Ibiza has an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, warm waters from May till October, amazing beaches and remarkably hospitable people. The island is overrun by a wild combination of chic and middle-class visitors, mainly from England, Germany, France, Scandinavia and is also a major mecca for gay travelers. Seafood specialties come straight from the boat to port side restaurants all over the island.
White sandy beaches can be fount in the north at Talamanca Beach, and Figueretas Beach and Playa d’en Bossa Beach in the south. Las Salinas Beach in the south offers pale sands, Playa Cavallet and Aigues Blanques attract the nude sunbathers, and Cala Bassa, Port des Torrent, Cala Tarida, and Cala Conta are all offering great views and turquise waters. The long sandy cove of Cala Llonga, south of Santa Eulalia del Río, and the white sandy beach of El Cana to the north, are sacred to Ibiza’s sun worshipers. In Formentera, Playa de Mitjorn stretches 5km (3 miles) and is relatively uncrowded. Set against a backdrop of pines and dunes, the pure white sand of Es Pujols makes it the most popular of Ibiza’s beaches.
Las Salinas Beach
Playa den Bossa Beach
Best Time to Visit
July and August are peak season, weather is hot, beaches are crowded and clubs are too crowded. May – June and September – October are the best months to visit, with a mild weather and a not so crowded island. Winter is quiet, too cold for the beach, but fine for hiking, golfing, and exploring. From November till March most hotels and restaurants are closed for their own vacations or seasonal repairs.
Budget Hotel Areas
Ibiza Town offers plenty of budget accommodation, but there are many guest houses, apartments and hostels spread around the island that offer good prices. July and August offer the dearest prices, so look for budget offers at least six months in advance.
Find your Stay on the Map
There are 3 main clubbing resorts on the island. Playa d’en Bossa on the east coast of the island, just south of Ibiza town, which boasts with a beautiful long beach and a pulsating nightlife. San Antonio, on the west coast of the island, home to the world famous sunset strip and its cafés, also attracts with a very lively town centre with lots of bars. Over in Ibiza town, you’ll also find many bars, shops and a very international crowd. Plus Pacha is only a short walk and Playa d’en Bossa is a quick taxi ride away.
Ibiza clubs attract some of the best DJ’s in the world who play a weekly ‘residency’ on a particular night. Some of the most popular clubs are: