They have arrived…the Ibizan almonds that rejuvenate life and give us an explosion of colour that permeates every corner of our beloved island.
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.
Last April, Ibiza and its waters held one of the most important offshore boat racing events of the Mediterranean for cruise sailing, La Ruta de la Sal celebrated its 25th edition in memory of its founder Pepe Ferrés, whose name appears on the trophy.
About 25 to 30 minutes from Can Planells, you can spend lovely day in the sun on the beach in Cala Bassa. Situated on the west coast of Ibiza, this beach is accessible by car and there is plenty of parking nearby. You can get there from the road to Sant Antoni to Sant Josep, before going through the village of Sant Agustí you will find a turn to your right, you just have to follow the directions from there. Another good option is to take the ferry that leaves from the town of Sant Antoni, right on the seafront, with daily departures throughout the summer.