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Introduction

Ibiza town

Ibiza town

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Ibiza (in Catalan: Eivissa) is one of the most popular party destinations in all of Europe. It is one of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Spain.

During summer, the island's population doubles as tourists flock to Ibiza to enjoy the night clubs, beach bars and restaurants. It is also a major haven for people looking to hear famous DJ's or hear more up and coming DJ's. If your looking to party the night away this is the island for you. During the afternoons, you can also find beach parties. But the island also have things to offer to people who don't need to party. The island is a good place for hiking or mountainbiking, especially in the months outside the busy tourist season.

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Towns

Ibiza Town is the main settlement on Ibiza. It is located on the southeast side of the island. Other major towns on the island include , Sant Antoni de Portmany Santa Eularia des Riu, Sant Josep and Portinax

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Sights and Activities

Beaches

Ibiza is home to many beautiful beaches with crystal clear water and white sand all round the island. When looking for more deserted beaches you might also want to consider taking the boat trip to nearby Formentera, which is less packed with tourists.

  • Northern Beaches: Cala Benirras and Port de San Miguel.
  • Southern Beaches: Talamanca, Playa d’en Bossa, Figueretes, Playa de las Salinas and Cala Jondal.
  • Eastern Beaches: Cala Llonga. Cala Nova
  • Western Beaches: Cala Salada, Cala Conta, Cala Tarida, Cala Gracio, Cala Vedella, Cala d’hort, Cala Bassa and Atlantis.

Cava de Can Marça

Near Port de San Miquel you will find the Can Marça cave. It is located at about 10-12 metres above see level, making it a great place for smuggles to stash their stuff in the old days. Tours are guided and take around 40 minutes, and costs €10.00, kids €6.00.

Discotheques

Most discotheques are only opened during the busy summer season. This is also the time that the best DJ's travel from and to the island, usually in style as you can see If the land at the airport and see the private jets. This means that the opening parties take place late May/Early June, and the closing parties at the end of September/early October.

Amnesia

  • Location: San Rafael (Between San Antonio & Ibiza Town).
  • Open: Every night during summer.
  • Areas: 2 rooms + VIP.

Pacha

  • Location: Ibiza Town (opposite marina).
  • Open: All year round.
  • Areas: 2 rooms + VIP & chillout area.

Space

  • Location: Playa D'en Bossa.
  • Open: Every day & night during summer EXCEPT Monday.
  • Areas: 3 rooms inside, 1 room outside & outside chillout area. Extra outside terrace during opening & closing parties.

DC 10

  • Location: Near airport.
  • Open: Monday mornings & selected nights during the week.
  • Areas: 2 rooms.

Privilege

  • Location: San Rafael (Between San Antonio & Ibiza Town).
  • Open: Every night during summer.
  • Areas: 2 rooms + VIP & outside chillout area.

El Divino

  • Location: Ibiza Town, in the Marina.
  • Open: Every night during summer.
  • Areas: 1 room + VIP & outside chillout area and VIP.

Heaven

  • Location: Ibiza Town (opposite marina).

Underground

  • Location: San Rafael (opposite Privilege).

Es Paradis

  • Location: San Antonio.
  • Open: Every night during summer.

Eden

  • Location: San Antonio.
  • Open: Every night during summer.

Hippy Market

Every Wednesday a hippy market takes place at Es Cana, on the eastern coast, There are many stands with all kinds of stuff, (also a lot of commercial stuff.), music and a lot of places to take a drink or a bite.

Mountainbiking

If you want to get sporty when staying in Ibiza, there are a couple of Mountain bike routes laid out across the island. They vary in difficulty and start from various towns. For many of them you need to be aware to take enough food and drinks with you, as not all routes pass through towns.

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Weather

Ibiza has a typical Mediterranean climate with warm and dry summers and mild but relatively wet winters. Summers last from June to September when temperatures during the day average between 24 °C and 28 °C with nights generally still above 20 °C. Occasionally, temperatures can hit almost 40 °C. Winters last from December to February with temperatures around 13 °C or 14 °C and nights around 10 °C. This is also the time when most rain falls, although autumn and spring have a good deal of showers as well and even summers can have some heavy showers now and then.

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Getting There

By Plane

Ibiza Airport (IBZ) serves the island of Ibiza and is especially busy in summer. Many charter airlines and budget airlines like Ryanair use the airport. It is located about 7 kilometres from Ibiza Town.

By Boat

Acciona Trasmediterránea, Balearia andIscomar have connections to the mainland (Barcelona and Valencia and other Balearic Islands.

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Getting Around

By Car

Cars can be rented at many places, especially in the bigger towns like Ibiza City and Sant Antoni, as well as on the airport. If you don't want to drive yourself, please be aware that taxis have fixed rates.

By Public Transport

For an overview of schedules and connections, check thebusschedule.com.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Apart Hotel Don PepeC /Balan�at, n� 13 San Antoni de PortmanyHOTEL78
Apart Hotel Reco Des Sol - IbizaCalle Es Vedra 16 San AntonioHotel83
Apartament Playa GrandeC/ Aguelagues, 7 Playa Den BossaApartment-
Apartamentos ArcomarCalle Es Calo, 77 Bahia San AntonioApartment-
Apartamentos Atzar�C/ Arguelagues, 7 07800 Ibiza-Playa denn BossaAPARTMENT-
Apartamentos Blue StarAvda. Es Cal� 64-70 San Antonio BayAPARTMENT79
Apartamentos Calas de IbizaC/ La Corua 2-4 - Port des Torrent Baha de San AntonioAPARTMENT80
Apartamentos Club MaritimC / Madrid, 16 Port des Torrent Bah�a de San AntonioAPARTMENT76
Apartamentos Confort PlazaC/ San Antonio 30, San Antoni de PortmanyApartment-
Apartamentos EbanoC/ Begonias 22-24 Ibiza-Playa denn BossaApartment-
Apartamentos San FranciscoCervantes Barcelona Corner San AntonioApartment-
The White Apartments by Ibiza FeelingAvinguda del Dr. Fleming 3 San AntonioApartment-
Aparthotel Del MarDe la Mar Street 1 San Antoni de PortmanyApartment78
Bossa Park HotelC/ De Ses Begonies 87 Playa den BossaHotel83
Catalina HotelGeneral Balanzat s/n San Antonio de PortmanyHotel78
Central Playa HotelGalicia Street 5 Figuertas (Ibiza)Hotel83
Complejo San Miguel Park / Esmeralda MarComplejo San Miguel Park / Esmeralda Mar Playa San Miguel Es Savinar SN Apartado 25Hotel-
Costa Sur HotelC/ Es Cal� 87, San Antonio Bay San Jos�HOTEL79
Dausol ApartmentsDe la Murta Street, 6 Playa Den BossaApartment81
Duquesa PlayaSan Lorenzo,18Apartment-
Es Cant� Bossa ApartmentsFederico Garcia Lorca, 22 Playa Den BossaAPARTMENT-
Es Puet Blanc ApartmentsS' Arenal Petit. Cala PortinatxApartment-
The Red Hotel by Ibiza FeelingCarrer de Ramon i Cajal, 2 San AntonioHOTEL85
Formentera ApartmentsSanta Rosalia Street 33 San AntonioApartment77
Hostal FlorencioSoledad 38 San AntonioGuesthouse88
Hostal MarinoCalle del Mar 34 San AntonioGuesthouse84
Hostal MontañaRoma 8Guesthouse87
Hostal RosaliaSanta Rosalia 5 Sant Antoni de PortmanyGuesthouse86
Hostal TorresC/ Soledad, n� 30 San AntonioGUESTHOUSE73
Hotel AlgarbAv Pedro Matutes Noguera s/n Playa Den BossaHotel80
Hotel Club Bahamas IbizaPlaya den Bossa s/n, San Jordi San Jose de Satalaia, Ibiza, BalearesHotel-
Hotel Club Els PinsSan Antonio Bay - Carrer des Calo, s/nHotel-
Hotel Club La NoriaC/ Arguelagues, 7, 07800 Ibiza-Playa den BossaHotel82
Hotel Club San MarinoC/ Lugo S/N Alicia 5 San José (IBIZA)Hotel-
Hotel Club San RemoCrtra. Port des Torrent, San Antonio Bay San Jos�HOTEL75
Hotel Don Quijotec/ Pais Vasco 12Hotel88
Hotel Garbi Ibiza & SpaCalle de la Murtra 5, Playa den Bossa SAN JORDI - IBIZA - BALEARESHOTEL78
Hotel MediterraneoCalle Pintor Vizcai 1-3 Santa Eulalia del RioHotel-
Hotel Piscis ParkAvda. Portmany n�1 San Antonio de PortmanyHOTEL75
Hotel RivieraC/ Es Cal�- s/n Bah�a de San AntonioHOTEL-
Hotel TropicalCervantes 28 San AntonioHotel84
Hotel Vedracalle del mar n� 9 07820 Sant Antoni (Ibiza)HOTEL87
Hotel VictoriaApartado Correos 295, Ctra San Agustin, Cala Tarida km3, San JoseHotel-
Hrs Roberto PlayaGalicia, 22 FigueretasApartment82
Ibiza Budget BedsCarrer de Miramar 8 Sant Antoni de PortmanyHOTEL-
Ibiza Gran HotelPaseo Juan Carlos IHotel-
Invisa Hotel Club Cala BlancaPlaya es FigueralHotel-
Invisa Hotel Club Cala VerdePlaya es FigueralHotel-
Invisa Hotel EresoPlaya es CanarHotel-
Invisa Hotel es PlaAvda Portmany 7, San AntonioHotel-
Invisa Hotel la CalaC/ Huesca 1, Santa EulaliaHotel-
Jabeque ApartmentsC/ Carlos Rom�n Ferrer 25 Es ViverAPARTMENT86
La Perla IbizaC/ Pou des Pujols 2. Playa Es Canar. Sta Eulalia del Rio ,Guesthouse85
Lux Mar ApartmentsC/ Ram�n Muntaner 78 FigueretasAPARTMENT81
Marco Polo II HotelAvda de Portmany s/n San Antoni de Portamany (IBIZA)Hotel81
Mare Nostrum HotelAvda Pedro Matutes Noguera sn Playa den Bossa (Ibiza)Hotel83
Maritimo HotelC/ Ram�n Muntaner 48 FiguertasHOTEL89
Mira Mola ApartmentsCarlos Rom�n Ferrer Street 22 Es ViverAPARTMENT-
Monterrey Apartmentsc/ Sabadell, 10 San JoseApartment78
Niko ApartmentsIsidoro Macabich 21 Santa EulaliaApartment78
Ok HostalSoledad Street, 30 San AntonioGuesthouse81
Ok Hotel BayC/ La Coru�a 2-4 Bah�a de San AntonioHOTEL77
Ok Hotel BeachC/ Carlos Rom�n Ferrer, 25 Playa den BossaHOTEL83
Playa Sol I ApartmentsC/ Carlos Roman Ferrer 27 Es ViverApartment77
Playa Sol II ApartmentsC/ Carlos Rom�n Ferrer 30 Es ViverAPARTMENT80
Poseidon I ApartmentsC/ Carlos Rom�n Ferrer Es ViverAPARTMENT-
The Blue Apartments by Ibiza FeelingCarrer de Ramon i Cajal, 1 San AntonioApartment81
Sol Bay ApartmentsC/ Las Palmas, 9, Carretera Port des Torrent Baha de San AntonioAPARTMENT80
Sol Post ApartmentsC/ Es Cal�, 87 Bah�a de San AntonioAPARTMENT80
Tivoli ApartmentsAvda de Portmany s/n Playa den Bossa (Ibiza)Apartment81
Tur Palas ApartmentsBruc Street, 3 Playa Den BossaApartment-
Xaloc ApartmentsC/ Badajoz, 10-12 Bah�a de San AntonioAPARTMENT65
Suite HotelAvda. S'argamassa, 82Hotel-
Hotel OrquideaPaseo Maritimo S/N, Santa EulaliaHotel-
Hotel Playa RealSes Feixes 52 IbizaHotel77
Hotel Marco Polo IAvda de Portmany s/n Sant Antoni de PortmanyHotel81
Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & SPASalvador Camacho s/n Santa Eulalia del Rio, IBIZAHOTEL-
Hotel OrosolCami General 1Hotel-
Hotel PuchetAvda Doctor Fleming 51Hotel83
Apartamentos El CotoCarretera Cala Gracio S/No San Antonio de PortmanyAPARTMENT83
Hotel Club Cala TaridaPlaza del Mar, s/nHotel-
Apartamentos BalansatPuerto San Miguel s/nAPARTMENT79
Apartaments Fleming 50C/ Fleming, 50APARTMENT-
Casa de Huéspedes Vara de ReyPaseo Vara de Rey 7Guesthouse-
HotelMarfilC/Ramon y Cajal, 34 San AntonioHotel-
Apartamentos PanoramicC/ Ramon Muntaner, 79 FigueretasAPARTMENT81
Club La SirenaC/ Vedramell, 6 San Antonio BayHOTEL-
Giramundo HostelRamon Muntaner 55HOSTEL83
Figueretas 5Paseo de las Pituisas 1Apartment-
Figueretas 4Paseo las Putuisas ,1Apartment-
Figueretas 3Paseo de las Pituisas 1 IbizaApartment-
Figueretas 2Paseo de las Pituisas 1 IbizaApartment-
Figueretas 1Paseo de las Pituisas 1Apartment-
Hostal BalearicSoletat, 37gGuesthouse89
Apartamentos Club Paradise BeachPuerto de Portinatx s/nApartment-
Hotel Club S'EstanyolCtra. Port d'es Torrent s/n San Antonio BayHotel-
AWA Ibiza ApartmentsAvda Cala Llonga, S/N, Santa Eularia Des Riu, IbizaAPARTMENT-
Apartamentos Central CityC/ San Antonio 29, San AntonioAPARTMENT-
Hotel Residencia GaleraC Bartolome Vicente Ramo 15 San Antonio de PormanyHOTEL79
Finca Sa RotaCalle de Ibiza a San Antonio, San Rafael de Sa Cre Cami De Can Taulell. A ForadaAPARTMENT-
Hotel El PuertoCarlos III, 24HOTEL79
Del Mar Hotel and ApartmentsCalle del Mar 1 San Antonio BayApartment69
PanoramicC/ Ramón Muntaner, 82 FigueretasHotel-
Hostal IbizaBartolome Vicente Ramon 15GUESTHOUSE85
CH Vara de ReyPaseo Vara de Rey 7Apartment-
CAN SKYE IBIZASant Carlos poligono 8 nu. 41Guesthouse85
Can SkyeCarretera Ibiza- Aeropuerto, Poligono 8, number 41GUESTHOUSE-
Hi! Montemar ApartmentsCalle Kilimanjaro 15 Cala LlongaAPARTMENT-
Hostal los PinosCardona 27 Es CanarGUESTHOUSE-
MicaloC/ Reyes Catolicos, nr 2 San AntonioGUESTHOUSE74
Ibiza Sun ApartmentsPlaya d’en Bossa PO.BOX: 964Apartment-
Hostal Residencia Adelinoc/ Alicante n16 San AntonioGUESTHOUSE83
Hostal Floresc/Rosell, 4 San AntonioGUESTHOUSE84
Hostal Residencia Horizontec/ Progreso 62B San AntonioGUESTHOUSE84
Apartamentos Poseidon IIICalle Carlos Roman Ferrer, 12APARTMENT-
Apartamentos AvenidaAvda. Pedro Matutes Noguera, 57 IbizaAPARTMENT-
Santos Ibiza CoastBruc 3HOTEL-
Apartamentos OsirisAv. Pedro Matutes NogueraAPARTMENT-
Villa BouCalle Terol 46 San JoséAPARTMENT-
Hotel Victoria IbizaC/ de Jesús 28,Hotel-
Apartamentos VistamarAvda Pedro Matutes Noguera, 57 IbizaAPARTMENT-
Es RetiroSanta Rosalía, 2 Sant Antoni de PortmanyAPARTMENT-
Ceibo IbizaMedico Jose Costa 2, 5º 4ªGUESTHOUSE76
Sunset Oasis IbizaC/Cantabria 48 San José Ibiza calle cantabria 48APARTMENT-
OLA Club Cala LlenyaParroquia San Carlos, Santa Eulalia del Río Cala LlenyaHotel-
Apartment in Ibiza City CenterCalle de la Virgen 32APARTMENT-
Apartment Puerto IbizaCarrer Pou, Ibiza 5APARTMENT-
Ceibo Hostel IbizaC/ Medico Jose Costa 2 5th floor. Dor 4Hostel-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet is widely available within Spain. Most airports have wifi-zones and in most towns there are internet cafés or shops where you can use internet for a fixed price. Wi-Fi points in bars and cafeterias are available after ordering, and most hotels offer Wi-Fi connection in common areas for their guests.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The international access code for Spain is +34. The emergency number for police, ambulance and the fire brigade is 112.

In cities you can find plenty of public phones, and 'locutorios'. The latter are small shops where you can use the phone and use internet. Most of them also sell prepaid cards for mobile telephones. These shops are used a lot by foreigners to call to their mother country.

The main mobile network operators in Spain are Yoigo, Vodafone, Movistar and Orange, as in most of Europe voice and data coverage is generally good in urban areas however it can be patchy in rural locations. Cheap mobile phones (less than €50) with some pre-paid minutes are sold at FNAC or any phone operator's shop (Vodafone, Movistar, Orange). Topping-up is then done by buying scratch cards from the small stores, supermarkets, vending points (often found in tobacco shops) or kiosks.

Post

If you want to post a card, you can head to the post office (Correos). The Spanish post is not yet as efficient as colleagues in other countries so receiving a card can take a bit longer than the number of days that it should take. On the website of Correos, you can find the locations of nearby post offices.
Post offices are generally open from 8:30am to 2:00pm, although times will vary according to the size of the city/town and the main post offices might be open until the early evening. Most will also open again on Saturday mornings, but in the smaller towns will close as early as 12 noon. When posting a letter, look for a yellow box and, if possible, post at the post office itself where there will also be divisions for local, national and international mail. Be prepared for long queues at the post office. This is why tobacco shops sell stamps and many will also have the facility to weigh packages. Standard letters/postcards of up to 20 grams sent within Spain are €0.34. However, non-standard letters/postcards of up to 20g are €0.39. Letters/postcards of 20 to 50 grams are €0.45. In the case of international shipping, the price is €0.64 to most countries within Europe for standard envelopes (letters/postcards) up to 20g, for a few European countries and outside Europe it is €0.78. If you want to send a package you are probably better off with a private courier company like TNT, DHL or UPS, as they offer quick and reliable services against competitive prices.

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Quick Facts

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 38.908857
  • Longitude: 1.432378

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