Ibiza Town is the capital of Ibiza, one of Spain's Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It's known for its lively nightlife scene, and many European nightclubs have summer outposts here. South of the center, Ses Figueretes and Platja d'en Bossa are white-sand beaches. Above the harbor is the old quarter of Dalt Vila, with the Gothic-style Catedral de Santa María and views from Renaissance-era fortifications.
Dalt Vila’s main gate is the 16th-century Ses Taules, with a long entry ramp. The old Casa de La Cúria building hosts a museum of local history. The Museum of Contemporary Art houses work by local and international artists in both old and modern buildings. West of the old town, the Puig des Molins tombs are evidence of Phoenician inhabitants from the 7th century B.C. Farther southwest of town, beyond the airport, is the ruined Phoenician settlement of Sa Caleta.
Located 80 km east of mainland Spain, Ibiza spans 570 square miles of beautiful scenery. This section will guide you through the essential Ibiza tourist information you may need before you travel. The local language of Ibiza is Catalan, similar to Spanish and most locals are fluent in both. You will find however, that English is also spoken by most of the tourist-ready inhabitants. The coastline runs for 210km and is scattered with beautiful beaches to suit all tastes. Further inland, the landscape becomes hilly and green. To get a vantage point like no other, you need to head to the highest point of the island Sa Talaia, which reaches 475m at its peak.
Another piece of essential Ibiza tourist information, is differing requirements for using electrical devices abroad. Electricity runs at 220 volts on the island and you will require a two pin travel adapter for your appliances. Your packing should also include your EHIC card which provides you with basic medical cover during your stay. It goes without saying but suncream is another must bring, as you can expect 300 days per year of sun lasting for 10 hours on average per day.
You can expect the Ibiza weather to be reliably hot and sunny from May onwards. The lush green countryside gets its watering in late autumn and early spring; but even then you can expect to have more clear days than not. In the height of the season the Ibiza weather has been known to reach soaring temperatures of thirty degrees upwards. Sunseekers should definitely look at booking their break during July and August. This is also a great time for water babies, as the water temperature can soar to the likes of 26 degrees.
When packing for a break, you should definitely consider the Ibiza weather for that month. During May, June and September you can expect it to be hot in the daytime, with Ibiza's temperatures dropping at night. A few light cover ups will come in handy for any evening revelry. During July and August, you can expect the temperature to be hot hot hot! Loose and airy clothes are recommended to help you beat the heat. During October, you may need to be a little more varied with your packing; layer up and be aware of the potential for some light rain.