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Holidays in Ibiza Town
Located on the world’s most famous party island, Ibiza Town is home to whitewashed buildings, stylish restaurants and a host of trendsetting nightclubs that have made Ibiza the iconic destination it is today. Come for the clubs but stay for the culture – when the sun is up, you’ll discover a UNESCO-listed old town with some beautiful sandy beaches nearby.
Expect glorious highs of 30 (°C) in the summer and pleasantly warm temperatures throughout the rest of the year.
2 hours 25 minutes
Ibiza Airport (IBZ), 7km of the resort.
Explore the ancient city and street markets during the day then head to one of the world’s best superclubs at night. Book a Thomas Cook holiday to Ibiza Town today.
Discover Ibiza Town’s rich history 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. 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 the weekly hippy market. When the evening rolls around, house music starts to fill the air. During the summer season, every night is a party in Ibiza Town, when clubbers flock to superclubs like Pacha and Space.
Home to some of the world’s biggest and best superclubs, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to a night out. Dance to the latest funky house tunes at Pacha. Almost 40 years after it first opened, it’s a favourite with celebrities and fashion models. Located on Playa d’en Bossa, Space is one of the best places to visit in Ibiza Town. Only the best DJs get to play on the club’s hallowed terrace. If you’ve got the energy, stay for one of the 12 hour parties that continue through the day.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ibiza Town’s history dates back to 654 BC when it was discovered by the Phoenicians. Enter Portal de Ses Taules, the main gate to Dalt Vila, to discover the oldest part of the city. Here you’ll find Dalt Villa’s outdoor museum alongside striking white churches and the gothic Cathedral De Ibiza. Head inside to find a selection of medieval artworks. The nearby Puig Des Molins necropolis is home to 3,000 Punic tombs, dating back to the 7th-century. Considered to be one of the best collections of Punic remains around today, they’re a fascinating insight into the lives and traditions of ancient Ibizans.
With everything from craft markets to smart designer stores, you’ll find plenty of places in Ibiza Town when it comes to shopping. Head towards the old city walls by Dalt Vila to explore the craft shops of Sa Penya or pick up a one-off piece of clothing in one of the shops near the marina. Or shop with the locals at the old market, known as Mercat Vell, just by the Portal de Ses Taules gate. Pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, grown by local farmers.
Best for clubbers: The ultimate party destination, Ibiza Town is home to some of the world’s best nightclubs.
Best for history buffs: Discover whitewashed medieval churches and ancient underground tombs.
Best for culture lovers: Get a taste of Catalan culture in the shops, markets and traditional restaurants around the resort.
Language: The language spoken in Ibiza Town is Spanish
Currency: The currency used in Ibiza Town is Euro (€)
Local time: Ibiza Town is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: Ibiza Airport (IBZ), 7km of the resort
Flight time from UK: 2 hours to 2 hours 25 minutes
Tourist information: Further Ibiza Town tourist information can be found at www.illesbalears.es/ing/ibiza/home.jsp
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Ibiza Town.
Temperature: 12-26 (°C)
Ibiza Town enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine throughout the year. Come in the spring to take advantage of the warm weather before the partygoers start to descend on the island, or visit during the busy summer when highs of 30 (°C) provide the perfect conditions for outdoor partying. The crowds gradually disperse throughout the autumn, so this is a great time to come if you want to enjoy a more peaceful holiday in the Mediterranean sun. Winter is the low season in Ibiza Town, and although there is more chance of rain, you can still enjoy a buzzing dining scene and pleasant temperatures in the mid-teens.
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 discobus (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 on a boat at the port and head to one of the nearby beaches or Ibiza’s other party resort, San Antonio.
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.