Ibiza, Spain – Island Talk Tuesday

Photo by daniel.chodusov

Ibiza is one of the most sought after destinations in the summertime. I have had family from Poland visit annually and have yet to go.

Here is a quick intro to Ibiza:

About Ibiza

Ibiza is a small island off the eastern coast of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. It is about ten times the size of Manhattan, NYC (as per Wikipedia that is). It’s primary reputation is the clubbing and parties. There’s more to the island than just that. I plan on going in Summer 2014 to experience it all.

How Do I Get Here?

There are international connections via Barcelona, Madrid, and London to the Ibiza airport. You can also take a ferry from from San Antoni which runs every 15 minutes. From Barcelona, a ferry takes about 8.5 hours, but they are available as well as from othet mainland Spain ports – Palma, Formentera, Denia, and Valencia.

What is There to Do?

ibiza clubs photoPhoto by stephendotcarter

The obvious is for Ibiza – clubbing and partying. During the summer months – May through September, famous DJ’s come and spin at the clubs. It’s the warmest months then so the beaches fill up and have parties all the time. Besides that, you can go boating, rent a car, hike mountains, scuba diving, eat the cuisine outdoors on small alleyway streets, and visit the salt flats at the end of the island. Rent a car and drive around if you want to go beyond Ibiza Town, which is the downtown area.

Climate and When to Come Visit

The summer months is peak season due to temperature. This means May through September.  It will reach low 80’s in the day (average) and low 70’s in the evening. Even though Ibiza is in the Mediterranean Sea, the winter months are much colder and drop to the 50’s. If you prefer warmer waters, wait until the end of July and afterwards to visit so the water has time to warm up.

Have you visited Ibiza?