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Travel information for Ibiza

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Ibiza (Catalan and officially Eivissa) is one of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. With an area of ​​572 square kilometers, it is the third largest island in the Spanish Balearic Islands after Mallorca and Menorca. To the south of Ibiza is the small island of Formentera. Ibiza has 142,000 inhabitants, around 50,000 of whom live in the capital, Ibiza Town. Other larger towns on the island are Santa Eularia des Riu, Sant Josep de sa Talaia and Sant Antoni de Portmany. Together with the Formentera and some smaller and uninhabited rock islands, Ibiza forms the archipelago of the Pityuses.

Arrival to Ibiza

It's about 90 kilometers from Ibiza to mainland Spain. In addition to the plane, Ibiza can also be easily reached by ferry. There are ferry connections from Barcelona, ​​Valencia, Gandia, Denia and from Palma on Mallorca.

Price example August 2017: Fast ferry from Gandia to Sant Antioni: travel time 2.5 hours: costs for 2 adults plus car with Trasmediterránea (there and back) 371 euros.
Most holidaymakers will arrive at Ibiza airport. This is located about 7 kilometers southwest of Ibiza Town. The pure flight time from Germany is 2.5 to 3 hours.

You can also travel to Ibiza from Mallorca by ferry or plane. The distance is about 160 kilometers. The ferry ride takes 3.5 to 4.5 hours. The prices for a round trip are between 50 and 120 euros per person. It takes about 40 minutes by plane. Here, too, prices vary depending on the season and departure time. Cheap flights are available from 50 euros. Normally the prices are between 70 and 120 euros.

Landscape / climate

Ibiza has a partly rugged coast with many small bays. The hinterland in hilly and mostly forested. The highest mountain on Ibiza is Sa Talaia at 476 meters above sea level.
Ibiza can also score points when it comes to beaches. The water quality around Ibiza is among the best in the Mediterranean. There are a total of about 56 beaches and bays on the Balearic island. The climate in Ibiza is very balanced. While the temperatures in summer are an average of 26 degrees, in winter it is a mild 12 degrees.

General geographic data:
  • Area: 572 km2
  • Highest elevation: 476 m (sa Talaia)
  • Average annual temperature: 18.7ºC
  • Population: 142,000 inhabitants


Ibiza is also famous for its nightlife. Night owls get their money's worth on Ibiza. There are countless, bars, clubs, discos, beach clubs on the island. The largest and most famous include the Ushuaia, Pacha, Amnesia, Privilege, Eden, Blue Marlin or the DC-10. But the nightlife is not cheap. Depending on the party or event, the entrance fee to one of the big clubs can be between 30 and 75 euros. The drinks are also served well. The Heiniken is available in Ushuaia for 13 euros.

But anyone who has ever been to Ibiza should visit the parties in the big clubs at least once.

Ibiza town / Eivissa

The capital of the island is Ibiza Town (Cuidat d'Eivissa,) with about 50,000 inhabitants, it is located on the southeast coast of the island. This makes Ibiza Town the largest city on the Balearic island. The city was founded in the 7th century BC. By the Phoenicians. Today the capital of Ibiza is known for the hustle and bustle, especially in summer. The nightlife is legendary and varied, there are great restaurants, bars and clubs (Pacha, Lio etc.) and the crowd is unusual and cosmopolitan. There is a large gay and transvestite scene in Ibiza ... read on

Bays and beaches in Ibiza

If you have the choice, you are spoiled for choice. There are around 56 beaches and bays on Ibiza to discover. Most of the beaches are small, sheltered sandy and sometimes rocky bays with turquoise water, such as Cala Conta (especially popular at sunset), Cala Salada, Cala Vadella, Cala Benirras and many more. There is at least one beach bar in almost all of the secluded bays, or homemade bread rolls, pastries, snacks or refreshments are offered by hawkers. But all bays are very busy, especially in July / August.

There are only a few really long sandy beaches on the island. The longest beaches include the Playa d en Bossa near Ibiza Town, the Platja de sas Salines or the Platja des Cavallet ... to the beaches.

Sightseeing in Ibiza

Ibiza does not have as many attractions as the neighboring island of Mallorca. But there is also a lot to discover on Ibiza. There is of course the capital Ibiza Town, with the old town, the bars and restaurants, the small winding streets, the marina and some museums, there are various hippy markets that you can roam, a small stalactite cave, small places worth seeing with small authentic bars and of course the mythical protected rock island Es Verda, .... to the sights.


Excursions, things to do in Ibiza

You can experience beautiful excursions in Ibiza, especially by boat / ferry. Excursions with the Auguabus Ferry are popular. There are great offers here. E.g. from Ibiza / Figueretas / Playa D'en Bossa to Formentera with its beautiful beaches, or spend a day on the uninhabited island of Isla Espalmador. But also from Sant Antoni or Portinatx trips to the island Es Verda, an island tour around Ibiza, as well as to the sunset to Benirras are very interesting. In addition to boat trips, jeep safaris or organized excursions by quad are also offered ... to the excursions


More places / vacation spots on Ibiza

Ibiza is not all about sun, sand and parties. It is worth exploring other places on the coast or inland by rental car / bus / scooter. Other holiday resorts on the coast include, among others, Sant Antoni, Santa Eularia, Portinatx, Cala de Sant Vicen or Talamanca. If you want to discover the small towns on the coast and inland, you should go to Sant Josep, San Carlos (with the famous Bar Anitas), Santa Gertrudis (the best ham rolls are available in Bar Costa), San Rafael or the small town Visit Es Cubells ... to the places