Ibiza travel guide – Girlstrip
September 13, 2019Travel
Thinking about visiting Ibiza? Here is my little Ibiza travel guide…
My summer has almost come to an end and although I already went on two adventures, visiting Portugal and Croatia, there was one last stop for me this year: Ibiza. Together with my best friends we went to an unforgettable girls-trip to the Balearic Islands, Ibiza and Formentera. So, where to party, to swim and what to see around the island… discover my Ibiza travel guide.
Location: Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain
Area: 571 km²
Language: Spanish, English and German are also commonly spoken
Currency: Euro (€)
When to visit?
Ibiza has a pleasant, mild Mediterranean climate all year round. However the high season starts mid June and goes to mid September. Thats when the weather is hot, the party season is in full swing and the island is packed. Many popular DJ’s, like Calvin Harris and Martin Garrix, play during those months.
But, if you prefer a calmer atmosphere and milder weather, I would suggest to go in May or end of September.
How to get to Ibiza?
The flights to Ibiza are very affordable. We flew from Vienna with Lauda Air and I have to say that I was vert pleasantly surprised by the good service and punctuality of the flight.
How to get around?
Ibiza has a solid public transport system and many destinations are reachable by the bus. The taxi prices are way cheaper than in most European cities, which I was really glad about. To fully enjoy your stay, I would recommend to rent a scooter or a car.
Where to stay in Ibiza
We stayed in Villa Miranda, right in the old town of Ibiza. I actually loved this apartment, it had the most stunning view on the ocean. We booked it via Airbnb, but have a look at other websites, as well, because I couldn’t find it this time.
Besides a few little imperfections, like the lack of lightbulbs in the kitchen lights and the damaged sofa bed (which is why 2 of us had to sleep on the floor), the organization was okay.
All in all the villa was super comfortable and furnished in a very boho, modern way. Not to forget that the view, both from the terrace and the living room, was breathtaking.
Best clubs in Ibiza
Ibiza is known for its party scene and nightlife. So, where to go clubbing? There is the Ushuaia, which is probably the most well-known day and night time club in Ibiza. All the famous Dj’s, like Calvin Harris and Martin Garrix, play there all summer long. We went there to listen to Oliver Heldens and Dimitri Vegas and it was absolutely insane. My favorite thing about it was that it is an open air club.
- Pacha – Allegedly the island’s most favorite club, which hosts all the big dj’s
- Hï Ibiza – This fancy megaclub stars big- name DJ’s and neon lights shows
- Privilege – Apparently the biggest club in the world
My tip for clubbing:
Clubbing in Ibiza can get really expensive, like REEAALLY. So, unless you are planning to spend your entire savings on partying, I would recommend to book your tickets beforehand. If you get early bird tickets, they are around 30-70 euros. We made the mistake to go to Pacha without getting the tickets a few days earlier. The ticket was 70 euros!!!
Best beaches in Ibiza..
Ibiza is blessed with a great number of exceedingly beautiful beaches. There is a wild range of beaches. Wild, rocked beaches for adventurers and white sandy laid back beaches for lazy party folks.
As we went on a day-trip in search for the best beaches, our first stop was Punta Galera. This beachs is mostly known for it’s boho vibes, fun cliff jumping and a stunning view on the ocean, which makes it perfect for watching sunsets. “Punta Galera” means “flat rocks” and as you can guess there is almost no sand on this beach.
Other stunning beaches:
- Benirràs – Best for spirituals
- Cala Carbó – Best for long, lazy beach days
- Cala Olivera – Best for sunbathing
- Cala Xarraca – Best for snorkeling
- Las Salinas – Best for party people
Go on a day trip to Formentera
If you are tired of the crowded Ibiza, I would suggest to do a day trip to Formentera. This stunning little island is only a half an hour away from Ibiza and something you will remember for the rest of your life.
You can read my Formentera guide here..