Ibiza is most notorious tourist location, has not always enjoyed so
infamous a status. The island only came to the world's attention in the
mid-twentieth century, with the dawn of mass tourism and the
development of commercial air travel, not to mention the advent of
popular music as we know it today.
But the island is by no means a new
discovery. The earliest known settlement on Ibiza was in around 4500
BC, when Neolithic settlers crossed from the mainland to tend their
animals on Ibiza 's fertile terrain. The first settlers to make a real
impact, however, were the Phoenicians in around 650 BC. With what can
only be described as a tremendous sense of foresight, they named their
settlement - modern-day Ibiza Town - Ibosim, after Bes, their god of
dance. Ibosim's ideal location on the trade route between Europe and
North Africa had attracted the Phoenicians, and, after them, the
Carthaginians. The main product they traded was salt, which remained
the main source of income until tourism took over.
Ibiza is home to an appealing variety of
historic buildings, museums, and interesting sightseeing opportunities.
There are so many wonderful attractions in Ibiza that there is sure to
be something for everyone to see. Attractions in Ibiza include a wide
variety of places to visit, so whether you are looking for thrills and
excitement, Ibiza history and exhibitions, you will not have to look
far for attractions in Ibiza .
Ova d'es Culleram - The famous Cova d'es
Culleram was discovered in 1907. This large cave was a temple to the
goddess Tanoit during the days of the Cathaginian rulers and is located
in the San Vicente area of Ibiza . The many treasures that were
unearthed in the caves are exhibited in the archaeological Museum at
Dalt Vila, in Ibiza . The Cova d'es Culleram can be easily reached by
car, and then by foot, and is well signposted.
Paseo Vara de Rey - Featuring many
excellent bars and restaurants, the Paseo Vara de Rey is a popular
place on Ibiza , particularly in the evenings. This avenue is a major
landmark in Ibiza and also features many shops, including designer
clothes outlets and beach accessories. This lively area in Ibiza is
always busy and is an exciting place to be.
Ponylandia (Pony land) - Ibiza 's Pony land is a perfect attraction for
children on the island and is home to a number of friendly ponies that
can be ridden by young children. Nearby there is also a flea-market,
with many interesting items include jeweler, vases, handicrafts and
Es Vedra Rock - Playa de Calla d'Hort, San José , Ibiza, 07469, Spain
Standing almost 400 meters above the sea, Es Vedra Rock is a memorable
attraction on Ibiza . The rock takes on an almost magical appearance at
sunset and was once the home to a hermit, who lived on the rock for
several years. Boats rides are available, allowing a closer look at
this beautiful, natural phenomenon and other rocky isles nearby.