High fashion and a carefree 'hippy' style are the hallmarks of Ibiza's image of itself. These aspects are reflected in the 'tipicos' we encounter on many of our walks, making for an extra bonus to add to the quality of our walking routes. We cover the regions west from Ibiza town (Eivissa) and around Santa Eulalia and Cala Longa. Our combination of pastoral plains, wooded ridges and impressive coastline will please the most discerning of visitors. Routes range from easy to energetic as we really do get 'off the tourist route' but the rewards far outweigh the effort involved. Modern resorts rub shoulders with traces of ancient civilisations, and pine forests give way to sub-tropical palm trees. Ancient olives, almonds and figs flourish despite the hot Mediterranean summers and old windmills and water wheels remain as relics of irrigation techniques from distant cultures. Efficient local bus services mean you can avoid driving an unfamilar hirecar while exploring a surprising range of landscapes. When choosing a holiday on Ibiza there are two important factors to take into consideration. In the summer season San Antonio really lives up to its tabloid image of the 'bar crawl' capital of the Med. Something overlooked by virtually all tour operators is that Ibiza is a centre for 'gay/homosexual' holidays. If outrageous gay men will upset your sensibilities then avoid Ibiza town and Figueretes and stay at Santa Eulalia, Cala Longa or Playa d'en Bossa, and take our alternative route on Walk 3 (the original route goes through a gay naturist beach). Ibiza really is an island with something for everyone so choose carefully to make sure your holiday location will match your needs - and not like the honeymooning newlyweds we met who found themselves the only heterosexual couple in their resort.