8 Ibiza new fun facts - slightly different taste of island life
As well as being a Hollywood stars’ paradise, Ibiza also has slightly different taste of island life that you may not know before. Here are 8 new fun facts about one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean - Ibiza.
Awesome facts about Ibiza - an ideal place for long - time trip.
1. Large rock island
Ibiza is a rock island covering an area of 572.56 square kilometres (221.07 sq mi), almost six times smaller than Majorca, but over five times larger than Mykonos (in the Greek Isles) or 10 times larger than Manhattan in New York City.
2. Orange color ground
The ground on Ibiza is orange. This is because of the pine trees that grow across the island. When their needles fall, the tannins within seep into the ground, dying it the distinctive orange colour.
3. Its own language
Ibiza has its own language. This is Eivissenc which is a dialect of Catalan and is, together with Spanish, the official language of Ibiza and Formentera. Additionally, because of the influence of tourism and expatriates living in or maintaining residences on the island, other languages like German, English and Italian, are widely spoken. Polylinguality is the norm, not the exception.
4. A fine wine producer
This is a little-known fact about the island, but Ibiza is a fine wine producer and the connoisseurs appreciate the excellent bouquet of the red and white wine made here.
5. Abundance of busy nightclubs
There are over a dozen different boat party hosts on Ibiza, and party boats depart every day of the week during high season. The world’s biggest nightclub is Privilege Ibiza, which can hold up to 11,000 revellers and boasts its own swimming pool. All make Ibiza become a Hollywood stars' paradise.
6. World Heritage Site
As well as being a clubbers’ paradise, Ibiza is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its architecture, coastline and sea life.
7. Special cuisine
Ibiza's local cuisine is typically Mediterranean. Of the most common culinary products of the island are sweets known as flaons. Other savory dishes includes ofrit pagès, bullit de peix (fish stew), arròs de matança (rice with pork) and arròs a la marinera. One of Ibiza’s delicacies is called Sant Joan’s Weird Macaroni. Why is it weird? It’s cooked in water with milk, cinnamon, sugar and lemon – giving it a rice pudding-like finish.
8. Sophisticated Tourism
Ibiza has considerably pushed high-end tourism over the past five years. As much as the island loves the revenue that the clubbing crowd brings in, Ibiza is actually looking to attract a more sophisticated clientele, and be a year-round destination instead of depending on the club season. That’s why in 2007 a bill was introduced that every new hotel built had to be a five star property – the £30 a night cheapie package tourists aren’t what Ibiza is after.
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