Part of the Balearic Islands, Ibiza is a jewel of the Mediterranean Sea. Besides being the clubbing capital of the world, Ibiza also boasts amazing natural beauty, a superb climate and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Whether you want to lose yourself to dance listening to the world’s best DJs or enjoy the astoundingly clear sea, warm sun, attractive coves and eventful beaches – or a bit of everything – you have certainly come to the right place.
Euro, €1 = 100 cents
Emergency: (24 hrs) – 112
Local police: – 092
Poisoning: (24 hrs) – 915 620 420
Diario de Ibiza
Ultima Hora Ibiza
The Ibiza Sun
Deluxe Ibiza Magazine
Business hours are from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm. Supermarkets and department stores are generally open from 9.30 am to 9.30 pm. Bars, pubs and clubs are generally open until 3 am or 4 am in the morning on weekdays and until the early hours of the morning on weekends.
O.I.T. La Cúria
Plaça de la Catedral
+34 971 399 232
Opening hours Oct-Mar: Mon to Fri. 10 am to 3 pm
Saturday, Sunday and festivities: From 10 am to 2 pm
O.I.T. Ses Figueretes
Passeig de Ses Pitiüses
Plaça Julià Verdera, ses Figueretes
Ibiza is one of the most beautiful islands in Europe, and it certainly is the liveliest one. Every year more than 4 million visitors come to the island, which has just over 100,000 permanent residents. ‘Eivissa’ is the formal Catalan name and the name used by its inhabitants. The Balearic island has had many occupants over the last thousand years - from the ancient Phoenician and Carthigan peoples to the Greeks, Moors, Turks and Catalans.
By the 60's, though, the main invaders were hippies and they established Ibiza as a place for counterculture. All left their cultural fingerprints on Ibiza with a 2,000-year-old salt industry, an old smugglers route, a hippie market and a charming old town. Today, Ibiza is more international than ever - this is evident in the many restaurants offering very different culinary experiences and in the bars and clubs with chic designs set against absolutely breathtaking scenery.
One of the overwhelming reasons for travelling to Ibiza is enjoying the lovely beaches dotting the island's coastline, swimming in crystal-clear waters and enjoying the company of happy people. Whether you are here for the parties, water sports or just to get a nice tan, Ibiza certainly has the beach for you.
Ibiza is more than just bars and beach life. Take a day to explore the island by bike or car, stroll among the narrow streets of Dalt Vila and pick up a real bargain at the Hippy Market. There are ample possibilities for water sports, diving and snorkelling, too.
Almudaina/Castillo de Eivissa/Ibiza Castle
Iglesia del Puig de Missa
Ibiza Karting San Antonio
Ibiza’s culture and history is reflected in the islands culinary heritage. The cuisine is strongly influenced by different Mediterranean cultures, particularly by the cuisine of Catalonia. Fresh fish and seafood dominate the island’s culinary culture. However, Ibiza’s restaurants cater to all kinds of gastronomic preferences.
Restaurante Plaça del Sol
There is an abundance of cool, breezy cafés on Ibiza, many extremely inviting for a moment of relaxation. Take your pick, kick back and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of one of the island's many establishments.
Ibiza's bars set the scene for the incredible nightlife to come. Drinks are a little cheaper here than in the clubs, and most bars (unlike clubs) have free entry. There are club ticket deals and sometimes promotional offers on free chupitos (shots).
Party-goers and DJs come to Ibiza from all over the world to party all night long. It is decidedly one of the most incredible clubbing experiences in the world. Season runs from June through September. Club entrance fees are usually anywhere between €20-60.
Ibiza brags of having the largest number of stores on the smallest area in the world, and it really looks the part. On Ibiza, you can find a selection of the latest fashion pieces for your night out or cool accessories for your day at the beach. Just south of Ibiza Town is the resort Figueretas, where visitors will find plenty of shops selling brand-name clothing, sportswear, souvenirs and handicrafts from Ibiza. The well-known Malacoste market is also located here.
In Sant Antoni and Sant Antoni Bay you can shop at large department stores and shops along the coast. You’ll find everything from fashion and beach wear to local souvenirs.
Ibiza Airport lies 7,5 km from Ibiza Town.
Bus: Line 10 takes passengers to and from Ibiza Town in 30 minutes. It leaves every hour from 7 am to 11.20 pm.
Taxi: Takes around 20 minutes to the centre of Ibiza Town. Taxis for persons with special needs are also available either at the taxi stop or by calling +34 971 800 080.
Avis, Betacar Ibiza, Centauro, Hertz and Tui cars all have offices at the airport located on the arrivals level.
On the arrivals level, you can also find an airport information desk, a tourist- and post office.
Address: Sant Jordi de Ses Salines, Illes Balears, Spain
Best Time to Visit
The Ibiza party season lasts from early May (some clubs host opening parties already in late April) to September/beginning of October. This period coincides with Ibiza's peak season, with temperatures being at their highest in July and August, while June and September being the less crowded months with milder temperatures.
Spain can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
Ibiza has a decent bus service that will take you around the island. Regular bus services work all year, while night buses and the Discobus between Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni are in service from May until September.
All buses run from/to Avgda d’Isidor Macabich in Ibiza Town and bus stops are signed with a blue "P" on white background.
There’s a water bus service from Ibiza harbour to other beaches on the island. You can also take it to go across the harbour (to the El Divino club and Marina Botafoch).
It is usually easy to find a taxi in Ibiza. Additional charges are possible for airport and seaport pickup/delivery, phone bookings, transporting animals, luggage and waiting time.
Rario Taxi Eivissa
+34 971 39 84 83
Radio Taxi San Antonio
+34 971 34 37 64
Taxi Stop Santa Eulalia
+34 971 333 033
+34 665 43 26 76
The Spanish postal service is called Correos. You can get stamps at the post office or at the tobacconist (estanco).
Correos Ibiza Town:
Address: Avgda d’Isidor Macabich 65, Ibiza
Phone: +34 971 39 97 69
For a 24-hour pharmacy, go to the nearest pharmacy and look at the rotation schedule with addresses printed on the door. Many of them are located in Ibiza Town.
Country code Spain: +34
Area code: 0971