Despite its reputation as a hotspot for nightlife, the island of Ibiza offers plenty of coves and bays for people that seek tranquility and contact with nature too. Ibiza is the perfect place to dive, snorkel or practice sea kayaking, as well as to enjoy the great local gastronomy, too! Located just 150 kilometers from the Iberian Peninsula, it provides an excellent example of the interaction between marine and coastal ecosystems. For example, the dense prairies of Posidonia coeanica seagrass surrounding the island contain and support an enormous diversity of marine life.
Ibiza preserves considerable evidence of its long history. The archaeological sites at Sa Caleta settlement and Puig des Molins necropolis testify to the important role played by the island in the Mediterranean economy in ancient times, particularly during the Phoenician-Carthaginian period.