20th and 21st century

Until well into the 20th century, the people of Ibiza lived almost as in the Middle Ages, largely isolated from the outside world.
It was only in the 1930s that the first significant influxes of immigrants came to Ibiza, initially from England.
Later on, Ibiza slowly developed into an idyllic and exotic destination for artists from all over the world, but especially from Germany, France and England.

After the end of the Second World War, Ibiza slowly opened up to tourism, but at that time there was still no international airport. This only emerged in the mid-1960s.
Around this time, Ibiza became particularly important as the main center of hippie culture in Europe.
Thousands of freedom-loving individualists flocked to the island in search of an alternative way of life. This culture still shapes Ibiza in a special way.

In the past decades, not only tourism has become much more present,
more and more people from all over the world have chosen Ibiza as their home. They often own high-quality real estate, e.g. a pool villa or a finca in the countryside.
Thanks to today's information and communication technologies, it is possible to live in Ibiza and to do business worldwide.
Renowned international schools also make it easy for families to get a foothold in Ibiza.
The most important school, Morna College, is located near Santa Gertrudis, which is why properties in this zone, especially fincas, are particularly sought after.