General Information about Ibiza:
The beautiful island of Ibiza (known as “Eivissa” in Catalan) is the third largest of The Balearic Islands – behind Mallorca (Majorca) & Minorca (Menorca). The island currently has around 135,000 inhabitants and has over 130 miles of stunning coastline.
Although Ibiza is infamous for its nightlife & vibrant evening entertainment scene, it also boasts soft sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and a well-developed visitor infrastructure, making it a popular summer holiday destination for many Europeans.
Ibiza island has experienced huge amounts of commercial development over the years to meet the demands of its tourism industry. Despite this, Ibiza still has plenty of scenic nature and undisturbed areas where visitors can escape the crowds and enjoy the beautiful tranquility of the island.
Before a visit to Ibiza, it may be worth making a note of some of the useful information below;
The Spanish currency is the Euro (€)
Cards are accepted in most places.
If you would like to make a currency exchange, try Global Currency Exchange Network here .
Catalan is the main language of the island, Castillan is understood by all ibizan citizens. Ibiza residents also speak Ibicenco. However, English, French, German and Italian are commonly spoken on the island.
Getting there, getting around:
Ibiza airport Most people come to Ibiza by plane, although there are efficient ferry services.
Ibiza airport is situated 7 kms at the west of Ibiza City.
Contact : Aeroport de Ibiza-Eivissa (IBZ/LEIB) – Ibiza, 07800, Spain
Tel: +34 971 809 000
Major european cities are linked to Ibiza airport during the summer season. The rest of the year Ibiza can be reached by regular services from Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona and Madrid (Regular services are operated by Iberia, Spanair and Air Europa).
Bus Services from IBZ airport to Ibiza city
Bus services are operated all days from the airport to Ibiza (lign 10). Summer schedules starts from 06:30 to 23:30 every 30 minutes.
To check summer and winter schedules http://www.ibizabus.com
Car Hire at Ibiza airportCar hire companies are situated in the arrival hall and in the luggage claim hall.
Companies : Avis, Europcar-Betacar Ibiza, Centauro, Hertz and Tui cars.
Taxi ServicesTaxi are available at the airport (Ibiza 15 min, San Antonio 25 min, Santa Eularia 25 min)
PostThe postal service in Ibiza is called Correo. Their main colour is yellow.
The stamp price for a europen letter, or a postcard is 0,53€. You can buy stamps at the post office or at the tobacconist (estanco).
Post offices in Ibiza are open from monday to friday from 08h30 to 14h00, sunday from 08h30 to 13h00 (closed summer saturdays)
Main post office are situated
– Eivissa : 65, avenida Isidorio Macabich
– Santa Eularia : Calle Algemesi
– Sant Antonio : Calle de la mar
Agua, WaterWater is precious in Ibiza. In restaurants there is no free water, you will have to buy water.
Tourist information offices are open monday to friday from 10h00 to 13h00 and from 17h00 to 19h30, saturday from 10h00 to 13h00. The local offices are:
– Eivissa : in front of the harbour station
– San Antonio : Paseo Maritimo, near Christobal Colomb egg
– Santa Eularia : C/ Mariano Risques