Ibiza Tourism

The official name for this place is Eivissa, but that’s going to be forgotten probably. There’s two major parts to it the Upper Town (Dalt Vila) and the Modern Town, called the Eixample. Hugely popular for it’s nightlife, Ibiza Town’s historical value and natural beauty usually only get mentioned in passing. That’s why most people don’t know that Ibiza Town is actually a World Heritage Site a rather unfortunate thing to miss out on when travelling to Ibiza.

The town was established by Phoenicians looking for a port in the area. These settlers named the place Ibossim, the god of music and dance. (see how destiny works out here?). It subsequently came under the rule of Carthage, and they the Romans. It’s from these times that Ibiza derives it’s rich archaeological heritage. Once the Romans fell, the Byzantines, the Moors, Christian crusaders in turn ruled Ibiza, until finally the Balearic Autonomous Community was established in the late 1970s.

Most of the Ibiza holiday activities revolve around beaches and exploring D’alt Vila, a hill with a castle on top of it. It should be easy enough for you to get around according to most Ibiza travel guides,English and German are the main spoken languages, not the native Catalan.

Essential travel information and Ibiza tips for your visit

  • Ibiza Time Zone – Central European Time Zone (UTC+01:00)
  • Currency – The currency used in Ibiza is Euro.
  • Electricity – India uses 230 Volts, 50 Hz alternating current as the power source. Plugs and sockets have grounded / earthed 2 Pin connections (Type F) or ungrounded 2 pin connections (Type C).
  • Internet – 3G, Wi-Fi connections are available in almost all the hotels in the city.
  • Languages –  Eivissenc is the native dialect of Catalan that is spoken in Ibiza. Other languages like German, English and Italian, are widely spoken.
  • Security – Police –091, 092, 971 31 58 61, Ambulance – 061, Fire – 112, 971 31 30 30
  • Tipping: Most of the Bars and Restaurants in Ibiza do not add a service charge to the bill so a tip is always warmly received and appreciated. A tip for good service should be at least 10% to 15% of the bill.
  • Do conserve the environment and don’t pollute the majestic blue waters.
  • Do not go into water of unknown depth and current.
  • Do not go for a swim in the sea at night. You could potentially put your life in danger.
  • Do not leave any articles such as phones, purses and wallets unattended.
  • Pickpockets are often attracted to crowded places. Be aware of someone who bumps, shoves or gets too close.
  • Remember to carry sunscreen to prevent sunburns.
  • Keep yourself hydrated. The heat, sweat and alcohol often leads to dehydration and headaches.
  • Urinating in public is banned and is considered as a criminal offence in Ibiza.
  • Drinking in public places is strictly banned in Ibiza.
  • Don’t go to Ibiza on a tight budget. It is an expensive destination and you will not be able to enjoy yourself otherwise.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Ibiza

  • Save 7% Private Catamaran Beach Hopping in Ibiza
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    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Private luxury sail catamaran along the best beaches in Ibiza. Lie down on the nets and feel that you are floating over the w...

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  • Save 4% Full-day Private Ibiza and Formentera Charter Cruise
    Full-day Private Ibiza and Formentera Charter Cruise2 Reviews

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Ibiza Sailing Charter is a local initiative which allows you to enjoy a unique experience on the sea aboard a sailboat, where...

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  • Save 4% Formentera Explorer
    Formentera Explorer1 Reviews

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    Discover the Island of Formentera and SEspalmador in a unique travesy from Ibiza. Enjoy the crystaline water of the Formenter...

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  • Save 9% Boat Trip and Snorkeling Beach and Cave Tour in Ibiza
    Boat Trip and Snorkeling Beach and Cave Tour in Ibiza4 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    The 2-hour boat trip and snorkel cave tour is an amazing experience to enjoy during your holidays in Ibiza. You will visit ca...

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  • Know the pollution level of Ibiza before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • How safe is Ibiza for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ibiza.

    • Burglary and Theft 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 63.89 (High)
    • Attacks 48.61 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.17 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.06 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 49.43 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 96.53 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 53.16 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.45 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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