Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Hopefully someday soon, Ibiza / Eivissa will be somewhere I go!
Ibiza (Catalan: Eivissa) is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea, belonging to Spain. With Formentera, it is one of the two Pine Islands. Major cities are Ibiza, Santa Eulària des Riu and Sant Antoni de Portmany.
The name Ibiza is derived from the Original Arabic word "Yabisah" meaning 'Land' or 'Landward' in English. Eivissa is the official Catalan name; but the name in Spanish is Ibiza (usually pronounced using the Castilian variation, often manifested by English speakers.
The Island of Ibiza is most famously known for its summer parties, with thousands of people flooding in for the big summer club nights. Famous clubs include Space, Pacha, Privilege (ex Ku), Amnesia, DC10, Eden and Es Paradis. They are hosts to parties of international fame such as Cream, Manumission, etc. It is also home to the 'West End' party district of Sant Antoni, a rite of passage for many partygoers.