Sandy beaches, nightlife and stunning views – you’ll find all this on Ibiza, one of the most popular sailing destinations in all Spain. The third largest island in the Balearic archipelago, it’s tempting for yachting enthusiasts from all over the world with its friendly sailing conditions, great weather, quality marinas and cultural offerings – there’s always something to do in Ibiza!
Discover the charm of this magical place and find out why charter a yacht there!
Landscape of paradise
Ibiza is located in the western Mediterranean and like most of the Balearic Islands, it has fantastic weather, providing 300 days of sunshine a year. Temperatures there are 30°C in summer, and in winter they usually don’t fall below 5°C – a friendly subtropical climate which is conducive to the development of vegetation, especially pines. Ibiza is known as a “white island” – this is due to its extremely clean and well maintained beaches and very clear water, which is good for diving and water sports. Swimming along the island, you will encounter many smaller islands, lagunas and small caves that add variety to your cruising experience. A great example of the local nature is the Ses Salines Reserve in southern Ibiza, where you can enjoy the famous flamingos. Apart from natural treasures, the island has many wonderful sights such as the Dalt Vita Fortress, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, in Ibiza you will also find the ruins of an ancient Phoenician town from the 7th century B.C. or a Phoenician-Punic necropolis – the best preserved ancient cemetery in the Mediterranean.
There are countless clubs, discos, bars and pubs in Ibiza where people can party until dawn! The most popular clubs are Amnesia Ibiza, Es Paradis, Pacha, Space Ibiza, Sankeys Ibiza and Privilege. The friendly character and light-hearted lifestyle of the island’s inhabitants encourages friendships and carefree fun. Life in Ibiza also goes on during the daytime, especially in the island’s capital, Eivissie. In the old town you will find a district full of shops, small restaurants with delicious food and stalls with local handicrafts. San Antonio is also a popular destination, where you can see the big marina and take part in the popular evening “dancing fountain” shows.
The climate in the Balearic Islands is in favor of yachting enthusiasts almost all year round, including in winter. Storms and thunderstorms are rare here in summer, but they can appear suddenly and cause winds of up to 8°B. The whole archipelago is tempting by the well-developed infrastructure, consisting of 60 marinas, which are usually easy to enter and the waters around the islands are deep. Popular marinas include San Antonio, Santa Eulaila, La Sabina, while outside of them you can also stop at one of the anchorages, such as the beautiful Puerto de Porroig.
These are just 3 of the dozens of reasons why Ibiza is considered a paradise island by yachting enthusiasts – if you still don’t have plans for this year’s vacation, choose this pearl of the Balearics and let yourself be carried away by an incredible adventure and great fun!