Spring, Summer, Autumn
June – August
LCY → IBZ
Freedom of movement
Taxi: 14 £GBP (20 min)
Bus: 3 £GBP (25 min)
Ibiza. It is name synonymous with being the hedonistic capital of Europe, but Ibiza goes beyond the endless whirl of clubbing and partying. Reminders of Ibiza’s long history remain, including sites that have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage. For sure the clubs in Ibiza Town as well as those across the island in San Antonio have been attracting revellers for decades, eager to enjoy sets by the best DJs internationally, sip on cocktails on the beach until sunrise and sleep much of the day on Ibiza holidays.
Away from the partying the rest of Ibiza is forest-covered, comparatively calm and rugged. In the north of the island like the secluded beach at Es Portixol has the atmosphere that first brought free-loving hippies to Ibiza in the late 60s. In the peak of summer Ibiza is crowded with visitors, but even then you can still find quieter spots for holidays in Ibiza like Atlantis, an old quarry and concealed beach near Cala d'Hort. Experienced Ibiza travellers come for the island’s mild springs and autumns, when the beaches, restaurants and clubs are less packed and you are more likely to encounter the locals.
In summer Ibiza’s climate averages in the high 20s degrees Celsius (70s and 80s Fahrenheit), seldom reaching 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit), and temperatures generally fall below 21.8 degrees Celsius (71 Fahrenheit) overnight. In winter, which marks Ibiza’s off-season, the temperature can reach lows of 8.1 to 14.2 degrees Celsius (46.6 to 57.6 Fahrenheit), with highs in the upper-teen degrees Celsius (60s Fahrenheit).
While Ibiza Town and San Antonio are two of the summer nightlife capitals in Europe, in Ibiza you can also find resorts that are family-friendly, like Portinatx for example.
In the centre of the island you will find sleep villages with medieval fortified churches for the locals to shelter in and defend them from a pirate attack.
Ibiza also has its share of historic sites beginning with the Ibiza Town’s fortified old city and Puig de Molins’ ancient Phoenician necropolis, that are must-sees on holidays to Ibiza.
Take in the stuff of legends at Es Vedra, an island rock off Ibiza's west coast, which is supposedly home to the sea-nymphs and sirens, who attempted to coax Odysseus away from his ship in Homer’s Odyssey.
Another geological “must see” is Cova de Can Marca in Puerto de San Miguel which features the biggest natural caves in Ibiza.
The beaches on the south coast include Cala d’Hort with white-sands and dramatic rocks here try to find the hidden cove of Atlantis, near Cala d’Hort, but you’ll probably have to ask a local to point you in the right direction. Meanwhile the beaches in the north include Cala d’en Serra a small quiet cove and if you take the ferry to the neighbouring island of Formentera the white-sanded beaches on your Ibiza holidays you’ll find there are possibly the quietest in Spain.
Of course there are the famous all-night parties and the beaches.
But what else can you do on Ibiza holidays?
Visit the famed Es Canar Hippy Market (Wednesdays) on the east coast of the island and Las Dalias Hippie Market in San Carlos on Saturdays. The markets date back to the '60s when artisans, painters and designers flocked to Ibiza to experience freedom and sold their wares to fund their lifestyles.
Among the most popular watersports are deep sea fishing, diving, jet-skiing, kayaking, parasailing, scuba diving, wakeboarding, and windsurfing. Snorkelling and swimming are perfect family activities during your holidays to Ibiza.
Hike in the Ses Salines National Park in southern Ibiza and part the neighbouring island of Formentera. The park has numerous unspoiled beaches, more than 180 plant species, 210 bird species are native to either Ibiza or the Mediterranean area. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its ecosystem and biodiversity.