If you're an underwater diving fan, you need to dive in Ibiza -you'll be surprised by the extraordinary clarity of our local waters, the range of species in this part of the Mediterranean, and the amazing number of caves and shipwrecks, veritable treasure chests that attract divers from around the world.
Sea temperatures range from 14 to 28 degrees Celsius throughout the year, allowing you to dive in the middle of winter.
The island has a number of diving centres where professional staff provide equipment, organize dives and are well informed about the ecological importance of our marine environment. The extensive meadows of Neptune grass (Posidonia Oceanica), recently added to the World Heritage list, provide a habitat that shelters a wide variety of species. These meadows are what guarantees the clearness of costal waters, extending visibility to beyond 30 metres.
Exploring this underwater paradise hidden beneath the waves provides an irresistible reason for taking a holiday in Ibiza.
So why are you waiting? Go on, take the plunge!
Ibiza is the nearest to the mainland, 100 kilometres off the Costa Blanca coast. It's just 45 kilometres long and 15 kilometres wide at its central point but this is the party capital of Europe. It has some of the biggest and best nightclubs in the world, attracting big name DJs, a celebrity clientele and hordes of Britain's most hardened partygoers. The wild antics of Ibiza's clubbers have attracted plenty of media attention - notably in 1988 when the British vice-consul resigned in disgust over the "degenerate" behaviour of the lager lout element from his homeland.
But travel a short distance from the two club land areas of Ibiza town and San Antonio and you'll find the other, lesser-known Ibiza - an island of traditional Spanish villages amid the orange and lemon groves, stunning mountains, cliffs and delightful hidden coves. There are colourful street markets, local fiestas and Spanish tapas bars where the locals gather but foreigners rarely tread.
The island is just over two hours flying time from London and can also be reached by ferry from the Spanish ports of Denia, Valencia, Alicante and Barcelona. If you take a trip over to Formentera (an hour by ferry from Ibiza town) you'll discover one of the Mediterranean's best-kept secrets - an island paradise of dunes, cliffs and coves with some of the cleanest unspoilt beaches and clearest waters in the Mediterranean.