The most sanguine of the three Balearic Islands, Ibiza is one of the best partying destinations in Europe. Party-goers from all around the world flock to the island each summer to have fun in world-class nightclubs with famous DJs, which makes Ibiza an awesome place to visit with a group of companions.
For a long time, Ibiza was a European hippie summer destination, but now it’s main attraction is the extraordinary clubbing scene. Often called the globe’s clubbing capital, it is attended by world’s top house DJs and numerous minor players performing here under the summer sun. However, visiting between October and May will reveal a different face of the island as only one club (Pacha) and a few bars remain open during the winter season.
Ibiza is not all about partying though – it also has exceptionally beautiful beaches and natural untouched scenery. Town of Santa Eulalia is the cultural centre of Ibiza, filled with palm-lined streets and post-card worthy beaches makes it a worthy place to visit even with your family and kids. It’s definitely worth it to spend a day exploring the island by bike or car, walk around the narrow streets of Dalt Vila and find a real bargain at the Hippy Market. There are many locations for water sports, diving and snorkeling, too. Formentera, a smaller island next to Ibiza is also worthy of a mention for its calm sea, perfect for a swim with a yacht or simply enjoying a dinner by the waterfront.
When to visit
The summer season and the first really warm beach days begin in May, with beautiful clear, sunny days and temperatures in the mid-twenties. The peak holiday season is between June and August, when revellers from all over Europe flock to Ibiza to experience the world-famous nightlife. This is also the hottest time of year, with temperatures reaching well into the 30s with very little rainfall and water temperatures of 25º – 27º C. If you are looking for a calmer holiday but still want warm sun, then September and October can be perfect times to visit.