Ibiza is known as the party island of the Balearics. It attracts some of the biggest names from around the world including footballers, music artists and even A-list film stars. The island plays host to the world’s biggest nightclub which holds up to 10,000 people, often featuring DJ’s from around the world.
But there is so much more to Ibiza than it’s vibrant party scene. A short drive to the other side of the island and you will find many beautiful beaches, private coastal coves and whitewashed villages which offer a more peaceful side to Ibiza, which many tourists don’t even know exists.
With it’s modern motorways and roads stretching across the island, the most convenient and comfortable way to see Ibiza is by car. What’s also convenient is that UK driving licenses are valid in Ibiza so when you’ve got your hire car, make sure you carry it with you at all times. To avoid paying Ibiza’s high prices for car rental, ensure you get the best deal before you fly out, by using our straightforward booking tool. Holiday Autos offers free cancellation, no credit card fees as well as a contact centre which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, should you need our assistance.
After collecting your luggage at Ibiza’s airport (IBZ), head to the arrivals hall and as you come through the door, all the major car hire companies will be located to your left. Holiday Autos' Ibiza airport rental prices are also fully inclusive, with no hidden extras, and are backed with a best price guarantee.
If you decide during your stay in Ibiza, that you’d like the freedom of exploring the island with a hire car, Holiday Autos provides car rental locations in downtown offices and around Ibiza airport. We have been delivering award-winning and valuable car hire for over 20 years so you can rest assured that booking with us will be secure, easy and fast.
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Once you’ve picked up the keys to your hire vehicle, it’s time to explore the island and discover what Ibiza has to offer.
Do you want a taste of the delicious Spanish cuisine? Or to relax with a cocktail on one of the island's many beautiful white sandy and palm tree lined beaches? Or perhaps you want to discover the history of the Las Salinas Salt Flats, one of Ibiza’s most famous landmarks? Whatever your age or interest, Ibiza really does have something for everyone.
If you want to throw yourself straight into the party scene, then head to Sant Antoni de Portmany, on the western coast of the island and the second biggest town in Ibiza, alternatively you could visit Playa d'en Bossa which is home to superclubs such as Space and Ushuaia.
For a little more variety, Ibiza Town is the port city which overlooks the Mediterranean and is the capital of Ibiza. It has something for everyone, including a wide selection of boutiques and designer labels for those who fancy a spot of shopping.
Las Salinas Salt Flats are located in the south of Ibiza and are a popular destination among tourists. The salt fields, which have now been in use for over 2,000 years, have water evaporate during the hot summer months, leaving a sparking layer of pure salt on the bottom of the lakes. Be sure to take your camera, as this is a great spot for getting a postcard-perfect picture.
An island self drive tour around the north of Ibiza has become popular in recent years and it allows you to see as much of Ibiza as you wish. Pack up your camera and swimming costume and follow a route from Ibiza Town to Santa Eulalia, which will take you on a scenic journey through the green and peaceful north, back down to Santa Gertrudis.
If you fancy visiting some of the island’s finest beaches, a road trip to the ‘mountain’ village of San Jose offers some spectacular views, beaches and a the perfect variety of traditional Spanish restaurants and bars to stop off for a refreshment.
During your road trip, which will take you along the 80km of coastline, make sure you look out for pink signs which point the way to Ibiza's important historic monuments or sights with stunning views.
A trip to Ibiza would not be complete without visiting the islands top attractions, and with the freedom of having your own car, nowhere is out of bounds.
The Can Marça caves are beautifully preserved caves which can be found on the north of the island in the Port of Sant Miquel. Inside you will find ancient geological forms, with waterfalls and channels of waters which have been recovered over recent years. The natural surrounds of the cave really are unique, with stalagmites and stalactites forming over the years into figures and temples.
A trip to Spain, or any Spanish island, would not be complete without a taste of the delicious Spanish cuisine and their statement paella dish. Restaurants will usually allow an hour for paella to be cooked, to optimise the taste of saffron rice and your choice or either seafood or meat. Freshly caught seafood dishes are also popular in Ibiza, with many bars and restaurants serving a variety of fish. You will also easily find tapas portions of meat, eggs and vegetables, served in many resorts.
Going back to the early 1960s, artisans, painters and designers all flocked to the island to experience it’s unique atmosphere, light and freedom of expression. As a result, markets selling handmade items of quirky jewellery, clothing and artifacts can be found across the island.
Wherever you are staying on the island, you should be only a short drive from a themed market, bringing you items from exotics places like South America, India and Indonesia.