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ibiza is famous for its beautiful beaches, crystal clear water and nightlife. however, there is much more to this balearic island that is worth to discover during a visit to one of spain´s most popular tourist destinations. ibiza old town and dalt vila over 2,500 years of history, mysteries and great discoveries come together in this unesco world heritage site. exploring the narrow and winding streets and magnificent views from the terraces of each level (dalt vila originally means ‘high town’) visitors will have some of the most beautiful panoramic views of the island and on the battlements by the cathedral of our lady of the snows. spot the red tiled cupolas of the 16th century church of santo domingo and the statue of general joaquin vara de rey, the ibicenco hero of the cuban war, standing proudly at the centre of the main square which bears his name.

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panoramic view on the historic old town of Ibiza

ibiza markets visiting ibiza’s famous hippy markets is one of the island top attractions and a must-do for every visitor. each has its own unique atmosphere, some focused on local handicrafts, others offer exotic jewellery, textiles and clothing from places such as south america, india and indonesia. one of the largest markets is the las dalias hippy market on saturday in san carlos. visit the market and enjoy live mime acts, moroccan tea tents and the unique atmosphere.

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find a unique souvenir and enjoy the unique atmosphere of Ibiza´s hippy markets

port of ibiza take a stroll around the port of ibiza and watch the various cruise ships, fishing boats and luxury yachts come and go. the expertise of long-time sailors is a joy to observe and while taking a walk along the promenade with its many cafés and shopping possibilities, visitors get to experience the unique atmosphere of a port town.

Blick vom Hafen zur Altstadt von Eivissa, Ibiza, Balearen, Spanien

a stroll along the promenade is the ideal way to feel the atmosphere of the port town

nature famous for its beautiful beaches and clear water, ibiza is also a great destination for everybody who loves to spend time in nature. cala salada, for instance, is a beautiful, rustic beach that seems to have been relatively unscathed. here, a small strip of sand is surrounded by wild nature with only very few sun beds, and clean turquoise water make it a popular choice for those looking to escape the noise and hustle of the island. one of ibiza’s most famous landmarks are the las salinas salt flats, located on the southern most tip of the island. these salt fields have been in use for over 2000 years. as the water evaporates during the hot summer months, a layer of pure salt is left on the bottom of the lakes.

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cala salada- an unspoilt strip of beach to relax in the sun

nightlife playa d´en bossa on the east coast of the island is famous for its pulsating nightlife. those looking for a good party will have the choice between some of the world´s most renowned clubs, such as pacha, space or ushuaia. but also san antonio on the west coast of the island with its famous sunset strip and countless restaurants and bars is worth a visit for everybody who is looking for exciting night life.

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after an relaxing day at the beach enjoy the nightlife at some of the world´s most famous clubs

for more information on baleares islands please visit http://www.spain.info. and for more information on ibiza and tips for hotels and transportation, do not hesitate to contact us. we will be happy to assist you to make sure you have a relaxing yet entertaining time during your visit of ibiza and its many attractions.  

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laying on the beach or taking a swim in the pool of the hotel; during a sunny holiday a refreshing afternoon is a must among most of the tourists. you could say nothing beats watching the sunset over cocktails on a pool terrace and take a dip to cool of your body. every year hotels are investing more to make their swimming pools more exclusive, but there is a lot more behind the beauty of knockout design, superb service and mattresses fit for a maharajah. it depends on the traveller where the body seeks to, but for the ones who never heard of the beauty of natural swimming pools, have a look at the following.

sometimes, mother nature does it best. scenic pools and swimming holes around the world are as natural as they are beautiful. most of the natural swimming pools have a surrounding you have never seen before while lying in the water. you can decide for yourself but here are a few recommendable pools in spain.

gandesa, catalonia

the pools of gandesa are one of the oldest secrets of catalonia. located between the mountains of sierra pándols and sierra cavalls, the thermal pools of gandesa are one of the most visited thermal centres in the mid nineteenth century. the name comes from the warm water hot spring located in the canaletes river, just where the river narrows from a canyon. you will find a serie of natural pools that look like carved into the rock with a natural hot spring water.

It is hidden within a small valley and making it perfect when looking for good ‘days out’ from Barcelona.

it is hidden within a small valley and making it perfect when looking for good ‘days out’ from barcelona.

sierra norte, madrid

unfortunately, the beach in madrid is just too far away for a weekend, but is very easy to head to the sierra for a few days or even a day trip. the natural swimming pools contains three natural pools which are filled with water from the lozoya river. free and open to the public, this is an excellent place to spend the day and escape the hustle and bustle and excessive summer heat in the capital. the pools are surrounded by green grass and trees and have stunning view of the sierra´s highest peak: pico peñalara. the facility is open from 9am to 10pm daily in the summer, remaining so up through late september, depending on the weather. you can reach it by bus or private car.

The pools are located in a very nice area, in a pine forest, which is a perfect place to enjoy nature

the pools are located in a very nice area, in a pine forest, which is a perfect place to enjoy nature.

la matanza de acentejo, tenerife

the district of la matanza de acentejo, in the north of tenerife, has a number of natural swimming pools. these pools come in all shapes and sizes and were formed by molten lave coming into contact with the water following the eruption of the trevejo volcano in 1706. it offers a refreshing dip in unusual surroundings, but keep an eye on the sea conditions as sometimes there are some fairly big waves.

natural swimming pools are like balm for the soul and families benefit from the numerous swimming complexes and beaches in tenerife

natural swimming pools are like balm for the soul and families benefit from the numerous swimming complexes and beaches in tenerife.

cáceres, extremadura

this so-called hell´s throat is another refreshing option available for those are not located next to the beach. a breath-taking walking path leads into natural cushioned by grazed boulders carefully shaped by thousands of years or erosion. this area includes deciduous forests, riverside woods, alpine grasslands and brushwood groves. you can explore its many trails on foot, by bike or even horseback and discover some of this nature reserve´s idyllic beauty spots.

this area is a paradise for lovers of outdoor activities: routes for off-road vehicles, guides tours, photographic trips and bird watching.

this area is a paradise for lovers of outdoor activities: routes for off-road vehicles, guides tours, photographic trips and bird watching.

frontera, el hierro

the water in this natural swimming pool enters gently trough an underwater cave creating a pool where the transparent waters turn blue due the light ground.  this wonderful swimming pool consists of two beautiful natural swimming pools with clear turquoise waters, one of the two swimming pools is located in a cave and the other one under the open sky. the area is located in el hierro and can only be reached by a staircase along the cliff. the descent takes about 20 minutes. this little adventure is not dangerous and it is definitely worth it.

a depression of rock has created a spacious natural pool that is fed by the tides and reached via a steep stone staircase

a depression of rock has created a spacious natural pool that is fed by the tides and reached via a steep stone staircase

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