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Ibiza

Ibiza

Whether you’re embracing the frenzied partying hot-spots of the clubbing music scene or searching out the unspoiled island paradise of one of Spain’s most popular islands, Ibiza will provide you with everything you want. As one half of the island is well known to be dedicated to late-night partying, the rest of the island remains the perfect location for a lazy beach-break. Whichever side of Ibiza you choose to explore you can be assured of sun-kissed beaches, excellent hotels and a hotbed of culinary choice.

For a small island, Ibiza punches above its weight in terms of accommodation, whether rural agrotourism hotels, affordable beachside properties or boutique in-town offerings. Agrotourism hideaways are a good way of getting a taste of the laid-back vibe of the island among the best is the tranquil Agroturismo Atzaro. Further south, Ibiza Town’s Old Town has boutique properties such as the luxury 14-room Mirador de Dalt Vila (Plaza de España 4) and more affordable options including Hotel Es Vivé (Calle Carlos Roman Ferrer 8). Avid clubbers will love the adult-only Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel (Playa d'en Bossa 1), which has rooms near the poolside parties.


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Ibiza’s Old Town features boutiques, nightclub merchandise outlets, international names and quirky gift shops – here, trendy threads can be purchased from Hippy Chick (Calle Santa Cruz 13) and Beautiful Creatures (Calle de la Virgen 11). Make sure not to miss the long-running Hippy Market (Avenida Punta Arabí) in Es Canar every Wednesday (April to October). In operation since 1973, shoppers can pick up nick-nacks at bargain prices while being serenaded by musicians. If antiques are more your thing, put a bid in at Casi Todo auction house, a veritable treasure trove in Santa Gertrudis.

Ibiza is a culinary hotbed, with its mix of Ibicencan and international fare, locally sourced vegetables and abundant seafood. The Old Town is a great place to start, with restaurants overflowing onto narrow cobblestone streets – a locals’ favourite, La Torreta (Plaça de la Vila 10) is a great place for people watching. Chiringuitos (beach restaurants) are central to Ibiza’s foodie scene and range from small shacks to upscale hangouts – the cheap and rustic Fish Shack (Talamanca) and the ‘see and be seen’ El Chiringuito (Playa Es Cavallet) both serve wonderfully fresh fish. If you really want to splash out, try Lio (Paseo Juan Carlos I), a lively restaurant with hedonistic entertainment and fantastic views of the Old Town.

Ibiza Carnival
February
Carnival events take place at various towns on the island during February, but the most notable is Ibiza Town’s parade, where residents don their glad rags and dance or sing their way along the city’s streets.


Good Friday Processions
March/April
Taking place throughout Ibiza, but most notably in Ibiza Town and Santa Eulalia del Río, parades consisting of members of different brotherhoods dressed in coloured capes and conical hats meander solemnly through the streets.


Ibiza Medieval Festival
May
Head back in time as you walk shoulder to shoulder with jesters and knights, gaze in awe at intricate tapestries, and sample food of the Middle Ages during this three-day medieval extravaganza in Ibiza Town’s Old Town.


Ibiza Jazz Festival
August
Jazz may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of music in Ibiza, but this varied genre is celebrated at venues in the Old Town that host both international and local acts.


Radio 1 Weekend
August
Star DJs from the BBC’s Radio 1 take over the decks at some of the island’s largest clubs for a weekend of free sets and all-day, all-night partying. They’re joined by some of Britain’s and the world’s greatest club performers.

TIMETABLES

This is a Summer only destination

ESSENTIALS

Language
Spanish
Currency
Euro
Time zone
GMT +1
Flight time
2 Hours 45
Holiday type
Beach , Sightseeing , Summer Sun

WEATHER

21/10/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
21°C
min
28°C
max
22/10/14
Light drizzle
Light drizzle
21°C
min
28°C
max
23/10/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
21°C
min
25°C
max
24/10/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
22°C
min
25°C
max
25/10/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
22°C
min
24°C
max
26/10/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
22°C
min
24°C
max
27/10/14
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
22°C
min
24°C
max
Jan
16°C max
8°C min
Feb
16°C max
8°C min
Mar
18°C max
10°C min
Apr
20°C max
12°C min
May
23°C max
15°C min
Jun
26°C max
18°C min
Jul
29°C max
21°C min
Aug
31°C max
22°C min
Sep
28°C max
20°C min
Oct
24°C max
17°C min
Nov
19°C max
13°C min
Dec
17°C max
9°C min

TODAY'S WEATHER

Sunny skies 29°C
21°C
min
28°C
max
68%
huimidity

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