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Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza or Eivissa (in Catalan and officially) is one of the Balearic Islands. It is world famous for its intense nightlife and huge clubs and attracts top DJs from all over the planet. Ibiza is also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture." The maximum length of the island by highway is 42 km.


Ibiza, Spain


Ibiza or Eivissa (in Catalan and officially) is one of the Balearic Islands. It is world famous for its intense nightlife and huge clubs and attracts top DJs from all over the planet. Ibiza is also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture." The maximum length of the island by highway is 42 km.


Ibiza and Formentera are also known as the Islas Pitiusas (from the Greek word "pitys" meaning pine tree) because of the abundance of pines that cover their landscapes. There are about 111,200 inhabitants live there.


Ibiza has a Hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen: Csa) bordering on a Hot semi-arid climate (BSh). The average annual temperature of Ibiza is 18.3 °C (65 °F), being warm and mild throughout the whole year. Ibiza lies at the same latitude as Atlantic City, yet it is much warmer for its location in the Mediterranean Basin. The climate of Ibiza is typically warm, sunny and dry, with low variation between highs and lows. The sunshine hours of Ibiza are 2700-2800 per year, while the yearly rain amount goes from 400 to 450 millimeters (16 to 18 in). The average high temperature is 22.2 °C (72 °F), while the average low is 14.3 °C (58 °F). Winters are slightly rainy and mild, from November to April normally the whole island turns green for the seasonal rains. Summers are hot and very dry, with few rainy days, often accompanied by thunderstorms. During the coldest month, January, the average high temperature is 15.7 °C (60 °F), while the average low is 8.1 °C (47 °F). In the warmest month, August, the average high temperature is 30.3 °C (87 °F), while the low is 22.2 °C (72 °F). Extreme temperatures are rare for the influence of the sea. The average temperature of the sea in Ibiza is 19.7 °C (67 °F) and beach weather usually lasts 7 months, from May to November.

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Ibiza, Spain: Port Information

Cruise ships dock in the port of Eivissa, closer or further to the old town. It depends on traffic and the size of your liner.
The port includes commercial and passengers docks.

Get around Ibiza, Spain

By bus

Bus lines in Ibiza and their schedules are listed at Ibizabus website.

By taxi

Taxis can be used to get around the island.

By car

Driving a car requires an extra care, as the locals are terrible drivers. Many tourists have been run off the road trying to avoid deadly head-on collisions. New road construction has led to the temporary development of detour roads which are poorly marked and dangerous. During the summer months many tourist drivers under the influence of alcohol, pose a potential threat.

Renting a car on Ibiza is easy as long as you can show your driving license. During the summer months of July and August renting a car can be difficult due to high demand, best to book early. Car hire prices are highly competitive.


What to see in Ibiza, Spain

  • Es Vedra, the mystical island rock off Ibiza's west coast
  • Atlantis, a hidden cove, but only if you can find a local who'll tell you its secret location
  • Sunset Strip in Sant Antoni de Portmany
  • Visit nearby Formentera by boat
  • Explore the many beaches all along the coast
  • The famous Es Canar Hippy Market (held only on Wednesdays) on the east coast of the island and Las Dalias Hippie Market in San Carlos on Saturdays
  • Visit Bar Anita in San Carlos, the historical venue where the artists and writers of the 50s, 60s and 70s used to collect their cheques and stop for a drink
  • Visit Cova de Can Marçà in Puerto de San Miguel, the biggest natural caves in Ibiza, a must in Ibiza.

Many young people will be seen flocking to pay for daily rentals on beach chairs, and hawkers scan the beach looking for young adults to attend their club of choice.

What to do in Ibiza, Spain

  • Explore some of the traditional countryside of this beautiful island that few people take the time to enjoy
  • Take a boat ride
  • Go parasailing
  • Take part in your own Professional Photoshoot
  • Explore the wharf side festival. Hundreds of locals flock to the carnival-style stands for fresh foods, enticing smells, and quality made trinkets. In addition to incredible tastes and smells, there is a strong visual aspect to the festivals. A snake charmer is seen leading a small parade through the different stands at the glee and fright of small children everywhere

What to eat and drink in Ibiza, Spain


Don't forget to try two local specialties: ensaimada, a sort of flat, soft pastry coil - what a Danish pastry would be if it was more like a doughnut - and flao, a sweet cheese, and mint flan. Most pastelerias and many bars sell ensaimada - flao is a bit more difficult to track down.


Ibiza is famous for its nightlife. During the day most tourists are soaking up rays at one of the gorgeous beaches or sleeping off the past night's drinks. Bars do not get busy in the city of Ibiza or San Antonio until early evening, about 7 PM.

Nearly every bar, particularly in the busier summer months, has "drink specials" that will be advertised (more like hawked) on the street outside the bar. These are good options to save some cash in a notoriously expensive destination. Usually, this will be a beer and a shot, but the terms vary depending on the area, the time of night, and the bar.

The West End, near San Antonio center, is a long, wide street packed with bars and revelers.

Ibiza is most known for its large clubs. Some famous examples are Privilege, Space, Pacha, Eden, Amnesia, and Es Paradis. Most of these clubs have hefty entry fees and the drinks will be extremely expensive. 

  • Jockey Club and "Malibu" (both on Salinas beach) - perfect places to drink and watch the beautiful people lying in the sun while DJs spin deep house and chill out tunes, one of the residents. Nati Holland plays every Saturday afternoon during the summer season.
  • Pacha. The island's most expensive, and arguably best club. Over recent years, Pacha has increasingly devoted a large proportion of its floor space to VIP tables at the expense of areas for 'regular' clubgoers. If the VIP experience is your thing, Pacha will be your #1 choice on the island but expect your credit card to glow red-hot.
  • Space nightclub (Playa d´en Bossa). Attracts people from all over the world and has received many awards, such as Best Global Club. Its opening and closing party weekends are widely regarded as the unofficial start and end of the Ibiza clubbing season.
  • Es Paradis. Located in downtown San Antonio, the pyramid-shaped club is decorated in a Roman theme and is most famous for its water party Fiesta Del Aqua.
  • Eden. Eden is also located in San Antonio, next door to Es Paradis. It is one of the newer clubs on the island, having traveled a long way in a short period of time, thanks to hosting nights by UK Radio One DJ's Judge Jules and Pete Tong.
  • Amnesia. One of Ibiza's most popular superclubs and home to Cream parties on Thursday nights with residents including Paul Van Dyk and Deadmau5.
  • Privilege. The biggest club on the island and according to its promoters the largest dancefloor in the world. Hosts superstar DJ Armin Van Buuren as its headline act.
  • DC10 Reopened fully in 2010 for the first time in 2 years following various closures and bans. Plays mostly underground dance music and techno.
  • Cas Gasi. Fancy restaurant an excellent example of authentic Mediterranean cuisine in Ibiza
  • ECO & ACT (The Village), Plaza de España 5 (north of the island). Perfect REAL IBIZA lunch brunch snack dinner place!
  • Ibiza Rocks, Ibiza Rocks Hotel (C/ Estrella, San Antonio, Ibiza). The prime live music venue on the island. The concerts happen every Wednesday at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel. Previous headliners have included Arctic Monkeys, The Prodigy, Kasabian, Keane, MGMT, Kaiser Chiefs and Dizzee Rascal

Shopping in Ibiza, Spain

Shopping is an incentive appealing to visitors to the island since Ibiza has a huge range of shopping facilities. Visitors are surprised to discover typical Ibizan fashion which has been given the name Adlib fashion and can be found both in shopping centers and street markets. The most popular shopping area is set in the port of Ibiza, where all sorts of different designer labels can be found.

For vintage, Hola Hola (Mercat Vell) is the place to be; for one-off made-in-Ibiza pieces, Kurru Kurru (Plaza del Parque) and Loyandford at White Horse Boutique (Calle de la Cruz); and for designer labels, Revolver (Calle Bisbe Azara), Galy (Isidoro Macabich) and Mayurka (Vara de Rey and Avinguda Ignasi Wallis) are my constant source of fashion inspiration. If you’re a high street addict, you’ll love Mango, Blanco, Stradivarius (Ibiza’s answer to Topshop) and Spanish mega-brand Zara (for women, men, and kids). Late at night, the famous gay strip of Calle de la Virgen comes alive with funky fashion boutiques (for men and women), quirky sex stores and everything in between.

Safety in Ibiza, Spain

You should always use your common sense and stay vigilant. Crowds of people, parties, alcohol, drugs – all of it may cause troubles. 
Keep your purse with you since pickpocketing and mugging may occur.  
Drink only bottled water. 

Language spoken in Ibiza, Spain

Eivissenc is the native dialect of Catalan that is spoken on Ibiza and nearby Formentera. Catalan shares co-official status with Spanish. Additionally, because of the influence of tourism and expatriates living in or maintaining residences on the island, other languages like English, French, German, and Italian, are widely spoken.


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