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Population

Ibiza is home to approximately 130,000 residents, with the most populous areas including Ibiza Town (49,000), Santa Eulalia (31,500), San José (22,000), and San Antonio (22,000).

Languages

The island's official languages are Spanish and Catalan. Due to its international appeal, many locals working in the tourism sector also speak English, Italian, French, and German.

Currency

The Euro is the official currency used throughout Spain.

Time Zone

Ibiza and the Balearic Islands share the same time zone as mainland Spain: GMT+1.

Electricity

The island utilizes standard European plugs (two rounded prongs) with a voltage of 220V.

Phone Numbers

  • Country Code for Spain: +34
  • Area Code for the Balearic Islands: 971
  • National Police: 091
  • Municipal Police: 092
  • Emergencies, Firefighters, and Civil Protection: 112
  • Ibiza Town Guardia Civil Police: 971301100
  • Ambulance: 061

Keep these essential details at your fingertips as you embark on your unforgettable Ibiza adventure, immersing yourself in the island's vibrant culture and stunning landscapes.

☀️ Weather

Ibiza's idyllic climate features warm summers and mild winters, making it an alluring destination all year round.

Winter

December through March brings mild winters to Ibiza, with temperatures ranging from 8ºC to 16ºC, rarely dipping below freezing.

Summer

Hot and dry summers grace the island from July to August, with average maximum temperatures around 30ºC and scarce rainfall, though some humidity may be present.

Ideal Travel Time

While Ibiza enchants visitors throughout the year, the months of May to July offer the perfect blend of warm weather, fewer crowds, and more affordable prices.

Experience the island's stunning beaches and coves in a comfortable and relaxed setting during this prime travel period.

💶 Prices

Ibiza's prices are generally comparable to those in Madrid or Barcelona. While accommodation and nightclub tickets may be on the higher side, bars and restaurants offer more moderate pricing. Here are sample prices in Ibiza:

Food and Drink

  • Coffee: €1.25 (US$1.40)
  • Beer: €1.50 (US$1.70)
  • Two drinks near the Port of Ibiza: €10 (US$11.10) - €15 (US$16.60)
  • Dinner for two at a standard restaurant: starting at €45 (US$49.80)

Transportation

  • Bus ticket from airport to Ibiza Town center: €3.60 (US$4)
  • Taxi from airport to Ibiza Town center: €20 (US$22.10) - €25 (US$27.60)
  • Rental car: From €20 (US$22.10) per day (booking in advance is advised)
  • Round trip ticket to Formentera: €18 (US$19.90) - €50 (US$55.30)

Accommodation

  • Double hotel room in San Antonio: from €35 (US$38.70)
  • Double hotel room in Ibiza Town: from €50 (US$55.30)
  • Leisure Club tickets: €20 (US$22.10) - €70 (US$77.50) depending on the event

Keep this pricing guide handy as you plan your unforgettable Ibiza adventure, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience on this captivating island.

🎄 National Holidays

Find out when public holidays are in Ibiza before you travel so you can plan your visits to monuments as well as enjoy local festivities.

Public Holidays

  • New Year’s Day: 1st January.
  • Reyes Magos (Epiphany): 6th January.
  • Balearic Islands Day: 1st March. Commemorates the day the 1983 Statute of Autonomy came into effect.
  • Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter: Date varies.
  • Labour Day: 1st May.
  • Assumption Day: 15th August.
  • Columbus Day: 12th October.
  • All Saint’s Day: 1st November.
  • Spanish Constitution Day: 6th December.
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception: 8th December.
  • Christmas Day: 25th December.

Local Festivities

  • San Antonio (Sant Antoni): 17th January.
  • Santa Inés (Sant Agnès): 21st January.
  • Santa Eulalia: 12th February.
  • San José (Sant Josep): 19th March.
  • Sant Francesc de Paula: 2nd April.
  • San Vicente (Sant Vicent de Sa Cala): 5th April.
  • San Jorge (Sant Jordi): 23rd April.
  • San Juan Bautista: 21st - 24th June (in Ibiza Town).
  • San Juan (Sant Joan): 24th June.
  • San Cristobal: 10th June (in Es Canar).
  • Nuestra Señora del Carmen: 16th July. Festival with a boat procession in the Port of Ibiza.
  • Nuestra Señora de las Nieves: 5th August. Festival in Ibiza Town with processions and fireworks.
  • San Lorenzo (Sant Llorenç de Balafia): 10th August.
  • Festes de Sant Bartomeu: 24th August.
  • Sant Agustí: 28th August.
  • Santa Cruz (Santa Creu): 14th September.
  • San Mateo (Sant Mateu): 21st September.
  • San Miguel (Sant Miquel): 29th September.
  • San Rafael (Sant Rafel): 24th October.
  • San Carlos (Sant Carles): 4th November.
  • Santa Gertrudis: 16th November.

🏖️ Opening Times

With its bustling nightlife, Ibiza's opening hours tend to be quite late, allowing you to enjoy both beach days and evening shopping.

Shops

  • Standard opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 1:30 pm, and 5 pm to 8 pm or 9 pm. Souvenir shops often have longer hours and may open on Sundays.
  • Port area shops: Open until midnight during summer months.

Markets

  • Es Canar hippie market: April to October, every Wednesday from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Las Dalias hippie market: Every Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm, and Mondays and Tuesdays in summer from 7 pm to 1:30 am.

Embrace the vibrant energy of Ibiza, where late opening hours cater to your leisurely explorations, shopping sprees, and beachside relaxation.

📑 Necessary Documents

Prepare for your Ibiza adventure by ensuring you have the necessary travel documents, such as your passport, visa, or national ID card.

Passport or National ID

Ibiza is in Spain, part of the European Union and the Schengen Area. EU nationals and citizens of 62 other countries only need a passport (valid for at least four months from the planned departure date) or a national identity card for tourist visits up to 90 days.

EU, EEA, and Swiss Citizens

Citizens of the EU, EEA, and Switzerland don't need a visa but require a valid passport or national ID card.

UK Citizens

UK citizens can visit Schengen countries for up to 90 days within a 180-day period without a visa. Passports must be less than 10 years old on the entry date and valid for at least 3 months after the planned departure date. Check the UK Government's Foreign Travel Advice (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain) website for updated information. US Citizens US citizens don't need a visa for stays less than 90 days but require a passport valid for at least six months beyond their stay. Immigration officers may request proof of sufficient funds and a return airline ticket.

Australian Citizens

Australian citizens visiting Schengen Area countries for less than 90 days don't need a visa. Passports must have at least six months' validity from the planned return date.

Citizens from the following countries can also enter Spain without a visa for tourist visits up to 90 days: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, Republic of Korea, San Marino, Switzerland, Singapore, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Visa

If you're not a citizen of an EU country or one of the nations listed above, visit your country's Spanish Embassy or the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/ServiciosAlCiudadano/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Paginas/Inicio.aspx) website for guidance. Stay informed and prepared to ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey to the enchanting island of Ibiza.

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