Best time to visit Ibiza
Wondering what’s the best month to travel to Ibiza? It depends what you’re looking for! Year-round fantastic temperatures and fun activities are always available, but here’s the low-down on different seasons to help you decide when to go to Ibiza.
Summer versus Winter for a trip to Ibiza
The high season and Ibiza’s warm beach days begin around May Day. Clear skies and the sun beaming down on the island keep temperatures at about 25°C, and there’s little rainfall between June and September. Once August starts, however, temperatures can surpass 30°C, which some people find uncomfortable, especially kids or those of us used to cooler climates.
If you take a trip to Ibiza in Winter, maybe to spend Christmas here, you’ll enjoy very mild weather. Temperatures rarely drop below 0°C and average 15°C in the daytime. If the sun is shining you’ll even enjoy up to 25°C and the locals say that, in Ibiza, “it only rains for three days at a time”!
So choosing the best month to travel to Ibiza implies very little risk, weather-wise. On a week’s holiday, you’re nigh-on guaranteed sun at any time of year. This means you should choose the best time to go to Ibiza based on your availability and what’s happening.
Autumn activities in Ibiza
While you may have only seen visuals of sun-kissed beaches and the exciting nightclub scene, don’t be fooled — Ibiza does have an Autumn! Some leaves turn russet red, and the high season slows down to a more relaxed buzz. The last of the vines are plucked during the late-summer harvest and many events take place that wouldn’t throughout the summer. So, the best month to travel to Ibiza for you might be just before or after the high season.
In September, as events refocus on locals, who are less busy with tourists or come back to Ibiza after perhaps spending the summer elsewhere, there will be plenty of things to see and do after high season. Here are just a few events in September and October that we’d highlight:
- Exhibition at the Garden Art Gallery: Adrian Cardona’s paintings
This exhibition will be open Monday through Saturday, from 9 in the morning to 8 pm, and on Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm this Autumn. Just one of many reasons to travel to Ibiza in October!
- Early morning and evening walks in Jesus, Santa Eulalia
Early risers that want some light exercise as the sun rises, should join the 6am walks to s’Estanyol in early September. The meeting point is the church square in the village of Jesus. In the evenings, from 8:30 pm, there are shows of Flamenco, magic and cabaret with Mag Albert. Don’t forget to register here : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Art market “Saturday night fresh air” in Sant Ferran
Dissabtes a la fresca brings us creative workshops for kids and acoustic concerts from 8 to 10 in the evenings every Saturday in September 2020. If you’re looking for evening activities that don’t involve clubbing, September might be the best time to go to Ibiza.
- Posidonia race 2020 starting from Cala d’Hort
The best of all reasons to travel to Ibiza in October is to see or participate in the open water swimming race from Cala d´Hort to Es Vedrà on October the 11th. At 2 pm, this spectacular open water crossing starts, with options of either 5 km or 10 km to swim the nature reserve between Cala d´Hort beach and the Es Vedrà and Es Vedranell islands.
The race is being held to raise awareness about the importance of the endemic Posidonia underwater meadows in the Mediterranean and to aid local NGOs, namely the Proyecto Juntos (organization for protecting children) and Siempreadelante (ALS charity).
Yet more reasons to travel to Ibiza in October, November time: the cooler conditions (think 18-22ºC) in the Balearic islands after August tend to make it easier for most of us to get out and about. The cold and wet seasons that much of the Northern hemisphere experiences have no place here! For 2020, the Spanish Meteorological Agency predicts 7 hours of sun a day, and a warmer September to November than most years — temperatures will rarely drop below 20ºC during the daytime.
So when you’re asking yourself when to go to Ibiza, definitely consider what you’re looking for in a holiday. If it’s the ability to get out in the sun and enjoy the fresh air, Autumn can be the best time to go to Ibiza. Conversely, Spring is also a lovely time to enjoy the blossoms and slightly cooler weather during the mid-season.
We’re always happy to welcome you to Ibiza, whatever the month, and are taking extra precautions to ensure all our guests and staff are safe this 2020.
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