The stunning island of Ibiza
The third-largest Balearic Island, Ibiza is a mecca for party-goers. By day, visitors can soak up the sun on the many beaches or explore the less touristic parts of the islands, and when the sun goes down, there's a myriad of bars, clubs and nightspots to enjoy.
The best time to visit Ibiza
The island's climate is a big draw for many visitors. In summer the average temperature is 30°C and in winter it's 11°C. The heaviest rainfall is in January and February. Ibiza plays host to many music festivals, with electronic music being the biggest. The 'Ibiza Rocks Festival', for example, takes place from mid-June to mid-September. The peak season for the biggest clubs is in July and August. Those looking for less crowded beaches may want to avoid the two peak summer months, though by travelling a little off the beaten track, sun-worshippers can always find a space for their towel on this wonderful island.
Tips and information for before you go
Visitors wanting to hire a car are advised to book in advance, especially during the peak months of July and August. Finding a rental car can be difficult and much more expensive over this period. Whilst English is widely spoken, learning a few phrases in Spanish is always appreciated. The general cost of living in Ibiza is lower than that of the UK. Visitors will find that grocery shopping in markets is particularly good value for money.
Local information: arriving, where to stay and getting around
Getting from the airport to Santa Eularia by taxi will set you back around EUR30, and to Ibiza Town EUR15. A cheaper option is the bus, and the number 10 to Ibiza port which takes around 15 minutes and costs EUR 3. There's accommodation on Ibiza to suit all budgets. A basic hostel costs about EUR 10 per person per night, whilst a 3 star hotel is roughly EUR 100 for two sharing. Ibiza town itself is small enough to get around by foot, and there are several buses connecting the resorts and cities. Most single tickets for the bus cost EUR 1.60. The maximum price for a bus shouldn't exceed EUR 4.50. During the summer, some of the major resorts are accessible from the airport by bus. At night, the Discobus runs between most major clubs, hotels, bars and major resorts.