Ibiza has become somewhat renowned as a 24/7 party island deep in the Mediterranean, yet there is another side to this popular island that so few tourists choose to explore.
More than half of the island is covered in unspoilt woodland where olives, figs and almonds grow in abundance amongst the pines. Ibiza city is also something of a cultural hub home to some fantastic architecture.
Of course the beaches, warm weather and vibrant nightlife are the main reason so many tourists flock to the island. Home to some of Spain’s most infamous clubs and bars that are in abundance, millions of tourists flock here every year to soak up the sun and party all night.
Yet away from the bars and clubs there are plenty of tranquil walking trails and quite expanses of woodland to explore.
The weather is generally hot and sunny during the summer months with temperatures usually lingering in the late twenties.
Ibiza is a relatively small island, so there’s no need for huge cars to take on long journeys. Getting around is pretty easy and an economy car will get you wherever you need to with minimum fuss. Driving in Ibiza Road Driving Side: R Urban Speed Limit: 50 kmh Rural Speed Limit: 90 kmh Motorway Speed Limit: 120 kmh
If you don’t fancy spending day after day on the beach, then why not soak up some of Ibiza’s rich culture instead. The Centre d’Interpretació Madina Yasiba is a great place to visit to learn of the island’s interesting history.
Take a trip to the Torre d’en Galmés, located southwest of Alaior. Here you can explore the Talayotic site and learn about the site from the small information centre that has an instructive video presentation.
Take a trip to the San Carlos hippie market which takes place every Saturday. There are a variety of stalls selling clothes and hand-made jewellery.
Explore the fascinating caves for a taste of the island’s natural history or take a trip to Cova de ses Llegostes which is a unique cave which is home to stunning aquarium.
It’s generally advisable to exercise a good level of personal security, particularly in crowded or tourist areas, as petty crime such as pickpocketing and bag-snatching are common.
Be aware that at night you’re likely to encounter large rowdy crowds of people spilling out of clubs and bars. It’s advisable to avoid walking along at night.
Parking can be difficult in busy or tourist areas of the island, particularly during the busiest hours of the day.
Take care when parking your car and observe the Parking Restrictions to reduce the risk of being clamped and having to pay a substantial fine.
Ideal car: Economy
Ibiza is a relatively small island, so there’s no need for huge cars to take on long journeys. Getting around is pretty easy and an economy car will get you wherever you need to with minimum fuss.
Ibiza North Airport is located approximately 4 miles southwest of Ibiza Town and is accessible by the PM-803 motorway.