Every July and August, revelers descend on the Balearic island of Ibiza. As the world’s top DJs take residence in the clubs and party boats that rule San Antonio’s coastline, the package tourist onslaught begins again. Ibiza’s clubbing scene definitely has stamina. For over 45 years, the nightclub Pacha has been the storied epicenter of Ibiza’s electrifying dance scene.
The island’s capital, Ibiza Town, retains the traditional, easygoing allure that enticed hippies and artists to form art colonies in the 1950s. The whitewashed Dalt Vila (Old Town) encircled by ancient stone walls (a national monument), spills down the mountainside. Medieval cobblestone streets are lined with 15th-century town homes, gracefully aging palaces, and Gothic churches embellished with museum worthy frescos. If you need to escape the oppressive summer heat, the cool, white spaces of the Contemporary Art Museum, set ablaze with kaleidoscopic canvases, are worthy of an hour or two’s contemplation.
There are clusters of traditional towns far from the maddening crowds, including: Santa Gertrudis, with its charming cafés, and eclectic boutiques; the epicurean haven of San Rafael; and hip San Carlos which draws celebrity fashionistas to Las Dalias hippie market.
With a 125-mile-long coastline, Ibiza offers beaches for every mood and moment. The picturesque Cala Xuclà is a pebble beach lapped by shimmering turquoise waters. White sand Platja de Figueretes boasts every beach activity imaginable. The sheltered cove of Playa Es Jondal in San José has a holistic, chilled out vibe with oceanside massages, fresh fruit smoothies served by smiling waiters, and a family oriented beach club.
Airport on the island of Ibiza:
- Ibiza Airport (IBZ, 4.5 miles from Ibiza town)
Popular aircraft charters* available to Ibiza include:
- Citation Excel (super light)
- Learjet 45 XR (super light)
- Citation CJ3 (light)
- Learjet 31ER 400A (light)
- Learjet 60 XR (midsize)
- Citation III (midsize)
- Gulfstream G200 (super midsize)
- Citation Sovereign (super midsize)
*This is just a sample. Zephyr provides access to aircraft at every end of the spectrum, from luxurious VIP airliners, to ultra long range business jet, helicopters, and economical turboprops.