I Love Ibiza
Ibiza (Catalan: Eivissa; Spanish: Ibiza: ) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea 79 km off the coast of the city of Valencia in Spain. It is the third largest of the Balearic Islands, an autonomous community of Spain. The island is well known for its summer club parties which attract large numbers of tourists. Noted clubs include Space, Pacha, Privilege (ex Ku), Amnesia, DC10, Eden, and Es Paradis. Probably the most famous bar on the island is Café del Mar.
The season traditionally begins at the start of June with Space and DC10′s opening parties and finishes on the first weekend of October with the Closing Parties. A typical schedule for clubbers going to Ibiza includes waking at noon, early evening naps, late night clubbing, and “disco sunrises.” Due to Ibiza’s notable tolerance toward misbehaviour from young adult tourists, it has acquired the sobriquet “Gomorrah of the Med.” Also well-known is Café del Mar, a long-standing bar where many tourists traditionally view the sunset made famous by José Padilla. That and other bars close by have become an increasingly popular venue for club pre-parties after sunset, hosting popular DJ performers.
The island’s government is trying to encourage a more cultured and quieter tourism scene, passing rules including the closing of all nightclubs by 6 a.m. at the latest, and requiring all new hotels to be 5-star. The administration is wanting to attract a more international mixture of tourists.