Ibiza Town holidays

‘World-class’ is a phrase strongly associated with Ibiza Town, particularly in reference to its legendary club scene. However, there’s much more to this part of Ibiza than non-stop parties and banging tunes. By day, Ibiza Town reveals itself in all its glory; a surprising mix of sleek, chic buildings and rustic architecture. You can check out the island’s cultural heritage with a visit to one of the many museums and art galleries, or dip into its fascinating past with a trip to the nearby castle or explore the imposing cathedral. 

Shopping is almost a national pastime on a Ibiza holiday, and Ibiza Town has plenty of shops where you can spend your holiday Euros. Head to the New Town and you’ll find 21st century shops glittering around squares peppered with outstanding restaurants. In the Old Town, things become far more traditional, with cobbled streets housing quirky boutiques and low-lit bars. The Old Town also acts as host to the region’s famous Hippy Market, which transforms the streets into a colourful carnival of sights, sounds, smells, and bargains!

Without doubt, the main reason people come to Ibiza Town is for the nightlife. With iconic clubs and lively bars, the only phrase that seems appropriate is ‘world-class’.

Things to do

Whether you’re a clubber, a history buff, a shopper or a foodie, Ibiza Town has something for everyone. By day, you can dip a toe into its rich past with a stroll around the oldest part of town, Dalt Vila. Wander through its ancient streets to discover whitewashed buildings, churches and the old city walls. If you want to sample the local cuisine, stop at a restaurant for a traditional Catalan dish, such as the local favourite, ‘guisat de peix’, fish in a creamy potato stew. For one-off souvenirs, check out the craft stalls of Sa Penya, or immerse yourself in the weekly Hippy Market. 

By night, the sounds of club music fill the air. During the summer season, every night is a party in Ibiza Town, when clubbers flock to superclubs like Pacha and Space. 

Sightseeing

There’s plenty to see, even if you decide not to leave Ibiza Town at all during your holiday (although we highly recommend that you do). The town is made up of two distinct areas: the old town (Dalt Vila, or ‘High Town’), where there’s a castle, a cathedral and lots of little streets to explore, and the more modern areas (Eixample, or ‘Extension’), which is just about everything outside the old town’s walls. Look out for quaint medieval churches, craft stalls, and great little restaurants and bars.

If you do want to explore further afield, a boat trip will give you the best views. You could go to the tiny island of Es Vedra, see the coastline on a sunset cruise or catamaran trip, or, if you’re more of a party animal, take your place on a party boat.

Beach life and nightlife

You’ll have easy access to several beaches when you stay in Ibiza Town, including some of Ibiza’s best. Just outside the centre are the sands of the family-friendly Figueretas Beach and Talamanca Beach, which is more suited to adults. And if you go a little further (but not much), there’s Playa d’en Bossa, a beach that’s so long the atmosphere changes as you walk along it. This is where you’ll find both the liveliest beach bars and the quietest places for complete relaxation.

There’s nothing better after a do-nothing day at the beach than getting ready for a night out. And as night time in Ibiza isn’t only about clubbing, you’ll be able to find the perfect place for you to enjoy yourself; whether you want to unwind with a quiet drink and a nice view or make the most of the famous DJs playing at the superclubs.

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12-26 ℃

Expect glorious highs of 30 (°C) in the summer and pleasantly warm temperatures throughout the rest of the year.

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Flights to Ibiza Town land at Ibiza Airport (IBZ), which is about 7km from the resort.

Ibiza Town is best for...

Clubbers: With super clubs such as Pacha dominating the club-scape, Ibiza Town is something of a Mecca for partygoers. 

History buffs: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are plenty of things to uncover in Ibiza Town. The cathedral and the castle are just two fascinating attractions to explore. 

Culture lovers: Get a taste of Catalan culture in the shops, markets and museums around the resort. 

Fast facts for Ibiza Town

Language: The language spoken is Spanish, but the locals have a good command of English.

Currency: You’ll need to change up your pounds and pence into Euros, before jetting off on your holiday.

Local time: One hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Ibiza Airport (IBZ), 7km of the resort.

Flight time from UK: Between two and two and a half hours, depending on where you fly from.

Tourist information: Further tourist information can be found at https://www.illesbalears.travel/.  

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health. 

Balearics Sustainable Tourism Tax: You’ll need to pay a Sustainable Tourism Tax which has been introduced by the Balearic Government to help with environmental and tourism improvements. The charge is between €1-4 per person per night, plus 10% VAT, subject to change, and varies based on the official star rating of your accommodation. Children under 16 won’t have to pay and guests staying for more than nine nights will receive a reduction. For further information please click here

 

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Getting around Ibiza Town

By bus: You’ll find the bus station a few blocks away from the marina. With services running every 10-15 minutes, the night service Disco Bus (from June till September) is handy after a long night of clubbing. 

By taxi: Hail down a taxi when you see the green light and pay by the meter.

By boat: Hop aboard a boat at the port and head to one of the nearby beaches or Ibiza’s other party resort, San Antonio.

Events in Ibiza Town

Film buffs: Catch indie films from all over the world at the Ibiza International Film Festival in May.

History lovers: Step back into the Ibiza’s medieval past at the three-day Medieval Fair and Festival in May.

Jazz fans: Enjoy four days of jazz from some of the best European artists at the Ibiza Jazz Festival at the end of August.

Ibiza Town weather

Temperature: 12°C - 26°C

If you really want to get your share of the summer sun, book your Ibiza Town holiday between August and September. During these months, the sun is at its hottest, with temperatures hovering in the high twenties and occasionally hitting the low thirties. However, if you want to take advantage of the warm weather before the partygoers start to descend, book your break between March and May, when the mercury stays in the mid-twenties. The months between October and February are the low season in Ibiza Town but, although there’s more chance of rain, you can still enjoy a buzzing dining scene and pleasant temperatures in the mid-teens.

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