The best time to visit Ibiza is during the summer, from late May to early October, when temperatures are high (often 30°C or more) and the festivities are even warmer.
When is the best time to travel to Ibiza?
- Best time to visit Ibiza when the weather is good: The best time to visit Ibiza when the weather is good is from May to October, when visitors can expect lots of sunshine and warm temperatures. At the beginning and end of the season, temperatures are expected to be around 20º, and during the summer peak, around 30º C.
- The best time of year to go sightseeing: As well as having a good climate, May to October in Ibiza is also ideal for sightseeing.
- The best time for beaches: The best time to go to Ibiza for a beach-centred holiday is when the sea temperatures are most comfortable for swimming.For those who just want to come and bask in the sun and sand, any time from May to October will be pleasant.
- The best time for festivals: Ibiza is famous for its fiestas and festivals, from May to October with some of the biggest and best.Ibiza Rocks takes place in mid-June, as do the annual Gay Pride festivities, and towns and villages across the island often celebrate their patron saint’s day in summer, and the Ibiza Jazz Festival is held over three days in early September.The fun continues in October with the Ibiza Light Festival.
Travel seasons to Ibiza
- High season (from mid-June to mid-September): the high season is basically summer, the party season in Ibiza.Expect high temperatures, high humidity and the islands to be full of visitors. Those who plan to visit during the high season will want to book accommodation well in advance and schedule enough travel time to allow for heavy traffic and hard to find beach parking.
- Mid season (April to mid June and mid September to October): late spring and early autumn are ideal times to visit Ibiza to avoid the large crowds and higher temperatures on the island.travellers will find most resorts open from early May to mid June, or from mid September to early October when the season begins to decline.accommodation rates are usually discounted during the mid season, sometimes significantly.
- Low season (November to March): the low season covers the winter, as well as late autumn and early spring.the winter in Ibiza is quite mild, with temperatures of 20°C not uncommon.although this is technically the wet season, rainfall is relatively minimal, even the wettest month in this period averages only 39 mm of precipitation.Room rates can be half of what they will be in the high season, but many hotels and restaurants will be closed.
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Climate in Ibiza by month
- Ibiza’s climate in January: Ibiza is rarely considered a winter holiday destination, although it is actually quite moderate, even in January, one of the coldest months on the island.This can be an ideal time to enjoy the beautiful scenery without the crowds, with afternoon temperatures rising to 15°C and only about 40mm of rain throughout the month; it only rains on about a third of the days in January.Bring a pair of comfortable shoes and dress in layers, bring sweaters, sweatshirts and similar; you can enjoy scenic walks in addition to many of the other delights Ibiza has to offer (apart from a dip in the sea with water temperatures quite cold now). January days are short, with the sun rising at 8:12 a.m. and the sun setting at 5:42 p.m, (Average maximum temperature: 15 ° C. Average rainfall: 40 mm.)
- Ibiza weather in February: February is another cold month in Ibiza, although temperatures are starting to rise, with the afternoon maximum up to 16 ° C and the chance of rain decreasing slightly to 38 mm in 7 days.You may need a swimsuit, but if the sea temperature remains at 15°C, it will be too cold for an ocean swim. Swimming in a heated pool, on the other hand, is nice now. (Average maximum temperature: 16°C. Average rainfall: 38mm.)
- Ibiza’s weather in March: Ibiza’s weather continues to improve in March, with average rainfall decreasing even more now (up to 33 mm in seven days) and high temperatures rising a little more to 17°C. Some years it can get as high as the mid 1920’s, especially at the end of the month. There is usually plenty of sunshine and dry weather, so bring a mix of clothing, including short-sleeved shirts, dresses and shorts, along with items for cooler weather, especially in the mornings and evenings. However, swimming in the sea will probably have to wait, with water temperatures remaining at 15°C. (Average maximum temperature: 17 ° C. Average rainfall: 33 mm.)
- Ibiza’s climate in April: thanks to Ibiza’s pleasant Mediterranean climate, April provides a wonderfully warm spring climate and plenty of sunshine with an average high temperature of 20 ° C. Rainfall is minimal, only 36mm in 7 days this month. Another piece of good news is that the sea temperature is also warming up again, although at 16°C it is probably still too cold for anything more than a quick dip.Bring clothes for the warmer weather, although you will still need a sweater or sweatshirt for cooler nights.(Average maximum temperature: 20°C. Average rainfall: 36mm.)
- Ibiza weather in May: May is a wonderful time to be in Ibiza, with temperatures rising to 23°C and occasionally in the upper 20s, although they are never unbearably hot.Daylight hours increase to more than 14 hours and 40 minutes at the end of the month, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the beaches and other attractions.although sea temperatures are still quite cold at 18°C, you can enjoy a short swim.bring clothes for the warm weather, along with sunglasses, sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat.but don’t forget to bring a light jacket or sweater for the evenings, the temperature drops a little steeply to 14°C. (Average maximum temperature: 23 ° C. Average rainfall: 27 mm.)
- Ibiza’s weather in June: summer has arrived, Ibiza’s evenings will reach 27 ° C and often more, especially at the end of June.The low temperature also increases quite a bit, to 18°C, so even the nights are relatively warm now. Rain is rare, with an average of only 12mm falling on four days this month. Bring light summer and beach clothes, including a swimsuit; the sea temperature is now 21°C. This month also brings the longest day of the year; on the summer solstice the sun rises at 6:29 a.m. and doesn’t set until 9:22 p.m. (Average maximum temperature: 27 ° C. Average rainfall: 12 mm.)
- Ibiza’s weather in July: July brings warm, dry and sunny weather to Ibiza, ideal for sunbathing, swimming and any other water activity.sea temperatures have risen to 24 ° C, and afternoon highs reach 29 ° C and occasionally up to 30 degrees.it hardly rains, usually only 9 mm in 3 days this month.The sun’s rays are quite intense now, so put on your sunscreen and bring plenty of light clothing, as well as a couple of swimsuits, you will probably spend a lot of time in the water. (Average maximum temperature: 29°C. Average rainfall: 9mm.)
- Ibiza weather in August: August is the hottest month of the year in Ibiza, with an average high temperature now at 31°C. Expect lots of sunshine and little or no rain now. Sa Talaiassa mountain protects further east and west of the island, making it even hotter and drier in those areas. It’s the perfect time to relax by the pool or hang out on the beach, with enough sunscreen to prevent sunburn.Sea temperatures are now ideal at 26 ° C, which makes swimming on the beach especially attractive (average maximum temperature: 31 ° C. Average rainfall: 9 mm.)
- Ibiza weather in September: September starts a cooling trend in Ibiza as the summer season starts to decrease, although it will still be quite warm and ideal to enjoy the beaches of the island. After the dry summer months, rainfall increases a little to 30mm in 8 days, but is still barely noticeable. The nights are still warm, with a low temperature of 20°C, so you may not even need a sweater to go out at night.(Average maximum temperature: 28 ° C. Average rainfall: 30 mm.)
- Ibiza weather in October: October is a good time to visit Ibiza, with a warm and pleasant climate throughout the month that replaces the heat of summer.Expect lots of sunshine and high temperatures in the mid 20’s. The sea, although cooler, is still warm enough to swim at 22°C, so you don’t want to leave your swimsuit at home. The average amount of rainfall increases quite a bit to 54mm in 10 days, so bring a light rain jacket just in case, along with warm weather clothes and a sweater for cooler nights with the temperature now dropping to 17°C. (Average maximum temperature: 24°C. Average rainfall: 54mm.)
- Ibiza weather in November: the wet winter weather arrives in Ibiza in November, although the month is still quite mild: afternoon temperatures are 19°C and nights significantly cooler up to 13°C. There is still some sunshine between the occasional shower, so it’s a good time to enjoy sightseeing and explore museums. The sea is generally too cold for swimming, up to 19°C now. Bring a mixture of clothes for the cold and warm days, and the somewhat cold nights.(Average maximum temperature: 19 ° C. Average rainfall: 39 mm.)
- Ibiza’s climate in December: December is the second coldest month of the year in Ibiza, but is still quite moderate compared to many other destinations.The average maximum temperature is 16°C and the average low is 10°C, well above freezing. Plan to bring a warm coat, sweaters and similar to keep you comfortably warm when walking the trails or exploring the open air views. Pay attention to the hours of light as well, with the shortest day of the year with a sunset of 5:35 p.m. A waterproof jacket is a good idea, although heavy rain showers are unlikely (average maximum temperature: 16°C. Average rainfall: 36 mm.)
Events and festivals in Ibiza
Ibiza in January
- New Year’s Day: January 1st, New Year’s Day, is a national holiday as in most places in the world, but unlike most, you will not only find parties on New Year’s Eve, but also on the following day.DC-10 hosts Circoloco NYD, an annual party with an impressive lineup of music. Some of the previous artists have included Acid Mondays, waFF and Apollonia.
- Funfair:Ibiza town hosts this fair which starts in December and runs until 20th January each year with a variety of delicious dishes and attractions such as a giant ferry wheel and a ghost train.
- Day of the Kings:The Day of the Three Kings is a religious and national holiday which is celebrated annually on January 6th.
- Flower Power: San Antonio organises its annual hippie-themed street party Flower Power in and around the West End, usually on the second Saturday of the month.The Rua de Carnaval parade runs through the streets of Ibiza town with incredible themed floats. artists and bands play various different types of music, including Latin music, pop hits and Broadway shows. bars and nightclubs organise special concerts, both indoors and outdoors.It takes place before Lent, usually in February, although it can sometimes fall in late January, March or even early April.
- Fiestas de Santa Eulalia: this annual festival celebrates Santa Eulalia with a carnival atmosphere that includes live traditional music, folk dances, banquets, workshops, shows and much more, usually during the second weekend in February.
- Valentine’s Day: many restaurants in Ibiza offer special romantic menus for lovers on Valentine’s Day, February 14th.
Ibiza in March
- Gastronomic heritage: this annual event in the city of Ibiza starts at the beginning of March and lasts two months, celebrating world gastronomy based on countries declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
- Balearic Islands Day: this annual event, which is held over three days, usually the first weekend in March, features a concert, a crafts market and a celebratory lunch at the exhibition centre in the city of Ibiza.
- The Gran Calçotada de Forada: The Calcots Festival is held at the Saturday market in Forada, near San Antonio. A gastronomic feast, it includes a lot of large lances, similar to spring onions, which are peeled and dipped in a hot sauce, along with craft beer, music and activities for children.
- Spring Festival: this spring festival in Atzaro, held at the end of March, features live music and DJs, and a craft market along with artistic activities and fun for children.
Ibiza in April
- Semana Santa (Easter): Easter is celebrated throughout Spain and in many other countries, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.Although the island is famous for its fiestas, this is not the time for them, but the period is marked by the vibrant processions that take place on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday in Ibiza Town, followed by Easter concerts that continue until Easter Saturday.
- Ibiza Half-Marathon: the last Saturday in April each year, this marathon, which also includes a 10km race, runs through beautiful landscapes in the countryside and along the coast.
- Ibiza Swing Festival: for three days at the end of April, from 26th to 28th April 2019, this festival provides the opportunity to enjoy live swing bands for free.It includes competitions, street performances, clown acts and a vintage market, organised in San Antonio Bay.
Ibiza in May
- May Festival: on the first Sunday in May, Santa Eularia celebrates spring with a variety of events, including traditional dances, processions with locals dressed in traditional costumes, a motor fair and fireworks.
- Medieval Festival: Every year, held in Ibiza’s old town, it offers vibrant celebrations including four days of musical performances, artists, medieval reenactments and street parties with dancers, acrobats, magicians and snake charmers.In 2019, it will take place from the 9th to the 12th of May.
- Fashion Adlib Fashion Show: this annual fashion show takes place in Ibiza city over four days, from the 2nd to the 5th of May 2019, and attracts celebrities and the media.
- Ibiza International Music Summit:The IMS is held annually in May in Ibiza Town to kick off the summer season, the three-day event from 22-24 May 2019 includes renowned concerts with international superstars, new DJs, forums, discussions and opening parties for some of Ibiza’s most famous clubs.
Ibiza in June
- Ibiza Gay Pride: for four days, in mid-June, from 12th to 15th June 2019, the biggest LGBT event in the Balearics will be held in Ibiza Town.It includes a parade, live shows, concerts and all kinds of activities, along with an infamous after-party.
- Ibiza Rocks: this music festival in San Antonio begins in mid-June and features some of the best DJs and bands with concerts organized until mid-September.
- Fiesta de San Juan: on the 24th of June every year, this event celebrates the patron saint of San Juan with bands and DJs in the main square, big bonfires, barbecues and dancing.you can even see people jumping through small fires and walking on coals, something that is said to chase away evil spirits and means rebirth and purification.It ends with fireworks.
Ibiza in July
- Merky Festival:Ibiza Rocks Hotel is hosting this festival in early July, from 1st to 2nd July 2019.This two-day rap and grime festival features the elite of urban music with artists like Mabel and Krept & Konan.
- Fiesta de San Cristóbal: Every year, on 12 July, this festival begins with a midday mass in the chapel of San Cristóbal in Es Cana, followed by a traditional parade of horse-drawn carriages, a big paella competition and an awards ceremony.# Merky Festival – Ibiza Rocks Hotel organises this festival at the beginning of July, from the 1st to the 2nd of July 2019. A two-day rap and grime festival featuring the elite of urban music with artists such as Mabel and Krept.& Konan.
- Festival de la Virgen del Carmen: this festival pays homage to the patron saint of fishermen on the 16th of July each year.It begins with a night-time procession in the city of Ibiza, when the locals carry a statue of the virgin into the port where it is carried on board a specially decorated boat.
- St. James’ Day: July 25th is St. James’ Day, a local and national holiday that is celebrated throughout Spain and the Balearic Islands.There may be some business closures.
Ibiza in August
- Our Lady of the Snows:This three day festival starts on the 5th August each year, celebrating the patron saint of the cathedral of Our Lady of the Snows in Dalt Vila.It features parades, floats and fireworks, with a communal meal held at the end.
- St. Lawrence’s Day:On August 10th in St. Lawrence, the village’s patron saint is celebrated with a morning mass, a procession and folk dances, and an evening of music, dancing and a foam party for children.All culminating in an elaborate fireworks display.
- Sant Bartomeu:San Bartomeu celebrations are held on 24 August each year in San Antonio with a wide variety of festivities including traditional meals, kite flying, walks, a swimming competition and midnight fireworks.
Ibiza in September
- Ibiza Jazz Festival: for three days in early September (with dates yet to be announced in 2019), this festival brings jazz to the cobbled streets of Dalt Vila in the city of Ibiz