Scooter / Car Hire
A great way to explore the island in the day time is on the back of a scooter. You should definitely drive along the west coast of the island which has some beautiful quiet roads with amazing views of the sea. Hiring a bike is a great way to explore sleepy villages like Santa Agnès and San Rafael, though be warned – some of the terrain can be tricky!
Travel to Ibiza apartments
Ibiza Airport (IBZ – LEIB) is on the southern tip of the island, and can be reached from airports across Spain, Europe and the Balearic Islands. You can also reach Ibiza from the Spanish mainland by boat, with services from Barcelona and Valencia to San Antonio Harbour. There’s a good bus system across the island, with services running in some areas for almost 24 hours. Hire cars are perhaps the most convenient form of transport, although taxis are relatively affordable, especially if you’re travelling in a group.
Weather in Ibiza
Ibiza holiday villas are set on an island with a classic Mediterranean climate, which means warm or mild weather throughout the year. Summers are long, warm and dry, starting in May, with temperatures that reach well above 30 degrees in July and August. Spring and autumn weather is mostly comfortably warm, bringing highs in the high-teens or low-20s. October is the wettest month of the year, and is known for its storms. Winters are normally mild and clear, with a few days more rainfall per month than in the summer.
Daytrips to Formentera
Formentera’s known as Ibiza’s little sister island and it’s well within daytripping distance – the ferry ride takes just 30 minutes. The island’s beaches are the jewels in its crown. Bright-white sands with Blue Flag status are the norm. Conservation laws are strict here, too, so you won’t find any sprawling seaside restaurants. Instead, beach huts whip up seafood snacks and drinks. Plus, you can head inland for rustic markets and traditional eateries.
Nightlife and beyond
Ibiza might be known for being a bit of a party playground, but there’s more to this Balearic Island than big-name clubs and A-list DJs. Away from the nightlife-focussed resorts of San Antonio and Playa d’en Bossa, it sings to a different tune.
Tranquillity seekers planning to leave their dancing shoes at home should head to the north of the island, to low-key resorts such as San Miguel or Portinatx. The north coast is also home to many calas (beaches) that lay all but empty, even during high season.
If you want to shake off the crowds entirely, find yourself a luxury Ibiza holiday villa in the interior of the island, where tiny hamlets, such as San Mateo and Santa Inés, remain stubbornly unchanged, paying no heed to the influx of tourists that swarm to the south.
Exploring sun-kissed Ibiza
Reports of UFO sightings, unexplained magnetic fields, and resident nymphs have certainly piqued the interest of visitors who report a potent magical energy at Es Vedra. The sunsets are rather special too.
Cala Comte Beach
Once of the best spots for sunsets, Cala Comte offers fantastic views of the tiny islands along Ibiza’s coastline. Enjoy chill-out ambient music and cold beers in the beach bars.
Castle of Ibiza
An uphill walk along winding cobbled paths leads you up to this majestic 12th-century castle. Take in the striking architecture, and views of Ibiza’s harbour and coast.
Ibiza Old Town
The Old Town, or Dalt Vila, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses 2,500 years of history. Marvel at the cathedral and other historical gems, before dining in one of the quaint restaurants.