The stunning Spanish Balearic island of Ibiza is one of the Med's top tourist destinations. With spectacular beaches, glorious countryside, interesting history and culture, Ibiza has it all and more.
Sunny Ibiza - when best to go
Ibiza Island is a sun worshipper's dream with its mild climate and summer sun temperatures of around 30 degrees Centigrade. Winters are mild too at about 11 degrees Centigrade. Most rainfall on the island occurs during January and February, so avoid travelling at this time of year. The island of Ibiza has many holidays and festivals throughout the year. If you're a lover of music arrange your visit to coincide with the Ibiza Rocks Festival that takes place from mid June to mid September.
A few Ibiza facts
If you're planning to hire a car, book early especially if you're going on holiday to Ibiza in July or August. Catalan and Castillian are the official and main languages on the island. English is also spoken by most of the friendly locals, but learning a few basic Spanish phrases will bring a smile to their faces. The cost of living here is generally lower compared to the UK. If you're staying in self-catering accommodation in Ibiza, grocery shopping in the markets offers great value for money.
Getting around Ibiza
Transport from Ibiza airport to Santa Eularia by taxi costs around 30 Euros while to Ibiza Town it is approximately 15 Euros. Alternatively the number 10 bus takes 15 minutes to Ibiza Port and will set you back about 3 Euros. Basic hostels can be found for about 10 Euros per person, per night. Three star hotels per night cost around 100 Euros for two people sharing. The capital Ibiza Town is compact enough to explore walking. There are also plenty of buses between resorts and cities. Single tickets for bus journeys cost from around 1.60 Euros. The highest you will pay for bus journeys is usually not more than 4.50 Euros. During the peak season some major resorts like San Antonio, Ibiza Town or Santa Eulària des Riu can be reached directly by bus from the airport. If you love clubbing, then you're in luck where transport and night clubs are concerned. The Discobus or night bus will take you to all the major clubs, hotels and bars found in the larger resorts, costing only about 3 Euros.