Ibiza, Balearics: where it is, when to go and what to see

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Joel Fulleda

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Capital of fun and transgression in the Mediterranean, Ibiza is the favorite destination for those looking for crazy nights. Almost exclusively associated with discos and nightlife, those who decide to choose it for a holiday of a few days, will realize that in reality it is also a treasure trove of natural beauty and history, natural parks, remote fishing villages, sandy coves and rocky inlets.


  1. Travel informed: useful information
  2. Where it is
  3. When to go? Info on climate and best time
  4. What to see: the most beautiful beaches and places of interest
  5. What to do at night: clubs and nightlife spots
  6. Bookable activities, tours and excursions
  7. What to eat and where: restaurants where you can eat well
  8. How much does a holiday in Ibiza cost? Prices, offers and advice
  9. User questions and comments
  10. Request a personalized quote

Travel informed: useful information

  • Inhabitants: 143.900
  • Capital of the province: Palma de Majorca
  • Languages: Spanish and Catalan dialect
  • Local currency: EUR
  • Weather: Mediterranean, with minimum temperatures that rarely drop below 7 ° C in winter, summers are dry, with average temperatures ranging from 25 ° C to 30 ° C in the period from June to September.
  • vaccinations: no vaccination required
  • Entry requirements: passport or identity card valid for expatriation
  • Travel / health insurance: recommended.

    Where it is

    Ibiza is part of the archipelago of Balearic Islands, Spanish islands in the western Mediterranean Sea off the Valencian coast. With Majorca, Menorca and Formentera, forms an autonomous community consisting of a single province whose capital is Palma de Majorca. Although politically dependent on Spain, Ibiza and the Balearics enjoy many administrative and tourist freedoms.

    How to reach us

    • From Milan or Rome: Ibiza airport is located in the San Josep area, about 7 kilometers from the city and well connected to the rest of the island. In the summer season you arrive with direct flights with Ryanair and Easyjet and all year round with the national airline Iberia or with charters organized by tour operators also from Bologna.
      Flights from Rome from € 40,00 - Flights from Milan from € 40,00
    • From the main European capitals: in the summer season with Ryanair and Easyjet direct flights from the main European capitals such as London, Paris, Amsterdam and Munich, all year round from London with British air, from Paris with Airfrance, from Amsterdam with KLM and Munich with Lufthansa or Germanwings

    When to go? Info on climate and best time

    • Weather: typically Mediterranean, with mild and relatively rainy winters, and hot and sunny summers, a little muggy but tempered by the breezes. Average temperature between 11,5 ° in January and February and 28 ° in August
    • Best time: from May to September, with a preference for June and September due to lower prices and less tourists than in July and August
    • Period to avoid: being a purely seaside destination, from October to April it is not ideal
    • Advice: bring typically summer clothing and accessories. It is also hot in the evening and at night, so always hydrate well and carry water wherever you go. Protective creams are also necessary, especially when traveling with children.

    What to see: the most beautiful beaches and places of interest

    1. Playa de Ses Salines: a flat tongue of golden sand located in the southern part of the island, in the Protected Natural Park (Parc Natural), frequented by young people in search of meetings, aperitifs and sunsets.
    2. Es Vedra: a limestone pyramid that rises from the sea in front of the beach of Cala d'Hort and together with the islets of Es Vedranell and the seven Es Illots de Ponent forms the nature reserve established in 2002.
    3. Dalt Vila: is the historic center of Eivissa, the capital of Ibiza, fortified by a wall that protected the ancient island village. Today among its narrow streets there are many small artisan shops that work and sell items of fine workmanship such as bags, leather objects and jewelry
    4. Cathedral: dating back to the th century and dedicated to Our Lady of the Snows, is the main place of worship on the island. The style is Romanesque with Baroque embellishments. In addition to its historical and religious importance, it is also worth a visit for the stupendous panorama that can be enjoyed from the top of its position.
    5. Eivissa Museum: located in the historic center of Eivissa, it offers a route dedicated to the islands of Ibiza and Formentera, from prehistoric times to the Christian reconquest, exhibiting valuable finds. It is located in Dalt Vila, in the monumental part of Eivissa, and occupies various buildings. The museum itinerary is divided into six thematic areas: prehistory, Phoenician colonization, the Punic period, the upper and lower Roman empire, late antiquity and the Islamic Middle Ages.
    6. Sa Caleta: 2 kilometers from Santa Eularia des Riu, with golden sand and red rocks. It is also advisable to visit the archaeological site that is located in its surroundings, a Carthaginian settlement of the seventh century BC declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    7. Playa de Compte: white sand, turquoise waters and a spectacular view of the opposite islands of des Bosc, sa Conillera, s'Espartar and ses Bledes. This beautiful equipped beach in Ibiza has been awarded the blue flag.
    8. Cala Bassa: awarded the blue flag, it is a beach of about 200 meters characterized by a tropical face made of palm trees and lush vegetation. Family-friendly and very quiet beach.
    9. Cala es Portixol: it is a real wonder of nature, where you can relax in complete freedom, not surprisingly it is much loved by nudists, on a golden gravel beach.
    10. Playa de s'Aigua Blanca: a long beach of 300 meters with golden sand, completely unspoiled and surrounded by pine trees. This beach is also free and frequented by nudists.
    11. Cala Mastella: a cove of just 50 meters. Its small and soft beach descends into the gently crystalline sea and is therefore perfect for children's games.
    12. Playa d'en Serra: one of the smallest, hidden and most delicious patches of sand in Ibiza. A cove with a spectacular seabed ideal for snorkelers.
    13. Cala d'Hort: one of the most popular beaches in Ibiza, the perfect place for an aperitif at sunset overlooking the islet of Es Vedrà.
    14. Puig Des Molins: Phoenician necropolis dating back to the end of the second century BC The name derives from the presence of the many windmills present at the bottom of the valley.
    15. Las Dalias market: is 12 km from Ibiza in the small village of Sant Carles.
      Worth a visit for the hippi peculiarity that distinguishes it, for the relaxed atmosphere and for the artisans who exhibit and who come from all over the globe

    What to do at night: clubs and nightlife spots

    Ibiza is a destination for young people and young people, which offers many recreational possibilities, especially after sunset. Near Playa d'en Bossa you will find a lot discotheques, including the famous Pacha, one of the 10 most beautiful in the world. All the clubs and pubs stay open until late at night; besides, practically every evening, they are organized incredible Beach party, incredible parties to pick up! Below you will find the list of the main clubs.

    • Pacha - is located near Ibiza Marina
    • Amnesia - is located in the center of the island, near San Rafael
    • DC10 - located near the airport, on the road to Las Salinas
    • Es Paradis - located on the San Antonio waterfront
    • Benimussa Park - also known as 'the zoo', an outdoor venue near San Antonio
    • Eden - on the San Antonio waterfront
    • Ibiza Rocks Hotel - in the center of San Antonio
    • Privilege - located in the center of the island, near San Rafael
    • Sankeys - in the heart of Playa d'en Bossa
    • Space - also in Playa d'en Bossa, near the beach
    • Ushuaia - also in Playa d'en Bossa, opposite Lo Spazio

    But discos aren't the only way to have fun at night. Another key part of Ibiza's nightlife are the numerous music bars in resorts across the island. In these clubs you can spend the night listening to music and dancing enjoying a more relaxed, less intense atmosphere.
    Most of these bars have free entry and offer drinks at lower prices. One of these is the Sunset Strip at Caló des Moro in San Antonio.
    Here you can enjoy an aperitif while admiring the explosion of colors of the sunset.

    Bookable activities, tours and excursions

    What to eat and where: restaurants where you can eat well

    We all are generally lovers of good food and would always like to eat well, also and above all on vacation.
    In Ibiza there are several local restaurants where you can enjoy some traditional Spanish dishes, including the very good Paella. But the typical dishes are fried foods, Raò, Guisat de peix and Peix sec: all specialties that will make fish lovers crazy
    If you want to save a little bit, our advice is to move slightly away from the tourist areas, perhaps using the city transport service, which is actually particularly efficient. If you are looking for Italian restaurants, find the best near Marina de Botaoch.
    Here are some of the best restaurants and bars where you can enjoy culinary specialties:

    • Bambuddha Grove: Historic bar / restaurant with an oriental atmosphere, with outdoor tables illuminated by small lights and arranged around an ancient fountain. It offers very tasty Thai food. Carretera de San Juan, km 8,5 Santa Eularia del Rio - Get directions
    • Ca'N Domingo De Can Botja: Located in a well restored old farmhouse, it offers a delightful rural setting. The cuisine is based on traditional Iberian and Mediterranean specialties. It is generally considered the best restaurant in the south-west of the island. Carretera Ibiza-Sant Jose km 9, Ibiza - Get directions
    • Can Pujol: Located in a simple white beach building at the end of Sant Antonio bay, this is probably the best fish restaurant on the island. Try espardenyes (sea cucumbers), a delicious Ibicencan specialty. Carretera Port des Torrent - Get directions
    • Restaurante Cicale: definitely the best Italian restaurant. From eggplant parmigiana to homemade ravioli with artichokes and ricotta. In short, good local cuisine! Carretera Ibiza-Sant Jose km 9, Ibiza - Get directions
    • The Snack: If you want to treat yourself to luxury, El Chiringuito is for you! Exceptional quality food, fine wine and luxury beach club atmosphere. Playa Es Cavallet, Ibiza - Get directions
    • Square: Exquisite French cuisine in a typically Spanish rustic setting. Definitely one of the most interesting places on the island. Plaza Iglesia 5, Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera - Get directions
    • Nagai: it's a sushi lover's paradise. Nagai is a charming and relaxed place to eat healthy, with organic ingredients and plenty for vegans and vegetarians. St. Joan / Portinatx road, 9.5 km Santa Eulària des Riu - Get directions
    • Plaza del Sol: the most romantic restaurant. A favorite with Ibiza residents and offers the most beautiful atmosphere ever, located on a stone terrace within the walls of Ibiza Town. Plaza del Sol 7, Ibiza - Get directions

    How much does a holiday in Ibiza cost? Prices, offers and advice

    The price in Ibiza does the period. If you decide for the months of July and August, you have to budget about 40% more than in spring and autumn. For all inclusive packages you can contact tour operators such as Alpitour which sells the one-week summer package with flight from Milan for about € 480,00 in a three-star hotel and € 690,00 in a five-star hotel. Ibiza is also a place touched by the cruise routes Costa e MSC, which offer great prices in October and the first week of November.

    If you want to book freely, Ryanair offers the Milan - Ibiza route starting from € 49,99, while Iberia starts from a base of € 170,00 depending on the requested period. The car rental is very affordable with Enoleggio, a comparative broker that offers medium-sized cars at € 86,00 for seven days of rental. In hotels, a three-star hotel usually spends around € 70,00 per night in a double room without breakfast while a five-star hotel with breakfast can reach € 220,00 per night for a double room.

    Eating in Spain is quite cheap and the cost for a meal at the restaurant is around € 25,00 while the entrances to discos, nightclubs and theaters are quite expensive. Small local groceries prepare both hot and cold sandwiches and it is possible to meet several vans offering street food at great prices.

    • Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -
    • starting from € 49,99 -
    • Custom quote: to request a personalized quote

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