Ibiza – Island in the Mediterranean
Welcome to our car hire site with offices in Ibiza and Formentera. We know the Island well and people who work within the company have great knowledge of the Islands. When you book a car through our site you will be given details of places to visit and see. Here on the website we want to introduce the Island of Ibiza as best as we can, so when you rent a car, scooter or motorbike you can comfortable navigate and discover for yourself our beautiful Island with the use of our vehicles we want you to enjoy your adventure.
Where is Ibiza
Ibiza is 79km from mainland city of Valencia in the Mediterranean Sea and is one of the Islands in a group of 52 archipelago Islands that make up the Balearics. The Balearics is belongs to Spain and Majorca is the biggest of the Islands, which is the sister Island to Ibiza. Ibiza has a smaller sister Island called Formentera.
This Spanish Mediterranean Island has been a top destination for over 40 years for tourists. The Greeks named these islands the ‘Islas Pitiusas’ which means the Pine Islands. The name is still used today and visiting the Islands you will soon know why. Almost every hill on the Island of Ibiza is covered in pine trees. Pines are native to the most of the Mediterranean archipelago Islands. The landscape and geography of the Island is rocky with small hills with the highest peak being 1,558ft above sea level. Some of the interior landscapes are flat and used mainly for crops, Ibiza has a wide range of crops that grow naturally, olives, figs and almonds are three of the main crops that can be found in most locations of the Island. Well over half the Island is unspoilt and you will find the Northeast has some very dense forests and a drive in these areas is really quite beautiful.
A rugged coastline surrounds Ibiza with well over 50 decent beaches and a selection of coves and secluded bays. The beaches of the Island are one of Ibiza’s main attractions; quaint little beaches with a small bar known as a ‘Chiringuito’ that has tapas and cold beer. Some of the major beaches on the Island have had resorts built round them through tourism these resorts have grown over the years. The Island has three major towns with Ibiza Town the capital of the Island being the largest town. San Antonio is the second largest town and this is the largest tourist resort of the Island. Santa Eulalia is the third largest town and is more of a local’s town in that it has less hotels and more residential apartment blocks. There are a number of villages around the Island which have kept their own character and typical Spanish style like Santa Gertrudis and San Carlos these are great places to visit and have a drink at one of the local cafes.
Nightlife & Clubbing
Ibiza has another side to it that has attracted the biggest percentage of tourism over the years and that is the nightlife. The nightlife in Ibiza is world famous and known to be the clubbing capital of the world. The last three decades the club scene in Ibiza has been the top attraction to all youngsters from many parts of Europe. A colourful ambience and extraordinary atmosphere fills the streets of the old town Eivissa with a cosmopolitan selection of people. Drinking, eating, dancing or just people watching are popular around the old cobbled stone streets of the old town. You will find all kinds of bars to meet anybody’s taste and fancy. But if that’s not enough then there are six big major clubs that will give you eye candy all night and keep you dancing to the early hours of the morning. The super clubs of Ibiza are really spectacular with some of the best DJ’s in the world playing almost every night of the season during the summer months and this is a must do and see for anybody visiting the Island.
The season for Ibiza starts in May and finished in late October, July and August is the peak time and the hottest weather is during these months, with water temperature reaching as high has 25c and air temperatures reaching sometimes into the 40’s. Cool breezes are easily found on most of the beaches or coastlines and it’s easy to just cool of in the sparkling blue sea. Rainfall is not that common during the summer months as most rainfall falls in the winter and autumn months when the Mistral winds start from the North or Northwest supplying the Island with cold fresh air which normal brings clear weather along with occasional storms. The seas around the Island are relatively calm throughout the year.
Places to see
Ibiza has plenty of activities and things to do along with places to see. Every village on the Island including the old town of Ibiza has a typical Ibicenco church there is also a selection of museums showing the great history of the Islands. Jump on your scooter and visit some of the 50 beaches around the Island or go and find the pirate watch towers that are dotted all-round the Island, see the caves in San Miguel, the Aquarium in San Antonio or how about seeing the mystical rock ‘Es vedra’ that has captured people’s attention for decades. An abundance of places to see on the Island and this is only done by renting a scooter, car or motorbike.