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Ibiza

For seven months out of the year the island of Ibiza hibernates. If, for some reason, you want to see and experience the island as it must have been back in the late 1960s, just as the European hippies were beginning to arrive and the artist communes to thrive around Ibiza Town, this seven-month period from October to April, however, is the only window onto the past.

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Featured Country: Spain

7 Dazzling Islands of Spain

  • Lanzarote, Spain

    Lanzarote has a certain visual and geological appeal that is rare in the rest of the country. UNESCO has declared the whole island a Biosphere Reserve, within which is the fantastically captivating Parque Nacional de Timanfaya.

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  • Fuerteventura, Spain

    It is said that Fuerteventura, just south of Lanzarote in the southwestern wash of the archipelago, has the best of the Canary beaches. Most of these long, amber stretches remain pristine, free of people and their developments, with a vibrant ring of emerald...

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  • Gran Canaria, Spain

    To sample a little that each of the Canary Islands has to offer in the way of climate, landscape and culture, Gran Canaria is perhaps the best choice. It is the southernmost and most populous of the islands, and it’s entertainment circuit is only rivaled by...

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  • Tenerife, Spain

    The overwhelming popularity of Tenerife among European travelers is due to a number of factors. Geographically, it is situated roughly at the center of the archipelago, facilitating ferry travel to each of the surrounding islands. Though it is the largest in...

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  • Ibiza, Spain

    For five months each year, Ibiza is the undisputed king of Europe’s party scene, wilder on a slow night than Mardí Gras at its wildest, as unrelenting and extravagant as Rio’s Carnival festival, but for months on end rather than just days. Ibiza is nothing...

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  • Menorca, Spain

    Menorca, an island of sand and stone, is the easternmost of the Balearic archipelago and the only one that is not a Mediterranean extension of the mainland’s Cordillera Penibética Mountains. Scenery here, as a result, is markedly different from neighboring...

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  • Mallorca, Spain

    Mallorca is Western Europe’s great vacation getaway, where in the last 40 years the tourism industry has all but replaced traditional livelihoods to account for some 80% of the island’s economy. The largest and most populous of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca...

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