Where is Ibiza?
Ibiza is an island off the East coast of mainland Spain, in the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the Balearic Islands (Islas Baleares) sometimes known as the Pitius Islands.
N 39° 1.20444', E 1° 28.92941' for all you GPS fans.
N 39° 1' 12.2664", E 1° 28' 55.7646" for those who prefer the more traditional method.
How to get to Ibiza
There are really only two main options for getting to the island of Ibiza; You can fly in or you can take the ferry. Flights to the island in the summer months are very frequent with cheap flight options available from all over Europe and the UK. Popular airlines include EasyJet, Ryan Air, Vueling, BM, BA and Spanair.
The 3 main ferry companies that have routes that service the Island of Ibiza are Baleria, Acciona & Iscomar. Ferries depart from Barcelona, Denia, Valencia and Palma.
What time zone is Ibiza in?
Ibiza is in the Northern hemisphere and goes by Central European Time (CET) which is 1 hour ahead of the U.K. (GMT +1)
What is the best time of year to visit Ibiza?
This is impossible to answer as it depends on what kind of holiday you need.
Summer: perfect for sweltering hot beach days & full on nightlife.
Autumn: great for catching all the closing parties & even some warm beach days but chilly in the evenings.
Winter: Generally blue skies during the day but quite cold and stormy at times. Perfect for sightseeing and cultural events but maybe not much fun for children. Local nightlife but not many clubs open.
Spring: beautiful colours and landscapes. Loved by artists and photographers. Cool days and chilly nights see the rebirth of the summer season but most tourist businesses still remain closed.
Is it necessary to hire a car in Ibiza?
Ibiza is a beautiful island with plenty of sights to see and a car is a must in order to get to those off the beaten path places. The taxi service is very efficient but costly and expect long waits during the summer months. Public transport is very effiecient but less regular during the winter months. The Disco Bus runs regulary throughout the summer nights.
What is the weather like in Ibiza?
Summer: very hot and humid during the day and generally through the night, although freak storms are possible.
Autumn: warm days followed by chilly nights with the possibility of light showers.
Winter: cold, often rainy grey days and damp evenings. Possible sunny days and freak storms.
Spring: blue skies with light showers but not too cold.
What currency is used in Ibiza?
In 2002 Ibiza's currency changed from the Peseta, which had been the currency in use from 1867, to the Euro leaving in its wake more than a little confusion.
What is the official language of Ibiza?
Although many of the locals speak Ibicenco, this is a dialect of Catalan which is the official languange in Ibiza. Everybody also speaks Spanish, known here as Castellano or Español.
Is the tap water safe to drink in Ibiza?
It is advisable not to drink the tap water in Ibiza but you certainly won't die if you do. Mineral water is available everywhere and there is also the option of using the Agua Potable filling station that offer clean and safe drinking water for a Euro for about 60 litres, just remember to take your own containers. Tap water is perfectly suitable for cooking.
What time is Siesta?
Siesta is the midday time of rest originally favoured by field workers when the sun was just too hot. It is generally from 13:30 to 16:30 but all businesses choose their own hours, some not closing at all, especially during high season. It is Siesta all day long on Sundays, as this is often the chosen day of rest.
What is Hierbas?
Hierbas is a local Ibiza licquor made only from island plants and herbs. The main flavour in it is aniseed and beware, it is 26% proof. It can be mixed with all sorts of great ingredients to create fabulous cocktails and is an island favourite!
Is it expensive to charter a boat in Ibiza?
Ibiza is an island and therefore fabulous for boat tours and excursions. It is not as costly as you may think and perfect for large groups or hen & stag parties. There are some great charter companies here who will ensure you have a funfilled day.
Which region of Ibiza is best for partying?
This depends on what you like. The bars and restaurants in the North of the island often throw great parties generally more aimed at the locals. San Antonio is fantastic for a night out of pub crawls and bar hopping and the center of Ibiza town is jam packed with an eclectic array of all sorts of bars playing funky tunes.
Is Ibiza family friendly?
Yes. The main beaches are easily accessed. The restaurants generally offer a childrens´ menu and will have high chairs and often toys or colouring books and a lot of businesses have special prices for children, whatever the activity. Children out past their bed time are not usually frowned upon either, so the choice is yours.
Why is Ibiza sometimes called Eivissa?
Eivissa is Ibiza in Catalan & Ibicenco, the local and official Ibiza dialects. Ibiza is the name of the island in Spanish. All road signs and town names are in Catalan, but generally look very similar to the Spanish word.