The main spoken language in the islands is a dialect of Catalan. The Island 's history dates back to to trade development troughout the Mediterranian where the main island was made a staging port for ships returing to Africa. It has a history of conquest including Phoenicians, Greeks, Corinthians, Moors, and Catalans. Islanders have a reputation for being open and friendly with newcomers and tourist.
Ibiza is referred to as ‘Isla Blanca' or ‘ White Island '. It is located 52 miles from the peninsula and streches 41 kilometers. It is covered with mountains and pine trees and features an indented shorline with high cliffs and rocks out to sea. The architecture reflects North African traditions as well as European, including many white wash walls and flat roof terraces.
Some places of interest include:
El Catedral ( Ibiza ), a cathedral containing many interesting works of art built upon a ‘holy ground', the previous site of a Moorish mosque and Roman temple.
Cala d' Hort ( Ibiza ), a small bay on the southeastern coast steching 200 meters, encompassed by large rocks with a backdrop of steep cliffs and pine trees facing the sunset.
Las Salinas (Formenta), pools for the extraction of salt that form a beatiful lake with irregular patches of color and a fringe of old salt heaps.
Some things to do:
For clubbers, check out Amnesia, Eden , El Divino, Pacha, Pin Up, Priveledge, and Space. These are most of the largest party places on the island, A couple are argueably the largest clubs in the world, some including restaurants and indoor swimming pools. For everyone else, other activities include bungee catapult, casinos, diving (in very clear waters, with high temperatures and visibility), golf, horse racing, horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking, tennis, and watersports.
A list of festivities:
August 8th : Festival of San Ciriaco, the patron saint of Eivissa
References: Ibiza and Formentra - The AA Essential Guide, The Green Guides: Spain Balearic and Canary Islands