Ibiza attracts millions of tourists with its splendid beaches, gorgeous music scene, and lively nightlife. In fact, it has the second-highest tourist-to-resident ratio (20:1) in the world!

If you're planning your first trip to Ibiza, you're bound to have questions. After all, you want to have the best time of your life and make the most out of your investment.

So, here's everything you must know to enjoy a grand trip to this island!

1. Visit only during select months

The best season to visit Ibiza is between July and August. Most tourists visit during this time to enjoy its hot weather and long sunny days with slight chances of drizzle. Moreover, all services are completely operational in this season.

The second best time for an Ibiza trip is during May to June and September to October. This is perfect for those who prefer mild climates, sunny days, less crowds, and more relaxation. During these months, the tourism sector isn't at its peak.

Lastly, if this is your first Ibiza trip, avoid visiting from October to April. The tourism sector is completely closed, so it's not ideal.

However, people who have already enjoyed Ibiza's liveliness can still try it for cheaper prices, pristine beaches, and the wild beauty of Ibiza without people.

2. Book everything ahead of time

During the peak seasons, Ibiza hardly has enough slots for last-minute bookings. So, understand how long you want to stay there and book these immediately:

a. Flight/Commute

Book tickets to Ibiza and back home at once. Prebook online to get the best deals.

b. Accommodation

Once you've booked commute tickets, rush to reserve rooms in a luxury resort Ibiza immediately. Remember, good sleep and rest are necessary to enjoy the most on this dynamic island. So, don't hesitate to pay more for a better place at a calmer location.

Get one with a wide range of facilities like a bar, gym, pools, and Jacuzzi to relax and rejuvenate yourself. Some resorts also offer airport pick-up and drop-off, so don't forget to check that out!

c. Nightclub Entry

If you don't book tickets to nightclubs, you may not get entry passes. Moreover, the prices are exceptionally high when paying upfront. So, research nightclubs and their events and book their tickets.

d. High-end Restaurants

If you visit during the peak season and want to try specific restaurants, it's best to book a table. After all, the coastal or central restaurants are almost always booked. It can be troublesome to find an eatery after reaching there.

3. Pack appropriately

The best months of visiting Ibiza – May to October – are in summer. So, pack your summer outfits, beach wear, flip-flops, sunhat, and sunglasses. 

If the trip is in September or October, there are high chances of facing end-of-summer storms. Pack extra shoes for that.

4. Look up the best spots to visit

Ibiza is full of stunning beaches and coves, along with hypnotizing blue waters. While you may want to visit all of them, it's almost impossible.

Instead, visit the most famous beaches, such as Cala Benirrás, Cala d'en Serra, Cala Portinatx, and Cala Xarraca in Northern Ibiza and Aguas Blancas, Cala Llenya, Cala Llonga, and Cala Nova in Eastern Ibiza.

In Western Ibiza, visit Cala Bassa, Cala Comte, Cala d’Hort, Cala Gració, and Cala Salada . In Southern Ibiza, go to Es Cavallet, Es Bol Nou, Las Salinas, and Cala Jondal.

Note: If you visit the beaches by car, you may not find empty parking spaces. Most people prefer traveling by motorcycle to avoid this issue.

5. Carry enough money and lots of cash

Whether you want to party or just relax in Ibiza, everything is expensive. From food, drinks, and parties to cabs and water activities, you will have to shell out a pretty penny for everyday enjoyment. So, make sure you have enough funds before you set off.

You must also have a lot of cash. While high-end facilities accept card or online payment, the locals may not. Moreover, ATMs don't offer the right rates for currency exchange. For a seamless experience, exchange money at the currency exchange office before traveling.

6. Try out the right food

Don't miss the true taste of Ibiza's local cuisine. Try their seafood rice dish, paella de mariscos, which is full of mussels, prawns, clams, shrimp, and crabs. Another great choice is the sobrassada, a spicy soft sausage with nutmeg, cayenne pepper, and paprika!


Follow these tips for a memorable experience on the magnificent island. So, book tickets, pack up, and prepare to dance the nights away!