Ibiza travel guide

Weather and climate

Temperature: 12-30 (°C).

Enjoy a typical Mediterranean climate, with long days of sunshine from May to September. Visit in the spring to take advantage of the warm weather and relatively uncrowded resorts, or book your holiday during the resort’s peak summer season, when glorious highs of 30°C provide the perfect conditions for outdoor partying. Winter is the low season here, and although there is more chance of rain, you can still enjoy pleasant temperatures in the mid-teens (°C).

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It’s best for...

Clubbers: Join the non-stop party in one of the world’s biggest clubbing capitals; expect nothing less that top-class superclubs and big-name DJs in the resorts of San Antonio and Playa d’en Bossa. 

Families: Everyone will love the sun, sea and sand in family-friendly San Eulalia, with two bustling beaches and a host of welcoming restaurants to choose from. 

Scenery lovers: There’s so much to explore on this stunning island; you can cruise the western coastline while the sun sets on the horizon, or head north to discover Puerto San Miguel and Portinatx rolling hills covered in colourful wild flowers.

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Fast facts

Language: The language spoken here is Spanish.

Currency: The currency used here is Euro (€).

Local time: Ibiza is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Ibiza Airport. Transfer times are 45 minutes for San Antonio, 50 minutes for Santa Eulalia and 1 hour to Es Cana.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Ibiza is about 2.5 hours.

Tourist information: To find out more before your holiday, visit http://ibiza.travel/en/.

Visa / health: For visa and health recommendations and advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain before heading on holiday. 

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

By bus: Getting around is pretty simple thanks to an efficient bus network that connects Ibiza Town with most of the main towns. Tickets aren’t expensive either, so it’s a great budget option and a chance to meet the locals. 

By Discobus: From June till September, clubbers can take advantage of the night-time Discobus service that runs to the major clubs.

By taxi: You can find taxi ranks easily in towns and bigger villages, or you can make a booking in advance; ask your hotel reception to book it for you to get a good deal.

By hire car: To see the best places at your own pace, it can be more practical to hire a car.

Events

Colourful processions: Easter brings colourful processions and pageants through the streets of Ibiza Town and Santa Eulalia.

Clubbing season: The clubs reopen one by one for the season in May; the biggest of the lot is usually held by Space at the end of May.

Summer fiestas: Fiestas get into full swing in late June with the festival of St John the Baptist, and carry on all summer long with almost weekly processions in resorts across the island. 

Closing parties: The party season comes to an end with a bang in early October; this is when the big clubs like Pacha and Space hold their closing parties.

Safety and Security

For up to date advice on travelling to Ibiza, please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/safety-and-security