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Ibiza, the second smallest of the Balearic Islands, is one of the world’s most attractive islands,  a gathering point for countless celebrities from the worlds of fashion, cinema, music and sport. The wonderful thing about the so called “White Island” is that it has as many faces and provides as many options as visitors can desire: beautiful safe white sand beaches, cosy coves, a relaxing inland with rural villages, lively coast towns with a rich heritage and the best nightlife you could ever dream of.

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Honeymooners and couples can relax in Ibiza’s crystal-clear waters, enjoy unforgettable sunsets, explore its natural beauty spots, taste local renowned cuisine and have fun in an evening out at one of the famous nightclubs and bars. During the day, try one of the diverse leisure activities: visit a hippie market, book a day boat tour to famous Formentera, go on-board and try a diving experience, join a tour and discover the island by Vespa bike, visit a farm-house and learn how to produce traditional herb liquor and artisan soap …

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When the day is over, a broad offer of hotels and accommodations will be waiting for you, from internationally prestigious establishments to good boutique hotels, from beach resorts offering all-inclusive services to cosy rural villas for those looking for a relaxing stay away from tourist spots.

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Bachelors and singles will discover the island’s lifestyle and have the best summer experience ever. Every summer, after end of May and until mid-September, Ibiza becomes the ultimate party destination in the Mediterranean, with the arrival of the cream of the world’s DJs. Partiers flock there to hit the dance floor in some of the biggest and most famous clubs in the world, from iconic spots like Amnesia, Pachá, Privilege and Hi Ibiza to the already legendary Ushuaïa. Nights will be long but nothing to worry about. By beautiful relaxing small beaches and coves there is plenty of smooth beach clubs where one can relax, from super-chilled chic to buzzing party vibe, there is sure an option that suits all moods.  Spare some day time for fun experiences, such a tour to a diving spot or some shopping in town.

Looking for a top accommodation in fancy Ibiza? Platja d’en Bossa, just off Ibiza Town, is the place. The famous Hard Rock Hotel and Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel are home to best DJ performances and parties. Prefer a more only adult location but still not too far from Ibiza Town and its top party spots? Santa Eulàlia is your destination, surrounded of relaxing beaches and coves, with top quality hotels offering first class rooftop bars and beach clubs. And if you are wandering if these locations fit your pocket, just go ahead, here are options for less fancy budgets.

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Families have also their place in the dream island. Ibiza is a safe destination offering peace of mind and the chance to enjoy suitable experiences for all ages in an unbeatable environment. Contrary to popular belief, during high season a large number of families arrive to the island in search of sea and sun. With lots of beaches to choose from ranging from long and thin, to small, wild and rugged, there is a place to make everyone pleased.

Most beaches are family-friendly and little ones can safely run around and bath in shallow crystal-clear waters. Family resorts with all facilities can be found next to family beaches in locations as Cala Llonga, Cala Bassa and Es Canà, with beaches that are almost like a large natural swimming pool. 

And remember, before or after staying in Ibiza, take the chance and spare some days for a visit to Spain’s mainland cities. Ibiza offers several daily flight connections with Madrid and Barcelona, just 40min away from the latest. Bachelors and singles will enjoy big city life, with good nightlife, shopping, restaurants and fun experiences. Couples and honeymooners may like to extend the trip and immerse in Spanish culture and heritage. Start with Barcelona and continue afterwards to the south, where charming Andalusian cities are waiting with incredible monuments and cosy old towns. Madrid can be the departure city, easily connected from Sevilla, Córdoba and Málaga by fast train. Families may prefer to extend the stay in the fantastic beach resorts and end with a short visit to main capitals before heading back home.

To sum up, The White Island, is a must-visit location at least once in everybody’s life. Get in touch and we will send you all information for an upcoming escape to the most versatile Mediterranean island.

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Christmas time has arrived and if you are still looking for the perfect gift, a shopping tour in Spain is always a good idea. But not only for your Christmas shopping – Spain is known for its amazing shopping facilities, huge department stores and unbeatable sales throughout the whole year.

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source: Área de Turismo Ayuntamiento de Malaga

One of Spain’s most famous stores is probably El Corte Inglés. Discover Spain’s leading department store dedicated to fashion and lifestyle. Benefit from the widest selection of international brands in one store. El Corte Inglés sells clothing and shoes from well-known brands for men, women, juniors and kids, and a wealth of accessories like handbags, jewellery, watches, fashion jewels, perfumes, cosmetics, and much more. Moreover you could make use of the tax refund service, the gourmet experience, healthcare and beauty services and multilingual international products.

The best times to find amazing offers and sales are definitely the winter sales after Christmas, from January to March, and the summer sales, starting from July. In the last years the famous Black Friday is also becoming more and more popular in Spain, and nearly every store offers great discounts on the last Friday of November.

Even if you are travelling to Spain during the rest of the year, there are always possibilities to find great discounts in one of the numerous outlet shopping centres. If you are looking for special deals for high fashion and designer brands, visit the outlets that are part of Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages: La Roca Village in Barcelona and Las Rozas Village in Madrid. A world of exclusive offers and luxury shopping is awaiting you in elegant surroundings. You will be able to find discounts of up to 60% on the recommended retail price. Additionally there is a wide selection of restaurants and cafés in each village, serving diverse menus of cuisine, appealing to guests from all over world.

In case you are looking for more high fashion brands and luxurious shopping experiences, there are some shopping areas you should visit! In Madrid this area is the Salamanca district and the “golden mile”, where you find the best and most exclusive fashion brands together with antique shops, bookshops, jewellers, galleries and other prestigious establishments. two of the most prestigious streets within this area are Calle Ortega y Gasset and Calle Serrano, home to popular luxury brands.

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Calle Ortega y Gasset (source: Vogue)

In Barcelona you should look for the area around Avenida Diagonal and Passeig de Gràcia. There you’ll find many designer stores and luxury brands, as well as popular furniture brands. In this area you could also visit one of Barcelona’s best shopping centres called L’illa, which houses many top fashion brands and has an excellent food court in the basement.

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Passeig de Gràcia (source: Amics del Passeig de Gràcia)

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