IBIZA FAQ'S

How do I get from the airport to my hotel?

Es Codolar International Airport (tel. 90-240-47-04) is approximately three and a half miles from Ciudad de Ibiza. If you have not booked a private transfer with us then Ibizabus serves the island with buses running to Sant Antoni, Eivissa and Santa Eulàlia every 30 minutes. Summer schedules start from 6:30am to 11:30pm. Buses to other parts of the island are less frequent, so check the website for timetables (www.ibizabus.com).

On Ibiza, taxis are available at the airport and in Eivissa, Figueretas, Santa Eulàlia and Sant Antoni. Legal taxis are metered, but it's a good idea to get an estimate of the fare from the driver before you climb aboard.

How do I get from the port to my hotel?

Traveling to the Balearic Islands by ferry varies in price depending when you want to go, what speed boat you opt for and how luxurious you want the accommodation to be. If you are traveling from mainland Spain you may find that it's more economical to fly to Ibiza. And unless you are renting a car on the island, then bus and taxi services are your options for transportation.

How do I get around the city using public transportation?

You'll need more than sandals and late-night stamina to get around Ibiza! There are several bus companies running transport around Ibiza (with summer offering more schedules). The Disco Bus, which runs from midnight to 6:00am, takes people to and from major clubs and resorts. Just be sure to consult the bus timetables before making your plans, as schedules and routes won't always coordinate effortlessly. Small ferries also navigate the routes between the main resorts, which turns the trip into an adventure in itself.

One of the most popular means of getting around the island is scooter or bicycle. Rental arrangements can be made through Casa Valentín, corner of Av. B. V. Ramón 19 (tel. 97-131-08-22). Scooters cost from 25€ to 35€ per day. In Ibiza Town, you'll have to walk, but the city is compact and can be covered on foot. There are buses leaving for the nearby beaches. The two main bus terminals are at Av. Isidor Macabich 20 and 42 (tel. 97-131-20-75).

How do I call/hail a taxi?

If there are three or four persons traveling, taxis are a comfortable and relatively economical way to go. You can flag a taxi down at any time of night and day if the green light is showing. Legal taxis on Ibiza are metered, but it's a good idea to get a rough estimate of the fare from the driver before you climb aboard.

Note: Only get properly licensed taxis when you come out of a club.

I will have a car in Ibiza, where can I park?

Hiring a car is one of the best ways to get around Ibiza and will provide the most freedom and comfort for travel. You really need a car if you want to get to the quieter beaches or explore the interior. During off season, driving is pretty calm and relaxed, during the summer the roads become more hectic.

The large dirt car parks are usually free to park in; however parking on the streets is a different story. Wherever there are blue lines and areas with green dotted lines, paying is essential. There are blue ticket machines within eyesight, they are quite straightforward and clearly state the paying timetable on them. It varies from town to town and from winter to summer so check the machines in each different town you visit before leaving your car. The ticket from the machine must be displayed on your dashboard. The maximum pay at one time is approximately €2 for about 2 hours parking. If you forget and find a fine on your windscreen when you return, it can be cancelled within the first hour. All you have to do is put another €3 in the machine and press the green button. An annulment ticket will print out, which must be placed in the envelope provided and put into a slot in the machine with the fine. Tear the ticket at the dotted line and keep one of the two parts as proof of payment. Parking is free where there are no lines on the street. Sundays and Fiesta days (holidays) are also free and so is the siesta time (generally from 2pm - 4pm) but again check the machine to be sure.

Please Note: Drunk driving is an issue on the island and extra forces are present in the summer season to help control it. There could be random police checks (usually at the roundabouts or rondas), where if stopped you will be breathalysed. The limit is 0.25 and anything over that is penalized accordingly with either a fine or the night in prison depending on how much over the limit you are and whether or not your manners fail you. The taxi service here is quite efficient as is the disco bus so drunk driving should be avoided at all times. Also beware of pirate taxis outside the clubs!

Can I pay/tip in US dollars?

The currency of Ibiza is the Euro. US dollars are not accepted. Please be sure to have the correct currency on hand or be prepared to exchange your dollars for euros upon arrival. Currency exchange desks can be found at the airport and many locations throughout the city. For more detailed information, consult our guide to tipping in Spain by clicking here.

I don't speak Spanish. Will many people speak English?

English may be spoken at your hotel and in the tourist areas, but not everywhere. We suggest you get a good English-Spanish dictionary and familiarize yourself with common phrases such as hello, goodbye, excuse me and numbers 1-10. Ibicenco, the local dialect of Catalan, is the main language of the island and Castilian is understood by all Ibiza citizens.

When are the normal mealtimes?

Lunch usually happens from 2:00pm and dinner is from 9:00pm at the earliest, though 10:00pm is the norm. It is a bit cheaper to have drinks and tapas at the bar rather than sitting at a table. And sitting outside will generally cost about an extra 20 eurocents per item. Locals usually leave very small tips - just odd change for drinks and snacks. Unless you are somewhere upscale, where International rules apply, a 10% tip for a meal is considered generous while 5% is more the norm.

Note: You often have to show your passport when paying by debit or credit card. And you must carry your passport with you by law.

Can I drink the water?

The tap water tastes awful, but bottled water is very inexpensive in supermarkets.

What are the best beaches in Ibiza?

With over 80 beaches to choose from, there is truly something for everyone. Please visit our dedicated page on Ibiza beaches for more information.

What are the most popular clubs in Ibiza? Where are they located?

The clubbing season runs fromlate May to early October and is most frenzied from mid-July to mid-September. Please visit our dedicated page on Ibiza clubbing for specifics.

What else is there to do on Ibiza besides clubbing?

There is more to this tiny island than partying. Ibiza is a water lover's paradise and there are many water sports and other activities to enjoy. Please visit our dedicated pages on Sports and Activities as well as Water Parks for more options and information.

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IBIZA FAQ'S

How do I get from the airport to my hotel?

Es Codolar International Airport (tel. 90-240-47-04) is approximately three and a half miles from Ciudad de Ibiza. If you have not booked a private transfer with us then Ibizabus serves the island with buses running to Sant Antoni, Eivissa and Santa Eulàlia every 30 minutes. Summer schedules start from 6:30am to 11:30pm. Buses to other parts of the island are less frequent, so check the website for timetables (www.ibizabus.com).

On Ibiza, taxis are available at the airport and in Eivissa, Figueretas, Santa Eulàlia and Sant Antoni. Legal taxis are metered, but it's a good idea to get an estimate of the fare from the driver before you climb aboard.

How do I get from the port to my hotel?

Traveling to the Balearic Islands by ferry varies in price depending when you want to go, what speed boat you opt for and how luxurious you want the accommodation to be. If you are traveling from mainland Spain you may find that it's more economical to fly to Ibiza. And unless you are renting a car on the island, then bus and taxi services are your options for transportation.

How do I get around the city using public transportation?

You'll need more than sandals and late-night stamina to get around Ibiza! There are several bus companies running transport around Ibiza (with summer offering more schedules). The Disco Bus, which runs from midnight to 6:00am, takes people to and from major clubs and resorts. Just be sure to consult the bus timetables before making your plans, as schedules and routes won't always coordinate effortlessly. Small ferries also navigate the routes between the main resorts, which turns the trip into an adventure in itself.

One of the most popular means of getting around the island is scooter or bicycle. Rental arrangements can be made through Casa Valentín, corner of Av. B. V. Ramón 19 (tel. 97-131-08-22). Scooters cost from 25€ to 35€ per day. In Ibiza Town, you'll have to walk, but the city is compact and can be covered on foot. There are buses leaving for the nearby beaches. The two main bus terminals are at Av. Isidor Macabich 20 and 42 (tel. 97-131-20-75).

How do I call/hail a taxi?

If there are three or four persons traveling, taxis are a comfortable and relatively economical way to go. You can flag a taxi down at any time of night and day if the green light is showing. Legal taxis on Ibiza are metered, but it's a good idea to get a rough estimate of the fare from the driver before you climb aboard.

Note: Only get properly licensed taxis when you come out of a club.

I will have a car in Ibiza, where can I park?

Hiring a car is one of the best ways to get around Ibiza and will provide the most freedom and comfort for travel. You really need a car if you want to get to the quieter beaches or explore the interior. During off season, driving is pretty calm and relaxed, during the summer the roads become more hectic.

The large dirt car parks are usually free to park in; however parking on the streets is a different story. Wherever there are blue lines and areas with green dotted lines, paying is essential. There are blue ticket machines within eyesight, they are quite straightforward and clearly state the paying timetable on them. It varies from town to town and from winter to summer so check the machines in each different town you visit before leaving your car. The ticket from the machine must be displayed on your dashboard. The maximum pay at one time is approximately €2 for about 2 hours parking. If you forget and find a fine on your windscreen when you return, it can be cancelled within the first hour. All you have to do is put another €3 in the machine and press the green button. An annulment ticket will print out, which must be placed in the envelope provided and put into a slot in the machine with the fine. Tear the ticket at the dotted line and keep one of the two parts as proof of payment. Parking is free where there are no lines on the street. Sundays and Fiesta days (holidays) are also free and so is the siesta time (generally from 2pm - 4pm) but again check the machine to be sure.

Please Note: Drunk driving is an issue on the island and extra forces are present in the summer season to help control it. There could be random police checks (usually at the roundabouts or rondas), where if stopped you will be breathalysed. The limit is 0.25 and anything over that is penalized accordingly with either a fine or the night in prison depending on how much over the limit you are and whether or not your manners fail you. The taxi service here is quite efficient as is the disco bus so drunk driving should be avoided at all times. Also beware of pirate taxis outside the clubs!

Can I pay/tip in US dollars?

The currency of Ibiza is the Euro. US dollars are not accepted. Please be sure to have the correct currency on hand or be prepared to exchange your dollars for euros upon arrival. Currency exchange desks can be found at the airport and many locations throughout the city. For more detailed information, consult our guide to tipping in Spain by clicking here.

I don't speak Spanish. Will many people speak English?

English may be spoken at your hotel and in the tourist areas, but not everywhere. We suggest you get a good English-Spanish dictionary and familiarize yourself with common phrases such as hello, goodbye, excuse me and numbers 1-10. Ibicenco, the local dialect of Catalan, is the main language of the island and Castilian is understood by all Ibiza citizens.

When are the normal mealtimes?

Lunch usually happens from 2:00pm and dinner is from 9:00pm at the earliest, though 10:00pm is the norm. It is a bit cheaper to have drinks and tapas at the bar rather than sitting at a table. And sitting outside will generally cost about an extra 20 eurocents per item. Locals usually leave very small tips - just odd change for drinks and snacks. Unless you are somewhere upscale, where International rules apply, a 10% tip for a meal is considered generous while 5% is more the norm.

Note: You often have to show your passport when paying by debit or credit card. And you must carry your passport with you by law.

Can I drink the water?

The tap water tastes awful, but bottled water is very inexpensive in supermarkets.

What are the best beaches in Ibiza?

With over 80 beaches to choose from, there is truly something for everyone. Please visit our dedicated page on Ibiza beaches for more information.

What are the most popular clubs in Ibiza? Where are they located?

The clubbing season runs fromlate May to early October and is most frenzied from mid-July to mid-September. Please visit our dedicated page on Ibiza clubbing for specifics.

What else is there to do on Ibiza besides clubbing?

There is more to this tiny island than partying. Ibiza is a water lover's paradise and there are many water sports and other activities to enjoy. Please visit our dedicated pages on Sports and Activities as well as Water Parks for more options and information.