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  1. ActionJax
    April 30, 2014

    Perception changed. Craving Ibiza now.

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    • paradise
      May 1, 2014

      Jackie, you would love it!! I actually thought of you while there and how much you would have loved the beaches and nightlife!

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    • DJ Si Carvell
      May 3, 2014

      Great little write up , although i think you will find that Pacha is open all year round 🙂

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      • paradise
        May 3, 2014

        Thanks for letting me know! I didn’t realize this…

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      • anne
        January 11, 2015

        Pacha is open friday and saturday winter time (restaurant and bar, not the main room).

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  2. lyn
    May 1, 2014

    Very good but what about the countryside (campo) calm and peaceful, not many people appreciate it.

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    • paradise
      May 1, 2014

      Hey, I had to keep some things a secret!

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  3. Liliana Marta Valentini
    May 1, 2014

    La descubrì en los 80 y regresèa vivir con mis hijos en el 2007!!!
    me enamorè y stoy segura que he vivido aaquì,en otra vida!!!

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  4. Alexandra
    May 1, 2014

    I have never wanted to visit Ibiza before but I think you might have just changed my mind!
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    • paradise
      May 1, 2014

      I think you would absolutely love it!! You need a car to see the truly beautiful spots, but it’s so worth it. Many places have the same spiritual energy of Hawaii, and amazing food….

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  5. Liam
    May 2, 2014

    So amazing I moved there. It really is the best place in the world.

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    • paradise
      May 2, 2014

      Lucky you!!

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  6. Henrik
    May 2, 2014

    With all due respect for your post, there are at least 6 of your “10 Reasons” that wouldn’t even go into mine. They should merely be a part of your 30 reasons…

    What about the little “calas” (bays) all over the island? What about the amazing culinary variety on an island with a mere 130.000 inhabitants? What about the metropolitan feel of such a varied population and melting pot? What about little pueblos such as Santa Gertrudis, San Miguel or San Carlos? A visit to Bar Anita, the Las Dalias hippy market and the San Juan Sunday market? A drive along the roads on the North of the island, ie. the San Juan road to cala San Vicente and the road connecting Can Balafia to San Carlos? A hike down to Atlantis? A 30-minute boating trip across to the island of Formentera and its beaches at Es Palmador and Illetes?

    Your article is a very good start but can be further enhanced to edit everything that is beautiful about the island without focusing on its nightlife.

    Respectfully commented.

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    • paradise
      May 2, 2014

      Yes, there is so much more I could write about! Unfortunately, if you make an article too long, people won’t read it…that’s why it’s just 10 reasons…of course, there are so many more!

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      • Henrik
        May 2, 2014

        Understood… however you mention “paella” as one of your top 10 reasons and paella is typical of the Valencia region. I wouldn’t go to Ibiza to have an authentic paella. Shouldn’t you mention a “fideuá” or “bullit de peix” in restaurants such as El Bigote in Cala Mastella (truly a place to experience) or Salvadó in Pou des Lleo, which by the way also does have paella if that’s what you crave 🙂

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  7. maura
    May 2, 2014

    I visited Ibiza for the first time two years ago im going back in another three weeks… I must say i have never been anywhere like it, when i went on a boat trip to Es Vedra i found myself crying at the sight of it and also a beautiful calm feeling.. This place is just amazing i love all the chillout bars and its beautiful beaches.. I would recommed it to anyone of any age as age dosent matter in Ibiza.;-);-);-)..

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    • paradise
      May 2, 2014

      I felt the same when seeing Es Vedra! What a glorious place. I can’t wait to go back. This was my second time to Ibiza.

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  8. Zeba
    May 2, 2014

    I have lived here in Ibiza since 1989 – and couldn’t imagine living anywehere else. Es Vedra is my go-to place when I need to put things into perspective. As an artist, I am in the best possible place for inspiration.

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  9. Verena Buehler
    May 3, 2014

    PODER VIVIR EN IBIZA ES UN PRIVILEGIO.
    YO VIVO AQUI DESDE EL AÑO 1998 HE SALIDA 2 VEZES POR 4 AÑOS.
    PERO DESDE 16 AÑOS VIVO AQUI DE NUEVO TODO EL AÑO !
    MI HIJA A CRESIDO AQUI. ES UNA NIÑA,SEÑORITA FUERTE Y LLENA DE ENERGIA POSITIVA.
    ESA ISLA ES UN PARADISO. IBIZA WE LOVE YOU…

    http://www.tanitjeans.com

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  10. Shikha (whywasteannualleave)
    May 4, 2014

    This is a great read! Ibiza isn’t somewhere I had previously thought about going to – had no idea there was so much to it – you’ve completely sold it with this description and these lovely pics!
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  11. Eduardo
    May 4, 2014

    El amor siempre gana !

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  12. Cat of Sunshine and Siestas
    May 4, 2014

    I have to admit that I’ve only bee to Ibiza for the clubs, but do agree that it’s staggeringly beautiful! We had a nice time when we stopped partying and just explored the island!
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  13. Frank
    May 4, 2014

    Beautiful! I always associated Ibiza with nightlife which honestly doesn’t interest me anymore. But the geography seems amazing, especially love the photos of Es Vedra.
    Frank (bbqboy)

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    • paradise
      May 4, 2014

      Yes, Es Vedra was one of the best sites I’ve ever seen. Nightlife doesn’t interest me anymore, either. I went back to visit friends, and am so glad I did!

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  14. Franca
    May 4, 2014

    When I think at Ibiza the first thing that comes to my mind is the party aspect of it which is a bit foolish but the people that I know that went there always tell me all about the nightlife. Clearly there is more to discover!
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    • Matt
      January 18, 2018

      The party aspect is still great… I think the fact you can literally do anything you want in Ibiza is what makes it so liberating. If you want to party, watersports, meditate, relax, eat good food, talk to lovely people, have positive vibes goign at all times then you can absolutely do it. I’m still young at just 31 and have been partying (and relaxing) there for 16 years and counting! I also learn Spanish so it’s good to get a bit of practice in, too!

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      • paradise
        January 20, 2018

        Ibiza is amazing!

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  15. Mike of Mapless Mike
    May 4, 2014

    Ibiza is a place I’m really hoping to get to this next year when I’m living in Spain. This post makes me want to go there really soon!
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    • paradise
      May 5, 2014

      It’s awesome, Mike! Rent a car or scooter to see the best sites!

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  16. Devlin @ Marginal Boundaries
    May 5, 2014

    Interesting, I’ve always looked at Ibiza as nothing more than a party island. How easily we can dismiss places without ever truly knowing them. Thanks for this!
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  17. Lillie – @WorldLillie
    May 5, 2014

    Ahhh… I’ve always wanted to visit Ibiza, and now I have 10 more reasons to go!
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  18. Micki
    May 10, 2014

    Love this article! I’ve actually never heard of Es Veldra before – what a gorgeous place.

    I have to admit that I’m like @Delvin – I’ve always written Ibiza off as a party island only. I may have to rethink that!
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  19. Mary @Green Global Travel
    May 11, 2014

    I’m so glad to see someone writing about the nature in Ibiza. Ibiza’s party reputation has always keep me away. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.
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    • paradise
      May 11, 2014

      Thanks, Mary! It really is a gorgeous area that doesn’t get enough attention.

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  20. Terry at Overnight New York
    May 11, 2014

    Wow — I wasn’t expecting to see health food stores on this list after those breathtaking natural beauties like Ibiza’s beaches, magnetic fields, salt flats and sea caves. But how nice!
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    • paradise
      May 12, 2014

      Ha ha…yes, I don’t consider a place to be utopia if there’s no health food stores!

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  21. Jennifer
    May 24, 2014

    I haven’t really wanted to visit Ibiza because I usually hear just about its party reputation. But you may have changed my mind…
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  22. Nomad Revelations
    May 25, 2014

    I’ve neverbeen to Ibiza but indeed is on my bucket list. I have a friend that goes there every single year. after seeing these photos of very nice beaches, now i understand why she is going there.
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    • paradise
      May 25, 2014

      Yes, it really is one of the best places on earth!

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  23. Samuel
    May 29, 2014

    I heard the drugs are decent as well!!

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  24. Samantha
    October 27, 2014

    Wow!! All those photos are just stunning. Whenever I heard Ibiza I immediately always get a kind of like “SPRING BREAK!” image in my mind. But I can absolutely see why it is a great destination through the photos and your descriptions. I’d love to explore all the sea caves there!
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  25. Vlatka
    January 11, 2015

    Ibiza is BEAUTIFUL island with more than 300 days of sunshine per year!!It is a blessing to wake up every morning with sun. LOVE IBIZA!

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  26. Sara
    January 11, 2015

    Hi all,Ibiza is truly amazing.I live there now after given up my life in the nordic country to fulfill my dream of living in paradise. Best thing I have ever done!its great so many are intested of visiting,u should..the island will surprise u! For help where to stay pls check my website: http://www.sarapropertiesibz.com Best S

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    • paradise
      January 11, 2015

      I would love to spend more time there at some point!

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  27. patricia
    January 19, 2015

    I want 2 find somewhere 2 stay. Any recommendations? T

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    • paradise
      January 19, 2015

      I stayed with friends, so I don’t know! There are many great places, though!

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  28. Tara Bennett
    January 19, 2015

    Absolutely love Ibiza been going since my early teens my mum and dad took me and my brother and sister and a friend in 1986 we stayed 3 weeks I have never looked back. Been over 30 times and still not tired of this magic island. I take my children now and they love it too. I like to be up in the hills and love San Carlos and Cala San Vincent. Love the old town and Benirras are favourites. There is a saying one of many in Ibiza “tired of Ibiza then you are tired of life” mum and dad used to go in the seventies they then took us I now take my kids see you in the summer my lovely white Isla just magic

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    • paradise
      January 19, 2015

      It truly is a magical place!

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  29. Cristina
    January 20, 2015

    There are definetly more attractions in Ibiza but i like the article. What disturbs me is the word “ocean”… actually Ibiza is located in the Mediterranean sea.

    PS: paella should be replaced with sangria de cava if you want something culinary or with sunset in Sant Antoni or Cala Salada for an amazing sunset

    PPS: in Ibiza sunset doesn’t mean the end of the day but the beginning of the party
    VIVA ESPAÑA

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  30. Aaron
    April 10, 2015

    Your photos are amazing, I can just sense the energy of the island coming out from them.

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    • paradise
      April 11, 2015

      Thank you, Aaron!

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  31. Sindey
    August 15, 2015

    Hey hello
    Worth to read it, am in Ibiza and want to visit this secret sea caves which you mentioned in number 5. So please share the spot so I can get chance to see, asked many people and they don’t know 🙁

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    • paradise
      August 15, 2015

      Ha ha. I promised the locals who showed me I would keep them a secret 😉

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  32. Jess
    January 6, 2016

    I first went to Ibiza in search of round-the-clock parties in a hedonistic paradise. I sure found them LOL. Funnily enough, second time round I had my heart set on a health retreat & had one of the most enjoyable island breaks I remember. Who knew the world’s ultimate sun-soaked party destination had it all! Great post. Loved it.
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    • paradise
      January 7, 2016

      Thank you, Jess! I did the same exact thing. It wasn’t until my second visit, when I was a bit older, that I saw the true beauty this island has to offer!

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  33. Thomas Martineli
    January 25, 2016

    So , Ibiza is a paradise?

    I have a great desire to meet her with all these wonders!

    Your photos are too much and leads us to a unique feeling , congratulations!

    Soon I visit you, really looking forward to this!

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  34. Michelle W
    March 16, 2016

    I haven’t been to Ibiza, but I am going to Mallorca this summer! Not sure how similar they are or not, but I’m excited either way!!
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    • paradise
      March 17, 2016

      I will be in Mallorca in May. I think they are very different. I’m excited, though!

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  35. Sarah
    October 25, 2016

    What a nice article and even nicer to read the responses. So many people think of Ibiza as only being a party island, so it is encouraging to see that your article has made alot of readers see it in a different light, and to consider it as a beautiful holiday destination that doesn’t have to involve going to clubs – although the clubs are fantastic too! I’ve lived in Ibiza for 10 years, and brought my children up here, so it is lovely to hear so many positive responses from people about the ‘quiet’ beauty of the island. Well done! X

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    • paradise
      October 26, 2016

      Yes, I still have a soft spot in my heart for Ibiza. So magical!!

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  36. Nancy Mehagian
    May 1, 2017

    Loved this piece. I was one of the early visitors to Ibiza and in 1969 opened the first vegetarian health food restaurant on the island and most likely in Spain, in D’Alt Villa. I wrote an award-winning culinary memoir about my time on the island called Siren’s Feast, An Edible Odyssey.

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