Infamously known for the party scene, Ibiza has lots more to offer. Its rugged coastline contains many white sandy beaches, hidden coves and bays, villages of white-washed houses tumbling down cliff sides, and a green, hilly landscape.
The capital, Ibiza town is a great place to visit, with it's Medieval stone walls and fortress, it has earned a place on UNESCO'S World Heritage Site list. The newer part of town offers high-end restaurants, great bars and stalls selling everything from shoes to leather bags.
Ibiza is the perfect holiday island all year round thanks to its mild winters, hot summers and 300 days of sunshine a year.
The winter months on Ibiza are still pleasant with average lows of 45-53ºF and highs of 57-65ºF, with November and April being the warmest and October to December the wettest.
Things really start to heat up on Ibiza from June with average high temperatures of 79ºF (26ºC) and rising to 84ºF (29ºC) in the peak months of July and August.
Out and About
When you hear the words 'Holiday in Ibiza' most people tend to think Clubbing. Whilst the Island is still one of the main destinations for Clubbing holidays, the Island itself has so much more to offer.
The island has long been a destination for artists to pursue their talents, muse over the fantastic sunsets and many local galleries with bespoke arts can be found dotted around the Island.
Watersports feature heavily and can be found on most beaches, these include kayaking, windsurfing, canoeing and if you're game enough, the Banana Ride! Check out the prices before you go, many good deals can be found.
Playa D'en Bossa is home to the Aguamar Water Park with waterslides and pool areas, this is operational in peak season so be sure to check out opening times!
Daily boat trips are in abundance and are a good way of seeing the island and all that it offers. Check out which trip you are doing, if you're not up for a party there are many that are family orientated as well.
Many excursions available and a very popular one is on the form of the Mini train. As the Island is not that big, you can hop on the Mini Train, (or Tourist Train), around the Island stopping off at several areas whilst taking in the local scenery. These tours range from 2 - 4 hours and are a great way of seeing the island at its best.
In the north The Caves at San Marca have always been a favourite amongst things to see, stalagmites and stalactites, eerie and spectacular this attraction is open all year round. Check times and prices to make sure you get the most out of your excursion.
Hippy Markets are a great way to bag that infamous trinket you have always wanted (needed!). These are dotted all over the Island. The biggest markets are held on Wednesdays in Es Cana. Bag that bargain!
Whatever you decide to do, Ibiza has it all! Party trips, boat trips, a trip on a mini train, caves, markets, art & culture and most of all... the Sunsets are to die for!
Out for Lunch!
Ibiza's cuisine is based on the fresh natural ingredients readily available. Sobrasada (paprika sausage), cheese and honey is very popular on the island. Some of the local dishes to try out whilst on holiday include Arroz de Matanzas-Pork with rice, Arroz a la Marinera-fisherman style rice and Frita de Porc. Meat products are all locally raised and bred and the fish is freshly caught by the sea. Popular seafood dishes to try are Sirvia, John Dory and Grouper. Pastries are very famous, the most famous being the tart made from goats and sheeps cheese.
Dining out is not a problem in Ibiza. The resorts have an enormous amount of restaurants, bars, cafes and tavernas. You can enjoy a meal by the harbour, up on the hills, by the beach or in the centre of the towns. Tapas is a popular way to eat with a group of people.
Flight Time - From London 2 hrs 20 mins, From Manchester 2 hrs 45 mins, From Glasgow 3 hrs
Currency - Euro
Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs and Cafes - mixed and varied with a good selection for everyone.
Best Time to Visit: April to October with June, July and August being peak time.
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