Summer is still going strong — even though it feels like fall might be around the corner. If you’re still trying to squeeze in a summer trip but you wanted to wait till things cooled off, why not start now? Of course, you might not be sure where you actually want to go. That’s perfectly okay. We have a new one for you that’s been around for a while: Ibiza!
The island is well known for a big, swinging lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean that you necessarily have to join in. You can always make sure that you settle in to enjoy yourself — and we have the exact travel guide you need.
Let’s cover the highlights. You might need to pack a lunch but we promise you’ll get the information you need before you book.
So, let’s start at the beginning: Ibiza is an island of Spain, part of the Balearic Islands chain. The island isn’t terribly big — about 42 km long at the most.
Every official sign on the island is in Catalan, but the locals will speak either Castilian, English, or German. So if you’re an English speaker, don’t feel like you’re automatically going to be out of luck. There are plenty of opportunities to speak up and get help. It’s a tourist island, you know.
Flying in is pretty much the preferred method of getting on the island, and there is an airport.
If you’re going to get around on the island, you definitely want to go with public transportation. We don’t suggest driving, because there are way too many crazy drivers. It’s not just us telling you a story — there really are a lot of scary accidents. You’re a LOT better off going with public transportation, and if you do decide to rent a car, you need to make sure that you’re watching for EVERYTHING that could possibly happen. We don’t mean to stop the party, but there are some things that you have to think about as a tourist.
Many tourists come to party, and that means that they are going to be drinking. Some of them may still end up behind the wheel of a car. Does that mean that you should pay for their stupidity with your life? Not at all. The local police force does try to crack down on this, as it’s a threat to the safety of everyone on the island, tourist or otherwise.
If you’re going to use the taxis, you need to make sure that you go with a licensed taxi. The lines might be longer, but they’re fair by design. If you go with the fixed-price taxis that show up right as you get out of the airport, you’re going to pay through the nose. [Read more…]