Ibiza - A Party Island with a quiet side
Ibiza has quiet villages, sandy beaches and a pine covered coastline. This Balearic island has a lively nightlife scene. Ibiza Town port is a popular tourist spot and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Attractions, tips and best travel time
This year-round travel destination has a mild climate with temperatures reaching about 30 degrees. The average temperature in winter is about 11°C. January and February tend to have rain. There are many festivals to enjoy throughout the year. The electronic music festivals of Ibiza are world renowned, The 'Ibiza Rocks Festival" is held from mid-June to mid-September.
The busiest season in Ibiza is July and August. Pre-book a car if you plan to hire one. English is spoken by most people in Ibiza. Catalan and Castillian are the official languages. Learn some basic Spanish words and phrases before travel, the locals would appreciate them. The cost of living in Ibiza is generally lower than in the UK. Good value groceries can be found in the island's markets.
Getting around Ibiza and local accommodation
Ibiza Airport is located 7 kilometres south-west of the town. For travel to the centre of Ibiza taxis are available. A taxi to Santa Eularia costs approximately EUR 30. A taxi journey from the airport to Ibiza town costs about EUR 15. The number 10 bus travels to Ibiza Port. The journey takes 15 minutes and costs about 3 EUR.
There is a range of accommodation available with basic hostels costing from around EUR 10 per person per night. A three star hotel costs approximately EUR 100 for two people sharing.
Explore Ibiza town on foot, it is compact and easy to stroll around. The local bus network between resorts and cities is straightforward to use. Single tickets for bus journeys cost from about EUR 1.60. with the maximum price for a journey being no more than EUR 4.50.
During the peak season some major resorts are accessible by bus directly from the airport. This party location has an Ibiza "nightbus", called the Discobus, it travels to the major clubs, bars, hotels in larger resorts. It costs about 3 EUR.
Large parts of Ibiza are registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and thus protected from the development and commercialisation. Traditional cultural sites can be visited at Benirràs Bay and Sa Caleta where there are the remains of Phoenician settlement.