We visited Ibiza during early March. That’s winter and low season there. The peak season in Ibiza is from May to September. During that it’s known to be a crazy party location. But how about during the winter?
When we arrived the reception staff was warning us that it won’t be very warm at this time of the year. Also, quite soon we figured that most places on our street were closed (though google was saying the opposite).
How is Ibiza like during the Wintertime?
Weather might be anything from 5 to 25°C (40 to 75°F). We had quite good luck since it was 10-20°C (50-70°F) all the time during our visit. It was quite chilly if there was windy or cloudy. So, you don’t want to go beaching or sailing during the coldest days.
However, when the sun was up and temperature hit 20C (70°F) it was great to spend some time by the pool. Another cool thing is that you can have all the best beaches for yourself because there isn’t many tourists during in the winter season.
So, if you go during the winter take some warm clothes and some summer clothes. Be prepared to do also other things than only enjoying the sun.
Focus on relaxing rather than partying during the wintertime, okay?
If you are planning a trip to Ibiza just to explore the club scene and parties, go during the peak season. All the best artists and DJs are there then. Also, you probably don’t want to be the only person in the club, right?
If you go during the summertime San Antonio, the city at the Western Ibiza is the place to go. All the parties and party hotels are there. If you want to relax with your partner go to the Eastside of the Island which is known as very nice and calm area for relaxing. Anyhow, the best parties take place during summer and winter is for relaxing.
Ibiza is a relatively small island with only around 130k inhabitants. So there isn’t huge malls or outlet villages. For shopping I’d rather go to some bigger city in Europe.
During the winter time most stores and restaurants are closed. We had quite hard time finding any food at the first day because most grocery stores were closed and when looking for the restaurant our third choice was the first one that was open.
What I learned? Ask for the locals like your hotel reception which stores and restaurants are open nearby, they probably know better than google! This is true especially during the winter time.
Hiking & Exploring
Did you know there is a lot more that Ibiza can offer? There are very beautiful places like D’Alt Vila, the upper town where you have gorgeous views. Also, there are some gorgeous nature with hiking routes available.
We only had three days in Ibiza so we were exploring only a small part of the island but it was enough to convince us of it’s beauty. So if you like hiking and don’t mind sometimes cool weather pack your hiking shoes and grab flights to Ibiza!
Enjoying the Sea
Also, sailing and everything boat related are a big thing in Ibiza. If you love boat trips irrespective of the weather you can enjoy traveling Ibiza all year round.
During the summer you can also stop for some snorkeling from or diving. We tried on March and proved it possible to do during winter but that water was super cold! If you have a wet suit cool, but without one you don’t want to stay in the water for too long during the winter.
Have you ever been to Ibiza? Would you like to go? If yes, would you go during summer or winter time?