Brief Ibiza Boat Rental Guide
Ibiza is one of the main party and beach destinations of the world. Located in the south of the Balearic Islands, a few miles from Formentera, Spanish and European tourists from around the world choose it each year to spend their vacation. The best DJs of the world visit the island each year to show their performances to a very wide audience.
But during the day, Ibiza offers so much fun and entertainment as during the night. On its coast there are hundreds of coves and beaches to enjoy and relax. And besides, it is one of the favorite and most exclusive destinations for sailing, so boat rentals in Ibiza are one of the best ways to see everything. In addition, Ibiza preserves the purest and most traditional features in its villages. Along with a unique architecture, visitors can appreciate the craftsmanship in the markets and become intoxicated by the hippy essence that is still preserved from the 60s.
What to do in Ibiza?
During the day Ibiza allows to know its major cities and smaller towns. You can visit Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza Town and Santa Eularia des Riu. Here you can taste the cuisine of the island or visit the craft markets. At night, Ibiza acquires one of the dimensions for which it is known throughout the world. It is something almost essential if you visit the island go to one of the most famous clubs. Space, Pacha, Amnesia and Ushuaia are some examples of the internationally most valued clubs, and where you can find renowned figures of electronic music.
At sea, Ibiza offers many possibilities. You can practice all kinds of watersports, including diving to explore the underwater Mediterranean species. You can also pick a spot to watch the sunset, as the natural park of Ses Salines or admire the high Es Vedra, 382 meters that rise vertically from the sea. Also, with boat rentals in Ibiza, you can get close to the neighboring Formentera, a few miles south. There you can enjoy the beauty of its beaches and coves, with wonderful crystalline waters to sail and swim.
Ibiza has lots of beaches and coves spread throughout the island. Many of them are unspoiled and all of them maintain the natural touch that makes them unique. There are many sandy beaches among pine trees and you can reach all them by boat. Some of them have all kinds of services and entertainment, even with hotels in the waterfront. But many others are hidden and finding them is and adventure and a challenge. Generally in the north there are beaches between cliffs and in the south you can find larger beaches, such as Es Cavallet in the southernmost point. Below we highlight some of the most beautiful, placed in the west and south of Ibiza, where the water is even more turquoise and clean.
- Cala Salada
Undoubtedly one of the best beaches in Ibiza to approach with a rental boat is Cala Salada, in the west of the island. It is between pine trees and the water is beautiful and turquoise.
- Cala d’Hort
Cala d'Hort is a must when visiting Es Vedra. If you have chosen boat rentals in Ibiza, we recommend you to visit this beach for a unique view of this rock. In addition, the water there is beautiful and transparent, and there is fine and nice sand.
- Cala Bassa
Protected by the terrain, Cala Bassa is practically a pool in the sea. It is located next to Sant Antoni de Portmany, one of the main cities of the island. The water is clear and calm, ideal for relaxing. The typical Mediterranean landscape with low vegetation and pine trees to the sand also goes well with the mood.
- Cala Conta
Cala Conta is actually a group of sandy and rock coves in the southwest of the island. They are unique for their multicolored tones of water, with blue, green and turquoise. If you have a rental boat in Ibiza, it is advisable to approach the islets offshore to enjoy privacy and the beauty of the landscape of Ibiza.
What to eat in Ibiza?
The cuisine of Ibiza partly reflects the Mediterranean cuisine, but with the peculiarities of the island, where the ingredients are more limited than on the mainland. Fish is part of a lot of dishes and elaborations, but in the inland there are also some typical elaborations with meat. In addition, there are typical pastries that are indispensable to know all the food in Ibiza.
Some main fish dishes are the Guisat de peix and Peix Sec. The first is a fish and potatoes stew with allioli, while the second is dry fish with species that often is included in salads. Other fish dishes are the Borrida of Ratjada, made with skate, or the tuna stew. As for the meat, like in the rest of the Balearic Islands, sobrasada is a must. Finally, in pastry the ensaimada is also shared with the rest of the Balearic Islands. Furthermore, in Ibiza you can find the flaó, a typical cake made with white cheese.
Wind and Weather in Ibiza
- Boating season
The best months to sail on this island are May, June, July, August and September, coinciding with the boating season in the rest of the Mediterranean Sea. It is when temperatures are warmer and there is less rainfall. But these are also the months with most visitors and when the demand of boat rentals in Ibiza is higher, so it is advisable to book in advance.
Temperatures in Ibiza are similar to those of the Mediterranean. In winter they do not usually go under 10°C and maximum values are between 15 and 20 degrees. In spring and autumn temperatures are warm and friendly, and in summer they can reach 30 degrees Celsius.
In Ibiza rainfall is virtually non-existent in the summer months. The rainiest months are autumn and winter, when rain can happen up to 10 or 11 days a month.
- Sea Temperature
The sea temperature in Ibiza is similar to the rest of the Mediterranean and it is ideal to be on the water during the boating season. In winter and spring it is usually below 20 degrees Celsius, reaching a minimum of 15°C in the coldest days. However, from June it easily exceeds 20°C, reaching the 25 or 26 degrees in August and September.
The strongest winds in Ibiza occur between October and April, out of the boating season. In the summer months it can blow a gentle west wind of between 3 and 20 knots, or occasionally a stronger Levant (easterly).
How to get in Ibiza
- By Plane
The best way to get in Ibiza is by plane and landing at the Ibiza Airport (IBZ). This airport is constantly growing and receives most flights in the summer. During the less tourist influx months, it is possible to fly to Ibiza directly from other Spanish airports, France, UK and Austria.
However, in the summer there are dozens of European airports with seasonal flights to Ibiza. You can fly to the island from Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway and Russia. And you can also come from Israel.
- By Boat
It is also possible to get to Ibiza by boat, both with a private or charter boat, or with a ferry. There are regular lines that connect the island with Mallorca and Formentera, as well as Barcelona, Valencia and Denia.