I had always turned my nose a bit when people talked to me about Ibiza: for a stupid prejudice all I could imagine when I thought about this island was alcohol, drugs, locals and then in short the usual things that maybe many of you will think too. I honestly didn’t understand why everyone loved Ibiza. Yet after 10 days spent in Isla par excellence, to this day I find myself calling it Ibiza hypnotic. Hypnotic for the strobes of the most fashionable locals, hypnotic for sunsets that color the sky today pink, yesterday of purple and tomorrow of red. Hypnotic for the coves in which the wind caresses the sea and that same sea shines like an emerald. Hypnotic is the work of the artisans of the hippie markets and the smile of Italians working between bars and beach clubs. I could stay here hours longer to write about why this island has simply bewitched me and Francesco could sit for hours telling me: “I told you!” so I decided to tell or at least try to explain why Ibiza witched even the most skeptical of travelers.
- Ibiza is not an island exclusively for young people: as you will have read often online, it all depends on the period when you decide to stay in the isla and in which area.
- Ibiza tourism is evolving: it willprobably be a much more expensive destination in a few years’ time (beware, not that it is particularly cheap today) this is because every area of the island will be destined for a specific target that will have at hand everything it needs.
- The island is organized in such a way that, despite the very strong influx of tourists, there is always order and security on the streets and this means, police, speed cameras, ambulances on every street corner.
- You can choose every day who to be and what to do: today you may want to be more sophisticated and want to eat at seashore in an exclusive Beach club, tomorrow you may want to trek among the green of the northern part of Ibiza and the day after tomorrow you will unleash yourself in an Amnesia party-show.
- Here may seem like the most mundane reason but the days in Ibiza are very long,the sun sets around 21:30 and everything flows slowly. You wake up calmly, you go to the beach where between tan and a few dips, there escapes a mojito, at 4 pm there is ibizenco lunch and then it is obviously. Never miss a sunset accompanied by a cocktail and music lounge and then shower at dinner. All this way, stress-free, carefree… as if the daily routine was just a sad and ugly habit and all this was wonderfully normal.