About Ibiza, Spain
Head to Ibiza for an exciting beach holiday or romantic getaway: the über-chic Balearic Island is renowned for its raucous dance club scene, jet-setting glitterati and more than 50 white-sand beaches indenting its rugged, picture-perfect coastline.
Once the playground for European hippies, Ibiza is home to some of Europe’s most famous dance clubs, including Es Paradis, Pacha, Space, Amnesia, Manumission and Cream.
Things to do and see
Choose from a wide selection of sugar-white beaches fringed by music bars, dance clubs, restaurants and hotels, which sit conveniently close to the main resorts of Ibiza town, Santa Eulària des Riu and Sant Antoni de Portmany. Or check out the less-crowded resorts of Portinatx on the north coast and Port de Sant Miquel on the east coast.
Away from the beaches, wander the narrow streets of D'Alt Vila, Ibiza’s medieval hilltop town surrounded by 22m-high stone walls and lined with 500-year-old houses – a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.
Then explore the district of Sa Penya, a labyrinth of stone-paved streets crammed with shops, bars and restaurants descending from D'Alt Vila to the harbour.
Hire a car or water taxi and explore isolated coves along the coast. Go hiking along coastal paths and across rolling hillsides scattered with old whitewashed houses, pine forests and groves of orange, almond, fig and olive trees.
Ibiza offers a huge range of accommodation to suit all budgets. In Ibiza town, try the luxurious Mirador de Dalt Vila, a former palace filled with museum-quality furniture, Oriental rugs and works of art.
Or choose La Ventana, an intimate hotel also located within the historic walls of the old walled town, or the most famous boutique hotel on Ibiza – the legendary 4-star El Pacha, located on the Paseo Maritime and connected to the dance club, Pacha.
In Sant Antoni de Portmany (or San Antonio de Portmany), check out the elegant Hotel Village or try Pikes, a former finca (country estate), now transformed into a luxurious hotel. In Santa Eulària des Ríu, try the comfortable Sol Elite S’Argamassa or the Hotel Catalonia Ses Estaques, which has its own private white-sand beach.
Island hopping on Ibiza honeymoon
From Ibiza, enjoy a day trip or stay longer at one of the other Balearic Islands, including
Formentera, the smallest of the Balearic Islands – designated a ‘world treasure’ by UNESCO; Mallorca, Spain’s most popular Mediterranean resort islands, crammed with bars, restaurants and hotels; and Menorca, generally considered the least developed and most tranquil of the Balearic Islands.
Best time to visit Ibiza?
The ideal months to visit Ibiza are May, June, September and October, with daily temperatures averaging 24°C. It’s best to avoid the peak season crowds of July and August when temperatures soar beyond 30°C. The clubbing season of Ibiza lasts from June to September. For more climate info: Ibiza Weather Guide
Location – Ibiza (pronounced ee-bee-thah) is one of the four Balearic Islands, joining Mallorca, Minorca and Formentera, located off the southeast coast of mainland Spain.
Getting there – By air, Ibiza’s d’Eivissa Airport receives direct flights from Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid, as well as from most European cities. There are also interisland flights and ferries. By sea, Ibiza is an overnight ferry ride from Barcelona or 4.5 hours by fast catamaran. There are also ferries to and from Denia, Valencia and Tarragona on the mainland. How to get to Ibiza . . .