Cheap Flights to Ibiza
The Greeks called these two islands off Spain's coast the Pine Islands because of the abundance of trees, but it's the clear turquoise water and flawless beaches that attract the attention of most visitors who make flights to Ibiza. Ibiza and nearby Formentera form a tiny archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. Five-star resorts, gorgeous beaches, thriving nightlife and a sense of removal from the frenetic pace of everyday life are some of the draws to this gem amidst sparkling blue waters. With convenient proximity to Ibiza's main town, Ibiza Airport (IBZ) simplifies traveling to this pretty island.
Flights to Ibiza Airport are provided by European carriers such as Aer Lingus, Ryanair, British Airways, Easy Jet and Air Berlin. Though small, the airport offers travelers plenty of amenities such as sandwich and coffee shops, free Wi-Fi, currency exchange and ATMs. Located just 4 miles from Ibiza Town, it's a convenient drive along the coast to reach the center of town. Taxis are available for around $20, and the Ibiza transportation authority operates a bus with regular stops to all points of the island. Cars are also available for rent.
Attractions in Ibiza
Sa Caleta is the site of ancient Phoenician ruins, which bear testament to the island's importance to these mariners as far back as 2,500 years ago. Visitors will find the foundations of old buildings and placards explaining their purpose at the site while the nearby Museo de Puig des Molins has exhibits of beautiful pottery and stone coffins with skeletons laid neatly inside that were found at the site. The historic Old Town of Ibiza is also worth a visit for its dramatic location overlooking the Mediterranean and its charmingly (and occasionally challengingly) narrow streets.
While the historic remains are captivating, the majority of people who visit the island come to enjoy the beaches and the nightlife. There are plenty of places to soak up the sun, but Las Salinas is one of the best, offering cabana rentals and beautiful views. When the sun sets, the party starts, especially in Ibiza Town, where there are exclusive nightclubs on practically every corner. The city is also known for its electronic dance music scene. Ibiza also offers snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing and boating off of its coast at beaches such as Cala Benirrás and Cala Xarraca.
Ibiza Hints and Tips
With winter temperatures in the 60s and summers averaging around a balmy 80 degrees, Ibiza claims the perfect Mediterranean climate. Expect sunny days with little or no rain to tarnish your time spent basking on the beach. Famed for delicious pastries that use local dairy products like cheese and cream, Ibiza imbues its cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. Fish chowders and seafood dishes take center stage thanks to the island's enviable access to daily fresh catches from the sea. Dinners cost around $50 per couple. The island also has regular festivals near the waterfront in Ibiza Town, such as Dia de Virgen de Carmen and Carnival Parades, where booths filled with crafts, herbal teas, local delicacies and art can all be found.