoid the heat of the day, you can make it to the coastline near Cala d’Hort for a beautiful city trip Ibiza style.
For entertaining city breaks Ibiza is top dog in Europe. Well known for its party atmosphere and late night drinking, your city break Ibiza style would not be complete without at least one night of partying. Sant Antoni is one hotspot with Eivissa coming a close second, and if you are on a winter city trip Ibiza and its capital have a few clubs that remain open during the low season.
For festival-based city breaks Ibiza is hard to beat with the Carnaval and Corpus Christi events being the most attended, before Lent and seven weeks after Easter respectively. There is also a smattering of patron saint’s days in every community throughout the island.
Another interesting city breaks Ibiza offers is right in the south near Ses Salines where tonnes of salt are mined every year, mostly for export. This mineral was first discovered in the 11th century where the Phoenicians saw the possibilities of extracting the salt from coastal lagoons either side of a small channel.
A thriving community built up and there is even a church there called St Francis of the Salt Pans. Little has changed over the centuries, though output has fallen somewhat since its heyday.
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