Moving to Ibiza
Are you thinking of moving to Ibiza? It is a small island situated about 60 miles off the coast of mainland Spain. It is one of a group of islands call the Balearic Islands in English, (or ‘Islas Baleares’ in Spanish). The other islands in the group are Mallorca, Menorca & the tiny island of Formentera. It takes just under two hours flying time for the UK, Standstead airport run direct flights all year.
The island offers something for everyone; there is plenty of nightlife, bars and restaurants. With later closing times than in the UK, Ibiza Old Town is a great place to shop when the sun starts to go down. You can relax as the evening’s comparative cool makes shopping far less stressful. As well as the usual high-street shops, there are plenty of independent market stalls to browse.
Accommodation if you are thinking of moving to Ibiza
Unless you are familiar with the island both in and out of the tourist season, and even if you eventually plan to buy a property, it would wise to consider renting a place in the first instance to familiarize yourself with the island. Many areas of the island can change considerably over the course of the year; places that are lively in the summer months can become ghost towns in winter.
Ibiza town is a good place all year if you prefer city living. Santa Eulalia on the east coast also offers a vibrant atmosphere but without the ‘party’ reputation of places like San Antonio and Playa den Bossa. It is more family orientated but also a town, which has both a large local population and a strong expat community.
Santa Gertrudis, situated in the centre of the island, is a pretty village and being home to the International School and also has a strong ex pat community. It is very popular and this is reflected in rental and purchase prices, which do tend to be higher than most other areas on the island.
The following site has a selection of properties: http://www.zanibiza.com/
Schools if moving to Ibiza
Expats, particularly those who only intend to stay in Ibiza for the short-term usually choose the international school, which offers the International Baccalaureate (IB). Morna International College, a private co-ed school attracts many expat families from the UK, Netherlands and Germany. The school has seen a 28 per cent increase in students in the past year and is very well regarded.
More information can be found at: www.mornainternationalcollege.com/
Local Information if moving to Ibiza
When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: Banking and Tax
Travel if moving to Ibiza
Buses are the main form of transport on the island; they are a frequent and reliable way to travel between the larger towns as well as some smaller, more remote towns and villages.
An alternative to using the bus is to use the island’s taxis service; most taxi drivers are able to speak English so there should be no problems in communicating your destination. Taxis operate on a metered fare basis with a minimum charge irrespective of the distance travelled, this often makes them very good value.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Ibiza
Since 1999, Ibiza has used the Euro (EUR) as its official currency. One euro is divided into 100 cents. It will be relatively straightforward to open a bank account in Ibiza. You will need to be over 18, have some proof of Identity and address. Residents will also need to produce their NIE certificate.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. Foreign-Exchange
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