Crystal waters, rugged coastline, pine-covered hills, green fields and soft golden sand: Ibiza has it all.
Ibiza is a clubber’s paradise that is known for its fabulous party scene and night life but here are some facts about Ibiza that you are probably not aware of. Well, local people and portals such as rentibizaholidayvillas.com give us some insights!
Ibiza was originally called Ibossim
A group of Phoenician settlers who founded Ibiza in 654 BC called the island ‘Ibozzim’ in honour of Bes, the guardian god of dance, music, safety, female adornment, and cosmetics.
Ibiza is part of the Balearic Islands. All of the Balearic Islands use Spanish and Catalan as their official language but the official language in Ibiza is Eivissenc. It is also the language used in Formentera and S’espalmador which make up the Pityusic Islands.
Ibiza isn’t an island
Ibiza is not an island but an ancient mountain top.
Ibiza is nestled on the Balearic mountain range. 5 million years ago, the Mediterranean basin was flooded during the Zanclean flood allowing the Atlantic Ocean to pour in through what is now the Straits of Gibraltar which created the Mediterranean Sea or Med – Assio Ibiza and left the mountain tops which are now known as the Balearic Islands.
You can clearly see the mountain range here…
Ibiza attracts almost 6 million tourists each year
Ibiza welcomes around 6 million tourists a year accommodated in 57,000 flights a year.
Ibiza is surrounded by water but doesn’t have fresh water
Drinking water is really expensive in Ibiza which costs around €9 for a small bottle.
The soil in Ibiza is colored orange
Ibiza’s soil is orange in color. Ibiza has a lot of pine trees. The orange color of the soil is caused by the stain from the tannins in the pine needles that fall from the pine trees.
The water around Ibiza is clear because of Neptune grass
The waters in Ibiza are crystal clear because of the seaweed Neptune grass that keeps the water sparkling, clean, pure, and untainted.
Ibiza experiences sunshine 10 hours a day for 300 days per year
It rarely rains in Ibiza, especially during summer. Ibiza experiences a Mediterranean climate which has hot summers and mild winters.
Pacha is the oldest club in Ibiza
Pacha is one of the world-famous clubs which apparently is the oldest club on the island that started in 1973.
Ibiza produces fine wine
It’s an unknown fact that Ibiza produces wine. Ibiza is actually home to several small wineries.
Ibiza grows grapes such as mourverdre and ganache for red wine and Malvasia for white wine. The vineyards can be found in Buscatell, Sant Josep, and Sant Mateu.
The wines produced by Ibiza have an excellent quality according to wine connoisseurs.