The lovely rural tourism hotel Can Planells sits in an authentic Ibicenco house and its estate, located near the town of Sant Miquel de Balansat, in the municipality of Sant Joan de Labritja, north of the island.
Back in the fifties, a young farmer and carpenter from the neighbouring municipality of Santa Eulalia, Joan Mari, fulfilled his dream of opening a bar in the vicinity of the village of Sant Carles de Peralta. He ran a small roadside bar with a dance hall in the back that was called Las Dalias, as it was surrounded by this variety of flower. Its opening coincided with the feast of San Carlos, on 4 November 1954, which was a major social event.
On 28 April, Ibiza once again hosted the meeting place and important date on the athletics and running calendar, the Ibiza Ultra Team 2012. It is an extreme endurance athletic event split into three competitions that were simultaneously held; an ultra-endurance race that combines Trail Running, BTT mountain biking and swimming across open water.
Bloop Festival returns to Ibiza after the success of the first edition in 2011. From the 15 th of July to the 31st of August 2012, forty creators and international artists arrive on the island of Ibiza to liven things up with exhibitions, video projections, wall-paintings, performance art and live music experiences.
On Thursday, 31 January, TripAdvisor handed out its well-known “2013 Travellers’ Choice Hotel Awards”. The charming farmhouse hotel, Can Planells in Sant Miquel de Balansat, Ibiza, was one of the awardees. The ceremony was held at Spain’s annual tourism event, FITUR, which is a global meeting point for tourism professionals from around the world, and the leading trade fair for receptive markets.
Ibiza is a place that appeals to divers from all over the world. This is true for lots of reasons, such as its calm and crystal clear waters, its spectacular coastline that stretches for more than 200 km, its seabed with exceptional posidonia, corals, and its colourful and varied animal life.
Ibiza can boast of being one of the best nightlife spots on the planet. The summer nights and the island’s atmosphere are famous all over the world for the parties held in music temples that are led by the rhythm of the best DJs on the music scene. There are nightclubs and trendy, cosmopolitan clubs where visitors can have amazing experiences while dancing the night away.
Dalt Vila is the historic core of Ibiza town and is considered the most important cultural and artistic site on the island. On 4 December 1999, UNESCO declared the Renaissance period city walls as a World Heritage Site, as it is the best preserved Mediterranean fortress.
In summer, Ibiza is considered as the epicentre of dance music, a place where nightlife and the latest musical trends live and breathe. On the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of July, a new concept in music events will take place on the island, the “Ibiza 123 Rocktronic Festival”.
From Sant Carles de Peralta, about 6 km towards the northeast coast and Pou des Lleó beach, by following directions along the road, and paying attention to the turns, you can access a small beach that is nestled in a completely unspoiled place, Cala Mastella. It is one of the most unique and picturesque islands of Ibiza.
Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Ibiza is an island that is fortunate to have received a very rich cultural heritage. The island has been influenced by the various civilisations that have inhabited it, such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs and Christians, among many others that have left their mark. Their traditions and customs have influenced Ibizan life and character, including in its cuisine.
Ibiza, due to a historical and multicultural legacy from the different civilizations throughout time that have inhabited the island, has a rich archaeological and ethnographic heritage. Moreover Dalt Vila, the walled enclosure, is considered the most important artistic and cultural enclave of Ibiza town. Inside you can find interesting museums, art galleries and interpretive centres.
Hi everyone! My name is Joan Planells, this is my story and that of my family, and the relationship we have with the countryside, agriculture, tourism and Ibiza. We run a small agrotourismus called “Can Planells”. Casa ibicenca is located near the village of Sant Miquel de Balansat in the municipality of Sant Joan de Labritja, in the north of the island.
Cala de Benirrás is located in front of the setting sun, about 7.5 km from Sant Miquel de Balansat, between the tips of Cova de s’Orenga and punta Blana on the northern coast of Ibiza. It is a beautiful journey by car, through hills and valleys, until you reach the beach, which is accessed from the road to Sant Joan de Labritja, or from Port de Sant Miquel.