Living in Ibiza
Ibiza is a phenomenon all on its own, more closely resembling St Tropez, Miami and Mykonos than the rest of Spain in terms of the lifestyle it offers and the young, wealthy demographic it attracts. As a barometer of Ibiza’s prestige, look no further than the unprecedented number of private jets and super-yachts that sweep in each summer – and beyond, as Ibiza’s high season becomes ever longer. The top-tier of Ibiza’s property market has become uncoupled from the wider market and is witnessing strong price gains as demand outpaces supply. The number of sales on the island increased 37% in the three years to 2015 and foreign buyers have become more active. Ibiza attracts more than 8,000 private flights a year and according to NetJets, London to Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca are some of its most popular routes. As the southern coast becomes more developed so attention is turning to inland markets and the northern coastline. The new road to San Juan in the north east will reduce travel times significantly. For further details about the Ibiza property market, please refer to Spain Inside View. Begin your Ibiza property search now or contact one of our Spanish property experts for a more detailed discussion of your requirements.
Ibiza in a nutshell
Vibrant, varied and beautiful to behold, Ibiza Town was recently made a World Heritage site. There is plenty to amuse and delight the visitor from exploring the charming backstreets to shopping in the chic boutiques, or simply relaxing in any one of the numerous chic bars or cafes.
The extravagant side of the town can be found on the Calle de Virgen in the old harbour district where much of the nightlife for which the island is justly famous takes place. The mega-discos are located out of town.
Fabulous beaches are just a short walk from Ibiza Town.
Situated a convenient two miles north of Ibiza Town, this lively historic town, which boasts easy access to numerous attractive beaches, was originally built as part of a Franciscan monastery.
The safe, calm waters of the attractive bay of Talamanca are a big draw for sun-worshippers and families in the summer. The beach is long and wide enough to allow ample space for all.
Sitting high in the hills and commanding magnificent views, this is a laid-back and eminently restful village.
The town of Santa Eulaia built along the banks of the island’s only river, has managed to hold on to its character more than any other Spanish resort.
This exclusive residential resort offers breath-taking views along the cliffs and access to pretty beaches while, at the same time, retaining a discreet air of authenticity.
Catering for its considerable international community, Ibiza has a wide range of international schools, offering a complete education in several languages (English, German, French and Spanish). One of the most well-known of these schools is the Morna International School.
Local Balearic cuisine has much in common with Catalan food, like hearty soups and stews, seafood and spiced meats - far from delicate but always distinctive and flavourful.
Fish and shellfish, particularly lobster, are ubiquitous across the Balearics – so much so that many seaside restaurants even have their own fishing boats. The islands are also known for their delicious pastries and desserts, like the typical Ibizan flao.
In Ibiza it is possible to enjoy a huge variety of sports at all levels because of the excellent sports facilities available throughout the year across the island. Most popular are cycling, diving, golf and fishing but there are countless opportunities for all manner of water sports and more.
Ibiza is extremely well connected with numerous airlines connecting the island to all major European cities, as well as Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.