IBIZA is always a good idea

I’m glad to found you, dears we meet again with an article from travel series about  The white island –  IBIZA. Last year in June, we decided to spend again our holidays in Ibiza. In 2012 we first visited the island, we liked it so much that we’ve promised to go back and not long after we did it. Why Ibiza is also called “The white island”? For the white houses in the old center of Ibiza town, but I also attribute another meaning white because here the nights are white, nobody’s sleeping, because everyone is partying, so many clubs there are! Although at first view it may seem a destination for young people, but it is not, you meet tourists of all ages.

The locals are very smiley, chatty and welcoming! Walking on the street, a spanish girl, probably saw us very tanned, that she asked us something in spanish. So we responded in english that we are not locals but tourists, and she, with a large smile on her face: Welcome to the island! 🙂 Then we realized actually where we are.

Our stay lasted 7 nights, during which we rented a scooter throughout all the period. It is the most comfortable and pleasant choice of riding on the island, that if you don’t want to stay at the hotel pool all day, but to visit it. Being accommodated in San Antoni, every day we chose to go to a different beach, the most beautiful ones are those close to us, the western part of the island. The water, the landscape and beaches are wonderful!

This time we took a walk a little through the old town of Ibiza, with white houses and narrow streets. Here we met the famous renaissance walls and the monumental Porta del Mar, the main entrance in the fortress. As you climb, the view becomes more beautiful. The white, the simplicity of the houses and the historical air, simply fascinated us, we wanted to stop time instead.

A nice place, on the Mediterranean coast, we stayed in was Cafe del Sol, where I saw the most beautiful sunset on the island. Music and ambience are completing perfect each other. There are tens of people, who come there every night, waiting and admire the sunset with a cocktail in hand.

Among the clubs, we get in Amnesia DJ and brilliant atmosphere.

Ma bucur sa va regasesc, dragii mei…va intampin din nou cu un articol din seria calatoriilor, si anume despre “insula alba”, IBIZA. Anul trecut in iunie, am decis sa ne petrecem din nou concediul in Ibiza. In 2012 am vizitat pentru prima data insula si ne-a placut atat de mult incat am promis ca o sa ne intoarcem si iata ca nu dupa mult timp am si facut-o. De ce i se mai spune si “insula alba”? Pentru culoarea caselor din centrul vechi al orasului Ibiza, insa eu ii mai atribui o semnificatie…alba pentru ca aici noptile sunt albe, nu se doarme, toata lumea petrece datorita multidudinii de cluburi care exista! Chiar daca la prima vedere ar parea o destinatie adresata tinerilor, nu este asa, te intalnesti cu turisti de toate varstele.

Localnicii sunt foarte zambareti, vorbareti, primitori! Plimbandu-ne pe strazi, o domnisoara, probabil vazandu-ne foarte bronzati, ne intreaba ceva in spaniola. Noi i-am raspuns in engleza ca nu suntem localnici, ci turisti, iar ea, afisand un zambet larg : Welcome to the island! 🙂 Atunci am realizat de fapt unde suntem.

Sejurul nostru a durat 7 nopti, timp in care ne-am inchiriat un scooter pe toata aceasta perioada. Este cea mai comoda si placuta alegere de a te deplasa pe insula, asta in cazul in care nu vrei sa stai la piscina hotelului toata ziua, ci sa o vizitezi. Fiind cazati in San Antoni de Portmany, In fiecare zi am ales sa mergem la o alta plaja, fiecare sub forma de golf, cele mai frumoase fiind cele aproape de noi, partea de vest a insulei. Apa, peisajul si plajele sunt minunate!

De aceasta data am reusit sa ne plimbam putin si prin centrul vechi din Ibiza, cu casutele albe si strazi inguste. Tot aici am intalnit si renumitele ziduri renascentiste si monumentala Porta del Mar, principala intrare in fortareata. Pe masura ce urci, privelistea devine tot mai frumoasa. Albul, simplitatea caselor si aerul istoric pur si simplu ne-au fascinat, ne-am fi dorit sa oprim timpul in loc.

Un local frumos pe coasta Mediteranei, care ne-a ramas in suflet, a fost Cafe del Sol, unde am vazut cel mai frumos apus de pe insula. Muzica si ambientul se completeaza perfect. Sunt zeci de oameni care se strang acolo in fiecare seara, asteapta si admira apusul, cu un cocktail in mana.

Dintre cluburi, am reusit sa ajungem in Amnesia – DJ si atmosfera geniale.

Other special attractions of the island that we have not missed are: Es Vedra mountain, which is actually a small island from stone, with magnetic effects also called “the sirens island” and  the Can Marca cave in Puerto de San Miguel.

Favorite Beaches: Cala Bassa, Cala Tarida, Cala Compte, Cala Vadella.

Unfortunately, we haven’t had time to get back on Formentera, the smallest island of the Balearic Islands, Ibiza’s little sister, which we had falled in love in 2012. The scenery is great and the sea … it’s incredible!

And also this time, we said goodbye to  the “white island”, very excited about what we have seen and experienced and loaded with memories that we will be definitely not ever forget.

Alte atractii deosebite ale insulei pe care nu le-am ratat sunt: muntele Es Vedra, care de fapt este o mica insula din piatra, cu efecte magnetice, numita si insula sirenelor si pestera Can Marca in nordul insulei, in Puerto de San Miguel.

Plajele preferate : Cala Bassa, Cala Tarida, Cala Compte, Cala Salada, Cala Vadella.

Din pacate nu am mai avut timp sa ajungem din nou pe Formentera, cea mai mica insula dintre insulele Baleare, sora mai mica a Ibizei de care ne-am indragostit in 2012. Peisajul e exceptional, iar marea…e incredibila!

Si de aceasta data, ne-am luat la revedere de la “insula alba”,  foarte entuziasmati de cele vazute si traite si incarcati cu amintiri pe care cu siguranta nu le vom uita vreodata.

Kisses, Andreia.

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